Debbie Orben’s letter in a local Bucks County paper. Writing letters works, friends!
Debbie Orben of Bucks County contributed today’s letter to the Allentown Morning Call on the costs and consequences of global warming.
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 ❤️❤️❤️”
We return to regular hours this next First Day, Sunday, September 3. See you at 9:30!
Ninth Month Query Discussion follows Meeting for Worship at about 11:00 after announcements.
This article by Bernie O'Hare in yesterday's Bethlehem Press offers another perspective on the words and work of the NAACP, the mayor and chief of police of Bethlehem, and others.
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).
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: http://bit.ly/2uLMfZX”
Do you know Benjamin Lay? He led a remarkable life.
In a letter to the editor in the August 9 Morning Call, Friend Bob suggests that our electeds in our nation’s capital use the principles taught to members of the Rotary Club. Their principles are not unlike our testimonies.
Gathered today from our meeting as of 10:20 am at The College of New Jersey in Ewing Township are Rick Dow, Fran Dreisbach, Donna Hartmann, Mary Lou Hatcher, John Marquette, and Edi Ward. We’ll have stories to tell when you see us! (In the photo, our Bucks Quarter coordinator, Holly Olson).
1961 and 2017. Friends will notice some differences.
Framed photo circa 1961 from LVMM’s archives.
Friend Grant Stevenson's letter on the threat and risk of nuclear war appears in today's Morning Call.
The Morning Call printed my short opinion piece today on ending gerrymandering in Pennsylvania,
A tip of the hat to Lynn Van Dyke for seeing this in the Morning Call!
Friend Mimi Lang's letter asking that people contact Senator Toomey to protect Medicaid recipients appeared in the Thursday, June 22 edition of the Allentown Morning Call.
Friend Cathy Gumlock asked that we respond to Friends Committee on National Legislation to contact our senators tomorrow, June 14. The link for more information on how to ask them to protect Medicaid is below.
Friend Martha Christine 's letter on supporting Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez's support of the Paris agreement on climate change - and the ongoing work of the Citizens' Climate Lobby Lehigh Valley - appeared in today's Morning Call.
It isn't quite a drone flyover from August 2015 - we're not that sophisticated. The photo was taken from the top deck of the parking structure of the Monroe County Administration Building. The solar panels at top are on the Sarah Street Grill, the neighbors on the other side of the brick wall.
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.
The Philly.com website describes our investment management firm and the Sisters of St. Francis as "activists" because they wanted Comcast's directors to appear in person at a shareholders' meeting. Our funds are speaking truth to power.