Weekly Announcement Sheet deadlines are:

Mondays, February 3, 10, 17, 24

February Business Meeting, 1:15pm, February 9,

Debby Colgan, presiding

March Newsletter Due , Monday, February 17, 2019

March Minutes & Reports Due, Monday, February 24, 2019

March Business Meeting, 1:15pm, March 8,

Ian Harrington, presiding

Our Elders Speak

Members of Creation

January Letter to New England Yearly Meeting from Noah Merrill, NEYM Secretary

And yet, some Thing that moves among the stars,
And holds the cosmos in a web of law,
Moves too in me: a hunger, a quick thaw
Of soul that liquefies the ancient bars
As I, a member of creation, sing
The burning oneness binding everything.

– Kenneth Boulding,
from “There is a Spirit”: The Nayler Sonnets

Dear Friends,

We formed a circle, and began to listen—and to speak.

Please continue reading Noah’s letter here.

FDS and Youth Events

First Day School Happenings

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Collecting for Hygiene Kits

To help the Material Aid and Advocacy Program (MAAP) housed in the Meetinghouse basement, First Day School is collecting items for hygiene kits on the list that they will all put together during March 8th Meeting for Business.

There will be baskets for your donations in the Meetinghouse and Friends Center in both the lobby and the Friends Room on Sundays to collect items.

We have a new Nursery Teacher Caitlin Peters

Caitlin is currently a graduate student in the Elementary Education program at Boston University. In May, she will be licensed to teach children between the 1st and 6th grade. This is an exciting career change for her as she previously worked in various business roles after graduating from Bentley University in 2012. She is very excited to continue working with children as a Nursery Teacher at FMC! In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, running and spending time with her family and friends.

Young Adult Friends (YAF) News

FCNL Priorities

FCNL Spring Lobby Weekend 2020

Saturday March 28 – Tuesday March 31 in Washington, DC

At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will come to Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress on one critical issue—climate change.

Registration opened in December.

Part-time Position at Durham Friends Meeting

Forwarded from Nia Dwynwen Thomas, NEYM Quaker Practice and Leadership Facilitator

Durham Friends Meeting in Maine is hiring for a part-time position. If you know someone who might be led to this type of service, please feel free to pass this along.

Right Sharing of World Resources Job Opening

Right Sharing of World Resources is a Quaker nonprofit based in Indiana, but most if not all of the employees work remotely. They make mirco-loans to support cooperatives in different parts of Africa (usually in west Africa and in the Great Lakes Region) and India. They are excited to announce reopening the search for a Communications Director. The job description can be found here. Inquiries and applications should be sent electronically to Jacqueline Stillwell, General Secretary with a letter of interest, resume, and 3 references. Applications will be accepted until the right person appears. Interviews will begin late January with a start date of February 3.

Facilitating Groups for Social Justice

Saturday, February 8, at Hartford Friends Meeting

Free workshop for Friends interested in building on their skills as facilitators of social justice conversations. More information, including the link to register, can be found here.