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The following are a series of Meeting announcements that are chronological in descending order.  You may search for a specific announcement, by date or category, in the Search box in the right border area on any page; search categories are found in the right column of the Welcome page.  All posts will consist of information of general interest to all members and attenders of Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting, such as upcoming events in the Meeting or community.  Many of the posts will be entitled “ROM”, for Rise of Meeting announcements; matters of a personal, private nature will be limited.

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Upcoming Events and Ongoing Needs

Below is a collection of recent announcements from Friends that represent our continuing commitment to social justice and welfare.

Anne Welsh tells us:

“Dear Friends,
Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry needs supplies for their Food Pantry!
Here’s the list they sent us– please bring to our Meeting foyer or to SVCM..
thanks so much:

  •      Canned green beans, corn, pork and beans, red kidney beans, and pinto beans;  we also need sugar, all-purpose flour, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and shampoo.
  •       You may drop off items at 101 N. Ridgeway Avenue, Black Mountain, NC.”

Susan Murty shares:

“You are invited to attend a presentation about sanctuary Wednesday June 21 at 3:30 PM in the Assembly Room at Highland Farms.  Bill Ramsey will talk about the sanctuary movement and the work being done to organize sanctuary in western North Carolina. He has been working with congregations throughout the region who are interested in supporting sanctuary for undocumented immigrants who are at risk of detention and deportation.  Our Friends Meeting has expressed support for the effort.”

…and Erica Burns tells us:

White Horse Black Mountain is hosting a benefit for the Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency (CRRA) this Sunday, June 25 at 3 pm.  David LaMotte and Black Mountain Presbyterian Church are partnering in this event.

For more interesting information on this event see this link:”

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Meeting on the Work of Our Committees

Karen C announces:

Dear Friends,

The first Sunday in July, July 2 instead of holding our regularly scheduled Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business the Meeting clerk (Karen Cormier) and the clerk of Ministry and Counsel (Emma Churchman) will be facilitating a discussion with a concern for the health and wellness of our committees.  All SVFM members and attenders are invited to attend.  Clerks and/or conveners of each committee are especially encouraged to attend as they will be asked what they think their particular committee needs in order to function best.  If the clerk or convener of a committee is unavailable July 2 please send a representative.

Prior to July 2 please e-mail (, call (828-515-0530) or otherwise let Karen know who your committee representative will be.

Please also note that there will be NO First Day School on June 18, due to activities associated with Yearly Meeting.

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