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 everything else and all the rest will come to you as well. So do not be anxious about tomorrow; tomorrow will look after itself.”
Matthew 6:33-34, New English Bible
Child care today is in the lower level with Susie Kanemitsu.
HOLD IN THE LIGHT
– Ranae Hanson and her family. Ranae’s father, Donald Hanson, died Tuesday, June 12th.
– Sue Kearns and family. Sue’s sister, Julie McCormick, died June 8th. A service was held in Tennessee on June 12th.
– Representatives from Minneapolis’s North side and Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) in their exploration of collaboration with North side youth empowerment groups, organizations, and communities to provide training in nonviolent conflict resolutio, using AVP principles.
– Rae Cornelius and Barbara Gerten as they join the Friends for a Non-Violent World Board of Directors.
– Others among us with challenges and griefs. Feel free to request listing in this section of the bulletin.
MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR
A memorial service for Ron Mattson will be here at MFM next Sunday, June 24th, at 3 p.m. Ron served Minneapolis Friends Meeting as Ministering Secretary for many years. He was active with the American Friends Service Committee and Friends World Committee for Consultation, and also served several years as the Executive Secretary of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore. A memorial service will be held in Nebraska in the fall. Ron’s family in St. Cloud requested that we hold a service at the Meeting for family and MN area F/friends.
Journaling will meet next Sunday, June 24th, at 9:30 in the conference room. Newcomers and old-writers welcome!
Quaker Women’s Group, (formerly known as Crones,) will meet this 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 this Thurs, June28th. Barbara Mohr and Connie Jacobs will host. All are welcome.
Willing to water plants around the meetinghouse while you are here on Sunday (or other times too)? Talk to Susie downstairs in the nursery.
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.
From Phena Shimaka – Thanks to everyone who came to work on the farm and all the good food that everyone brought: Nancy Peterson, Barbara Ziegenhagen, Nancy Helfrich, Nettie Smith, Jim Lovester, Judy Sausen, Susie Kanemitsu, Mary Tilden, Cathy Forbes, and Phena’s lovely family. This help shows how Minneapolis Friends are committed to community work when they are called upon. Everyone came out prepared and worked very hard even though it was very hot. The shrubs/flowers that were dying and about to be uprooted and thrown out as weeds are now thriving. The big tires that were trash waiting to be hauled away to the dumpster are now an admirable, decorative flower bed. The tree branches and shrubs were trimmed and hauled away. Next time we will have story telling! Thank you Minneapolis Friends members for reaching out to very unique community and doing things that really remind me of Quakerism. I have been reflecting on this particular event a lot and thinking to myself how each one of us can minister to one another in a different way.
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 May, we received $4,697.00. 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 with financial giving.
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 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.
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 all, People Camp is an experience of cooperation, community living, and exploration of ideas and issues. Camp is for families and individuals. 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!
Godly Play / Faith in Play is coming to Madison! Friends General Conference will bring the training to Madison Friends Meeting in July. These workshops offered in other settings can be much more expensive, so if you are interested in practicing this wonderful way of sharing with children (or adults), this is a closer-to-home and less expensive alternative. A description and application can be found on the bulletin table.
Understanding Taliban: Creating Strategies for Peace in Afghanistan and Pakistan with Andrew Jilani, Ed.D. Adjunct Professor, Smith Collegewill be offered Wed, June 20th 6 – 8:00 pm at Faith Mennonite Church, 2720 E. 22nd St., Mpls. Dinner (6:00) of vegetarian Pakistani foods. Presentation (6:45) and discussion to follow. Fundraiser to support Dr. Jilani’s research. Freewill donations will be accepted. RSVP to faithmc(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)faithmennonite.org
Pat Jones will be in the office 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.