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LOFM's Quaker Parenting Potlucks start this Saturday - Febuary 20, 2010 at the Little House at 6:00. These gatherings are for families, empty nesters and anyone who would like to talk about the relationship between Quakerism and parenting. We are aiming for a monthly get-together for community, support and spiritual growth. You do not have to commit to coming every month - come when you can. Bring a dish to share.
Our vision is to eat together, then have the kids mostly play in one room while the adults talk in the other. Elizabeth (and maybe Alexander) Tyska will be on hand to help supervise the younger children. My hope is that those that are able will contribute abit toward paying her for this evenings help.
If you have questions, contact Joan Stewart.

Posted on 2/18/2010 by Susan Long

South Central Yearly Meeting will take place April 1-4 at Greene Family Camp. For more information and to register go to the SCYM website: http://www.scym.org

Posted on 2/11/2010 by Susan Long

Dick Steele is off to Thailand to visit a refugee camp in Mae Sot for people fleeing Burma. He will be back the end of February.

Posted on 2/11/2010 by Susan Long

On February 20, we will be switching over to a new version of the LOFM website. The new website will allow the clerks to add content, such as committee minutes, to the website without going through the webmaster. Also, we will be implementing individual userid/passwords for more security.
On February 20, when we make the swtch, everyone will get an email letting them know what their userid will be, with instructions for setting a password. You will need to do this in order to access the private content, such as the newsletters and directory.
If your e-mail address in the directory is not correct, please let us know (listkeeper@friendshouston.org) before February 20 so that we can correct it.
If you need more help or support through this transition, please don't hesitate to ask! Jeff Fox, Zoe McCoy, Patrick Brooks, and Susan Long are available to help.
For a more detailed description of the changes - see the attached document.

Posted on 2/11/2010 by Susan Long

This fall the Children's First Day classes began by reading Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, about the difference one man has made in providing community-based education in Pakistan. Greg Mortenson will be speaking in Houston on Febuary 8th at Jones Hall about his life's journey from mountain climber to humanitarian. He is being sponsored by the organization Texans for Pennies for Peace -- and the link for information on this event is:http://www.texans4p4p.com.

Posted on 2/3/2010 by Webmaster

Attached is some information if you are interested in participating:

Posted on 2/3/2010 by Webmaster

The American Friends Service Committee’s assessment team in Haiti reports that while the situation is calm, needs are great. Many in Haiti are now homeless, living in temporary camps or sleeping in the streets. In Haiti, AFSC has granted $50,000 to provide 10,000 meals for 100 days and another $50,000 to transport medical supplies and provide emergency shelter materials for medical teams. The Service Committee is thankful for the generous contributions from thousands of Friends and others and is in the process of determining a longer-term plan that supports a Haitian-led recovery. For more information, please visit the web site, www.afsc.org/haiti.

Posted on 1/29/2010 by Lidney Molnari

At the last business meeting, we approved the roof repair proposal, which amounts to about $175,000. It is critical to move forward, because the longer we wait the more damage is caused by the weather. The property committee has done a terrific job of handling this. The Houston Endowment has given us $100,000 toward the repairs. We have decided to borrow the remaining $75,000 from the our maintenance fund, but to pay it back within 5 years in order to keep the fund whole and growing. Please increase your giving to help the Meeting cover this expense. Thank you for your contribution!

Posted on 1/24/2010 by Webmaster

The Junior High First Day School class is hosting a bake sale on Sunday Feb 14th to raise money to build a games area for kids during the Peace Festival.  Donations of lumber and adult assistance during the building phase would also be appreciated.  Please contact Nell Warnes at nellwarnes@yahoo.com if you would like to help or have questions.

Posted on 1/24/2010 by Webmaster

All are invited to Brigid's Feast Day to be held at Live Oak Friends Meetinghouse, Sunday 6 p.m. January 31. The registration fee of $25 is waived for LOFM members and attenders. Please either register or notify Mary McKerall if you plan to attend.
To register and for more info: http://www.brigidsplace.org/events/Feast-Day-of-St-Brigid.asp

Posted on 1/20/2010 by Webmaster