9:00 AM unprogrammed meeting for worship: Erik Radio on the facing bench
10:15 AM Nelson Nkhoma from Malawi is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Comparative International Development Education at the U. He has had an extensive background teaching in his country and sees teaching as a vocation akin to ministry. He is friend to Barbara Ziegenhagen and family.
11:15 AM semi-programmed meeting for worship: Michael Bischoff, speaker; Dave Bostrom, musician; Chester McCoy on the facing bench

TODAY

All are welcome to the potluck lunch TODAY at 12:30. Please come to this time of informal visiting and fellowship.

MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR

For those new to Minneapolis Friends Meeting: If you are new-ish here but would like to be better known and available, we would love to have your contact information. Contact sheets are on the table by the elevator. Leave completed sheets on the clipboard and we will collect them. MFM does not make member/attender information available to outside groups.

Lectio Divina at the Snyders’ home, T05 Kenwood Isles, Hennepin and 28th Street at noon on Thursday, Feb. 8. Simple lunch at 12:45. Questions? Phone Mary – 605-270-3627.

Coming up: Worship in Bloomington, Tuesday, Feb 14th, 7:00;
Peace and Social Concerns Committee meeting Sunday, Feb 19th, 10:15.
Both welcome your participation!

Marion VanDellen’s Adult Program presentation on Prayer in the Quaker Tradition has been rescheduled for 10:15 on Sunday, Feb. 26th.

“Sounding the Divine” workshop April 28th, at Twin Cities Friends Meeting (1725 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN). Vonn New, a released friend of New York Yearly Meeting, will present a day-long workshop to explore non-verbal forms of creative expression and sensory experiences which can be doorways into deeper union with the Spirit and may be the most effective way to defy violence and build peace. This workshop will be limited to 40 participants, so pre-registration is required. To register, contact Sharon Woods at 715-220-3212. Donations for workshop participation will be used to cover the costs of bringing Vonn here. Following the workshop, there will be a potluck supper at 5:30 and family folkdance at 6:30. Come for the whole day or come for the evening! Sponsored by The Metro Friends Coordinating Committee and Northern Yearly Meeting’s Advancement and Outreach. See attached for more.

A memorial service for George Watson will be Sat, March 10th at 2:00 PM at the meetinghouse.

Lolly Lijewski has learned that The Seeing Eye has a new dog for her. She leaves to train with her new dog on Feb 27 and needs to find a good home for Brook in a very short period of time. Call her, (612) 309-3202 with interest or leads.

There will be a NYM senior high retreat at MFM the weekend of Feb 24-26, exploring our ties of friendship and love, especially relating to spirituality. Email NYMHighSchool(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com with questions or to be added to the email list.

Northern Yearly Meeting seeks workshop proposals for its annual session, May 25-28! Deadline Feb 20. Contact Maryann 612-722-1545 for questions, parameters, guidelines.

Coming up: Friends General Conference Gathering, All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir in Kingston, RI, July 1-7. Sign up for an advance program and monthly email updates: FGCgathering.org . Reg begins April 4. The Gathering is a dynamic, Spirit-filled week for all ages. Northern Yearly Meeting has scholarship funds available. A note of support from MFM is required; funds distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mayim Rabim invites you to “Learning to Forgive,” a service, dinner and talk about the connection between forgiveness and healing – Friday, Feb 10th 6:15-8:30, here. A flyer is posted. Suggested donation, $10.00.

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. Please give as you are able. Thank you, Friends, for your participation in and support of the Meeting in so many ways.

OUR WIDER COMMUNITY

Have you ever thought about traveling to Central America? Are you interested in learning about other forms of Quakerism? The El Salvador Committee of Northern Yearly Meeting is sponsoring a trip to visit El Salvador Yearly Meeting in August, 2012. This trip is open to Friends ages 15 and up. Teens, Adult Young Friends, adults and physically fit elders welcome. Interested or more info: Ruby Steigerwald at 612-721-7040 by 01-31-2012.

“Quakers for Marriage Equality” t-shirts are now available, $12. Call John Stuart to order, 612 920-1725.

Friends for a Non-Violent World is seeking a new Alternatives to Violence Project Coordinator. A job description is posted. Resumes with a cover letter accepted until Mon, Feb 6, 5:00 pm. Please submit either electronically or by postal mail: info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)fnvw.org">info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)fnvw.org, attaching or pasting in your resume and cover letter OR AVP Hiring, Friends for a Non-Violent World, 1050 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104. Questions: 651-917-0383.

The Interfaith Youth Leadership Coalition is hosting an Interfaith Youth Day of Service – Mon, Feb 20, 9am-4:30pm, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul. The event, planned and led by youth in the IYLC, brings 300-400 youth and adults representing a broad cross-section of the Twin Cities community together for a day of service, learning, and dialogue across religious, cultural, and other differences. The event is designed especially with 7th -12th graders in mind, but all ages are welcome (children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian). Registration is available at spacc.org/interfaith and is due by Feb 13.

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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