CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE will meet after worship this Sunday.
SOUTHERN QUARTERLY MEETING will be this Sunday at Thomasville Friends at 4:00pm.
YOUNG FRIENDS—PreK to 12th grade—5:00-6:15pm
Young Friends will meet this Sunday.
USFW Quaker Women will meet in the Aldridge Room on Monday at 10am. All ladies are welcome to attend.
HANDBELL PRACTICE will continue on Monday nights at 6:30pm through Easter. We are still open to new members!
OPEN DOOR MINISTRY will be Wednesday. Contact David Spell if you would like to help (336-687-1233).
CHOIR PRACTICE will be Wednesday at 7:00pm.
CHILI COOK OFF
WHO: Everyone is invited
WHAT: Chili Quake 2024
WHEN: NEXT Sunday, February 25 @ Noon
WHERE: Fellowship Hall
COST: Donation of your choosing. This is a Quaker Men fundraiser.
MENU: Chili, Cornbread, tea or coffee
With your donation, you get one free ballot so you can be the judge of the best chili. All the chili you care to eat and sample. Vote buying is allowed. Buy as many votes as you would like: $1 for each additional vote or six votes for $5. Judging begins with your first taste and prizes will be awarded when the votes are tallied. Enjoy the fun and fellowship and the best chili our chefs have to offer!
We will be serving the meal at Neighborhood Cafe on Thursday, February 29. The meal will be served at Trinity Methodist Church. Please let Elaine or Gayle know if you can serve or provide a dessert. Thank you!
NEW LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY
New study starts Thursday, March 14, at 6:00pm. This is a 6 week study. "She Hears- Learning to Listen to Jesus" by Rachael Groll. In this six-week study from the Book of John, we will go on an in-depth exploration into the lives of six women Jesus knew. Rachael ties together her life experience, knowledge of the Scriptures, and her compassion for women to encourage us and enable us to become the women God has called us to be. The cost for the study book is $15.00. Please let Shelley know by Sunday, March 3 if you would like to participate! We would love to have you! If you have questions, reach out to Shelley at 336-687-3905.
MEMORIAL SUNDAY will be Sunday, March 3. We will remember those within our Meeting who passed away in 2023.
100TH ANNIVERSARY PLANNING TEAM will meet again on March 3 at 12:30pm in the fellowship hall.
PALM SUNDAY (March 24)—Mark your calendar now!
Easter Cantata will be during morning worship at 11am.
Lunch and Easter Egg Hunt will follow worship (stay tuned for details)!
CANDY & EGG DONATIONS
For the Palm Sunday egg hunt, candy and egg donations would be greatly appreciated (individually wrapped candy, no chocolate). There will be boxes in place to collect donations soon.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST (sponsored by Quaker Men) will be Saturday, April 13. Watch for more details soon!
FAITH ACTION INTERNATIONAL – STRANGER TO NEIGHBOR DINNER
Brandon Dockery (former AFM employee) works for Faith Action International. This organization serves and advocates for immigrants and refugees and their families. Faith Action International is having an event: Stranger to Neighbor Dinner on March 11 at Sedgefield Presbyterian Church in Greensboro. There is a flyer on the bulletin board outside the church office here at AFM with more details.
100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Save the Dates: July 27 & 28, 2024
Mark your calendar now for Archdale Friends Meeting’s 100 Year Anniversary Celebration. On Saturday, July 27, there will be a Community Day and Sunday, July 28 will be our Anniversary Celebration Day!!
LOOKING FOR MEMORABILIA (Pictures/Documents)
The planning committee welcomes any pictures or documents that may be of interest for the anniversary celebration. If you have anything you would like to contribute, give them to Herb Andrews or Beth Saunders. The items that are used will be copied and the originals returned to you. Thank you!
ARCHDALE FRIENDS MEETING
100 Year Anniversary Notes
Interesting notes from Archdale Friends in the 1960s
- On February 12, 1964, Archdale Friends Monthly Meeting sent a letter to President Lyndon B. Johnson asking that the country’s resources be used more efficiently.
- In 1967, the average attendance for Worship was 255 and for Sunday School was 216.
- Also in 1967, land for the parsonage to be built on Lake Drive was purchased. Construction of the parsonage was completed in April of 1969.
- The first pictorial directory of Archdale Friends was made in 1969.