August 2020
Friends, there are two corrections below:
  • Meeting for Worship duration: it's 1-hour
  • The Hiroshima and Nagasaki remembrance: additional information
In-Person Meeting for Worship

Friends, hybrid Meeting for Worship marks the return to a 1-hour period of worship.

(The August newsletter incorrectly stated that worship will continue to be 45 minutes.)

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembrance
Sunday, August 9, 6pm
There has been a tradition of Friends and others taking the time to remember the dropping of the first atomic bombs in 1945 on Hiroshima (August 6) and on Nagasaki (August 9) with a silent vigil around the Peace Pole in front of the Friends Center for Racial Justice, 227 North Willard Way. This is a vigil of mindfulness and remembrance of the thousands of persons who were killed 75 years ago at the instant of the blasts, those who later died from their injuries, and those who suffered from their injuries. 

We are proceeding with plans to meet around the Peace Pole and to socially distance so that those in attendance can feel safe while being apart and wearing a mask. We will have 12 chairs available. If you plan on attending this Vigil, please call or e-mail Elizabeth Schneider to reserve one of those chairs. 
We are also hoping that Zoom technology will allow others to be in attendance . We are still checking out how workable this would be since it is an outdoor gathering. As we test that out, notice of whether it is workable will be posted on the listserv.
To reserve a seat at the Vigil contact Elizabeth Schneider ( , or 607-351-0057). Watch the listserv to see if attending via Zoom will be another way of attending.

August Calendar of Ithaca Monthly Meeting
Sunday, August 2, 9:30am

Join Friends to watch a brief QuakerSpeak video and discuss what you watched.
Quaker Guys Lunch on Zoom!
Thursday, August 6, noon

Bring your own lunch and join for a casual discussion of Friendly men and those who don't mind talking to them. (If you need the password, it is menslunch. ”)
Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business
Sunday, August 9 at 12:30p

Please send agenda items to the Clerk by Monday, August 3rd. (Contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.)
Memorial for Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings
Sunday, August 9, 6pm

To reserve a seat at the vigil, contact Elizabeth Schneider ( , or 607-351-0057).
Sunday, August 16, 9:30am

Join Friends to watch a brief QuakerSpeak video and discuss what you watched.
Women's Fellowship is Zooming
Friday, August 21, 6:30p

Bring your knitting, wear your best sweatpants, and join us for an informal hangout. Hope to see you there!
Women s Chair Yoga now by Zoom
Monday & Thursdays, 11a to noon
People are joining in now from several states, so being new to this activity isn’t a problem. Lots of focus on lung health these days. Email Nancy Gabriel by the evening before in order to receive the link:
120 Third Street • Ithaca NY 14850
Gina Varrichio, Clerk

Pat Sewell, Treasurer
Marin Clarkberg, Newsletter editor
Newsletter contributions due on
last Monday of the month at 5pm