This week at Newtown Meeting
This Sunday in Adult First Day  - Sam Houser
Next week in Adult First Day - The authors of These Lives Between Us.
Follow up from last week’s First Day program (Quakers in Bolivia)
Items needed for the Children’s Service Project
Clean Energy Contest for kids - Grades 5-12
Quakerism 101 hosted by NFS
Friends School Financial Aid Deadline approaches
Friendly 8’s - Time to sign up!
FCNL  - Focus for 2023 is on investing in peace!
Mindful Mondays
Sunday Morning Volunteers
This week in Adult First Day Class features Sam Houser, Head of School at George School. He will speak to us about George School: the Present and Future. Click here for Norval’s article.
Next week - January 29th at 9:45am. The Adult First Day class welcomes longtime friends, Wendy Sanford and Mary Norton who will talk about their book, These Walls Between Us.
We were delighted to have Emma Condori Mamani speak at the Adult First Day Program last week. She left us with an autographed copy of her book Quakers in Bolivia for our library! As requested, here is the address to forward donations. Make checks payable to: Emma Condori Mamani.* 

Friends International Bilingual Center
FIBC c/o Sita Diehl,
5720 Elder Place
Madison, WI 53705

* There is no known 501c3 option at this time.
All children are invited to attend First Day School on Sundays at 9:45am! 
Children’s Service Project

On February 5th, the kids are taking part in the first of their monthly service projects. This month they are creating Weekend Bags for TASK (Trenton Area Soup Kitchen). Please consider donating any of the following items into the large wicker basket in the lobby.  Look for the sign! (Brands are just a suggestion - you decide!).
Please donate early so we can plan what we need. 

Interesting opportunity for children in grades 5-12.


To help students engage with the clean energy transition, Philadelphia Solar Energy Association has launched a student contest to Imagine a Clean Energy Future. In order to build a sustainable future, we have to see it.   The contest has three categories:
  1. Visual Arts: all visual media accepted: drawings, paintings, collages, etc. 
  2. Language Arts: 500 words or less essay, poem or other written format  
3. Video: 90 seconds or less showing an invention, concept, learning
center or other idea that will help us build a clean energy future.

The contest is open to all students in the region in grades 5 - 12.  Students may submit entries in one, two or all three categories.  Prizes will be awarded in the spring during Earth Week.  We are now working on an exhibition venue in Philadelphia as well. Visit the Philadelphia Solar Energy Association website to learn more.

The deadline to enter is February 28, 2023

Newtown Friends School hosts 
Quakerism 101 

Tuesday January 24th, 6-7:30pm

Newtown Meeting is invited to join Newtown Friends School families to learn more about how Quakerism is embodied in our school community at a special presentation by Drew Smith, Executive Director of the Friends Council on Education. There will be a complimentary dinner at 6pm, followed by Drew's presentation at 6:30pm, in the school Auditorium. Childcare will be provided. RSVP to Valerie Steiner ( by Monday 1/23.
It’s Friends School Tuition Aid Application Time!
Newtown Meeting members with children who will attend a K-12 Friends School in 2023-24 can find an application for and information about supplemental tuition assistance (from Newtown Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and the Friends School Tuition Assistance page) in the Committees section of the meeting website. The application takes about five minutes to complete.
Completed applications should be emailed to Laura Kinnel, ( Clerk of the Committee by February 10, 2023
Invitation to join Friendly 8s
You are invited to sign up for a Friendly 8s potluck dinner group that is meant to be a time when we can get to know each other better and share stories about Newtown Friends Meeting!
Complete the Friendly 8s SignUp Form  by January 31st and they’ll get back to you with the names of others who are in your group of eight. Contact Brad Sheeks at 267-205-0444 or via email with any questions.
This year, the focus of FCNL will be to urge Congress to invest in peace. 
Announcing two FCNL online events: Local & National
You’re invited to the next meeting of
Bucks County FCNLs Advocacy Team
Thursday, January 26th at 4pm.
Email Betsy Crofts ( to receive Zoom link. 

FCNL - National Meeting
Tuesday, January 24th at 8pm
“Welcome the 118th Congress with Action”
FCNL Advocacy experts will discuss strategies to advance key bills and explore how to take advantage of the February congressional recess, when lawmakers return home to their districts and states
. Click here to register to attend on Zoom.
The Friends Counseling Service of PYM is sponsoring an online, 4-session series on mindfulness meditation. Join on Mondays from January 23 to February 13, at 2:30-3:30 pm, for a brief talk, a guided meditation, and a time for questions and comments. Come for one class or the entire series. These are free events; at registration you will be asked if you would like to make an optional, as-led contribution. Click here to register.
Volunteers are needed every Sunday morning. 
You can sign up for a specific role by using a Signup Genius link found on the homepage of the meeting or click here. Pat McBee has offered to provide training on laptop. Stay tuned for details. 
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