9:00 AM unprogrammed meeting for worship
9:45 AM worship with attention to business: Jeannette Raymond, clerk; Terry Hokenson, recording clerk
11:15 AM semi-programmed meeting for worship: Chester McCoy on the facing bench
HOLD IN THE LIGHT
Arne and Rusk Anderson as they adjust to their new home at Walker Place.
MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR
The memorial service for George Watson will be Saturday, March 10 at 2:00 PM at the meetinghouse.
David Woolley and Terry Kayser recorded an interviewed of George Watson last June. The 45-minute interview has been edited down to about 13 minutes in which George talks about how he and Elizabeth discovered Quakerism in Chicago in 1938 and includes some of his thoughts about Quakerism. You may see it at: minneapolisfriends.org/video
There will be story-telling at the meetinghouse this Wednesday, January 11th, 7:00. All stories are welcome. Stories of hardship and how people made it through challenging times are particularly invited.
Adult program next Sunday at 10:15: Quaker Quest – a floow-up from our November experience.
The next Peace and Social Concerns meeting will be Sunday, Jan 22 at 10:15. All interested are welcome!
All of you interested in creating a circle 8 (a fellowship group of around eight people), plan to meet and decide a course of action over a bag lunch Sunday, Jan 22 at the rise of semi-programmed worship.
A Café Caberet is coming to MFM – with poetry, jazz, desserts and beverages. Join with Metro Friends Saturday, January 28th from 7-9:30! Come, kick back and enjoy the evening among Friends!
White Envelope Gift is a special Christmas-time offering. These funds are collected then given, as a one-time gift, to chosen organization(s). The two organizations chosen as recipients this year are: Bright Waters Montessori, brightwatermontessori.org and The Organizing Apprenticeship Project, oaproject.org . Please make out white envelope gift checks today, payable to Minneapolis Friends Meeting with “white envelope gift” noted on the memo line.
Quake That Rocked the Midwest for senior high schoolers will be in Chicago over the MLK weekend – a service project, a workshop by Vanessa Juyle of FGC and some great out-trips. Quake That Rocked the Midwest Registration: surveymonkey.com/s/GRTSSVT
Looking ahead: there will be a NYM senior high retreat in the Twin Cities the weekend of Feb 24-26. Save the date!
This year there are FIVE Loaves and Fishes dinners that area Quakers will prepare and serve at Holy Rosary Church in S Minneapolis (all on fifth Mondays). The first one is January 30th and the sign-up list will be available at the meetinghouse. Help is needed for food prep, serving and cleanup. Consider making a commitment for the entire year (five meals) to ensure this ministry’s success!
Lolly Lijewski and her guidedog, Brooke, are starting a period of transition. Brooke will be retiring from service after this year. Lolly has started a blog, GuideBrook, comprised of stories, a time-tested method of bringing people together to share a full range of emotions. Stories help embed memories and carry history from one life passage to the next, and from one generation to the next. In the telling of the story, we are bound together through the shared experience. You can sign up to be notified when new entries are posted and leave comments after entries if you wish: guidebrook.wordpress.com
Quaker Books from Friends General Conference are for sale on the library table. Please follow instructions for purchase. Questions to Nancy Peterson.
Offering boxes are located on small tables near the meetingroom doors. Thank you, Friends, for your participation in and support of the Meeting in so many ways.
OUR WIDER COMMUNITY
The 13th White Privilege Conference, Intersectionality: Vision, Commitment, and Sustainable Partnerships will be March 28-31, 2012 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM. WPC presents a transformational experience based on three tenets: understanding, connecting and respecting. It has become a venue for fostering difficult and critical dialogues around white privilege, diversity, multicultural education and leadership, social and economic justice, and intersecting systems of privilege and oppression. WPC provides an opportunity for participants from all dimensions of life to discuss how white privilege, white supremacy, and oppression affect daily life while gaining strategies for addressing issues of privilege and oppression and advancing social and economic justice. whiteprivilegeconference.com
FGC is again coordinating a Quaker group at the conference – see fgcquaker.org/cmr/white-privilege-conference-2012 for info.
The American Friends Service Committee (afsc.org), a national Quaker organization, is exploring starting a new program in MN focused on healing justice. They would like to get input from Friends in every meeting in MN. Please complete an online survey to give your input: bit.ly/healingjustice. Once there, find: AFSC’s approach to healing justice; examples of healing justice programs around the country; an invitation to a community meeting to envision furthering healing justice in MN. Other questions / comments, contact Michael Bischoff, 612-234-1122.
The next meeting of Friends for a Non-Violent World’s Syria Solidarity Network is Mon, Jan 9, 7:00-9:00pm at the FNVW office, 1050 Selby Ave, St. Paul.
Friends General Conference’s Couple Enrichment will be offered the weekend of Feb 10-12 at the Bishop O’Connor Center in Madison, WI. There is a pink flyer on the long bulletin board with more. A $100 deposit is required by Jan 14.
Heart to Heart, a couples’ enrichment weekend for all faiths, will be offered Feb 10-12 at Koinonia Retreat Center in South Haven, MN. The weekend is designed to enrich intimacy in your relationship by emphasizing personal reflection and couple dialogue. There is a purple flyer posted on the long bulletin board. For more, ask David Woolley.
SAVE THE DATE, March 20, 8:30-3:30, for the next Joint Religious Legislative Coalition Day on the Hill.
Pat Jones will be in the office Wednesday from 3:00-5:30 and other times Wed, Thurs, Fri. and Sat.
Carolyn Sherer VandenDolder, the Administrative Assistant, will be in Wed. afternoon and Fri. Bulletin deadline, noon Thur. Bulletin items can be phoned in to the office, emailed or written and put in the bulletin file of the blue box.