Monthly Archives: March 2008

Interchange – Spring 2008 – York

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Our Meeting has been blessed with several gifts from members and attenders. Pat Long has answered the call from the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of BYM in writing letters, often in the name of the Meeting, to our Congressional … Continue reading

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Interchange – Spring 2008 – Valley

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Valley Friends celebrated the planting of our peace pole, with a community reception that included children’s activities, reading of peace prayers by representatives of those whose language was included on the pole, music, food and fellowship. It was truly uplifting … Continue reading

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Interchange – 2008 – Peace Call – Richmond

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The peacemaking activities of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Richmond Friends Meeting bear witness to a range of local, regional, and national concerns. On the second Saturday of every month, we lead a silent “Take a Second for … Continue reading

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Interchange – Spring 2008 – Richmond

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With one year ending and another beginning, it is hard not to acknowledge some nitty gritty accomplishments: adoption of another carefully considered budget, a roster of full committees and service opportunities, and new clerks learning the worshipful ways of Quaker … Continue reading

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Interchange – Spring 2008 – Patuxent

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What does the Bible have to say about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people? Patuxent Friends recently participated in a discussion series entitled Opening the Bible for All People—A study of Texts of Inclusion, led by our current sojourner, … Continue reading

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Interchange – Spring 2008 – Patapsco

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PFM teens have recently been visiting local churches to experience the diversity of worship. Following a visit to a mosque last year, current focus is on Christianity, with recent visits to a Mennonite church, an Anglican monastery, a Presbyterian church, … Continue reading

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Interchange – 2008 – Peace Call – Maury River

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Our Peace & Justice Committee organized a “Community Gathering at the Crossroads” in the fall. A desire for education on the historical circumstances behind the war in Iraq emerged from that gathering, and a roundtable discussion of “Experiences of Islam” … Continue reading

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Interchange – Spring 2008 – Little Falls

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In November, George and Tracey Waite organized a Vietnamese dinner at Little Falls to benefit Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that supports and provides medical services, equipment and treatment for children with facial deformities. A number of members of the … Continue reading

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Interchange – 2008 – Peace Call – Langley Hill

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Langley Hill Friends have listened with care to the message from the Yearly Meeting Peace and Social Concerns Committee. A special Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Peace was held in October. It was an extension of our regular … Continue reading

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Interchange – Spring 2008 – Langley Hill

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We are ever hopeful that our planned Meeting House renovation will occur this coming year. The changes to our space are in part to accommodate our ever burgeoning youth program, and to make the building ADA compliant. Many members continue … Continue reading

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