New Year’s Day
Meeting for Worship at 11am
January 8th
Meeting for Business 9:45am
Meeting for Worship at 11am
Friendly ‘First’ Shared Meal 
hosted by Peace & Justice Committee
Sunday morning programs are hybrid  - offered on Zoom.  See website for link
Deepening Our Faith: Meeting for Worship
The first four queries are for the meeting to consider.

Are our meetings for worship held in stilled, expectant waiting upon God?

As we worship in the living silence, are we drawn together by the power of God in our midst? Do we experience a deep reverence for the integrity of creation?

How does our worship nurture all worshipers, creating a deeper sense of community?

How does our meeting encourage vocal ministry that spiritually nurtures the worshiping community?

The last four queries are for individual reflection.
Do I faithfully attend meeting with heart and mind prepared for worship, clear of any predetermination to speak or not to speak, expecting that worship will be a source of strength and guidance?
Does worship deepen my relationship with God, increase my faithfulness and refresh and renew my daily life, both inwardly and in my relationships with other persons and with all of creation?
Does worship enhance my capacity for attentive, non-judgmental listening to others?
How does participation in meeting for worship contribute to my life-long spiritual journey?
Wanted: Sunday Morning Volunteers
Good news! There are several ways in which you can serve our Newtown Meeting community on a Sunday morning!  Sign up on SignupGenius! If you want to sign up but SignupGenius confuses you - tutorials will be offered this month in the lobby after meeting. Note: There are two links (Theres a separate link for childcare volunteers).

Be a greeter! - Warmly welcome all who come through the door!
Provide hospitality - bring in light refreshments, start the coffee, etc!
Operate the meeting laptop - Contribute to our hybrid ministry! 
Serve as zoom host - Connect with those worshiping at home!
Sign up on... SIGNUPGENIUS!
Provide childcare - Get to the children of the meeting while their parents are in worship! (This position is limited to those who have undergone the PA mandatory background checks.)
Sign up on... SIGNUP GENIUS!
Coming Up At Newtown Meeting
January 8th
Meeting for Business at 9:45am
Annual reports will be heard from our Recorder, Andy Rowan and 
Katie Hulihan on Camp Onas (Friends Camp Association) 

January 15th
Adult First Day Program at 9:45am
PA Representative Joe Hohenstein speaks on
“How my Quaker faith shows up in the PA State Legislature.”

January 29th
Adult First Day Program at 9:45am
Authors of These Walls Between UsWendy Sanford and Mary Norton
Their book is in the library to check out. Try to read before this program
On behalf of BCICRR, Pat McBee sends a note of appreciation. 
"Thanks to everyone who contributed to BCICRR to purchase Christmas gifts for families served by Nationalities Service Center (NSC).

We were able to provide gifts for every member of the 11 families and the six independent adults.  Most families also got gift cards for the parents to make additional purchases.  Not only that, but due to timing in recording some sign ups that came verbally, there were double purchases for a few plus a bag full of toys one family had to donate.  NSC was happy to receive the bag of extras, because they had come up short on a few items that were assigned to other groups. Thus we met our hoped-for total AND helped NSC fill in other blanks.  

How blessed are we to be able to give all these smiles!"

A Peace Center Program Update

We are so fortunate to have close ties with the Peace Center of Langhorne. As a reminder, the Peace Center’s mission is to educate, empower and support individuals and organizations in efforts to prevent violence, promote the peaceful resolution of conflict and foster inclusive, equitable and safe communities, locally, nationally, and worldwide.  Their programs are designed to help reduce violence and conflict in our schools, homes and communities through a multicultural, community-based approach. Here’s a brief overview of a few upcoming programs:

Writing Contest

The Peace Center and CeaseFirePA are co-sponsoring a writing contest for Bucks County youth, ages 13–18. Essays of 800 words or less on the topic “How Gun Violence Affects My Life,” are due January 6, 2023. First prize is $200 and publication in the Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer. Second prize is $100 and third prize is $50. Submit your essay here.

MLK Peace and Social Justice Summit

January 15th, 4-7pm at William Tennent High School. The 11th Annual Bucks and Montgomery Counties MLK Peace and Social Justice Summit is open to 9th to 12th grade students. Theme: Finding Common Ground. There will be inspirational speakers and student led stories of their own experiences. Registration is required; click here to register.

Bridges to Peace Programs

Click here to view PBS feature story about Bridges to Peace.
Click here to register for the 01/25 program.
here to register for the 02/07 program.
here to register for the 03/07 program.

Democracy Circles

January 18th, 6:30-8pm. Presented virtually on Zoom. "It Starts with Me". Led by Tanya Longino and Gayle Evans. Register here to receive link. 
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