News & Announcements
An injury to an undocumented worker can spell disaster. The worker may not be able to pay for medical care or get worker's compensation, yet have little legal recourse. The worker's family may have no income while the worker is unable to work. Framingham Friends Meeting has set up a fund to contribute to expenses for injured workers through the Metrowest Worker Center in Framingham (http://www.mwc-casa.org/), If you would like to contribute to the fund, you can mail a check to Framingham Friends Meeting Treasurer, 841 Edmands Rd, Framingham, MA 0170
The American Friends Service Committee is doing spirit-led, courageous work to promote Sanctuary everywhere. Open the link to read more.
The Framingham Friends Meeting First Day School (children's program) is growing, with 11 children now on our list (although not all attend each week). Upcoming events:
We held our annual Christmas Celebration on Sunday December 17 after Meeting for Worship. We heard about the American Friends Service Committee, and why we decorate our Christmas tree with donations to AFSC. The First Day School put wrapped boxes representing "simple gifts" under the Christmas tree - things like helping a neighbor shovel snow - and other adults in the meeting added their own simple gifts. We heard "The Giveaway, a Christmas Story". Our talented musicians sang and played: the Friendly Singers, "Christmas in the Trenches" (about informal truces between opposing forces on
Moses Morenga has been a pastor in a "programmed" Quaker meeting (worship more like a typical Protestant service) in Kenya for the past 25 years, holding leadership positions in the yearly meeting as well as in his local and quarterly meetings. He graduated from Friends Theological College and Covenant Bible College. He was active in organizing the Peace Walk Caravan around his town of Mumias, which included distribution of food, clothes, and wheelchairs to the physically challenged. He is married and has 4 daughters; his family is also supporting one orphan.
Framingham Meeting's First Day School ("Sunday School") hosted a BBQ and campout Oct.