9:30 AM unprogrammed meeting for worship: Dan Jensen on the facing bench
11:00 AM semi-programmed meeting for worship: Steve Snyder, speaker; Dave Bostrom, musician; Mary Leikvold on the facing bench.
“Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center, a speaking Voice, to which we may continually return. Eternity is at our hearts, pressing upon our time-torn lives, warming us with intimations of an astounding destiny, calling us home unto Itself. Yielding to these persuasions, gladly committing ourselves in body and soul, utterly and completely, to the Light Within, is the beginning of true life. It is a dynamic center, a creative Life that presses to birth within us. It is a Light Within that illumines the face of God and casts new shadows and new glories upon the human face. It is a seed stirring to life if we do not choke it. It is the Shekinah of the soul, the Presence in the midst. Here is the Slumbering Christ, stirring to be awakened, to become the soul we clothe in earthly form and action. And He [this Life] is within us all.” – Thomas Kelly, A Testament of Devotion
You are welcome at the monthly potluck, downstairs, at the rise of semi-programmed worship. Come join relaxed fellowship over a simple meal!
HOLD IN THE LIGHT
and CONGRATULATIONS to more graduates: Jarrett Oulman, MBA Carlson School; Alicia Jensen, Associates Degree from St. Cloud.
MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR
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
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 Thurs, June 28th. All are welcome.
Ongoing training to defeat proposed amendment on marriage is available: To participate in a training, register and select a training date and location at http://mnunited.org/faithconversations
Carole Mitchell (formerly Adelsman) has sold her house in Arizona and is moving to a new house she is building in Ottertail County (incorrectly cited as Ottertail City last week), MN.
Post-show reception Sat, June 9th. For tickets – Red Eye Theater Box Office: 612.870.0309; RedEyeTheater.org . 15 West 14th Street, Minneapolis.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 COMMUNITYFriends General Conference Gathering this year is July 1-7 in Kingston, RI. The theme is “All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir.” Programs are available on the long table or go to: fgcquaker.org/gathering . Late fees began June 1.
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.
Pendle Hill offers a rich array of workshops and courses in a stimulating community of seekers and finders. Some of the upcoming courses are: Inquirers’ Weekend: An Introduction to Quakerism (June 22-24); Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography (July 8-12); Creating Poetry and Song, Write Now! (July 15-19); Touching the Earth, Giving a Gift (August 12-16); What’s Your Story? Uncover Hidden Stories from Your Life Experiences (August 31-Sept 2). See posted flyers for more and descriptions.
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.
Save the date: the annual Living Spirit (aka Oakland Ave UM Church) barbeque will be July 28th.
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer will speak about the Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project and his new book, Authentic Hope at Twin Cities Friends Meeting on Thurs, -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.
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 out of the office until June 15. 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.