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Quarterly Meeting Storytelling Workshop on February 19

Stories! Let’s tell our stories! Weaving your story with ours.

Join us for a Quarterwide workshop to write and tell our stories and then to consider how they weave together.

We are fortunate to have Jane Wohl, a birthright Quaker and remarkable teacher of children and adults. In 2016 she retired from a 45-year teaching career, most recently teaching the Goddard College MFA in Writing. She’s a mom, a grandmom and newly enrolled in the MDiv program at Union Theological Seminary. She’s lively, she’s adventuresome, she loves words and stories. It will be fun.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, February 19, 11-2, by zoom, unless hybrid is an option. Come with writing supplies, notebook, laptop, whatever it is that you use to write. Space is limited to 20 so sign up soon by emailing Charlene Ray at

To see Jane “live”, visit one of her poetry workshops on YouTube.

Ministry and Counsel

Speaking in Meeting: A Time to Share Relections and Questions

Sunday, January 20, 2022, 12:45-1:45pm

Using a worship sharing format, we will share our thoughts and questions about Speaking in Meeting. What do we hope for from vocal ministry? How do I know it is time to speak? What keeps me from speaking? What do Friends believe is the source and purpose of vocal ministry? Are there other questions or reflections might wish to share?

Ministry and Counsel

Stage Director wanted for Quaker play at 15th Street

Stage Director wanted!

A Quaker organization in NYC, 15th Street Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, will be producing three performances of a play in October. It has 16 characters to be played, probably, by nine actors. Set in Philadelphia in 1776, it’s about a Quaker representative at The Constitutional Convention. It’s expected to run about one hour 20 minutes. It will be presented in their lovely 19th-century meetinghouse in Manhattan. Rehearsals will be in Manhattan. Director and actors will be non-union.

If you’re interested, please email Steve with your CV and your questions. Please do not contact the Quakers via any other avenue.


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Lenapehoking at Greenpoint Library

Charlene Ray shares:

Lenapehoking* is the first Lenape-curated exhibition of Lenape cultural arts, both historic and contemporary, in the City of New York. The exhibition features masterworks by Lenape artists past and present (beadwork, a turkey feather cape, and a culinary tapestry from the seed rematriation project in the Hudson Valley) as examples of the survivance and beauty of Lenape culture, and more. This long overdue experience will facilitate deeper understandings of Lenape culture.

Join curator Joe Baker, enrolled member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians and co-founder and executive director of the Lenape Center, for the virtual opening on Thursday, January 20 at 7 pm, as he discusses the exhibition works from Greenpoint Library.

January 20 through April 30
Greenpoint Library
107 Norman Ave At Leonard St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 389-4394

* Lenapehoking is the Lenape name for Lenape land, which spans from Western Connecticut to Eastern Pennsylvania, and the Hudson Valley to Delaware, with Manhattan at its center. Due to centuries of colonialism perpetuated by genocide, forced displacement, and systemic oppression, today the Lenape Diaspora is dispersed throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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Parole Justice Advocacy Day

The People’s Campaign for Parole Justice will hold an all-day virtual advocacy day on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with legislators and join a press conference in support of parole justice and the passage of the Elder Parole and Fair & Timely Parole bills. RSVP here.

Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP), with which many Friends are associated, is a campaign partner for this event.

A Look at the New York Fair & Timely, Elder Parole Bills, Interrogating Justice, March 30, 2021

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At-home COVID-19 Testing for Older and Immunocompromised New Yorkers

At-home testing for COVID-19 is now available to all immunocompromised New Yorkers and those ages 65 and older. To schedule an in-home appointment, call (929)298-9400 between 9am and 7pm (7 days a week).

More information can be found on the NYC Health + Hospitals website.

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Upcoming Public Programs at the Hispanic Museum and Library

Robert M Renwick shares:

Gilded Figures: Wood and Clay Made Flesh
Polychrome Sculpture at the Hispanic Society Museum & Library
East Building Gallery

Now – January 9, 2022 | Thursday to Sunday: 12:00-6:00pm | Free admission | All visitors must show identification and proof of Covid-19 vaccination

Holidays Hours: The exhibition is closed: Christmas Eve and Day, New Year’s Eve and Day. December 23, 2021, the exhibition will close at 3:00PM

FREE Highlights Tour: December 11 at 1:00pm of “Gilded Figures: Wood and Clay Made Flesh” led by a docent. Space is limited.

To make a reservation, please contact including personal contact information, and number of guests. For groups larger than eight, a separate date/time may be arranged.

Robert adds:

If you are able to attend any time and let me know, we could perhaps arrange to meet at Taszo, a neighborhood hangout near the museum and my apartment to share our responses to the exhibit. The gallery is a meditative space and the exhibit inspired much to reflect on. My email is

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Mentors needed

Jerry Reisig shares:


I had such a meaningful experience mentoring a younger person last year (I continue talking with him) that I have signed up for another session. This time around, we have more than enough Seekers, but we lack older Mentors to work with them. If you have any interest in mentoring a younger person, please sign up. (If during the process you find that it is too much, you can always stop.) You do not have to be “good” or “comfortable” with younger people to do this (my knowledge was very minimal), but your experience as a Friend could be invaluable. The program provides excellent training and support. Trust me; I know.

Access the full information packet at and sign up at The deadline to sign up is November 30 (Marissa just informed me that it has been moved up a little)!

If you have any questions, contact the wonderful Marissa Badgley, the Interim Director @

In Friendship,
Jerry Reisig

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Memorial Service for Patricia Chernoff

Ed Elder shares:

Patricia Chernoff’s memorial service will be on Dec. 4th at 12, noon, in the Prospect Park Cemetery. Directions to the Cemetery are on the Quarterly Meeting Website. Please email Peter Chernoff ( if you are planning on attending.

Ministry and Counsel

Veterans For Peace/ 20 years of the War on Terror

June Tano shares:

The Veterans For Peace Speaking Tour in Japan 2021 will be held on Saturday, December 4. At 7:30 PM EST there will be a Screening of the documentary film “Disneyland of War”. The main program begins at 8:00 PM EST.

More information, including a link to attend by Zoom, can be found on their website.

Please contact June if you are interested in attending.

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