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Read more about Remembering Mark

Recently, at the memorial service for Mark Gilley, Memphis Friends were able to share with Mark’s friends from other parts of his life the news that over the years a few of Mark’s poems had appeared in the MFM newsletter. We also brought smiles to the faces of old friends when we recalled how Mark…

Read more about Memphis Friends Retreat – April 27-28

Memphis Friends Meeting will focus on community building during the upcoming weekend retreat April 27-28. The retreat will be hybrid and will be facilitated by Dr. Folami Prescott-Adams, a Friend traveling from Atlanta to be with us. Childcare will be available. Donations of $25 are encouraged, but all Friends are welcome with or without donations….

Read more about Thanksgiving Baskets

Greetings, Friends We collected 21 Thanksgiving  baskets for the New Tyler AME Food Pantry this year.  This surpassed our goal of 20 baskets.  Thanks to all who participated.   The baskets were delivered to the Food Pantry yesterday  morning.  Aiding me in the delivery were Schleppers Extraordinaire Kali and Shahin. Each basket included a Thanksgiving card signed by many of our…

Voyage of the Merry Ark by Grider and Grider Jr.

Read more about Voyage of the Merry Ark

A local friend known to many Memphis Friends, George Grider Jr., has a new book out, Voyage of the Merry Ark. The memoir tells the remarkable story of five crewmen caught in an ocean storm that nearly took their lives. The story of the at-sea rescue of the dog Sam, the ship’s mascot, was published nationwide, sparking…

Read more about October MFM News – A Sampling

At the August business meeting, the Justice Working Group shared information about the American Friends Service Committee’s ThinkTwice campaign (https://afsc.org/thinktwice). AFSC’s four ThinkTwice webinars, available as recordings on the web site, explore the impact of calling the police within our diverse communities and offer practical suggestions and de-escalation skills. The campaign also invites people to…

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