Collection of Supplies to Support Armstrong High School

Published March 2, 2017 by

From the Peace and Social Concerns Committee and Denna Joy:

Peace and Social Concerns Committee would like collect supplies in March in support of the students at Armstrong High School. I have been part of the support staff there for a number of years. Armstrong is a Richmond Public School High School located in the city’s east end. It has a proud history. It was founded in the 1870s as the Richmond Colored Normal School and became the first public school in Richmond for African American students. The school was named for Union General Armstrong, a white commander of colored troops during the Civil War who founded Hampton Institute, a historically black college. Alumni speak with pride of the strong school spirit of Armstrong students.

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Friendly Sing on Saturday April 8th

Published March 2, 2017 by

The Quaker Women’s A Capella Choir invites you to a Friendly Sing on Saturday, April 8th from 10 am to 3 pm in the meetinghouse. F/friends from all over BYM are invited to join our singing leader, Ruth Fitz, for a day of singing. We will break at noon for a meal so please bring a bag lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Please let us know if you need childcare by emailing the names and ages of your children to Diane Bowden at bowden.diane@gmail.com by Wednesday, April 5th.

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RFM Clerk Randee Humphrey’s Remarks Given at the Standing Together Press Conference

Published February 11, 2017 by

Randee Humphrey, Clerk of Richmond Friends Meeting, joined a number of religious and organizational leaders at a Standing Together press conference, held at Temple Best-El on December 1, 2016, to demonstrate support for those who were increasingly targeted over the previous month and to stand together against divisive and bigoted rhetoric and actions. Along with others, Randee delivered prepared remarks.

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Friendly Bible Study

Published January 23, 2017 by

In addition to the monthly Bible Workbench, Bible Study takes place each month on the 3rd Sunday at 9:45–10:45, using these questions from the Friends General Conference pamphlet Friendly Bible Study: What is the author’s main point in the passage? What new light do I find in this reading of the text? Is the passage true to my experience? What are the implications of the passage for my life? What problems do I have with the passage?

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Disaster Relief Group Going to West Virginia

Published January 7, 2017 by

A group of Quakers and friends of Quakers sponsored by Richmond Friends Meeting is planning a trip to help our friends in West Virginia recover from the June 2016 floods. The local sponsoring group is the United Methodist UMCOR program, which has been the sponsor for each of the previous nine trips. They will direct the work assignments and coordinate the housing in local churches.

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A Friendly Reminder from Adult Spiritual Education

Published January 5, 2017 by

This coming Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 9:30 am in the Community Room

Please join us for this important session on Earthcare Witness.

Barb Adams is our Meeting’s representative to Quaker Earthcare Witness, and in this session she will help us explore our intimate relationship with the earth. Through interactive experiences, personal discussion, and sharing, we will examine our emotional connection to our planet and the larger cosmos. Barb will guide us in using our own experiences of nature to understand the vital importance of living within the earth’s carrying capacity. Barb will bring some essence of Joanna Macy’s teachings from her presentations at this year’s Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology.

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