HighlightsSunday January 8th Schedule
Upcoming First Day Programs
The passing of Robert Otto
Eco-Justice Collaborative Thread Gathering
FCNL Advocacy Teams
Our Sunday morning programs are hybrid - offered on Zoom.See website for link January 8th Meeting for Business9:45am
Annual Reports given by Andy Rowan (Recorder) and
Katie Hulihan for Camp Onas.Click here for agenda. Meeting for Worship at 11amFriendly ‘First’ Shared Meal at 12pm
hosted by Peace & Justice Committee
Bring a salad, side, main dish, or dessert.
Everyone is welcome - there’s plenty for all -
Come even if you can’t bring a dish!
Upcoming First Day ProgramsJanuary 15th
Emma Condori Mamani
Quakers in Bolivia. Click here for Norval’s article. January 22nd
Sam Houser, George School Head of School.January 29th
Wendy Sanford and Mary Norton, Authors of These Walls Between Us
Presented on Zoom.
CLERKS: SAVE THE DATE
February 12th at 12:30pm is the next clerks meeting.
Newtown Meeting Member, Robert Otto, of Kodiak, Alaska, passed away on December 25, 2022. Please hold his wife, Gail, and the Otto family in the Light.
Eco-Justice Thread Gathering
"Within Our Reach: New Ways to Save Money, Our Communities, and the Planet"
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the biggest climate law in U.S. history is now in place and designed to benefit all of us, especially environmental justice communities! The Eco-Justice Collaborative and PYM are sponsoring a Thread Gathering to explore the unprecedented opportunities to mitigate climate disruption. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Infrastructure Law provide tax credits, rebates, grants, and other incentives to help us decarbonize our lives. These laws support clean transportation and energy in our homes, meetings, and under-resourced communities.
This program will provide an overview and specifics about:
The Inflation Reduction Act: the focus will be on clean energy, energy efficiency, and transportation.
The Infrastructure and Jobs Act: focusing on EV infrastructure and workforce development.
Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)
And you will choose one from the following breakout sessions:
Electrify your Home: Heat Pumps, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Induction Stoves
Decarbonize your Meetinghouse and School
EVs and Charging Stations
Solar for your home, Meeting, School, Nonprofit
Community Choice Aggregation
Be prepared - the day will start with a challenge! You will be asked to identify at least one step you will take to decarbonize their life! And if you haven’t already.....Subscribe to the Eco-Justice newsletter via PYM's Peace & Social Justice News. Sign up here.
Did you know.....Betsy Crofts heads up FCNL’s Bucks County Advocacy Team? Those in the group are both Quakers (from several meetings) and nonQuakers. They meet the 4th Thursday of the month at 4pm on Zoom. Each year, FCNL has a broad focus and this year we take up the critical work of urging lawmakers to prioritize peace building in the FY2024 appropriations bill. Quakers are called to “seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14) and we understand that peace can be achieved only by peaceful means. We refuse to accept that these cycles of violence are inevitable. FCNL is working to persuade the U.S. government to move from conflict response to conflict prevention. Our next meeting is January 26th at 4pm. Email Betsy to receive link to participate (firstname.lastname@example.org)