Posted on 05 November 2012.
The new meeting room at the Davidson Friends Meetinghouse on South Street (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
Over the past two decades, the Davidson Friends Meeting migrated from meeting place to meeting place, growing to 40 to 45 people weekly. On Sunday, the group opened a new chapter, dedicating a permanent meeting house on South Street that members hope will be “a base to grow Quakerism.”
The new meetinghouse is at 625 South St., next to Davidson Elementary School and Calvary Presbyterian Church. The group bought the 1,100-square-foot house in 2007 and over the past nine months built a 2,353-square-foot addition that includes an octagonal meeting room and other open spaces. Read the full story
Posted in Church news, Concord, Cornelius, Downtown & old Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville, Nonprofit news, Planning & Development
Posted on 02 November 2012.
I spent the last few weeks pissed off. Sorry if that word offends you. Sorry if my anger offends you. But if there is one thing I’ve decided to do during this process, it’s to accept, without judgment, whatever emotions suddenly attack.
And sometimes I genuinely feel attacked by my own emotions, by my grief. It blows in quickly, swirling like a powerful tornado, leaving a path of destruction where there once was some small spindly structure of peace. In the past, I felt gentle winds of anger that were quickly stilled by compassion and forgiveness. It took over six months to get there, but I finally got really mad. Anger is one of the accepted stages of grief. There are five: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. They are “not stops on some linear timeline in grief,” says Grief.com. They are simply a framework, according to the co-authors of “On Grief and Grieving,” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Jaletta Albright Desmond, Mooresville
Posted on 31 October 2012.
Posted in Calendar, Davidson College, Mooresville