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Report on the Fundraising Dinner for Mitrata Children’s Home located in Kathmandu, Nepal
Forty seven Durangoans gathered for a delicious Himalayan Kitchen buffet and warm fellowship around Jim Sumrall’s telling us of the Mitrata Children’s Home in Kathmandu. Jim reports that almost $3,000 was raised. Thirteen Durango Friends participated.
Jim is still accepting contributions. If you missed the dinner, but would still like to help, call Jim (970) 749-7525, or email him at email@example.com).
Click HERE for the Mitrata Home website.
Job Descriptions are posted HERE
as they are received from officers, committees and others, for consideration at the February Monthly Meeting. (Login required)
From the Compassionate Listening Workshop
To listen is very hard, because it asks of us so much interior stability that we no longer need to prove ourselves by speeches, arguments, statements, or declarations. True listeners no longer have an inner need to make their presence known. They are free to receive, to welcome, to accept. Henri Nouwen
Durango Friends, Tracy Davis writes from her studies at the Earlham School of Religion
Nov. 1, 2014
Grace and Peace to you, Friends!
Winter arrived "like a thief in the night” here in Richmond, Indiana. Plenty of the Neff’s tomatoes still hang in the garden and will be picked today and soon roasted so that the flurries and frost of last night will not have killed their chance to be useful and nourishing to hungry humans.
I love you and all of our Meeting very much, and I want to share...
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Do You Enjoy Hugging Quakers? Or Giving Warm Handshake Greetings?
Here is your chance. Meeting needs a Friend each Sunday morning to open the meetinghouse, ready the coffee and tea, and greet people as they arrive, especially visitors and others who may not have been to Meeting for a great while. You get to give hugs, handshakes and smiles, and even feel like the meetinghouse is yours for the day.
Well, maybe a little overstated, but not entirely. The work is easy: arrive at 9 or soon after, unlock, check the meeting room for readiness, fill the tea and coffee makers with water, add some ground coffee form the refrigerator, and get them ready to turn on just before you go into meeting. Be near front door as people arrive to greet us old-timers and any newcomers. Offer newcomers a brief explanation of what to expect and one of the information packets on the counter near the guest book (tied in ribbon). Introduce them to others, etc. Invite (but don’t push) them to sign the guest book.
These instructions are posted in the foyer, but listed here to demonstrate what easy work it is.
There is a signup list in the foyer, or email Jim Mills (firstname.lastname@example.org).