9:00 AM unprogrammed meeting for worship: on the facing bench
10:15 AM “Meeting as our spiritual home”- a follow-up to the November Quaker Quest workshop; Sandy Olson and Barbara Mohr facilitating
11:15 AM semi-programmed meeting for worship: Tom and Darlene White, speaker; Kathy Webster, musician; Clifford Goltz on the facing bench

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King

HOLD IN THE LIGHT

Dick Magraw who is now in a new apartment in the same complex.

Arne and Rusk Anderson as they adjust to their new home at Walker Place.

and Congratulations to Kenda Helfrich! Kenda was awarded a full scholarship to do a Master’s course in acupuncture at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington! She and Camille moved back to the Cities in November and she has just started her studies.

MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR

All of you who are interested are invited to attend a Quaker Quest meeting at the meetinghouse on Wed, Jan. 18th at 4 pm. We will be exploring whether the Meeting should plan public Quaker Quest sessions. For more or if you are interested but unavailable at the stated time, contact Sandy Olson at 952-927-4753.

Adult Program next Sunday, Jan 22nd, at 10:15: “Prayer and the Quaker Tradition. Marion VanDellen of Rochester Monthly Meeting will present. Rick will come also. Marian was one of the creators of Northern Yearly Meeting Spiritual Nurture Program and has been a participant in the School of the Spirit.

The memorial service for George Watson will be Saturday, March 10 at 2:00 PM at the meetinghouse. Some people who had frequent contact with George in the past few years (or even further back) have expressed an interest to meet in the near future to share, informally, their remembrances of him and how his life and death have affected them. If you would like to attend such a gathering, please leave a message at the meetinghouse by phone, (612-926-6159,) or email, (office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org,) and state if you can meet during the day on Sat, Feb 4th or after semi-programmed worship on Sun, Feb 19th – or both. Ministry and Counsel will respond to those who call.

The next Peace and Social Concerns meeting will be next 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 Sat, Jan 28th , 7-9:30! Come, kick back and enjoy the evening among Friends! Brought to you by Metro Friends Coordinating Committee.

This year there are five Loaves and Fishes dinners that area Quakers will prepare and serve at Holy Rosary Church in S Mpls (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!

Looking ahead: there will be a NYM senior high retreat at MFM the weekend of Feb 24-26. Save the date!

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. In the telling stories, 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

Friends School of MN is hosting a community-wide sing along with Hollis Watkins tomorrow, Mon, Jan 16th from 2 to 4 pm. at Friends School, 1365 Englewood Ave, St. Paul.

White Privilege Conference: Registration opens later this month, as does the pre-registration process for the FGC gathering registrants. Regular registration fees for individuals are $350; if 45 Quakers pre-register, then it drops way down to $160. For more info, go to fgcquaker.org/cmr/white-privilege-conference-2012.

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.

One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota’s GLBTA chorus, announces its inspirational Brave Souls & Dreamers concert celebrating lives of visionary leaders Saturday, January 21 at 7 PM and January 22 at 3:30 PM at Hopkins High School Auditorium, 2400 Lindberg Drive, Minnetonka. For ticket information visit www.ovmc.org or call 651 298 1954.

MFMers are invited to Tikkun Olam, Sustainability, Eco-Kosher and Caring for Creation: Preparing for Tu’Bshvat, (the Jewish Festival of Trees,) with author and nationally-recognized Jewish sustainability leader Terry Gips, Friday, Jan. 27, 6:15 p.m. Welcome in this special Sabbath with songs, prayers, supper, and a lively presentation on Jewish Sustainability Perspectives. In the spirit of the evening, please bring a vegetarian (preferably organic and plant-based) dish to share.

OFFICE HOURS
Pat Jones will be in the office Wednesday from 2:00-5:00 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.

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