Quaker Luminaries Presentation: Elizabeth Fry


Join us after Simple Meal on January 21, 2018, as we discuss Elizabeth Fry (1780 – 1845) who was an English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist. She has sometimes been referred to as the “angel of prisons”. Fry was a major driving force behind new legislation to make the treatment of prisoners more humane. Fry kept extensive and revealing diaries. (Wikipedia)

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Service is important to the functioning of society. How do you serve?Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth. It is the very purpose of life, not something you do in your spare time. - Shirley Chisholm

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9/24/2017 at Noon Patapsco Celebrates International Peace Day

The United Nations established Peace Day in 1981. This year’s theme is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”. The theme is based on the Together global campaign that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life. For more info, see UN Peace Day

For our celebration at Patapsco, we’ll explore through queries how our family experiences impact the way we look at the current refugee/immigration situation.

We invite you to share a story from your family history and an object that relates to the story. Our celebration falls on Potluck Sunday so we also encourage you to bring a dish from your family traditions

Sponsored by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee

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Recipe – Pat Rockinberg’s Chili

Pat Rockinberg’s Chili Recipe
(from Beatrice Kondo, uses with permission from Pat Rockinberg)


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • Frank’s Original Red Hot Sauce (just a small amount of it is needed, or to taste)
  • Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Chipotle Barbeque Sauce (we used between a third to half of an 18 oz. bottle)
  • Bush’s Grillin’ Beans – Smokehouse Traditional (22 oz. can)
  • Bush’s Grillin’ Beans – Bourbon and Brown Sugar (22 oz. can)
  • Del Monte Diced Tomatoes – Zesty Chili Style (2 cans, 28 oz each?  14 oz each?)
    • –or- Fire Roasted Organic Tomatoes
  • McCormick Original Chili (2 paper packets)
  • Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Brown the ground turkey complete first, then cook the beans and tomatoes until gently bubbling, stirring.  Add sauces and spices, mix in thoroughly, then lower heat to very low, stirring to make sure it doesn’t burn.

I usually brown the turkey in a frying pan, then add all the ingredients in a crock pot, heat it to bubbling, then lower it to the keep warm setting overnight.

For the tomatoes, I’m not sure which size can, so I sometimes use three 14 oz cans, other times I have used two 28 oz cans… I guess it depends on how tomato-y you’re feeling.  Same for the Sweet Baby Ray’s, sometimes I use a whole half a bottle, other times less.

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