Posted on behalf of clerk Carol Bradley
Dear Friends of Annapolis Valley Monthly Meeting,
What first interested you about Quakers? What do you receive from your involvement with local Quakers?
These questions came up for me in about 1990 when I moved to Wolfville. I noticed that the folks who were doing interesting and important things in the community were often also Quakers, and that drew me to attend my first meetings. I became deeply interested in the inclusive and caring approach that these folks took, and the history of Quakerism over 350 years.
I discovered Quakers weren’t too quiet: they had resisted wars, cared for displaced people, spoken to government about abuse of power – and were still doing these things locally, nationally and internationally. I found new friends, new processes and new clarity in my spiritual quest.
I became a member in 1994 and have supported Quakers with my ‘time, treasure, and talents’ since.
The Annapolis Valley Quaker meeting supports inter-church work, the Food Bank, and refugees, and plays a major role in the work of Canadian Yearly Meeting. We created a banner and hosted ‘Meet the Quakers’ at Acadia on October 2 as part of a renewed focus on outreach. We ask for your assistance in meeting our budget so we can continue our work.
Can you donate $20 this once? Every month? Every three months? $50?
Our annual budget is only $3500 but our numbers are few, and we could do more if we received more. We are less than half way to meeting that budget for 2016. We are happy to accept cash or cheques, to Co-treasurer, Penni Burrell (please contact us for mailing details or to arrange for pickup of your donation). Also you can find us on CanadaHelps which accepts credit cards and Paypal accounts.
We thank you for your consideration! You can keep track of our events at annapolisvalley.quaker.ca, and we are also present on Facebook.
Carol Bradley, Clerk.