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FGC Newsletters: July and August 2020

 

Each month, FGC distributes digital newsletters to share updates and information about FGC and QuakerBooks. Below is the introductory text and links to our newsletters we shared in July and August 2020.

 

 

 

Book Musings: Authors Online!

Send Date: July 7th, 2020

Dear Friend,

QuakerBooks had its first virtual author events this past week as part of the FGC Gathering. They were wonderful!  Though online, they proved to be engaging and thought-provoking, with many participants asking if they could be enjoyed again later. That's the plan!

I'll keep you posted as to viewable recordings and upcoming live online author events in the not-to-distant future.  Look for the updates in Book Musings and on the QuakerBooks website.

In the Light,

Audrey Greenhall, Manager of QuakerBooks

[email protected]

(215) 561-1700 ext. 3044

In This Issue:

  • Author Spotlight - Dr. Amanda Kemp
  • Our Other Online Bookstore?
  • New and Noteworthy - See No Stranger, When the Spirit Calls

Read this issue of Book Musings.


Book Musings: Time Travel

Send Date: August 4th, 2020

Dear Friend,

There is one place where I time travel: the beach. As I walk the wet sand, the  ocean air goes deep into my lungs and permeates my being. I could be four years old holding my mother's hand as we scan for shells, or a new mom carrying my daughter. I see my father (who hated sand despite having worked at Jones Beach) vigilantly watching the youngsters as they play in the waves. A moment later my sister challenges me to a race to the boardwalk for Cracker Jack.

I haven't been able to make my usual time travel trips to the shore this year. I'm losing myself in books instead, and while I don't inhale the pages I do enjoy the journeys. I hope you can do the same.

In the Light,

Audrey Greenhall, Manager of QuakerBooks

[email protected]

(215) 561-1700 ext. 3044

In This Issue:

  • New and Noteworthy - Wellsprings of Life; Pies from Nowhere
  • Friends Journal Reviews - August
  • The Latest Quaker Quicks Book - Quakers Do What! Why?
  • Buy over $100 in books or pamphlets and get a 10% discount

Read this issue of Book Musings.


Vital Friends: The Interfaith Issue

Send Date: August 7th, 2020

Dear Friend,

How do we foster interfaith communities that reflect our shared aspirations and can help change the world? In this issue, we're lifting up ways you and Friends all across North America can respond to this question, plus we're sharing upcoming virtual events, an appreciation of Ruth Reber as she retires, a reflection on the Virtual FGC Gathering, an update about our anti-racism work from the Institutional Assessment Implementation Committee, a conversation with Friend Ellie Greenler, and news from the Quaker community (including one meeting's project to translate Faith and Practice into Swahili).

In Friendship,

Marta Rusek

Communications Manager for FGC

In this issue:

  • Strategies to Foster Interfaith Community
  • Thank you Ruth Reber!
  • Virtual FGC Gathering 2020: A Reflection by Lori Sinitzky
  • FGC's Anti-Racism Ministry: August 2020 Update
  • News from the Quaker Community
  • FGC in Conversation with Ellie Greenler
  • Virtual Opportunities by FGC, Affiliated Yearly Meetings, and Quaker Partner Organizations

Read the August 2020 Vital Friends eNewsletter.


Book Musings: Autumn Activity Approaches

Send date: August 18th, 2020

Dear Friend,

Very soon, many of us will resume meetings for buisiness, adult education, and First Day School. The last of those three may pose the greatest challenge in this time of social distancing and virtual gatherings. We renew our suggestion of using Faith & Play Stories™ with special instructions for teaching via the internet. The Faith & Play Stories™ creators also offer great support for those new to their materials.

Another excellent option, truly appealing to any age, is Finding the Light in You, now significantly discounted through the generosity of its author, Marjorie McKelvey Isaacs, who is a member of the FGC Publications and Distribution Committee.

For adult education, consider a book discussion on Valarie Kaur's See No Stranger, currently discounted to half price.

In the Light,

Audrey Greenhall, Manager of QuakerBooks

[email protected]

(215) 561-1700 ext. 3044

In This Issue:

  • First Day School Special Discount - Finding the Light in You
  • Adult Education -  See No Stranger; When the Spirit Calls
  • One-and-Done Sale is Back!
  • 10% discount on orders over $100

Read this issue of Book Musings.