June 2020
Zoom on First Day

At the May Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business , Friends approved the following steps as an attempt to address "Zoom-fatigue":

  • Shortening our official online worship time to 45 minutes. Meeting for Worship will begin at 10:30a and end at 11:15a. For Friends who desire a more extended worship time, the Zoom worship space will be available starting at 10:15a.
  • Eliminating community announcements at the end of worship. Announcements concerning IMM will be made by the clerk in a single, succinct list after worship. Friends who wish for the clerk to make an IMM announcement should contact the Gina Varrichio by Saturday evening. Friends are invited to share community announcements on the community listserv and/or in this newsletter.
Worship Sharing in Response to Police Violence Against Communities of Color
Monday, June 8 at 7p

The events of the last few weeks on top of the covid-19 epidemic have pushed the country to a place of desperation. The Ministry and Counsel committee of Farmington Scipio Regional Meeting invites Friends to a worship-sharing Zoom call to speak to each other, share our knowledge, our perceptions, our grief and outrage. Click here to join.
Powell House Retreat Center Workshops

Friends, now is your chance to participate in the wonderful Powell House workshops from the comfort of your own home. All workshops are hosting through Zoom conferening technology and are on a donate-as-led basis. Please view the offerings here.
Pandemic Survey
Dear Friends,

The pandemic continues to affect us all in many large and small ways. To help us all find a way forward, New York Yearly Meeting wants to hear from you about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting your life so we are taking a survey; the link is to the left. The survey will take about five minutes to complete and is anonymous. 
If you do not feel comfortable with completing the form or if you don't have the energy to complete the survey, you can reach out to Bronwyn Mohlke or Martha Gurvich  via email  to give answers in a different way. Please share this with your meetings and other NYYM Friends. It is important to hear from as many of you as we can.

In Friendship,

The Covid-19 Impact Survey Task Group: 
Jeffrey Aaron, Marissa Badgely, Matthew Bell, Callie Janoff,
Bronwyn Mohlke, Helen Garay Toppins
Get NYYM Updates; Join NYYM weekly Zoom

The New York Yearly Meeting office sends out a "NYYM weekly update - News and upcoming events for Friends" each week with information on many events and resources available to Friends. If you would like to receive them, click here .

Join Friends for a Monday night Zoom meeting at  7 p.m every week. By computer or smart phone:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/481557227 By phone: dial 1-646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID 481 557 227.
Friends General Conference Virtual Gathering, June 28 - July 4, 2020
The FGC Gathering will be virtual this year. The   Gathering schedule  is available now, and so is the  list of workshops Adult Young Friends  (ages 18-35) will have a retreat before the gathering. Flexible and nurturing  child and teen programs  are being planned. To receive announcements from FGC directly, join the  FGC Gathering email list .
From the Archives:
Amy Grace Mekeel
Amy Grace was a birthright member of the Hector Monthly Meeting; her ancestors founded that Meeting and she grew up in it. But she later became active in the Ithaca Meeting, became its first treasurer, 1926-1934, and served as clerk from 1947-1950.

Confused about listservs?
If you are confused about the options for bulk emailing your Quaker Friends, you are are not alone. Read more...
Website has COVID-19 Resources
For information about participating in IMM events and other Quaker events, we have assembled some COVID-19 resources on our website.
May Calendar of Ithaca Monthly Meeting
Monday and Wednesday Check-In

Fifteen minutes of worship followed by whatever Friends want.
Thursday Evening Religious Education
Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business
Sunday, June 7th at 12:30p
You can view the agenda and supporting materials at groups.io.
Women's Fellowship is Zooming
Friday, June 19, 6:30p

Bring your knitting, wear your best sweatpants, and join us for an informal hangout. Hope to see you there!
Quaker Guys Lunch on Zoom!
Thursday, July 2, 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.
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: ntg2@cornell.edu.
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