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On Sunday, May 5, we joyfully welcomed two new babies to our community, Sebastian and Isaiah. Doug Lippincott led us in singing our traditional welcoming song, “Circle of the Sun” as we celebrated our growing group of children. Each child present was then called by name, welcomed and cheered by all, and received a potted flower. A big welcome to Sebastian, Isaiah, Eowyn, Alex, Juniper, Teal, Amelia, Lucas, Beau, Sadie, Linus and Helen!
We usually have a shared meal of soup plus sides that people bring on the first Sunday of each month ("First First Day" in old Quaker terms). This month, Doug Lippincott and Melissa Foster presented an eclectic array of music. Both Doug and Melissa sang, while Melissa also played flute, button accordian, and shaker, and Doug played at least 2 types of ukelele. "Would you like to wish on a star" was a big hit with Amelia, whose favorite Messier object is M60. About 30 people enjoyed the show after having soup and sides.
On Easter Sunday, the children all helped fill plastic Easter eggs and then all helped to hide them around the field. We reserved the area around the swingset and sandbox for the littles, while the bigs could hunt anywhere they had not hidden eggs themselves. Everyone, including adults, had a great time! Thanks to Kristen and Amie for saving the day by providing candy! Click to see more photos!
On First Day, March 17, the First Day School children heard the story of Esther and her courage in asking the king of Persia to save the Jews from the villain Haman. As is traditional, the children used noisemakers called "grokkers" and boo'd whenever Haman's name was mentioned in the story. They made "hamantaschen" (Haman's pockets), cookies that look like pockets with gold and jewels inside, and learned about old-style "pockets" that were just folds of cloth tied to one's belt. Then they learned about William Penn, who similarly showed courage asking the king of England to save the Qua
As part of the meeting's Christmas Celebration, the First Day School performed John McCutcheon's "Christmas in the Trenches" (https://genius.com/Mccutcheon-john-christmas-in-the-trenches-lyrics).
About 16 members and attenders shared worship and a potluck Thanksgiving dinner at the meetinghouse on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Besides a bountiful array of side dishes, and a turkey roasted by Betty, there were hors d'oeuvres, desserts, a jigsaw puzzle, beautiful table settings, and lots of socializing. The cold, wet weather outside made the fire in the meeting room especially welcome. This is an annual event for many of us, where some years there are numerous friends and relatives as well as members and attenders. Sharing the cooking and the cleanup means no one is saddled with too