Sally Campbell shares:
“Except Mr. Dickinson,” a new play commissioned by the Quakers at the 15th Street Monthly Meeting, NYC, will have its world premier this month. Dates and showtimes are:
Fri, Oct 14, 7:30 PM
Sat, Oct 15, 7:30 PM
Fri, Oct 21, 7:30 PM
Oct 22 Sat, Two Shows!
3:00 PM Matinee and 7:30 PM
More information can be found at: https://www.exceptmrdickinson.com/
Charelene Ray shares:
It seems that the world is spinning faster, that it is difficult to make sense out of it, with vestiges of the latest pandemic, war in the Ukraine, ramping inflation and the impact of climate on our lives. How can anyone concentrate on the future when the present is so turbulent?
You are invited to join some NYQM Friends for an evening with Anthea Perkinson (see her bio below), who has a passion for financial planning and looking into that crystal ball called the future. Financial options get complicated quickly; this is a great opportunity to ask questions, to chat with each other, and enjoy some refreshments.
The financial workshop is organized by the NYQM working group, Concern for Quaker Living (CQL), and will be given on, Thursday, October 20, 6:30-8, Room 1, at 15 Rutherford Place. Please join us in person or on zoom.
As space is limited to 20 people, if you plan to attend in person, please RSVP by email to email@example.com by Monday Oct 17, along with any questions or concerns. This will help us plan!
And if you plan to attend virtually, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to get the zoom link, several days ahead.
We hope to see you there!!!
Here’s Anthea’s bio: Anthea Perkinson CFP®, EA, RMA®, founder and principal at Monterey Associates and the Director of Content Development for Money Made Simple, a New York City based nonprofit organization dedicated to high quality, free financial literacy education*. Prior to founding Monterey Associates, Anthea worked in retail financial services for 25 years. Most recently as a vice president at AXA Equitable Life (now Equitable Life Insurance Company) responsible for strategic account management for sales of annuities, life insurance and mutual funds through banks and independent broker dealers. Anthea is a past president of the Financial Planning Association of New York and a former Co-director of the chapter’s Pro Bono Committee, which provides financial literacy education and counseling to underserved populations in New York City. As a frequent speaker on personal finance topics, she has presented to audiences at nonprofits including Career Gear, Project Renewal, Dress for Success, Working in Support of Education (W!SE) and Sanctuary For Families. She has conducted classes on personal finance topics at NYU, the Borough of Manhattan Community College, Westchester Community College, The New School, St. Bart’s Church, the West Harlem Development Corporation and Eastside House.
Charelene Ray shares:
You are invited to join some Morningside Friends to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, October 10. We plan to meet 10:15am at the National Museum of the American Indian for a wander through their Native New York exhibit to be followed by a time of sharing.
We will start with where we are, enlarge our understanding of what was here before the European settlements and ask where the remnants of these cultures are now? What part of creation represented in this visit took your breath away? What does it mean to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly?
Please RSVP to email@example.com with your name, so we know to expect you.
Art Moritz shares:
Some members and attenders of Morningside Monthly Meeting have been informally discussing the subject “Urgent Call”. Its text is available from the sponsors only as a downloadable PDF file. As such, it is not smartphone friendly.
Our Communications Committee has made an HTML version available on the website so that our members and attenders can more easily view the “Urgent Call” on their phones.
Charlene Ray writes:
We invite you to join us for breakfast at the Riverside Cafe at Riverside Church on Sunday, August 28, at 9:30am, in person. We love this chance to be with each other, catch up and share what’sgoing on at Morningside and in Quakerism so we hope you will join us. Anyone at Riverside can direct you to the cafe, go through the line, select your food and tell the cashier you are with the Quakers and come join us at one of the round tables; the Meeting will pick up the tab. We hope to see you there!
Sally Campbell shares:
Here is a profile of one of our more famous Morningsiders: Ed Sorel.
Gary Sandman wrote a book, Quaker Artists, which we have in our library. Every month he writes about another Quaker artist and this time it was about Ed who joined our meeting a long time ago, but we still claim him as ours. On the shelf in the library called By Morningsiders there are books and CD’s by many past and present members including Ed.
Gary’s book and artists pieces he wrote subsequent to the book are available through his website: http://garysandmanartist.com.
Charlene Ray shares:
Charlotte Erhman, a cherished Morningsider, is recovering from a fall at Village/Care on West Houston Street. In a recent visit from Ernie, Charlotte was talkative, and smiling when her roommate kept getting into the conversation. She still is confined to the bed and said several times about going to her own home. She is not comfortable with the phone, but visits and cards are welcome.
VillageCare, Charlotte Ehrman, Room 213 A
214 W Houston St
New York, NY 10014
Village Care is requiring a rapid test and mask wearing and hours are 10-noon, 2-5pm and 6:30- 8pm. Limit of 2 visitors at a time.
Friends from the New York Quarterly Meeting share this message:
If you have not heard about the Urgent “Quaker Call to Action” organized by weighty Friends around the country, you can read about it here: quakercall.net. The upcoming virtual conversation, scheduled for July 31, still has space. There has been a third call scheduled for August 18.
An interest group at Summer Sessions in Silver Bay was held on 7/27 (with Margaret Lew of NYQM and Diane Keefe of Wilton Meeting) to season a response. The Witness Coordinating Committee will also be considering an NYYM response.
NYC Friends will hold an all-day gathering at Penington House on August 6, facilitated by Penington Co-Directory Todd Drake and NYQM’s Margaret Lew. The first half of the day will consider the Call, and the second half will be a workshop on the “Deep Canvassing” method of reaching out across ideological barriers to, in a loving and respectful way, seek positive mutual goals.
Any time you would like to join a group of NYC Friends engaged in canvassing in this spirit, send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will share with you opportunities to join with a Quaker group out in the field.
Margaret Lew, Todd Drake (Penington Friends House), Ann Kjellberg
We ask for your financial support for the activities of Morningside Monthly Meeting. Our annual appeal this year begins on a note of hope: after spending two years in largely virtual activity, we look forward to reengaging in person. We are restarting our free get-to-know-you breakfasts in the Riverside Café before meeting. We are hoping to bring children back into meeting and hiring a childcare/educator, and we are hoping to hold an in-person retreat this fall. All of these will increase our budget to pre- pandemic levels.
In addition, Morningside supports the work of the Peace and Social Concerns committee in contributing funds to organizations whose work helps implement our testimonies of peace, equality and justice. We also contribute to support New York Yearly Meeting, and fund the work of the Morningside Relief Committee (formerly the Small Committee) providing funds and scholarships to our members in need.
We ask that you contribute what you can to support the work and joy of our meeting. Donations can be made by checks made out to Morningside Monthly Meeting, which should be mailed to:
Morningside Monthly Meeting
c/o New York Quarterly Meeting
15 Rutherford Place, New York, NY 10003
You can also donate with PayPal directly from our website. Please note, you can use your credit or debit card and don’t need a PayPal account to donate. You can also choose to make a recurring donation.
Morningside Monthly Meeting Finance Committee
Katherine Alford writes:
This is a fundraising event to Affirm Transgender Families started by Friend Elizabeth Powers from Brooklyn Meeting. This is an extremely challenging time for these families with anti-trans legislation proliferating throughout the country. These families that are just trying to do what’s best for their children to be who they are. Please consider joining in person, on zoom, or donating. All ticket sales go to Translegal and Lambda. Follow links below! Every bit of support counts!!!