December Minutes & Reports Due, Monday, December 3, 2018
December Business Meeting, 1:15pm, December 9, 2018
January Newsletter Due, Monday, December 17, 2018
Announcement Sheet Due, Mondays at midnight
Recent FMC Events
Thanksgiving Dinner at FMC
…and a wonderful Thanksgiving feast was had by all. Fifty-six Friends, family and friends of Friends gathered to share food and fellowship. Many helped with cooking, set up and clean up—including Elliott Maddocks who washed all the dishes, glasses and silverware before they went through the sanitizer.
Pie Sale Success!
On Saturday, November 17, families and youth in the meeting spent four hours baking 31 apple, cherry, and pumpkin pies as well as pumpkin cream cheese squares.
Then on Sunday during social hour we sold them all (plus one donated pie) to help a local charity, Liam’s Lunches of Love. Liam is a middle school student in Cambridge who gives out food to people living outside! We raised $671 for Liam’s efforts! Thank you to everyone who helped with the pie making and everyone who bought pies!
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Twenty-nine Friends gathered for a memorial Meeting for Worship was held for the Transgender Day of Remembrance, hosted by the LGBTQ+ Ad Hoc group, on Sunday, November 18. The names of those people whose lives have been taken in violence over the past year within the US were read and a candle lit for each.
Slippers in Meeting for Worship are Great!
Does curling up next to the fire in your slippers sound appealing? This is a gentle reminder to bring slippers to Meeting to save the wear and tear on our floors and rugs, especially during wet and/or snowy days. We certainly do not wish to cause hardship for anyone, but for those of us able to bring a change of footgear, every little bit helps. Slippers to borrow are available in the Meetinghouse and entryway to the Friends Center. Put your wet/salty/snowy footwear in the plastic trays.
Friends, a shift in our Meeting culture has happened in our Coffee Hour after worship on Sunday; now we are using ceramic cups as much as they are available; this is clearly a mo