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Community Dinner at Brooklyn鈥檚 Quaker Diner

Three decades of monthly dinners have done more than just feed the hungry.

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting鈥檚 Community Dinner Committee. If your meeting would like information on how to set up a community dinner, contact Carl at [email protected].

Posted in: Life in the Meeting, September 2019
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Feeding Young Adults with a Taste of Abundance

Creating connections and building community through food.

Emily Provance, a member of Fifteenth Street Meeting in New York City, is called to a ministry of hearth building. She is an associate of Good News Associates, which supports non-institutional ministries.

NiaDwynwen Thomas, a member of Northampton (Mass.) Meeting, serves as New England Yearly Meeting's Quaker practice and leadership facilitator.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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Loretta鈥檚 Gift

By Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Alea Marley. Little Bee Books, 2018. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4 and [鈥

Anne Nydam is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting, where she teaches First-day school. A former middle school art teacher, she now stays home with her own children, while working as an author of children鈥檚 books and an artist.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Occasions for Plain Dress

Are there times we might let our clothes speak?

Gracia Fay Ellwood lives in Ojai, Calif.

Posted in: Outside the Meetinghouse, Viewpoint
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Syrian children at a feeding station in Turkey administered by TIAFI (Team International Assistance for Integration).

Gota de Leche

The yellowing pages of 80鈥恲ear鈥恛ld AFSC relief pamphlets inspire a new sense of agency.

Camilla Meek lives in Durham, N.C., where she has attended Durham Meeting and Guilford College Meeting. She served as a director of communications for Guilford College. Meek has a BA degree in fine arts and an MBA in marketing.

Special thanks to Don Davis of the AFSC Archives.

Posted in: Features, September 2018
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God as a Cow and the Duck Index

Images from dreams provide unexpected life and spiritual guidance.

Tina Tau is a member of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Ore. She is a writer, artist, and retired teacher currently pursuing her calling as a dreamworker, helping people tap the wisdom of their dreams.

Posted in: Features, September 2017
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The Art of Gratitude

On the FJ Blog: 鈥淎 boy鈥檚 watercolor depicts a heartwarming scene created amid the misery and starvation of post鈥怶orld War [鈥

Nichole Mathews is part of an art committee at Indianapolis First Friends exploring additional ways and locations to display 鈥淕iving Voices to Ghosts.鈥 For more information, contact her at [email protected].

Daniel Lee is a member of Indianapolis First Friends.

Posted in: Online Features
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Jake鈥檚 Chickens

Motherhood and science fairs.

Jane Purcell currently teaches at Scattergood Friends School, and is working on a piece about the history of Ladies鈥 Shakespeare Clubs in Iowa. In 2006, the University of California Press published her book Not of an Age, but for All Time, about rare and early editions of Shakespeare鈥檚 works.

Posted in: Features, February 2016
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Composting as Holy Sacrament

In my family album, there is a picture that my mother took of me in 1945 as a two鈥恲ear鈥恛ld 鈥渉elping鈥 [鈥

Louis Cox has been Publications Coordinator for Quaker Earthcare Witness since 2001 and is a member of Burlington, Vt., Friends Meeting. He and his wife compost in Charlotte, Vt.

Posted in: Features
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The Fruit of Her Hands

My mother had intended to get rid of the old pillows. Taking them out her back door one summer day, [鈥

Rebecca A. Payne is a member of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Michigan. She is a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

Posted in: Features, February 2001
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