Atlantic City Area Friends Meeting

"You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another."
Welcome!

Atlantic City Area Friends meet for worship at 11am every Sunday (same time all year).


Our meetinghouse is in Galloway Township, New Jer
sey, near Absecon (click here for directions). At 11am, we settle into a living, expectant silence. Many of us have come to Friends as adults and we welcome first-time seekers to come visit and share what we've found!

Children are very welcome and our building is wheelchair-accessible.


NEWS:

Letter to Members and Attenders

1828 Meetinghouse Restoration

Upcoming and Recent Events

EVERY SUNDAY: Adult RE discussion at 10 AM, Meeting for Worship at 11 AM. (same time all year). Please offer suggestions for discussion topics to the clerk. Query for the month will be discussed on the day we hold meeting for business.


2018   During summer, we worship in our historic 1828 meetinghouse! What a calm and delightful setting!


WORLD QUAKER DAY invitation - October 7, 2018

Hello, Friends!
What is up?  I ask because there are some people on this list whom we have not seen in a while! And we really want to know how things are going!

We invite you to join us to celebrate WORLD QUAKER DAY on Sunday, October 7.  This is an international event! Quakers EVERYWHERE will gather to share, learn and celebrate. Our plans are simple:

10:30 . Quaker Conversation. What did George Fox mean in 1656 when he said to his friends and then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone.  What does that mean today?
11:15 . Meeting for Worship
Noon . POTLUCK LUNCH!  Bring something to share.
So let us get together and catch up! We can celebrate milestones, share joys and sorrows, and think about our community.

PLEASE, if it is the case that only joined us once or have not come to Meeting in several years, DO NOT let that stop you from coming! You are important to us and we would LOVE to see you. As always, family and friends are welcome.
Alice Gitchell, Clerk


September 28  30 at Camp Ockanickon in Medford NJ: TriQuarter Gathering of Friends. Theme We are Family. Wonderful activities! Workshops, art show, Young Adult Friends session, dancing, canoeing, other outdoor fun. For additional support, contact Cindy Cox Crispin email CindyCoxCrispin@gmail.com  put Tri-Q in subject line.

August 16 (Thursday).  Pizza and spiritual discussion (tentative). 5:30 to 7 pm at Meetinghouse.

August 12 - Meeting for Business, 10 am. All welcome!  There is no Adult RE on this date.

There will be no Meeting for Business in July.

July 25 through 29  Annual Sessions PYM 2018. College of New Jersey, Ewing Twp. Topic How Our Lives Speak. www.pym.org/annual-sessions  Make plans NOW!

July 18 (Wednesday) Peace Pilgrim Birthday Celebration  5 to 8 pm at Peace Pilgrim Park in Egg Harbor City on the 500 block of London Avenue. BYO food, a chair or blanket, and musical instrument(s).





2017



Historic Meetinghouse Celebration
OPEN HOUSE with tour, brief presentation and refreshments.
Date:            Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time:            1:30 pm
Location:    437 South Pitney Road, Galloway, NJ 08205
Atlantic City Area Meeting is proud to announce the RESTORATION of its historic 1828 Meetinghouse. Join Friends for a tour and brief presentation, followed by refreshments.
Built in Woodstown, New Jersey, this beautiful old Meetinghouse was home to several Quaker groups but fell into disuse in the 1960s. It was purchased by Historic Smithville in 1969 and moved to Galloway Township. From there it was moved to its current Pitney Road location in 1987. The complete renovation accomplished over the past few years ensures that this antique building will be available to future generations.
For details, contact Alice Gitchell at 609 965 2196.

   


Atlantic City Area Monthly Meeting
437-A S. Pitney Rd., Galloway NJ 08205
Phone: (609) 965-2196. Email: thecromarties@comcast.net.


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