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Charlotte Erhman

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.

Quaker Call to Action

Friends from the New York Quarterly Meeting share this message:

  1. 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: The upcoming virtual conversation, scheduled for July 31, still has space. There has been a third call scheduled for August 18.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Any time you would like to join a group of NYC Friends engaged in canvassing in this spirit, send your email address to, and she will share with you opportunities to join with a Quaker group out in the field.

In Friendship,

Margaret Lew, Todd Drake (Penington Friends House), Ann Kjellberg

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Our 2022 Annual Appeal


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.

In Friendship,

Morningside Monthly Meeting Finance Committee

Finance Committee

Affirm Trans Kids

Katherine Alford writes:

Hello Friends,

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!!!

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Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Grief and Remembrance, June 4, 11am – 12pm, in the Cemetery

Charlene Ray shares:

Dear All NYC Friends & attenders,

The NYQM Concern for Quaker Living working group, the Cemetery Committee and ARCH invite you to join us in the Cemetery on June 4 for a time to remember Friends and family we have lost and the pandemic challenges that disrupted our communities.

This time is planned as a memorial service, worship as led to speak our grief and name departed loved ones. The Cemetery will be opening at 10:30am to offer time to have a walk around it and settle in for an 11am beginning time. The worship will go as long as it is settled.

The Cemetery will be open until 2:30pm. You are invited to bring water and pack a lunch for after worship and spend some quiet time in this peaceful place. For more about the Cemetery and a map go to

In case of rain, we will be using the Brooklyn Meetinghouse. Please register by sending a request to with Meeting for Grief in the subject line. This way we can be sure to let you know if we are not meeting in the Cemetery.

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“The Painted Psalms” - a Retrospective

Bernard Winter shares:

Dear Morningside Friends,

I am very, very fortunate to have been given exhibition space at the Shrine of Saint Frances Cabrini! The artwork will consist of a retrospective on the psalm series that I have been working on, off and on, over the past decade. This exhibition runs from June 1st till June 30th. The shrine is located at 701 Fort Washington Avenue in Manhattan, and is open from Tuesdays through Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

I will give an artist talk on the psalm series on Saturday, June 11th, at 11:00 a.m. The talk will feature reflections on the work on display, including Psalms number 1, 19, 22, 23, 27, 40, 42, 90, 93, 150.

The best way to access the shrine is to take the ‘A’ train to the 190 street station, or by the M4 bus.

The exhibition is sponsored as an event by the Northern Manhattan Artist Alliance (NoMAA) as part of its annual Uptown Art Stroll.

The following links provide more information about the shrine, NoMAA and my website. Thank you for your support! I hope to see you. If you cannot make the talk, I would be most happy to give you a ‘private tour’ of the show, just let me know. 😇

Cabrini Shrine NYC
Uptown Arts Stroll - Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance
Bernard C Winter Art

Be well - Bernard

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Outdoor Meeting for Worship Resumes

Come and join us as we meet to worship outdoors every Thursday evening from the beginning of May to the end of September, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, near the Labyrinth of Contemplation in the northwest corner of Battery Park.

You can look for the colorful flower flags over the benches. As the sign we put up on the gate says, “ALL ARE WELCOME.”

For more information contact Sally Campbell or Richard Schmidt, or email

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Schubert and his World, May 1, 2022

Robert Renwick’s birthday celebration, a Schubert-themed salon featuring masterworks for violin and piano, has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 1st, at 5:00 p.m. The address is 251 West 98th Street, 6A, between Broadway and West End Avenue.

Contact Yelena Grinberg, if you can attend.

Organizations Active in Ukraine

Pam Woods shares this list of organizations currently active in Ukraine, should you feel led to donate:

CARE Gift Center
P.O. Box 1870
Merrifield, VA 22116-8070
Please write “Ukraine” in the memo

International Rescue Committee
PO Box 6068
Albert Lea, MN 56007-9847
Please write “Ukraine” in the memo

Doctors Without Borders
PO Box 5030
Hagarstown, MD 21741
Please write “Ukraine” in the memo

Nova Ukraine, Razón Organization
140 2nd Ave.Suite 305
NY, NY 10003

World Central Kitchen

Save the Children
501 King’s Hiway, Suite 400
Fairfield, CT 06825
Please write “Ukraine” in the memo

Peace & Social Concerns Committee

What Good is Money? a NYQM Workshop

Charlene Ray shares:

Why do we revere wealthy people? Concern for Quaker Living, a working group of the NYQM, invites you to a virtual workshop, What Good is Money?

Join us Monday, April 25, 6:30-8:00 on zoom. We will watch a video, The Soul of Money, share thoughts and experiences, test assumptions and perceptions, collaborate! Join us. We welcome your thoughts and concerns. And ask you to help spread the word!

For more information or to register, email We can’t wait to hear from you!

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