Author Archives: Ken Stockbridge

Interchange – Summer 2008 – Williamsburg

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Williamsburg Friends Meeting hosted approximately 60 people for BYM’s Interim Meeting on March 29th. Because we are a small meeting and quite far away from the central office, we were grateful for the presence of these visiting Friends and glad … Continue reading

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Interchange – Summer 2008 – Patuxent

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Friends had a rich and rewarding experience supporting the final week of the new Safe Nights of Calvert County program, a community-based initiative dedicated to providing temporary shelter to the homeless during the cold winter months. During the last week … Continue reading

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Interchange – Summer 2008 – Gunpowder

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Last winter, Gunpowder Friends engaged in an extended conversation about the meaning of membership in a Quaker Meeting. We reflected and commented on the proposed voices, advices, and queries by the BYM Faith and Practice Revision Committee; we held a … Continue reading

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Interchange – Summer 2008 – Deer Creek

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Our adult first day school gatherings were enriched this winter and early spring by a variety of visitors and discussions. In January Sam Trueblood came from his home in Pennsylvania to give his annual and always anticipated series of Bible … Continue reading

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Interchange – Summer 2008 – Annapolis

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Annapolis Friends continue to meet regularly to develop a peace and justice center. A group met with the local Boys and Girls Club and we hope to bring the Help Increase the Peace Program to them next summer with the … Continue reading

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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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