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Monthly Meeting October 2021

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of FriendsMeeting for Worship with Attention to Business 2021.10.1 Opening Worship Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends met on-line, using Zoom remote conferencing service, for Monthly Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business on October 10, 2021. At 12:40pm, sixteen Friends settled into worship. Gina […]

Monthly Meeting September 2021

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of FriendsMeeting for Worship with Attention to BusinessSeptember 12, 2021 (The @ signifies that the minute has been read and approved during Meeting. Please note that copies of all reports provided during this Meeting are on file with and available from the Clerk or Recording Clerk.) 2021.9.1 Opening […]

Monthly Meeting August 2021

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of FriendsMeeting for Worship with Attention to Business August 8, 2021 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 […]

Supporting Federal Recognition for the Traditional Gayogoho:no Community

At IMM’s Peace and Social Justice Committee meeting on Sunday, August 15, we discussed a recent article from the Finger Lakes Times about Gayogoho:no (Cayuga*) people again living on their traditional lands around Cayuga Lake, and their interactions with the Seneca County Board of Supervisors (link below). We are deeply concerned about violence instigated by […]

Monthly Meeting July 2021

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of FriendsMeeting for Worship with Attention to Business July 11, 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.) […]

Project Abundance

The Project Abundance garden is growing beautifully! When Steve and I recently stopped by to check on it, he took these photos.  In Friendship, Amala

Monthly Meeting April 2021

Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business April 11, 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 […]

Project Abundance Germinates

If you’ve attended Meeting for Worship in person at our Third Street Meetinghouse, or just been past there recently you probably noticed several raised garden beds installed on the tree lawn and along the fence. What you’re seeing is the beginning of Project Abundance. Thanks in part to a mini-grant from Sustainable Tompkins, Ithaca Monthly […]

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 […]