9:30 AM unprogrammed meeting for worship: Anne Lawton on the facing bench
11:00 AM semi-programmed meeting for worship: Caitlyn Wright, speaker; Nancy Lichtenstein, musician; Mary Leikvold on the facing bench


Today marks the beginning of our summer schedule: unprogrammed worship at 9:30; semi-programmed worship at 11:00. There is no adult program or first day school until next September. Child care is available all morning.

Child care today is in the lower level with Susie Kanemitsu.

Prospect Hill Friends Meeting will meet today, May 27th, for a program at 4pm – worship sharing, facilitated by Karl Knutsen on the topic of “What are you reading?” – followed by meeting for worship at 5pm. PHFM is currently sojourning at TCFM. All are welcome to join us for a program of richness and followed by worship.


and CONGRATULATIONS to more graduates: Devin Helfrich, MS in Environmental Policy from MIT and Adam Flores, MEd from Harvard.


Next week, all are welcome to the monthly Sunday potluck lunch. To regulars, please bring plenty of food so there will be ample to accommodate those at the end of the line. Also, please label your pot-luck item/s with ingredients or your name so those with allergies, vegetarians, etc, can participate.

The Property Committee, on behalf of the Meeting, extends a hearty thank you to all those who stayed and cleaned windows and did various odd jobs around the meetinghouse! Many hands made a big job manageable. Thanks to all who helped!

See the new MFM website, launched only recently. Thank you to David Woolley, the website designer, for his dedication, thoughtfulness, discernment, consultations, creativity and time spent to create it!

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.

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

Thank you to Nancy Peterson who is retiring from Meeting custodial work, Nancy Helfrich who is continuing and Thomas VandenDolder who will be working with Nancy Helfrich to clean the meetinghouse this summer.

Carole Mitchell (formerly Adelsman) has sold her house in Arizona and is moving to a new house she is building in Ottertail City, MN.

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.


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.

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer will speak about the Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project and his new book, Authentic Hope at Twin Cities Friends Meeting 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.

The Spiritual Nurture Program for Northern Yearly Mtg is intended to aid those who feel a longing to live a life more centered in the Spirit and who want to experience deeper spiritual community. Two retreats: Sept 7-9, 2012 and April 26-28, 2013; Fri evening (no meal provided) to noon Sun (breakfast and brunch provided) at the Christine Cntr in Willard, WI (north of Black River Falls). Participants join with small spiritual nurture groups and meet at least from Sept through June. This is an enriching, deepening process. For more: Elizabeth Evans, elizabevans(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com . Register by Aug 1.

The recent forum on US / Iranian relations with Rep. Keith Ellison, William O. Beeman, Ph.D., Prof and Chair, Dept. of Anthropology, U of MN, Trita Parsi, Ph.D. President, National Iranian American Council and Dean Eric Schwartz, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, U of MN – it is now available: mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/html5/158286

Friends are invited to learn more about the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project on June 7th, 6-7:30 PM at the home of Joanna Lees – 5612 Irving Ave S in Mlps. RSVP by June 5 to 605-360-6020 or luke(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)reconciliationproject.org.

Pat Jones will be in the office 2-5 on Wednesday and at other times on Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sunday.
Carolyn Sherer VandenDolder, the Admin Assistant, will be in Wed. afternoon and Fri. Bulletin deadline, noon Thurs. Bulletin items can be phoned in to the office, emailed or written and placed in the bulletin file in the blue box.

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