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Quaker from Oneonta seeking housing in Cortland

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

Didn't know if there was anyone on the listserve who might have suggestions for this Friend. Please contact them directly if you do.

Gina

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From: Michael Forster Rothbart <mfrphoto@...>
To: "clerk@..." <clerk@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2022, 09:49:00 AM EDT
Subject: Cortland Quakers?

Dear Gina,

I am a Quaker from Oneonta. I just accepted a job at SUNY Cortland so I will soon be coming to Cortland 3-4 days a week. 

I am writing to ask if there are members of the Ithaca meeting around Cortland, and if so, could you help connect me to them?

I ask for 2 reasons - 
- just to meet like-minded people in Cortland
- I will be looking for part-time housing 2 nights a week. The Quaker community seems like a good place to start in terms of figuring out what options are out there. I’m looking for an inexpensive 1-room apartment or a room I can rent in a house — but not undergraduate student housing, ideally.

thanks for the help,
Mike



Mike Forster Rothbart
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Invitation to Ruth's Watercolor Fundraiser for Southside

Ruth Yarrow
 

Dear Friends,  Please click on the attachment to open the invitation to my fundraiser.  Thanks!  Ruth


Kathleen Gale is looking for a dogwalker

Carol Clarke
 

Hello Friends,
Kathleen Gale is looking for somebody to walk her dog around midday every day (she's doing other walks during the day).   She can pay, but can't afford professional dogwalking rates that start at $15/walk.  

If you know a young person who would like to make some money and would be available to do this in downtown Ithaca, please call or email Kathleen.   She can be reached at 607-426-3328, or kathgale43@....   Kathleen is not on the listserv by choice, so I told her I would send this out to community listserv for her.

thanks,
Carol Clarke

Where is God in this picture? God is all over the place. God is up there, down here, inside my skin and out. God is the web, the energy, the space, the light ...revealed in that singular, vast net of relationship that animates everything that is. . . .    Barbara Brown Taylor

A walk in the world, all that gravity, with breath and heartbeat in your ears...  adrienne maree brown


spoofing (someone using my phone number to call others)

Nancy Riffer
 

My telephone number is being used by someone (most likely a scammer) to call people I know and people I don't know. FCC has told me this will stop and they will move on at some point.

In the meantime, I will text you if I am going to call you so you will know it is really me. 

Thanks,
Nancy


[farmingtonscipioquakers] Meetinghouse Receives Historic Preservation Fund Grant!

Pat Sewell
 



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Friendly Greetings! We have wonderful news! The 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse Museum just received a grant of $483,727 from the Histor‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
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May 16, 2022

 

1816 Meetinghouse Receives Historic Preservation Fund Grant For Restoration!!

Friendly Greetings!

 

We have wonderful news! The 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse Museum just received a grant of $483,727 from the Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service for historic sites relating to Equal Rights. We were the only organization in New York State to receive this grant and one of only ten in the U.S. This will go a long way toward the total of about $700,000 needed to finish both exterior and interior restoration of the 1816 Meetinghouse. For more details, click here or visit the Reports page on our website.

Board members and volunteers for 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse hold up “This Place Matters” signs from National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2018.

Photo by Reginald Neale

Rangers from Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls visit the 1816 Meetinghouse

 

Five Rangers and staff from Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls visited the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse on May 13, 2022. 

 

Board member Charles Lenhart presents a poster to Janine Waller, Chief of Interpretation and Education at the Park, with names of descendants of people who attended the 1848 Seneca Falls women’s rights convention.

Photo by Judith Wellman

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Part time jobs available - help needed by Friends

Carol Clarke
 

Chris and Ginny Gartlein need some help and are paying.  If you know somebody who is interested, please call them at 607-272-3471.  They only have this one number which is a landline - they do not have email.

One part time job is to help set up their stall each week at the Farmers Market - Saturdays from 8:30-10am and Sundays from 9am to 10:30.  They will pay $45-50 a week for both days.  Requires some lifting.  Through the  market season.

The second part time job is at their home (350 Hill Road in Ithaca) - they would like somebody to come twice a month for a few hours to help with cleaning and laundry.  The hours are flexible.  You would have to talk to them to discuss payment (will depend on how many hours and what work is done).

For next winter they would also like to find a young person who would like to live in their home and, in exchange for rent, help them with firewood and other jobs around their home.  Must be strong and willing to do some heavy work.  

I told Ginny I would send out this announcement - please spread the word.

thanks,
Carol Clarke
Where is God in this picture? God is all over the place. God is up there, down here, inside my skin and out. God is the web, the energy, the space, the light ...revealed in that singular, vast net of relationship that animates everything that is. . . .    Barbara Brown Taylor

A walk in the world, all that gravity, with breath and heartbeat in your ears...  adrienne maree brown


A Fun celebration Virtual Open Mic: 80s/09s Song Edition for Neurodivergent People of All Ages

Amala Lane
 

Virtual Open Mic: 80s/09s Song Edition
for Neurodivergent People of All Ages 
by Open the Lid a web-based community for neurodivergent people

When: Friday, May 13 at 4-5 p.m.

Where: Zoom

Why: Sing Your Favourite 80s/90s Songs or Just Come to Dance and Have a Good Time!

How: Sign Up Below. Get the Zoom Link in Your Email. Wear something retro (if you'd like). Join us on Friday, May 13th!


https://www.openthelid.com/blank-page-3e77cc88-7680-4d38-9cc2-0634f7ecc88e


Quaker writer on "Keeping faith and preserving life in war-torn Kyiv"

Melissa Travis Dunham
 

Friends,

Nancy Gabriel asked me to share this article with all of you (via the appropriate listserv):

The author, Anna, is Nancy's great-niece.

Melissa


Pendle Hill Artist-in-Residence Talk THIS THURSDAY with Cai Quirk

Cai Quirk
 

Friends,
I wanted to share with the Quaker community some of the work I'm doing at Pendle Hill where I am the artist in residence for four months. Sunday I installed a show with my photo series and upcoming book Transcendence, which explores gender diversity, spirituality, mythology, and storytelling. This Thursday (4/28) at 1:30pm EST, I will give an artist talk via zoom and you're invited! Please register here to receive the zoom link, and if you cannot attend but would like to receive a recording, please let me know. You can see some of the images and a longer description of Transcendence here.

The project I am working on while at Pendle Hill also relates to gender. Beyond Pink and Blue uses metaphors of color to explore various aspects of gender through poetry and photography. I will be giving several talks via zoom in June at the end of my four months here, which will soon be listed on pendlehill.org. In the meantime, here are some of the poems that have emerged thus far.

If you would like to receive updates about future art and events, please sign up for my mailing list.

Cai Quirk
pronouns: they/them or ey/em


Just and Sustainable Future for Israel/Palestine- recording link, and gratitude

Melody
 

For anyone who missed the conversation and would like to hear it.

Melody



This message of gratitude is being sent to all the people who signed up for our conversation on a Just and Sustainable Future for Israel/Palestine, featuring Jonathan Kuttab and Yehezkel Landau.

Rabbi Shifrah asked me to be sure to send the link to the recording

Recording link <https://tikkunvor-org.zoom.us/rec/play/dVeQ-qBoeXNgXoFs3Z2q8HGliUNnxYwxI-tjPxNTETFctmoCn_Hw5KAmrK7IVDaH9cxWpXcnM1zSlfKm.U8pa7pmevZehemp1?continueMode=true#yWe@)>
Passcode: 6zU#yWe@

to all of you-- those who joined us, and those were unable to. This way, everyone is free to send the link on to people you think might be interested in this conversation.

We are grateful to our sponsors (Congregation Tikkun v'Or, First Congregational Church, St Johns Episcopal Church of Ithaca, and our individual supporters), and especially to Jonathan and Yehezkel, who were able to join us from afar, and share their visions, concerns and hopes for the future.

The best of wishes to each of you,
Peace, Salaam, Shalom,

Will Fudeman


Interfaith Community PEACE Service 2/24/2022

Melody
 

Subject: Interfaith Community PEACE Service 2/24/2022
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2022 02:18:45 +0000
From: Lansing United Methodist Church <office@...>
Reply-To: Lansing United Methodist Church <office@...>
To: rgrunes@...



Interfaith Community PEACE Service 2/24/2022 A Mosaic of Interfaith Community Voices raised in Prayer


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*Greater Lansing & Ithaca
Interfaith Community PEACE Prayer Service
Thursday, February 24, at 7pm in the Lansing United Sanctuary*
*Lansing United Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard Rd. Lansing, NY 14882*
This service will be livestreamed to the Lansing United YouTube channel: <https://lansingunited.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=80eb8e9b376ef4c05b684e7fd&id=4fb5351b8b&e=2d794a636d>


*Gathering Music* Prelude, Opus 28, No.152     Chopin

*Welcome*– Rev. Alison Schmied. Lansing United Methodist Church
–Gestures of Greeting and Peace–

*Prelude* /Oyfn Pripetchik/ /(On the Hearth) /                Mark Warshawsky
    “When you grow older you will understand that this alphabet contains the tears of our people.
    When life is hard, you will find comfort in this alphabet.”

*Prayer for Peace*
ALL:    Creator God, in love you have fashioned the human family
    in a variety of races, languages, and cultures.
    Do not let our diversity divide us,
    but help us to welcome gifts we can give and receive from one another.
    Save us from prejudice, arrogance and fear,
    and teach us how to live together in peace.  Amen.

*Hope* –Lisa Campbell, Lansing Community

*Qur'an in Surat an-Nur* Chapter 24, verse 35 -Hicham Oulida, Al Huda Islamic Center

*“The Peace from Above”* -Father Matthew Binkewicz, St. George Reform Orthodox Church

*A Meditation from Mother Teresa*
Reader:    I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that,
ALL:     But now I pray that God will guide me to do whatever I'm supposed to do.
Reader:  I used to pray for answers,
ALL:    But now I'm praying for strength.
Reader:  I used to believe that prayer changes things,
ALL:     But now I know that prayer changes us, and we change things.

*Musical Prayer * / Eli Eli (My God, My God)/   Szenes/Zahavi
    “My God, my God, may these never end:
    The sand and the sea, the rustle of the waters,
    The lightning of the heavens, the prayer of humankind.”

*"The Priestly Blessing: An Interactive Prayer for Peace and Healing" *
-Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman,Tikkun v’Or (Ithaca Reform Temple)

*Q’uran in Surat ash-Shura *Chapter 42, verses 36-40 -Hicham Oulida, Al Huda Islamic Center

*Scout Law Litany*–Lansing Scouts/Shawn Murphy

*Opportunities for Giving* - Rev. Alison Schmied
~Non-perishable food and personal hygiene items, collected on site and in blue cabinets
~Monetary gifts to support a global interfaith movement for vaccine equity through UNICEF
    100% of funds raised will be sent directly to UNICEF.
Write checks payable to LUMC; note on memo line: “Interfaith UNICEF” .

*Father Joseph Marcoux*, St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church

*Closing Prayer*: -Rev. Alison Schmied
ALL:     Ever unite us as one community of joy, hope, love and peace.
    Ever inspire us to live more genuinely and authentically,
    Celebrating diversity, Affirming unity, Pursuing peace,
    Not just for better relations among philosophies,
    But for a new and more just world.  Amen.

*Postlude * /Czardas /            Vittorio Monti

Thank You for participating!
~Please join us for conversation in the fellowship hall following the service.~

Worship Leaders
Rev. Alison Schmied, Lansing United Methodist Church, A Reconciling Congregation
Lisa Campbell, Lansing Community
Hicham Oulida, Al Huda Islamic Center
Father Matthew Binkewicz, St. George Reform Orthodox Church
Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman, Congregation Tikkun v’Or, Ithaca Reform Temple
Shawn Murphy, Lansing Boy Scouts, Congregation Tikkun v’Or
Rev. Joseph Marcoux, St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church
Musicians
Rima Grunes, violin  Rosalind Feinstein, piano

Technology Team
Video: Tom Alexander, Marcia Lynch  Audio: Bill Dhimitri
    Host and monitor, remote locations: Bonnie Blair
Lansing United Pastoral Administrative Assistant:  Lonnajean Yoest
*We’re part of a community.  Our strength is our diversity.
A shelter from adversity.  All are welcome here.*

*Participating Groups*
Al-Huda Islamic Center
10 Cayuga Vista Drive
Lansing, NY, 14882
alhudaislamiccenter.org
(607) 533-0357

St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church
309 Siena Drive
Ithaca, New York 14850
stcathofsiena.org
(607) 257-2493

Lansing United Methodist Church
32 Brickyard Road
Lansing, NY 14882
lansingunited.org
(607) 533-4070

Tikkun v’Or, Ithaca Reform Temple
2550 Triphammer Road
Lansing NY 14882
tikkunvor.org
(607) 256-1471

St. George Reform Orthodox Church
30 Myers Heights Road
Lansing NY 14882
stgeorgelansing.com
(607) 280-1586
 Citations
Cover Art:  Acadia Walter
1 Quote, Alexandra Penfold, All are Welcome
Permission to reprint, podcast, and/or stream the music obtained from JLicence#Single Use License: 'Interfaith Community PEACE Prayer Sercie', Category A. S-900067 for Feb 24, 2022. All rights reserved.
2 Chopin Prelude Opus 28 #15 (1838) Public Domain
3 Oyfn Pripetchik (“On the Hearth”, A Yiddish Lullaby) by Mark Warshawsky,  Public Domain.
4 Adapted from prayer created for www.faithward.org/prayers-for-peace-and-reconciliation/, used with permission
5 Meditation: Quote attributed to Mother Teresa
6 Eli Eli (1944) words by Hannah Szenes music by David Zehavi
-poem by Hannah Szenes, a Hungarian Jewish WWII resistance fighter.
Set to music by Israeli composer,  David Zahavi, in 1945.
7 Closing Prayer Adapted from All in Good Faith: A Resource Book for Multi-faith Prayer, Jean Potter and Marcus Braybrook, eds., a worship service of the World Congress of Faith Conference 1993, The World Congress of Faiths, Oxford:1997, pp. 111, 112. Rewritten by JW Windland, Encounter World Religions Centre, www.worldreligions.ca
8 Csardas by Vittorio Monti, Public Domain

*In Peace,*

Mahmud Burton, Al Huda Islamic Center
Shawn Murphy, Past President, Tikkun v’Or, Ithaca Reform Temple
Lisa Campbell, Lansing Community
Rev. Alison Schmied, Pastor, Lansing United Methodist Church-A Reconciling Congregation

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Upcoming talks (book, monastery) this weekend!

Cai Quirk
 

Friends,
I mentioned in an email a few months ago that I would be traveling to the Amigas del Señor Quaker/Methodist monastery in Honduras for 6 weeks this winter. It was an incredibly growthful experience in ways both joyful and challenging. If you are interested in more details, here is a document that includes the updates I sent while at the monastery, as well as some photos. I have now arrived at Pendle Hill, a Quaker retreat and conference center, for a 4-month artist residency. If you want to receive updates on that, please let me know and I will add you to my email list (no more than 1-2 emails a month).

I will be hosting a zoom meeting sharing more about my time in the monastery at 7pm EST on Monday, February 21st. Below is the zoom info. If you can't attend and would like to see a recording, email me and I'll share it afterwards.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89387130711?pwd=dVpSSytNb1NUWUdmQkVPUXlNZHFRQT09
Meeting ID: 893 8713 0711
Passcode: 820476
Phone: +1 929 205 6099
One tap mobile: +19292056099,,89387130711# 

Also, this weekend is the national Quaker FLGBTQC midwinter gathering and I am one of two plenary speakers. The other speaker is Wendy Sanford who just published the book These Walls Between Us, and the topic is on the spiritual aspects for each of us in creating our books. Anybody is welcome to the whole weekend, or just an event or two, it's free, and here's the registration link. Our talk will be this Saturday, February 19th, at 1:30pm EST, and I'll be talking more about my book/project Transcendence at 12:30pm EST on Monday, February 21st. 

Cai Quirk
pronouns: they/them or ey/em


Christopher Sammond Workshop at Pendle Hill

Cai Quirk
 

Friends,
I wanted to let you know about a workshop at Pendle Hill this spring... Christopher Sammond's "Opening to the Heart of Worship." I've done this workshop several times and found it really moving. Since I'll be at Pendle Hill, I'm thinking about going this time, and either way if you come you can visit me too! Info is below. Also, if you're interested in getting on my email list about my experience there at Pendle Hill (and are not already on my list), let me know and I'll add you!

This workshop will focus on practical skills that will enhance our ability to enter into deep, transformative worship. We will explore how we prepare for worship, how we center down, how to listen to each other with our whole being – body, mind, and spirit – and how to better open to each other and the Divine during worship. We will create a deep sense of community from which to access our individual and collective wellsprings of the Source. Our work together will be experiential and immediate and draw us into a deeper experience of our rich practice as Friends. This program is capped at 30 participants.


No War with Russia Rally today 10 am CVS/Wegmans bridge peace triangle

Amala Lane
 


Dear Friends, Peace is one of our core ministries so I am sharing this across all of our communications groups. In Peace, Amala

No War with Russia Rally

 
Please Post to Local Groups. Join Ithaca Catholic Workers, CODEPINK, and
allies on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 10-11 am, at the CVS/ Wegman's
bridge, Ithaca, NY, to demand an end to the drumbeat of war with Russia
over Ukraine!
 
This rally will coincide with activities around the country and in Europe
to resist the normalization of war and demand that not a single bullet or
gun be sent to Ukraine! Diplomacy not war! Check Codepink.org for a look at
all the cities rallying with us.
 
Bring pink signs with the following messages:
 
- No War with Russia @CODEPINK #NoWarWithRussia
- NO to war YES to peace! @ CODEPINK #NoWarWithRussia
- Give PEACE a budget! @ CODEPINK #NoWarWithRussia
- Fund HEALTHCARE NOT WARFARE #NoWarWithRussia @ CODEPINK
- Fund CHILDCARE & HOUSING NOT WARFARE #NoWarWithRussia
 
Sign Codepink's petitions to stop war with Russia & learn more here!
<https://www.codepink.org/russia> | Download graphics and posters here!
<https://www.codepink.org/no_war_with_russia_graphics_and_posters>
 
 See you there in PINK! 


Re: local talent

Miguel Piery
 

Wow...Thank you, Nancy.
Miguel

On Fri, Feb 4, 2022 at 10:46 AM Nancy Tonachel Gabriel <ntg2@...> wrote:
Hi Friends,

I just saw that Friend Caleb Thomas has been named the Community Hero of the Month, for his work with ithacamurals.com.  Caleb is profiled on page 13 of the current (Jan 2-8) issue of the Tompkins Weekly.

Nancy Gabriel
call or text 607 339 7123
303 McGraw House
Ithaca NY14850-5442


local talent

Nancy Tonachel Gabriel
 

Hi Friends,

I just saw that Friend Caleb Thomas has been named the Community Hero of the Month, for his work with ithacamurals.com.  Caleb is profiled on page 13 of the current (Jan 2-8) issue of the Tompkins Weekly.

Nancy Gabriel
call or text 607 339 7123
303 McGraw House
Ithaca NY14850-5442


Southern Tier Independence Center - Program Information

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

I have been asked to make sure Friends knew about two community programs from Southern Tier Independence Center. The ABD Program assists aged, blind and disabled individuals in exploring their health care options while guiding them through the enrollment process for Medicare, Medicaid and the Medicare Savings Program. The Navigator Program assists the general population in obtaining a health insurance plan from the New York State of Health Marketplace. Since STIC is a non-profit agency that does not sell health insurance, they are not biased toward any particular company or coverage and are strictly concerned with doing what is best for the individual. These programs are a completely free and confidential service that STIC provides for the community.

An informational flyer on each of these programs is attached to this email.

Gina


Invitation to Isreal/Palestine Event from Tikkun v'Or

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

Invitation: Congregation Tikkun v'Or will be hosting a Zoom "Interfaith Dialogue on a Just and sustainable future for Israel/Palestine" featuring Jonathan Kuttab (a co-founder of the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq and co-founder of Nonviolence International. A well-known international human rights attorney, Jonathan practices in the US, Palestine and Israel) https://jonathankuttab.org/  and Yehezkel Landau (a dual Israeli-American citizen, an interfaith educator, author, and consultant working to improve Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations http://landau-interfaith.com/) . The date is Sunday, February 20, beginning at 3pm.

The purpose of this discussion is to offer the community two innovative approaches to imagining a sustainable future in Israel/Palestine, and to allow us all to open our minds to workable possibilities, rather than giving in to hopelessness. Both Yehezkel and Jonathan share the ability to consider the genuine connection both peoples have to the land, and to envision a path to empower all the groups that have been engaged in conflict to have a say in their future destiny.

Initially envisioned as a Congregation Tikkun v'Or event, Yehezkel suggested the idea of reaching out to a variety of congregations (Jewish, Christian and Muslim) to co-sponsor, so that a broad section of our community can participate, and so that a variety of groups can offer modest contributions toward honoraria for the presenters.

Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman and our co-Presidents are supportive of this initiative, and Rabbi Shifrah has asked me to reach out to you initially, so that you're aware of our plan.

I know many Friends share a deep concern about Israel/Palestine, so I am guessing you'll recognize the value of bringing together these two speakers. When you have time to look at their writings on Israel/Palestine below, I imagine you'll agree that they have important perspectives to share.

All best, always, and do be in touch.
Will Fudeman

Yehezkel's article "Can Zionism be Redeemed?" in Tikkun- https://www.tikkun.org/can-zionism-be-redeemed/

Jonathan's new book Beyond the Two State Solution -  not very long, a free download from his website- https://jonathankuttab.org/2020/11/23/beyond-the-two-states-by-jonathan-kuttab/


Update: First Congregational Church and St Johns Episcopal Church are co-sponsoring so far (and several members of the board of the Islamic Association of the Finger Lakes have donated toward our expenses.


my mom

Shirley Way
 

Dear Friends,

My mom died on the 13th of this month.


I was able to be with her for much of the weeks prior.  I read her the attached poem on her 90th, just ten days before she died.  I was blessed to be there at the time.

warmly,
Shirley



Rochester Friend Needs Help with Move from Lakeview

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

This note comes from a Rochester Friend living in Ithaca who needs help with an unexpected holiday move. I am pasting her message below. Shelly can be reached at spark717@....

Gina

Hi Gina,
My name is Shelly Font. I worship with Rochester Friends and am in the mentorship program. I will be moving to Macedon NY from Ithaca. I'm moving out of Lakeview and because it's a holiday they've given me only one person who is very small to help me, and we would have to fit all my belongings into one van.

Do you know any Friends or friends of Friends who would be able to help with some heavy lifting? Also do you know anyone who has a van and would be willing to drive from Ithaca to Macedon?

Thank you so much for your help,

Shelly.

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