Bulletin: July 1, 2012

9:30 AM unprogrammed meeting for worship: Mary Logue on the facing bench
11:00 AM semi-programmed meeting for worship: Annette Smith, speaker; Dave Bostrom, musician; Carolyn VandenDolder on the facing bench

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:18-30 NIV

TODAY

Photos of MFM forty years ago have been given by Ron Mattson’s family. See them displayed on the table by the elevator.

You are heartily welcome at the potluck today at the rise of semi-programmed worship. Come join this time of fellowship!

Benigno Sanchez-Epler, a Cuban-American Friend who is traveling in the ministry, is visiting the Twin Cities this weekend and our meeting this morning. He will be at the potluck today and Friends are invited to visit with him in the middler classroom over the potluck. He will also be at Laughing Waters worship and potluck this afternoon. Friends are invited to attend as well – 4:30 PM, 2425 – 30th Ave So in Minneapolis. Read more about Benigno at facebook.com/NPYMAnnualSession/posts/324333767604199

MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR

Storytelling Tuesday, July 17th, 7:00 PM at Walker Place – 3701 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis. All are welcome at this casual gathering – to share or just to listen. It’s a great opportunity to get to know each other!

The annual Metro Friends picnic will be July 26th, 4-10:00 at Wabun Picnic area of Minnehaha Falls Park. This year’s theme is Transition Town. Some local communities are preparing for an era of scarce fossil fuels: urban agriculture, community energy production, town planning and more. Come to meet and learn what your neighbors are creating! Also great wading pools and playground! The Metro Friends Coordinating Committee (MFCC) was created to facilitate networking and friendship building between and among Friends in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.

Loaves and Fishes served by metro area Quaker meetings, Monday, July 30th, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Holy Rosary Church, 2424 – 18th Ave S., Minneapolis. This is a great opportunity to meet Friends from local meetings while being of service to others. Children welcome. Food preparation (2:00 pm), serving (4:45 to about 6:30 pm) and/or cleanup (6:00-7:00 pm).

Canoe/kayak with other Quakers at a Welch Mill Canoeing and Tubing outing on Wed., August 1st! Contact Nancy Helfrich, 612-386-6892, by Mon, July 9, so she can make reservations. Cost $10 – $25. The trip will take the whole day.

Quakers for Marriage Equality t-shirts are available again. Fill out the form online and either John Stuart (MFM) or Liz Oppenheimer (TCFM) will get one to you: bit.ly/Q4MEshirt-orderform

Got old watercolor paint sets? Colored pencils? Books your children have outgrown? Joanne Esser is traveling to Kenya in late July on a service trip with a group from Blake School and Wayzata Community Church. She’ll be working with children at Light of Hope School, a Christian orphanage and school for girls in rural Kenya. She wants to bring simple, paperback children’s books and basic art supplies to use with the girls and donate to the school. There is a bin to collect your donations near the elevator. THANK YOU!

Willing to water plants around the meetinghouse while you are here on Sun (or other times too)? Talk to Susie downstairs.

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 June, we received $5087.25; an average of $1271.81 per week.

OUR WIDER COMMUNITY

One Voice Mixed Chorus free send-off Concert, tomorrow, Monday, July 2, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, St. Paul-Reformation Church, 100 Oxford St. N, St. Paul. Favorites songs from the past concert season include Sikisik, Lacrimosa, Influenced by Queers, Love is All Around, Married in London… and lots more! Come for an hour-long trip around the globe.

Sami Rasouli, an Iraqi-American who lived in Minneapolis for many years is back from Iraq and will be speaking at St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 Third Ave So, Mpls, on July 5th, 6:30 potluck, 7:15 presentation: Iraq after Twenty Years of War and Occupation. Sami works with the Iraqi American Reconciliation Project and the Muslim Peacemaker Teams.

Every Church a Peace Church will have its next potluck Mon, July 9th at Twin Cities Friends Mtg (1725 Grand in St. Paul.) The topic, “From Death to Life, A Story of Forgiveness and Reconciliation,” how Mary Johnson came to forgive Oshea Israel, the young man who took her only son’s life. She now claims Oshea as her “spiritual son”. Together they share their inspiring story of healing and reconciliation. You are invited and encouraged to attend.

Friends for a Non-Violent World (FNVW) is offering a training on how to talk about the marriage amendment on Tuesday July 10, 7:00-9:00 pm at Twin Cities Friends Meeting. The training provides hands-on practice, the newest talking points, and information about why we shouldn’t talk about equality or civil rights. This training will equip you with key skills and confidence for having strategic conversations with the important people in your life. Come and be inspired. For more information, contact FNVW and speak with either Judy Bonhiver or Bob Nechal at 651-917-0383.

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 at the Christine Center 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. Annamary Herther, from MFM, is interested in participating and would love to share rides to the two retreats. Contact her at ajherther(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)yahoo.com if you’d like to join her.

There are two posted part-time positions open at Twin Cities Friends Meeting: a rent exchange Resident Caretaker, 12-15 hours/week and a temporary (four month) Office Assistant, 8-12 hours/week. Send resumes to anne-supplee(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)juno.com

Friends for a Non-Violent World’s People Camp will be Sun, Aug 12 – Sat, Aug 18 at Northern Pines, near Park Rapids, MN. Founded by Quakers and welcoming everyone, People Camp is an experience of cooperation, community living, and exploration of ideas and issues. All campers help to make camp a safe and supportive place for adults, teens, and children. In the mornings, workshops are offered for adults, while the children’s program offers care, recreation, and educational activities. Visit fnvw.org to register!

Bulletin: June 24, 2012

9:30 AM unprogrammed meeting for worship: Dan Jensen on the facing bench 11:00 AM semi-programmed meeting for worship: Ilsa Tone, speaker; Nancy Lichtenstein, musician; Carolyn VandenDolder on the facing bench TODAY A memorial service for Ron Mattson will be held … Continue reading →

Bulletin: June 17, 2012

9:30 AM unprogrammed meeting for worship: Dan Jensen on the facing bench 11:00 AM semi-programmed meeting for worship: Barbara Mohr, speaker; Kathy Webster, musician; Carolyn VandenDolder on the facing bench “Set your mind on God’s kingdom and his justice before … Continue reading →