|Dover (NH) Friends join with their neighbors to witness for racial justice. photo: David Holt|
As we approach the New Year, my thoughts turn to you as living threads in the web of Love that is my wider New England Quaker faith community.
In the poem above, civil rights activist and theologian Howard Thurman reminds me that this holiday season isn’t an end unto itself; it’s a time for remembering what matters most as we prepare to live more fully in the Light in the year to come.
As Friends, we’re invited to a universal ministry – each gift we bring to the table helps support and strengthen the web of Quaker communities as we embrace the world with Love.
To me, this ministry of Love is what Thurman describes as “the work of Christmas” – and I believe this work is needed every day.
In 2016, Friends throughout our region will seek through the Spirit’s help to:
The programs, resources, staffing and connections we offer together through New England Yearly Meeting of Friends will make possible this deeply needed work.
In Love and Light,
P.S. – For all the ways you share your gifts in the world, including any prior financial contributions this year, we offer our deep thanks.
P.P.S. – Don’t forget to regularly visit the NEYM online calendar and follow New England Quakers on social media for news, events and resources for living as Friends! Share your calendar submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.