9:00 AM unprogrammed meeting for worship: Anne Lawton on the facing bench
10:15 AM Hear summer reading recommendations and tell what you are reading or recommend! Today is the last Sunday of the school-year schedule and the last adult program until autumn.
11:15 AM semi-programmed meeting for worship: Carolyn VandenDolder, speaker; Kathy Webster, musician
THANK YOU to the teachers, students and families that created a year of fellowship and learning in first day school! Teachers this year: Susie Kanemitsu – nursery; Betsy Souther, Rae Cornelius, Mike Finley, Mac Ferguson, Kassie Madden, Nancy Peterson, Emily Knight, Suzanne Feguson, and Susie Kanemitsu – early childhood; Hannah Powers, Jane Furnas, Allen Gibas, Susie Kanemitsu and Ilsa Tone – middlers; John Kraft – older youth.
Let the sun shine in! The Property Committee will be hosting the annual spring cleaning and window-washing day today at the rise of semi-programmed worship. All are encouraged to do at least one window before heading home!
See the new MFM website, launched this past Friday. Thank you, thank you to David Woolley for his dedication, thoughtfulness, discernment, consultations, creativity and time spent to create it!
HOLD IN THE LIGHT
CONGRATULATIONS to those graduating this year: Simon Guanzon from the School of Environmental Studies; Julia Gibas-Jones, BA from Pitzer; Rachel Flores, BA from California Lutheran; Kate Kincaid, BA from U of HI, Sophia Naylor, BA from Swarthmore; Mia Hanson, BA from Ithaca; Laurel O’Rourke, JD from Hamline; Jeff Mohr, PA from Augsburg; Carl Haefemeyer, MEd from U of MN; and Alberta Hokenson, from Wellspring.
and CONGRATULATIONS to Hannah Peterson-McCoy and Malik Diob who were married last weekend in Jamaica.
MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR
Starting next Sunday, May 27th, unprogrammed worship will be at 9:30; semi-programmed worship at 11:00. There will be no adult program or first day school until next September.
Northern Yearly Meeting, an organization of Friends (Quaker) meetings and worship groups mainly in MN and WI with some groups in ND, SD and IA, will be next weekend. Some programs and registration forms are on the long table in the hall or Friends can register online at northernyearlymeeting.org . Late registrations accepted.
Going to NYM? A sign-up sheet is available to assist carpooling to NYM. Look on the table by the elevator.
Lunch Bunch will meet this Wed, May 23rd, at The Commons, 10030 Newton Avenue South, 11:30. Call Louise White, 952-948-2672, by Tuesday to make a reservation.
A number of members who don’t drive would like to come to worship. If you can offer a ride from time to time, or regularly, please talk to Pat Jones or call or email the meeting office: 612-926-6159; office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org
MFM will offer special meetings for worship for healing around the marriage amendment the fourth Thurs of each month until Nov 2012 when the amendment comes to the ballot. Unprogrammed worship at 7:00 p.m. followed by worship -sharing, discussion and social time with refreshments. The next worship will be this Thurs, May 24th. Barbara Mohr, Connie Jacobs and Stephen Snyder will host. All are welcome.
Property Committee seeks someone knowledgeable about sound systems to stabilize the current system and explore the cost of a lapel microphone system. Contact Jim Haefemeyer with interest or leads, 612-724-0877; haef5135(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)comcast.net
Zephyra and Roland Shepherd Scholarship applications are due June 10th. This scholarship for post-secondary education was started by the Shepherds in 1977. Selection criteria and applications are on the long table in the east hall. Applications should be mailed back to the meetinghouse or put in the Shepherd Scholarship file in the blue box.
Phena Shimaka has a dream of cattle and chickens, and a Friends retreat center on a farm near Pine City. You can help by being part of a community weekend, June 2-3. You can work or you can just enjoy the farm and barbeque; you can camp or stay a few hours. Contact Nancy Peterson, nancypeterson23(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com .
Offering boxes are located on small tables near the meetingroom doors. To meet our budget obligations, we need to average $2,204.00 in donations per week. In the month of April, we received $4,654.00. Thank you to Friends who generously support the Meeting through your presence and ministry at worship and at business meeting, on committees, in care for others and the community, bringing pot-luck food, teaching as well as financially.
OUR WIDER COMMUNITY
Friends School of MN (FSM) is looking for a Spanish teacher, a .5-.6 position. FSM (K-8) strives to meet children’s intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs in an environment that nurtures their social consciousness, supported by peaceful forms of conflict resolution. The academic program is guided by the principles of progressive education – seeing the children as active participants, collaborators, and problem-solvers within a community. A job description is posted.
There is a weekly electronic newsletter for Quakers with events and updates about defeating the proposed anti-LGBTQ constitutional amendment. To receive it, contact Liz Oppenheimer at lizopp(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com.
“Quakers for Marriage Equality” t-shirts are now available, $12. Call John Stuart to order, 612 920-1735.
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer will speak about the Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project and his new book, Authentic Hope at Twin Cities Friends Metting on June 7th, 7 PM, in the fellowship room. For further information contact Bob Nechal, FNVW Managing Director at 651-917-0383 or fnvwbob(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com.
“Family-Directed After-Death Care and Green Burials,” a free public information forum, will be Tues, June 12, 6-7:45 pm at Washburn Public Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S., Mpls. See mnthresholdnetwork.wordpress.com for more.
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. morning 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.