Friends Library being reorganized! Volunteers Cynthia Martin and Maida Follini spent a few hours Wednesday, Dec 13, sorting through pamphlets, magazines and books in our library area, at AST. This is the first step in upgrading our shelves. The aim is to make our really valuable collection more accessible to Friends who wish to study Quaker activities, Quaker history, Quaker faith, and Quaker service.
Anyone wishing to join in this effort will be very welcome! Please contact Maida. ... See MoreSee Less
A delightful Christmas potluck was held Sunday , Dec. 10 at Sharon MacDonald's apartment. We first held Meeting for Worship, with a spectacular view of Halifax Harbour. Following worship, Sharon and helpers set out the food, and there was lively conversation catching up with Friends,especially those we haven't seen recently. It was wonderful seeing Lee Webb, who has recovered well from a fall. she came with her daughter Betsy and grandson DeeDee. Mark Osborn came with his partner Adele. Mark brought an original painting of an early Quakers in traditional Quaker dress, which had donated to the Meeting. Ree and John Houston who have been very busy this year with the demands of work, were able to join us. The Houstons have been developing a South Shore site they have named Rose Bay Homestead, near Lunenberg, which they will rent as a get-away site for visitors. John, a specialist on Northern Communities is continuing his work filming documentaries of the North. Linda Stroud has made a wonderful recovery from her recent operation and came with Jason. Others joining us were Claire Henry, Gillian Thomas, Ed and Katherine Belzer, Donna Smyth, Mieke Eales, Corrie Douma, Roger Davies, Helen Lofgren, Sylvia Mangalam,and Maida Follini. With hostess Sharon 21 Friends attended!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Halifax Friends Meeting will hold its annual Christmas Potluck on Sunday, December 10 in Dartmouth, at Sharon MacDonald's apartment. PLEASE NOTE there will be no Meeting for Worship at Atlantic School of Theology that day. Instead, we will come to Sharon's for our Meeting for Worship, 10:0 to 11:30, followed by our potluck lunch and social time. A notice has been sent giving details. If you need more information, contact Maida at email@example.com or at 902-435-3784. Please bring either a main dish, a side dish (veggie, bread, salad, etc), a juice drink, or a dessert. Please mark ingredients so diners will know which is vegetarian, and which non-gluten, and which include meat/fish/eggs. Instruments, voice, songs and poems welcome! ... See MoreSee Less
Open Sky Farm in Middle Sackville is a non-profit which helps train young people to prepare for jobs. Renting their meeting room and kitchen facilities helps support their training program. The photo shows the wing of the farmhouse where meetings can be held. Ellen Helmuth of Woodstock Worship Group, New Brunswick Friends Meeting, is seen in the foreground. ... See MoreSee Less
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Dick Cotterill and Maida Follini represented Halifax Friends at the Meeting for Common Concerns held in Middle
Sackville New Brunwick on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Friends gathered also from Fredericton, Woodstock, Sackville, PEI, and Annapolis Valley. The setting was the meeting room at Open Sky Farm, a delightful place with open range chickens and tiny burros. ... See MoreSee Less
Betty Peterson's100th Birthday Party was a blast! Betty welcomed family and Friends/friends from all over - one hundred and ten of them! We enjoyed the excellent space of the Northwood Penthouse on Sunday, Nov. 26 with catered eats, two birthday cakes, beautiful views of the harbour, and lots of music. Singers and drummers from the Indigenous community and African Canadian community, Guitarist Plaskett pêre, Raging Grannies from South Shore Quaker Worship Group and Halifax, dozens of family members from all over North America, Voice of Women and guitarist Sandy Greenberg, Donna Smyth recounting highlights of Betty's distinguished life-work for peace and civil rights, and many others with tales of Betty's friendship.
Betty, we love you and honour you, please accept lots of "virtual hugs"!
If any guest took photos of the party, please send to Maida Follini at firstname.lastname@example.org for posting on the Halifax Quaker page. ... See MoreSee Less
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Friend Sylvia Mangalam arranged a beautiful centrepiece for our Meeting for Worship, Sunday, October 29. Cynthia Martin (R) looks on as Sylvia (L) arranges the fruits and nuts of the season. ... See MoreSee Less
Free film: "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" on the women's peace movement in Liberia - Wednesday, Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m. at Mt. St. Vincent University, McCain room 106. ... See MoreSee Less