9:30 AM worship
10:15 AM worship with attention to business: David Woolley, acting clerk; Terry Hokenson, recording clerk

TODAY
Zephyra and Roland Shepherd Scholarship applications are due TODAY. 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 can be put in the Shepherd Scholarship file in the blue box.

HOLD IN THE LIGHT

Sue Kearns and family. Sue’s sister, Julie McCormick, died Friday morning. The service will be Tuesday in Tennessee.

Ron Mattson’s family and friends. Ron died on Saturday, June 2, in St. Cloud, of pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed just days before. Service tba.

Others among us with challenges and griefs. Feel free to request listing in this section of the bulletin.

MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR
Congratulations to Paul Erickson who has received an award from Teenwise Minnesota for being the outstanding individual of the year for his work at Northpoint.

Worship in Bloomington will be this Tuesday, June 12th, 7:00 at the home of Louise White. You are welcome to this small, 45-minute, unprogrammed worship.

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

The Quaker Women’s Group, (formerly known as Crones,) will next meet on Wednesday, June 20th, at Twin Cities Friends Meeting (1725 Grand in St. Paul). Potluck at noon. For the program, talk about the books we are reading.

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. Barbara Mohr, and Connie Jacobs will host. All are welcome.

A collection of State of Society Reports from this year’s Northern Yearly Meeting annual sessions is in a red folder on the long table in the hall. These are the only copies we have. Please do not remove them.

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.

Ongoing training to defeat proposed amendment on marriage is available: To participate in a training, register and select a training date and location at mnunited.org/faithconversations.

Super Group, the performance ensemble with Erin Search-Wells, will be in the Red Eye Theater’s New Works Four Weeks / Isolated Acts Festival. “Flowing from femblog noise, the three members of SuperGroup butt their heads against generational divides, complicated performative tasks, and techno-ontological vastness. Through precise layering of text, sound, and an evolving movement score created through successive impulses, The Tent Has Been Pulled Down is a contemporary dance/theater experience pregnant with contradictions.” Still showing tonight, Sun, at 7pm.
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.

OFFICE HOURS
Pat Jones will be on vacation this week. She will return next Sunday, June 17th.
Carolyn Sherer VandenDolder, the Admin Assistant, will be in on 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.

OUR WIDER COMMUNITY

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 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 . Going? Please tell Pat.

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.

Looking Ahead: Friends Committee on National Legislation has a new opportunity available for Friends “ . . . to contribute to the shaping of wise and right legislation . . .” (from a statement of Friends determined to witness to our nation’s political leaders in the midst of WWII.) Friends are invited to Washington for the first Quaker Public Policy Institute to be held November 15-16, 2012. In the midst of the post-election lame duck session of Congress, there will be a unique window for lobbying Congress for a more moral federal budget. Your voice at this time will have maximum effect as members run up against two critical deadlines: making cuts to Pentagon spending mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, and the expiration of Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy Americans. More at fcnl.org/QPPI

“Family-Directed After-Death Care and Green Burials,” a free public information forum, will be this Tues, June 12, 6-7:45 pm at Washburn Public Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S., Mpls. See mnthresholdnetwork.wordpress.com for more.

Save the date: the annual Living Spirit (aka Oakland Ave UM Church) barbeque will be July 28th.

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

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