Friday, July 4, 2014

Annual Rummage Sale

August 2, 2014 8 a.m–4 p.m.

Come join the treasure hunt!

Friends Memorial will be having it's annual rummage sale. Items to be found include:

Adult and children's clothing, toys, accessories, kitchenware, linens, books, CD's, videos and puzzles, furniture, miscellaneous, garden and plants.

We will also be holding a cookie bake sale.

Please call 765-288-5680 for more information.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Strawberry Festival

Thursday June 8, 2014

Friends Memorial Church following meeting for worship

Please sign up to bring either lunch meat for the "make your own sub sandwich," or a salad.

Quaker Women will furnish the strawberry shortcake and other dessert surprises.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Musica in Situ

Thursday June 5, 7:30 p.m.

Friends Memorial Church


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine’s Dinner

Friends Memorial Church men will hold the second annual Valentine's Day Dinner the evening of Feb 14 (Friday). This event is exclusive for the ladies/girls of Friends Memorial Church. Dinner will be prepared and served by the men of the church.

Please gather at 5:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The maitre d' will lead a procession at 6 p.m. down to the decorated, candle-lit dining room where guests will be seated and graciously served a 3-course meal.

Starters will be a field greens salad with rolls, followed by the main course, baked chicken breasts with a mushroom cream sauce and green beans with bacon, finished by a dessert of angel food cake drizzled with honey lime glaze, topped with fresh blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple .

Live music will be provided by Phillip and Geof, sprinkled with jokes and lighthearted nonsense. The evening should conclude by no later than 8 p.m., still time enough to enjoy a wild night on the town with your sweetie.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Program and Meal

Sunday, December 22, we will have our annual Christmas program during the 11:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship. The children and youth of the Meeting will present “It Happened One Christmas Eve”, a fictional account of how Mary and Joseph Goddard decided to build a new meetinghouse while walking home from a candlelight service. A special Christmas meal will follow the program. Please bring a dessert or salad to share. For families with children and youth, dress rehearsal will be at 9:30 a.m. prior to the program. All children and youth are invited to participate.

Hope to see you next Sunday!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Speaking Truth to Power

At a Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business lo these many months ago, clerk Linda Daniel brought our attention to the idea of Speaking Truth to Power. She had been surprised to learn that this saying derives from a Quaker pamphlet!

"What is our truth? To whom do we speak truth?" she asked the business meeting.

For the full pamphlet, please check out our Library!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

"Christian Theory of Politics" Class Begins Sept. 22nd

How can we approach politics from a Christian perspective? Beginning September 22nd, Charlie Winslow will address this topic in an adult Sunday School class at Friends Memorial. He will do so by describing a series of paradigms that model real-world ethical dilemmas.

One example of a historical ethical dilemma that will be used to illustrate change is the nuclear arms race that developed during the Cold War, which will illustrate a model called "Bending the Curve".

In the 1950s, "things started getting worse at an increasing rate." In other words, arms were being stockpiled faster than they had been in the past. Only by passing through a period of things getting worse at a decreasing rate --- arms still being stockpiled, but at a rate slower than in the past --- could the "curve be bent" and things started getting better instead of worse, and, as the graph above shows, at least on this issue, the curve seems to have been decisively bent.
This model can influence the policy decisions we might support in order to try to move any important issue ---- whether it relates to education or the economy or any other aspect of public life --- into to a state of things getting better, starting from a point at which things are getting worse. It's one thing to have an idealistic belief, it's quite another to have a framework that allows us to realistically try to achieve those beliefs from where we are now, instead of from where we should be, or worse, where we should have been, and this class should certainly be attended by anyone who is interested in developing such a framework.

Adult Sunday school classes are held in the Goddard room at 9:30 every Sunday except the the third Sunday of each month. All are welcome. We usually get a lively group with a lot of good discussion representing diverse perspectives, resulting in a informative, fun, and challenging environment. If you haven't attended adult Sunday School class, either ever or recently, please consider giving it a try this fall!
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