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November 15, 2018


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‘Gratitude’ Theme of Nov. 18 Program

“Gratitude” will be the theme of our gathering on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 3 to 5 pm. What are you grateful for? Have you ever gone through a very difficult situation and afterwards found yourself stronger, wiser, and actually grateful for the experience? What insights have you gained? Come, listen, and share life stories in a unique and diverse circle of women you might never meet otherwise. Bring canned food and non-perishable food items to donate to the Interfaith Food Pantry. Our meeting place is Jowonio School, 3049 E. Genesee St., Syracuse (parking and entrance in the rear).

Book Club to Discuss ‘Salt Houses’

The Dec. 3 meeting of the book club will discuss Salt Houses, by Hala Alyan, a rich, genre-spanning novel about one mother’s quest to save her child, unite her family, and believe in the unbelievable. The saga of a Palestinian family on a complex refugee journey, Salt Houses challenges and humanizes an age-old conflict we might think we understand, but it asks us to confront that most devastating of all truths: you can’t go home again. For information about meeting location, contact Jennifer Roberts Crittenden, 315-633-2817. January’s book club meeting will discuss Fruit of the Drunken Tree, by Ingrid Rojas Contreras.

Eastern Farm Workers Speak at Oct. Program

On Oct. 21, volunteers from the Eastern Farm Workers Association joined us in a dialogue circle. They shared information, answered questions, and distributed handouts. At our September meeting, we explored ways we view or have viewed people as “the other” and what steps we might take so that we don’t see them as “the other.”

Teaching New Americans to Sew

The second session of sewing class for the year is underway, with students from Bhutan, Burma, and Syria. We have sufficient fabric and notions at this time, and enough machines for the January giveaway at the end of the session. There is still a need for portable sewing machines for the giveaway at the conclusion of sessions in March and in May. You are always welcome to stop by to visit our class on Thursdays starting at 12:15 pm when the city schools are in session. Call Jennifer Roberts Crittenden at 315-633-2817.

Around Town

  • Fri., Nov. 16, 5:30 pm – Victorian Christmas decorating party, Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, 210 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville; email matildajgagefoundation@gmail.com or call (315) 637-9511
  • Thurs., Nov. 22, 10-11 am (Thanksgiving Day) – Thanksgiving Circle of Peace, a community gathering in which Native and non-Native people express thanks, Willow Bay on Onondaga Lake, Liverpool
  • Mon., Feb. 4, 2019 – World Interfaith Harmony Assembly, Southern Missionary Baptist Church, 3143 Midland Ave., Syracuse


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