News & Announcements
Our old windows were drafty, requiring the installation of plastic liners every winter and storm windows to be installed upstairs. Our new windows were delivered Thursday, Oct 25, and by Friday afternoon, all the windows on the back side of the newer addition were installed!
November 10-11, we will have our fall BBQ/Campout, with the BBQ starting around 5pm. All are welcome to attend; hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs and some sides provided. Additional sides are welcome but not required! Evening activities will include flashlight tag, marshmallow roasting, and singing around the campfire. Those who want to stay overnight can set up a tent in the field or spread out a pad and sleeping bag on the floor of the First Day School room. We will have breakfast on Sunday morning for those who stay overnight.
An injury to an undocumented worker can spell disaster. The worker may not be able to pay for medical care or get worker's compensation, yet have little legal recourse. The worker's family may have no income while the worker is unable to work. Framingham Friends Meeting has set up a fund to contribute to expenses for injured workers through the Metrowest Worker Center in Framingham (http://www.mwc-casa.org/), If you would like to contribute to the fund, you can mail a check to Framingham Friends Meeting Treasurer, 841 Edmands Rd, Framingham, MA 0170
The American Friends Service Committee is doing spirit-led, courageous work to promote Sanctuary everywhere. Open the link to read more.
The Framingham Friends Meeting First Day School (children's program) is growing, with 11 children now on our list (although not all attend each week). Upcoming events:
We held our annual Christmas Celebration on Sunday December 17 after Meeting for Worship. We heard about the American Friends Service Committee, and why we decorate our Christmas tree with donations to AFSC. The First Day School put wrapped boxes representing "simple gifts" under the Christmas tree - things like helping a neighbor shovel snow - and other adults in the meeting added their own simple gifts. We heard "The Giveaway, a Christmas Story". Our talented musicians sang and played: the Friendly Singers, "Christmas in the Trenches" (about informal truces between opposing forces on