From Holly, our Bucks Quarter coordinator

From Holly’s Facebook Wall: 

 ”My dear dear friends, today brought more hope than we have had and I know that your love has been a contributing factor.

The Gyn Onc feels the monster may not be as big and powerful as we were led to believe.

On Thursday morning at 8:30 I am scheduled to have a complete hysterectomy. Biopsies will be taken and examined while I am on the table.

If cancer is there the surgeon will debulk the areas (remove additional tissue) and inject chemo directly into the area.

My hospital stay at Abington will probably  be three to five days depending on the debulking.

I remember years ago a Doylestown Meeting Friend asked all of us to stop for a few minutes to hold his wife and surgical team in the Light during her cancer surgery. I am asking that of you. Please, sometime on Thursday morning between 8:30 and 12:00 stop (even if it's just to pee) and hold my surgical team and I in the Light...and feel free to picture the end of the monster in any way you choose 😆. I think this is a good use of a violent thought. 🔪💣⛏

Thank you ❤️❤️❤️”

Friend Mimi Lang representing peace at City Hall

The article “Hate has no place in Bethlehem” is by Michelle Merlin of the Morning Call and the photo is of Mimi’s arm holding a peace sign.

Friends, consider supporting our local newspaper with a subscription. I can post these links because I do; true journalism comes from people paid by subscription (and ad! dollars, as for our announcement about our meeting in the Saturday paper). 

American Friends Service Committee is hiring

Friend Dianna Walls asked that we copy the job description for a communications associate position in Philadelphia. 

 “We're Hiring! Join AFSC's Communications Team as our new Communications Associate, based in Philadelphia. This full-time position supports a variety of efforts to engage donors, program constituents, and Friends in AFSC’s mission and work. More information here:”


We're chipping in!

Today at Meeting for Business, we were in unity on contributing to the fund for a new digital sign to be placed in front of the Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Station. In recognition of our contribution, our name will be displayed from time to time on the digital sign.

The fire company will use the sign to provide information about its work, outreach activities, emergency telephone numbers, updates on storms and snow, and so on.  It's a great opportunity to have our name literally up in lights at a location just across the street from Wegman's of Bethlehem.