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.
Friend Evan Lifer's 101-year-old boat, now restored, will be featured at an event at Warren County's Bread Lock Park in Stewartsville, NJ.
The event will be on June 10 from 11 am to 6 pm and Evan will be on site to talk about the history of his work.
The 2017 big winner was Russell Frey!
The grand prize for the contest based on the number of stickers awarded.
Our master of ceremonies, Karen Maurer, and Scootaloo, giver of stickers.
Russell will proudly display the Golden Pear at his home for the next year.
See you next year!
That's right! Adult Religious Education will be leading the annual rousing game of Quaker Jeopardy, where the quickest minds of Monthly Meeting (minds of all ages!) match wits to win fantastic prizes! Karen Maurer is our host-with-the-most-storyteller and quizmaster. Weigh in with your answers...You May Be Surprised At How Much You Really Know About Quakers. It all happens after Meeting for Worship on May 28!
Twenty years, three weeks and five days ago...
Friend Cathy Gumlock's letter on Lyme disease awareness appears in the Monday, May 22 edition of the Morning Call. Thanks for your work, Cathy!
PYM Called Session
June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Registration is coming soon!
On June 24, a Called Session will be held in response to our conflicts surrounding racism and recent staffing changes. The plan for the day is in development, and our intention is to make space to listen for God in our midst and listen to one another fully as we labor together. Everyone is invited, and we hope that each meeting will send at least one person so that our whole community is included in this important work.
The Called Session will be at Arch Street Meetinghouse, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Snacks, drinks and childcare for children infant – middle school age will be provided. (Please RSVP by June 12 if you need childcare so that we can provide adequate support.)
Friend Meg Sayago's professional experience is cited by a letter writer in today's Express Times. (This is not an endorsement! The poster acknowledges all contributions by Lehigh Valley Friends whose names appear in regional newspapers.)
Dianna Walls has asked we announce this May 21 event:
"The Peace Center's 2nd Annual Human Peace Sign- Break The Record
Hosted by https://www.facebook.com/thepeacecenterbuckscounty/
Help us BREAK THE WORLD RECORD!
Be a part of a remarkable demonstration of peace and unity, and support the work of The Peace Center, at our Second Annual Human Peace Sign Event. The event brings community members from around the Delaware Valley to enjoy an afternoon of games, food, music and fun - all culminating in the formation of a giant human peace sign.
Admission is a suggested $5 donation."
More than 75 people attended the Meeting for Worship and Celebration of Life of Kirt and Mary Lou Muhlhausen on Saturday, May 13. A heavy rainstorm passing through the Lehigh Valley prevented the family from hosting a gathering at the family home at Rainy Day Farm. Instead, the celebration fellowship meal took place in the common room of the meetinghouse.
Family members commemorated their loved ones' lives with two sculptured breads. One inspiration for the family tradition came from a newspaper clipping, which a granddaughter shared. Today's bread gifts were a kitty and a woven bread bowl containing a bowl filled with apple butter.
Debbie Orben calls for compassion in government in today's (May 11, 2017) Morning Call.
The Morning Call, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, page 8
Friends Peter and Will Christine will be performing "Shadows of the Samurai" on Monday, May 8, at 4:30 and 7:00 pm. Follow the link for more information. http://northampton.edu/shadowsofthesamurai.htm
Friend Jeff Perkins of Friends Fiduciary in Philadelphia, caretakers of some of LVMM's reserves, was featured on philly.com for their work seeking more transparency by Comcast, the cable and broadcasting corporation.