Sharing Christmas Memories

Submitted by Jo Ann Wright, Woodbury Friends Meeting From the time I was ten and received a box Brownie for Christmas from my Mother, I have been a family history chronicler, but, how to share those photographs with loved ones?  Two ideas that came to me were by making postcards, and by making framed photograph […]

New Fortress Energy wants to build a deep water port in Gibbstown, NJ

NewFortress Energy wants to build a deep water port in Gibbstown, NJ, to export liquefied natural gas (fracked gas from PA) overseas. Given the state of our climate, any proposal that promotes increasing the extraction and use of fossil fuels at a time when we need to switch to renewable energy is problematic. However an […]

The Community Outreach of Greenwich Friends Meeting

The Community Outreach of Greenwich Friends Meeting

On Saturday September 24th, 2022, the Quaker Bakers of Greenwich Friends Meeting participated in the 50th Greenwich Artisans Faire at the historic Gibbons House on Ye Greate Street in Greenwich, Cumberland County. Through the sale of baked goods, tea and coffee as well as the Meeting’s signature cookbook (which combines Quaker family recipes and local lore), funds are raised annually for Greenwich Friends Community Outreach activities. The Faire draws hundreds of people to Greenwich and is a delightful opportunity to meet and greet friends and neighbors.

FCNL Brave & Constant: Building the World We Seek

Join Quakers and friends this November for worship, learning, fellowship, and action. Our gathering will be based in Washington, D.C., and span the country. We hope you can be part of coming together with joy amidst the challenges we face, individually and collectively. This fall, attendees at the Quaker Public Policy Institute (Nov. 16-20) will lobby Congress […]

Assisting Migrant Farm Workers

Medford Meeting, Medford/Leas residents and Atlantic City Area Meeting members prepared Welcome Kits for the South Jersey Migrant Worker Outreach organization and the Haitian Migrant Worker Outreach (MWO).  A total of 150 kits were provided plus many extra items. The MWO distributes about 1200 kits to the migrant families who come up from Florida each year […]

Trenton Meeting “Spring Garden Party” Kids Program

Trenton Meeting had the second of its First Day School Spring Kids Programs, “Spring Garden Party”, on May 15th.  The youngsters from the meeting and the community helped dig up the bed and plant some flowers (mostly native species).  They also painted a pot and planted a small flower to take home.  There was food, fun and games and […]

Spring Celebration at Mullica Hill School

On Friday, May 13, Friends School Mullica Hill held a Spring Celebration! Pre-K through 8th grade gave a concert of many musical performances. There were presentations for the Global Engagement focus on Oceans. Hanshi Deshbandhu was honored with flowers and cards for her 90th birthday! There was a Silent Auction going on throughout the event, and […]

Community Replaces Hate Symbols on School Property

Haddonfield, NJ – Haddonfield’s Quakers invited the local community to replace symbols of hate found on their property with symbols of kindness, tolerance, and peace.     Swastikas were spray painted on trees in the historic Quaker graveyard. These hate symbols faced not just the Quaker meetinghouse, but a preschool.  Both the Haddonfield Friends School and the […]

Peace Testimony

“All bloody principles and practices we do utterly deny, with all outward wars, and strife, and fightings with outward weapons, for any end, or under any pretence whatsoever, and this is our testimony to the whole world.” – Declaration to Charles II, 1660

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