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Monthly Meeting March 2021

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of FriendsMeeting for Worship with Attention to Business March 14, 2021 (The @ signifies that the minute has been read and approved during Meeting. Please note that copies of all annual reports provided during this Meeting are on file with and available from the Clerk or Recording Clerk.) […]

Monthly Meeting February 2020

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of FriendsMeeting for Worship with Attention to Business February 14, 2021 (The @ signifies that the minute has been read and approved during Meeting. Please note that copies of all annual reports provided during this Meeting are on file with and available from the Clerk or Recording Clerk.) […]

Monthly Meeting January 2021

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of FriendsMeeting for Worship with Attention to Business January 10, 2021 (The @ signifies that the minute has been read and approved during Meeting. Please note that copies of all annual reports provided during this Meeting are on file with and available from the Clerk or Recording Clerk.) […]

UN: Nuclear Weapons Illegal as well as Immoral

— Garry Thomas At his sentencing on October 15, in Federal Court in Brunswick, Georgia, Kings Bay Plowshares activist Patrick O’Neill told Judge Lisa Godbey Wood: “This court, by its refusal to consider the lawlessness of weapons of mass destruction, is essentially declaring the end of the world to be acceptable.” Just days later, on […]

Friends Center for Racial Justice in 2020

Elizabeth Schneider I asked Angela to sit down with me and share what the Friends Center for Racial Justice (FCRJ) has been doing this year, so it could be shared with our Meeting.  I wanted to do this because I observe that Angela does not compartmentalize the work of FCRJ and racial justice.  That work […]

Monthly Meeting December 2020

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of FriendsMeeting for Worship with Attention to Business December 13, 2020 (The @ signifies that the minute has been read and approved during Meeting. Please note that copies of all annual reports provided during this Meeting are on file with and available from the Clerk or Recording Clerk.) […]

Monthly Meeting November 2020

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business November 8, 2020 Clerk: Gina Varrichio Recording Clerks: Marin Clarkberg, Blair Jennings (The @ signifies that the minute has been read and approved during Meeting. Copies of all written reports are on file with and available from the Clerk […]

Monthly Meeting October 2020

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business October 11, 2020 Clerk: Gina Varrichio Standing in for the Recording Clerks: Ellie Rosenberg, Melissa Travis Dunham, Gina Varrichio (The @ signifies that the minute has been read and approved during Meeting. Please note that copies of all reports […]

Swords into Plowshares: “Nuclear Weapons, Illegal, Immoral”

By Garry Thomas In the dark of night on April 4, 2018, seven anti-nuclear activists entered the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Marys, Georgia, home to six Trident submarines to carry out a long-planned Plowshare’s action. It was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Ithaca’s Clare Grady, […]

Letter from The Clerk

Dearest Friends, At Farmington Scipio Regional Meeting’s Fall Gathering earlier this month, participants were asked to reflect on three queries: 1) What has changed since we wrote our State of the Meeting reports, and what may need to be changed? 2) How do we recognize what is needed? Describe your sense of how Friends are […]

On the internet: What it means to be a Quaker & covenant community

Friends, in this time away from face-to-face gathering, I’ve discovered some wonderful resources on the internet that have helped me think about what it means to be a Quaker and what it would mean to be a “covenant community.” Let me share some links and very brief (and incomplete) statements about what they include. There […]

Monthly Meeting September 2020

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business September 13, 2020 (The @ signifies that the minute has been read and approved during Meeting. Please note that copies of all annual reports provided during this Meeting are on file with and available from the Clerk or Recording […]

Monthly Meeting August 2020

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business August 9, 2020 Clerk: Gina Varrichio Recording Clerks: Marin Clarkberg, Blair Jennings (The @ signifies that the minute has been read and approved during Meeting. Copies of all written reports are on file with and available from the Clerk […]

In-Person Worship at Third Street

At Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business in March 2021, Ithaca Monthly Meeting agreed to re-open our Third Street Meetinghouse for hybrid Meeting for Worship. Revised guidelines for in-person worship were accepted. If you would like to join us, here’s what you need to do: Agree to wear a mask the whole time you […]

Monthly Meeting July 2020

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business July 12, 2020 Clerk: Gina Varrichio Recording Clerks: Marin Clarkberg, Blair Jennings (The @ signifies that the minute has been read and approved during Meeting. Copies of all written reports are on file with and available from the Clerk […]

Monthly Meeting June 2020

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of FriendsMeeting for Worship with Attention to Business June 7, 2020 (The @ signifies that the minute has been read and approved during Meeting. Please note that copies of all annual reports provided during this Meeting are on file with and available from the Clerk or Recording Clerk.) […]

Amy Grace Mekeel

Earlier I have written about Friends from the past who had prominent roles in the founding and early history of IMM.  Additional Friends participated actively in the early years of IMM, but the last of these that I would highlight is Amy Grace Mekeel (1885-1976).  Amy Grace attended Westtown School and later received her BA […]

Monthly Meeting May 2020

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of FriendsMeeting for Worship with Attention to Business May 3, 2020 Clerk: Gina Varrichio Recording Clerks: Marin Clarkberg, Blair Jennings (The @ signifies that the minute has been read and approved during Meeting. Copies of all written reports are on file with and available from the Clerk or […]

Which listserv do I use?

For many years, Ithaca Monthly Meeting has had a listserv, hosted through Cornell. There also has been an email distribution list, managed by Marilyn Ray, commonly called “Marilyn’s List” used for content relating to peace and social justice.  As a Meeting, we sometimes struggle with wanting to share information with our Meeting community while not […]