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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 – 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 – 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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