Announcements

John McCutcheon concert (streaming to you!): “Calling All the Children Home: Songs of the Spirit, Faith, and Inclusion”. Saturday, May 1, 2021, 7:30pm.

Admission is $5-$50, pick your category for contributions at sign-up.

Arguably one of the longer running American Quaker ministries is the performance of John McCutcheon. A dynamic performer, powerhouse multi instrumentalist and storyteller, John has a unique path to the point. He is outstanding. NYQM M&C had been working on bringing John to New York for a Jubilee year concert when sequestration intervened. We figured we could use the cheering up and he could use a ticket to visit the new grandchild in Brooklyn.
Now, due to the miracles of technology which have become all too commonplace, we have the opportunity to be “with” a live event with John through a digital on-line platform (kind of like Zoom, with better sound and less responsibility). Amazingly, a small portion of the ticket price comes back to the NYQM!
Click through on the url link below for details and to sign up. All are welcome and no one will be turned away. Questions?: Contact Steve Monroe Smith at his email, steviepesce@icloud.com

Link to sign up [CLICK HERE]:     

Quaker Cemetery in Prospect Park:  Spring 2021 Visiting and Work Day
Saturday, May 15, 2021

We’re thrilled to be opening our Quaker Cemetery in Prospect Park for a Spring Work Day. Join us for a day of restoration, wandering, contemplation, and simply enjoying the beauty of the cemetery.

To ensure everyone’s safety we’re breaking the day into two sessions, with each session limited to 30 people. We also ask that Friends bring their own food, drink and whatever work utensils you can.

Two sessions, with limit of 30 per session
First session: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
Second Session: 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
For the cemetery map click [HERE]
Looking forward to seeing everyone on May 15th (a rain date to come).

Faith and Practice – 2020 revised edition is now available
Copies of the revised edition of Faith and Practice are available to be mailed from the NYYM office. Copies cannot be picked up at this time. Complimentary copies have already been mailed to all Monthly Meeting Clerks, MM Clerks of Ministry & Counsel, and to all Prison Worship Group members.

One revision is an important change to Quaker practice. The Membership section has been rewritten to include an additional path to membership. Previously, the only path to membership was via a monthly meeting. Now prospective Friends have the option of applying directly to the yearly meeting via the clerk of Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee. It is hoped the new path will better accommodate those who move frequently, cannot connect with a monthly meeting, or are incarcerated.
To order your copy, contact office@nyym.org. The suggested contribution is $10.00 per copy.

Brooklyn Meeting Quakerism 101, 1 pm via Zoom
May 16: Varieties of Belief
June 20: Living in the Spirit
July 18: Social Witness
September 19: Practices, Structures, Committees
October 17: Where Do We Go From Here?
Please contact bmmquakerism101@gmail.com for materials.

A Letter from Manhattan Monthly Meeting
Manhattan Monthly Meeting is in the process of building this school in Kenya for almost a decade now.  With the global pandemic and the reopening of school the space situation is grave. We need to complete the last two classrooms but lack the funds. Please see the call for contributions letter [HERE].
Contributions and questions: Emmanuel Mulindi, Treasurer, Manhattan Monthly Meeting, 15 Rutherford Place, New York, NY 10003, ph 646-418-7273 email:  mannymulindi@hotmail.com

Concern for Quaker Living Survey and Focus Groups
The New York Quarterly Meeting (NYQM) Working Group with a Concern for Quaker Living (CQL) is conducting a survey and focus groups to further our discernment around the needs of our older community members and how we can work to address these needs as a whole community.  This survey is open to all, and feel free to share the link with other Quakers in the NYQM.
Click here for link to survey
CQL Focus Groups will meet weekly to consider the concerns of Friends as they age. Surveys are open to all.
Click here to sign up for focus groups or learn more

 

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