First Day Meetings for Worship
Sundays, 10 am: Atlanta Friends Meeting, Meeting Room; smaller group in Meetinghouse library
Sundays, 1:30 pm: Stone Mountain Friends Church (Evangelical), at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 5135 Memorial Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
3rd Sundays, 12:30 pm: Carrollton Friends Worship Group, Saint Andrew United Methodist Youth Center, 1106 Maple St, Carrollton, firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-378-3368 (sites.google.com/site/carrolltonfriendsga/).
Mid-Week Meetings for Worship
Wednesday Morning Worship, 8:30–9am: In the library at Atlanta Friends Meetinghouse. Contact Jonah McDonald, email@example.com, 404-377-2474.
Wednesday Night Worship, 7pm: This semi-programmed worship. In the Meeting Room. Contact Ashley Wilcox, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-300-5836.
1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings, 7pm, Mid-Week Worship: At Jarvis household, 3640 N. Druid Hills Rd. Contact Lynn Leuszler, email@example.com, 678-974-8001.
Fridays: 9am (school year only): Friends School of Atlanta, 862 Columbia Dr, Decatur, in the Community Meeting Room, 404-373-8746.
Fridays: 11am at East Lake Commons. Contact Bert Skellie, 404-378-5883, firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
Adult First Day School
The Adult First Day School has begun our annual "Quakerism 101" class. This year, we will be basing our discussions on Holy Silence, the Gift of Quaker Spirituality by J. Brent Bill. If you are new to Quakerism or just looking to deepen your understanding of this aspect, please join us in the Library at 9am. All are welcome. Your questions and opinions are welcome.
Bible Discussion Group
"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall be filled." Matthew 5:6. This week we will continue our reflections on scriptural references found in the writings of early Quakers. The springboard for our discussion this week will be this overview by Hall Worthington. Join the discussion and share your personal stories, spiritual experiences, and scripture translations. We meet on Thursday at 7 pm in the AFM Library. Contact email@example.com or 404-333-5347.
AFM will hold a Threshing Session as determined during the Black Lives Matter sign discussion in Business Meeting. This meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28 at 11:45?. All are welcome to come discuss the Query: "Where there is distrust, injustice, or hatred, how am I an instrument of reconciliation and love?" We hope you will attend. For more info, contact Lissa: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alex Zinnes Yoga Resumes for 2018
Believe it or not, 2018 starts Alex Zinnes' 9th year of yoga classes at the Meeting! What WHAT?! Talk about a great run! Some of my students have been with me from the very beginning. You can join the class at any time, and all levels and abilities are most welcome. Yoga feels great, and anyone can do it! Attend your first class for FREE, and see what you think. (After that, it's $12/class with discounts for 5-class or 10-class cards.) Yoga classes meet on Tuesday nights from 6-7 p.m. in the nursery at AFM. Email Alex at email@example.com with questions.
Spiritual Nurture Groups
AFM currently has two active Spiritual Nurture Groups. For more info about this process or joining a group, contact Lewis Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Young Friends
Adult Young Friends will be meeting in the High School room on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month from 11:30-12:30.
The Meeting Begins Gathering...
…when the first worshiper enters the Meeting Room. To better allow worshipers to center and prepare for worship, Ministry & Worship committee has revised the “Guidelines for Greeters”. Greeters will close the three large Meeting Room doors at 9:40. After that time all will enter through the left-hand (or S) door. Greeters will ask those doing set-up to speak quietly. Greeters will warmly welcome everyone but with quiet voices and ask that all speak softly and respect the worship underway. This extra time available to settle in and prepare for worship will not only enhance the depth of our Meeting but also offer a longer time for worship for those who care for and teach our children.
Save the Date: 2018 Retreat
The 2018 Gathered Meeting Retreat is scheduled for May 4–6 2018, at Charlie Elliot Retreat Center. Block off that weekend on your calendar!
New Admin Assistant for SAYMA
Our yearly meeting (SAYMA) is seeking an administrative assistant as our current AA, Liz Dykes, is retiring from the position as of July 2018. The job is part-time, 53 hours per month. It does not carry health benefits, but does include a payment in addition to the hourly wage to use toward the purchase of health care insurance as well as a short-term illness bank of leave days. The administrative assistant attends our representative meetings (2) and the yearly meeting gathering in early summer. The person hired can work out of his/her home and can flex hours as work load ebbs and flows. Visit sayma.org for more info. We are accepting applications now through February 15, 2018. If you have questions please call Barbara Esther: (828) 683-4839 or (828) 301-4845. Texts are welcome.
Ongoing Baking Opportunity to Support Atlantans Experiencing Homelessness
A weekly meal program at Safe House in downtown Atlanta is seeking the donation of baked goodies to round out a donated lunch.
Would you and your family or students like to bring some love in the form of homemade treats to approximately 120 people experiencing homelessness in downtown Atlanta?
Here's how it works:
Bake muffins, cookies, brownies for delivery to Alex's room 311 by Tuesday afternoon.
Alex will make sure the goodies gets to Safe House volunteers for Wednesday's lunch program.
Package items in baggies for individuals is ideal.
While we have 120 people to serve, it's okay if you don't hit this total.
Sturdier baked items are ideal.
Middle school students can get community service credit for baking.
This is an ongoing effort, so every week there's a need for goodies.
Email Alex at email@example.com with any questions.
Double Food Stamp Values
Do you count on SNAP/food stamps, or know anyone who does, to have enough to eat? Did you know that food stamp users can get double their dollars (up to $50) at the Decatur Farmers Market and 20 others in the metro Atlanta area? A stamp user just presents the card at the information booth at a WWG farmers market. Visit the Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta (RCCA) website for the full list and more info.