Announcements last updated November 12th, 2018:
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- The November newsletter is now available.
- Join us for a day of peace and inward renewal! Inward Bound Quiet Day
December 20, 2018; 10am to 3pm (pot-luck lunch at 12 noon)
Common Room and grounds of Third Haven Friends Meeting, 405 South Washington Street, Easton, Maryland 21601
Join TH Friends in a silent retreat that offers a day of listening for the Light within, contemplation, reading, walking the grounds, writing, and self-chosen art activities. We enjoy a shared, silent potluck lunch, and end our session with a short sharing session. Come for all or part of the retreat. Information and/or RSVP: Candace Shattuck or Katherine Johnson.
- The List of Books recommended by Grace Sharples Cooke:
- Truth of the Heart, by Rex Ambler. It brings George Fox to life, as a vivid thinker and deeply religious genius.
- Say the Wrong Thing, by Dr. Amanda Kemp. A heartfelt, accessible-to-anyone, and richly drawn portrait of race and its impact.
- Living the Quaker Way, by Ben Pink Dandelion, Director of the Centre for Postgraduate Quaker Studies at University of Birmingham. A distillation of "the Quaker us".
- Making Peace, Poetry by Denise Levertov (I confess this is somewhat depressing, but also very beautiful)
- The 2018 edition of Faith and Practice is here! Every member and attender of Third Haven Monthly Meeting should have a copy of this new summary of Quaker beliefs and our yearly meeting's organization and procedures. The first 100 copies have been paid for by a gift to the meeting. Worship and Ministry has a budget for the purchase of additional copies. Donations are welcome but not necessary.
News of Friends, or friends of Friends:
- Jane Milliken, a long time member of the meeting recently passed away after a prolonged illness. Although Jane has been unable to participate much in our meeting activities, she dearly loved Third Haven and will be remembered by many of us as a kind, compassionate public health nurse. Her close friends, Jane and Steve Escher, kept up with her and her daughter Pat. The family hopes to have a memorial service on September 29 at 2PM at Third Haven.
- Ken Carroll has gifted Third Haven Meeting with a copy of his recently-completed memoir, Me, Myself and I: Memories from the Life of Kenneth Lane Carroll. The book is a collection of 25 stories, beginning with his childhood in Talbot County, to academic life at both Duke and Southern Methodist Universities, and of course his travels. The stories are candid and informal, a personal look at his experiences, told in his own voice. You are invited to check out the book from Third Haven's library.
Events at Third Haven:
Be sure to check out the Calendar for more events not listed here!
- Thursday, November 22nd: Thanksgiving meals prep and delivery
Third Haven is part of a group of faith communities who are preparing and delivering thanksgiving meals in our community. Third Haven's share of the food is as follows: 4 - 20 lb. turkeys, cooked and sliced, 2 large lasagna-style pans of each of the following: green beans, sweet potatoes and stuffing, and 2 - 9" pies. A big change this year is that the food is being assembled in the Common Room at Third Haven. The food needs to be cooked but does not have to be hot so it could be prepared ahead of time and then delivered to Third Haven between 8:30 and 9 am on Thanksgiving Day. We also need people to assemble the food into containers and deliver them. If you are able to help or have questions please contact Cynthia Quast.
- Saturday, December 1st, 9am to 12pm: Fall Cleanup Day
Friends are invited to come to the Meeting House Saturday, December 1st for our Fall cleanup day. Come as you are and bring rake, pruners, step-ladder, squeegee, or any similar cleaning and maintenance items. Please help us to maintain our property and buildings. We will start at 9 am, coffee and light sustenance will be provided.
- Sunday, December 2nd, 11:30am: Spiritual Journeys, John Schreiner
On December 2nd, John Schreiner will discuss his own personal spiritual journey at 11:30 AM in the Common Room. The presentation will last about 20 minutes including some time for questions.
This program is offered by Worship & Ministry, monthly.
- Thursday, December 20th, 10am to 3pm: Inward Bound Quiet Day
(pot-luck lunch at 12 noon)
Common Room and grounds of Third Haven Friends Meeting, 405 South Washington Street, Easton, Maryland 21601
Join us for a day of peace and inward renewal! Join TH Friends in a silent retreat that offers a day of listening for the Light within, contemplation, reading, walking the grounds, writing, and self-chosen art activities. We enjoy a shared, silent potluck lunch, and end our session with a short sharing session. Come for all or part of the retreat. Information and/or RSVP: Candace Shattuck or Katherine Johnson.
Announcements from Third Haven's Committees:
- From our Treasurer:
- A quarter of the way into the fiscal year, we are having a bit of a slow start, similar to 2017. Contributions are at about 5%, but total income is at 10% due to an increase in facility use fees. Expenses are at 20% at this point. We have about $44K in the bank. The Friends Fiduciary balance is approximately $66K, up 9% since last year. In comparison to 2017, member contributions are similar; we normally expect contributions to pick up at the end of the calendar year. Detailed spreadsheets may be viewed on our website, www.thirdhaven.org.
- Here is a recap of the Treasurer's financials for the Year-end of our 2017/2018 fiscal year,
July 2017 – June, 2018
Member Contributions = $50,136 = 93% of annual budget
Total Income = $73,288 = 118% of annual budget
Total Ordinary Expenses = $59,446 = 96% of annual budget
Net Ordinary Income = $13,842
Common Room Expenses = $5,324 (in excess of special donations & Trustee contribution)
Net Income = $8,518
- The following are now available: Balance Sheet, 9/30/18; Income & Expenses Budget vs. Actual Year-to-Date, 9/30/18; Income & Expenses Budget, Prior Year Comparison, 9/30/18.
- First Day School:
- Fall 2018 Schedule
- Little SPICES—Young Naturalists Program this Fall
This fall, Third Haven Monthly Meeting is partnering with River's Edge Forest Play in a unique partnership bringing mindfulness and nature play to the youngest of naturalists, ages 0 to 3 years old. This parent/caregiver and child program offers a mindful exploration of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship as we immerse children in the joys of nature on Friday mornings. Young children will explore nature with friends in a full body, hands-on, messy play way! Parents are guided in how to play with their little ones in the forest and create similar play experiences at home. The program runs weekly for 8 weeks (beginning 9/7, 9:30-11:30) and is $160 for the entire session (covers child and caregiver). Details and registration are available at https://www.riversedgeforestplay.com. Flyer to distribute and for more information is available here.
Announcements about Local Non-profits or Faith Organizations:
- Sixteen area restaurants will sponsor the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's 2019 Dining Out Card. Together, these restaurants and other local businesses all help feed the hungry in Talbot County. Participating area restaurants offer discounts to patrons who buy the card. All proceeds from card sales go directly to help Talbot County neighbors in need. This year's card, valid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019, is still only $25, and can be used all year. As an added bonus, anyone who buys a 2019 card before Christmas will receive a free 2018 card, enabling him or her to begin enjoying dining discounts immediately. The 2019 Dining Out Card partner restaurants are: 208 Talbot, Ava's, Banning’s Tavern, Blackthorn Irish Pub, Doc's Downtown Grille, El Dorado Bar & Grill, Harrison's Restaurant, Hot Off the Coals, Hunter's Tavern, Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill, Limoncello Italian Restaurant, Peacock Restaurant & Lounge, Pope's Tavern, Robert Morris Inn, Scossa, and Ticklers Crab Shack & Restaurant at Wylder Hotel (formerly Harrison's Chesapeake House) on Tilghman Island. Dining Out Cards are just the ticket to support a great cause while enjoying great meals at great prices. To purchase one or more, contact Pete Howell.
- Volunteers: Volunteers are needed for the Talbot County Detention Library work. Please touch base with Ralph Young if you are at all interested. It takes one to two hours per month to participate in this gratifying work.
- Opportunity: If you are interested in helping to start a worship service at Eastern Shore Correctional Institute, please call Molly Brian. No set schedule is yet formed on this, but we are trying to see if there is genuine interest in a project there.
- DREAMERS: Friends concerned about the well being of the DREAMERS in our local community and throughout the US may join with the PEACE Vigil on Thursday evenings in front of the courthouse grounds on Washington St in Easton from 5-5:30 pm. We have placards for the DREAMERS or you may bring your own. Contact Jeanne Halpin.
- If you would like to make a public statement of your commitment to our Peace Testimony, the opportunity to do so exists each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Peace Vigils are held each Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. The Tuesday vigil is held in Centerville in front of the Queen Anne's County Court House and the Thursday vigil is held in Easton in front of the Talbot County Court House. You are welcome to come at any time during the vigil and stay as long as you wish.
Announcements from Quaker Organizations:
- From Friends Committee on National Legislation:
- Norval Thompson passed this message along from FCNL: "I'm forwarding the article about the Quaker Welcome Center that appeared in yesterday's (12/1) Washington Post. We are very happy to get this coverage and we're imagining the many possibilities of what our presence as a Quaker organization can open for civil dialogue here on the Hill. Thanks to each of you for your help and inspiration!"
- Please remember to greet visitors to meeting—answer what questions they have about Friends, our buildings, our programs and activities. We are all emissaries of Third Haven.
- Contributions to the meeting can be made by way of the contributions box in the Brick Meetinghouse entranceway. Checks can also be sent to THMM, P.O. Box 2379, Easton, MD 21601; or by clicking on the button below:
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- Faith and Practice can be read and portions extracted from the PYM website at this link.
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