Roanoke Meeting took on the tending of an Eritrean family nearly three years ago. Our Peace and Social Concerns Committee and others in the meeting have lent them support in many ways. The family is healthy and their language has come on well. We had a picnic in August where we shared food, conversation, frisbie and a good wade in the Roanoke River. Also in August our Meeting joyfully oversaw the marriage of two attenders who are based in Richmond, Va.
Advancement and Outreach is planning a Third Annual Welcome-Welcome Back meeting in October followed by potluck to keep contact with previous attenders.
The Space Committee continues to seek a meeting space more hospitable for our Children’s Program. There are now three infants affiliated with our Meeting.