March 13th, 2011
The meeting’s kids have been given the responsibility of fostering plant life in and around the new meetinghouse. They are an official committee of the meeting called the Garden Committee. They will be learning Quaker process and beautifying the meetinghouse at the same time.
At their last meeting the Garden Committee decided to poll the meeting to find out what plants and tools people would be willing to donate. Do you have anything to donate? If so contact Emily Murphy, recording clerk of the Garden Committee.
Here’s a list of things people have pledged:
Sue Ruff: plants, bulbs
Carolyn Kenyon: pots for plants of all sizes
Wendy Wolfe: hostas
Kelly Moreland: trowel and wildflower seeds
Chuck Mohler: chicken manure
Marilyn Ray: dahlias
Larry Clarkberg: garden cart
December 20th, 2010
You may be wondering what the Lasers (grades six, seven, and eight) have been up to recently. Here’s a quick description.
In October we watched a video about “The Story of Bottled Water“. This was in response to an announcement at Cornell that Cornell would no longer sell bottled water on campus. I highly recommend this short video. We liked it so much that we followed up the next couple of weeks watching the original Story of Stuff and the recently released Story of Electronics. We have since been ruminating about making our own animated short.
In mid-November we were called upon to plant bulbs at our new Third Street Meetinghouse taking shape in Fall Creek. We rose to the occasion, planting dozens upon dozens of bulbs in strategic locations all around the meetinghouse.
In mid-December Gina and the Candle Beams asked us to share the stage with them in a performance of George Fox: The Man Who Wouldn’t. We quickly assembled a supporting script from Marin Clarkberg’s unpublished book George Fox: The First Quaker. We performed the play after meeting for worship on Sunday 12/12 and it was an unmitigated success.
Finally, last Sunday the Lasers participated in the meeting’s annual Christmas pageant.
Hard at work at the Third Street Meetinghouse bulb planting.
Bagel break at the Third Street Meetinghouse bulb planting.
Joint Laser and Candle Beam performance of George Fox: The Man Who Wouldn’t
Happy chaos as usual at the annual xmas pageant.
October 28th, 2010
Progress on our Phoenix of a building, rising from the ashes of a wood fired pizza oven. The prequel.