Social Witness & Community Events

Greenwich Friends contribute annually to St. Theresa’s Soup Kitchen and Code Blue in Bridgeton. Through fundraisers that include a bake sail at the Greenwich Artisan’s Crafts Fair each September and an annual lasagna dinner, Greenwich Friends Meeting raises money to benefit community projects.

We open Lower Meeting House for the ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN GREENWICH HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR and for Easter Sunrise Interdenominational Service.

Greenwich Friends Jeanne Doremus and Lisa S. Garrison participate on a steering committee with Rev. Melvin Dixon of the Bethel Othello A.M.E. church in Greenwich and Mayor Kelly, Mayor’s Office, City of Bridgeton to plan and implement Freedom Tours, exploring Underground Railroad sites in and around Greenwich. The Freedom Tours are currently a project of Gateway Community Action Partnership, City of Bridgeton, Cumberland County Improvement Authority, Historic Bethel Othello AME Church and Greenwich Friends Meeting. Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission / Department of State, and the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission.  For further information see our flyer.

Greenwich Friends participate in committees of Salem Quarter (Steering Committee) and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Willits Book Trust Committee and Quaker Grantmakers) and are actively involved in the Committee to Steward Lower Alloway Creek Meeting House. Greenwich Friends are also on the board of Friends Village at Woodstown, a Continuing Care Retirement Community.