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FGC Newsletters: December 2019

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Each month, FGC distributes two monthly digital newsletters to share updates and information about FGC and QuakerBooks - Vital Friends and Book Musings. Below is the introductory text and links to our December 2019 newsletters for friends.



Vital Friends

Dear Friend,

"On Vocal Ministry": Read the new Pendle Hill Pamphlet by Barry Crossno and J. Brent Bill

FGC's General Secretary Barry Crossno and Quaker author J. Brent Bill have collaborated on a new Pendle Hill pamphlet that examines the spiritual process of vocal ministry. On Vocal Ministry: Nurturing the Community through Listening and Faithfulness includes discussion questions and a detailed diagram for Friends and anyone who feels led to hold the spiritual welfare of their meeting.

City Love and Kallan Benson

City Love (Sterling Duns and Caselli Jordan) is a West Philly social justice music and education duo. They are teachers and musicians who make music for the world we need and use our songs to spread love, hope, dialogue, justice and healing. They recently released a young children's album about race, honoring our differences, standing up for each other, equity, self-love, and belonging. Kallan Benson, at 16, is already a veteran activist with 7 years of experience fighting for a sustainable future. Kallan is a national coordinator for Fridays For Future USA and integral to the international movement.

Deeper Than The Skin and Wanda Battle

Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway are Deeper Than The Skin. Through words and music they tell informative and inspiring stories of how to face struggle with hope, and even joy. Wanda Battle is the Tour Director of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL. She will share the history of the church, the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the evolution of the civil rights movement.


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