Martha’s respectful thanks to Stephen Hawking appeared in the March 21 edition of the Allentown Morning Call.
Friends - with a snow emergency called by Hanover Township and the City of Bethlehem for Wednesday, March 7, Clerk of Meeting is asking us to worship in the safety of our own homes instead of coming to the meetinghouse for Midweek Meeting for Worship.
As of about 12:30 pm on Saturday, the meetinghouse is still without power. We expect service to be restored soon. The building is intact. We lost several trees around the property, with the most serious damage being a tree hitting the ramp and steps leading away from the meeting room and to the shed. Otherwise the building is intact. Stay tuned for further announcements.
Rear of meetinghouse
Damage to ramp
Directional impact of tree
Mother Nature prunes harshly. View from Bath Pike frontage toward gathering room door.
LVMM Friend Ted Morgan’s letter appeared in the January 30, 2018 edition of the Morning Call.
The paper devoted a half-page to the Peace Pilgrimage.
Friend Fran Dreisbach and others founded the Peace Pilgrimage and the tradition continues today. The Express Times described it as a “trophy” in their “turkeys and trophies” end of week roundup.
Rick’s letter in the Sunday Morning Call.
Debbie Orben’s opinion on our nation’s position on the Paris climate accord was published in today’s (11/14/17) Morning Call. Thank you, Debbie, for your passion for our world and for your perseverance in speaking truth.
So many members and attenders use their voices on matters close tot heir hearts. Whether you visit your member or Congress, call your elected officials, put up yard signs, or simply are loving every day, don’t stop; take heart and act.
LVMM will be gathering as a community of faith and joy at Spruce Lake Retreat Center in Canadensis, Pennsylvania (heart of the Poconos!) for its biennial retreat April 20-22, 2018. We’re looking for people interested in planning the programming we’ll enjoy when gathered together.
For those of you who did not attend in 2016 or who are unfamiliar with the retreat center, it’s a wonderful place to spend extended time with members of our community. We’ll eat together, take walks, listen to stories, and participate in activities which deepen and strengthen our faith.
Accommodations are comfortable and the food is hearty and served in a dining room overlooking the lake itself. We and Spruce Lake are prepared to accommodate sleeping and dietary needs to ensure everyone can participate.
Most of the cost of the retreat is covered by the community. Scholarships are available to ensure everyone who is available can take part.
Jon Watts, the creator and filmmaker giving us QuakerSpeak, (and who will be interviewing director Louisiana Kreutz at a BQM event on October 8), offers this blog post on the future of Quakerism on his own website.
Debbie Orben’s letter in a local Bucks County paper. Writing letters works, friends!