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
A memorial service for Ron Mattson will be held here at MFM today at 3 p.m. (and simultaneously at Stony Run Meeting in Maryland.) Ron served MFM as Ministering Secretary from 1968-73. He participated in the American Friends Service Committee and Friends World Committee for Consultation, was Clerk of Nebraska Yearly Meeting and served ten years as the Executive Secretary of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore. He was also interim Executive Secretary of Baltimore Yearly Meeting after his retirement. A memorial service will be held in Nebraska in the fall. Ron’s family in St. Cloud requested that we hold a service here for family and MN area F/friends.
HOLD IN THE LIGHT
Jim Herther and his family. Jim’s mother, Gladys Herther, died Tuesday, June 12th. The funeral was June 16th.
Mark Schultz, Jeannette Raymond and their family. Mark’s father died this past week.
Jeff Naylor and his family. Jeff’s father’s memorial service is this weekend.
Ranae Hanson and her family. Ranae’s father, Donald Hanson, died June 12th.
Sue Kearns and her family. Sue’s sister, Julie McCormick, died June 8th.
Kent Simmons and Barbara Simmons and their families. Their granddaughter was recently killed in an automobile accident.
All those living in flood areas.
MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR
You are heartily welcome at the potluck next Sunday at the rise of semi-programmed worship. Please label your pot-luck item/s with ingredients or your name so those with allergies, vegetarians, etc can participate. Come join this time of fellowship.
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, June 28th. All are welcome.
Coming Soon: Storytelling Tuesday, July 17th, 7:00 PM at Walker Place.
Metro Friends Annual Picnic, Thursday, July 26th, 5-9 PM. Renew your connections with other local Quakers.
Got old watercolor paint sets? Colored pencils? Books your children have outgrown? Here’s a chance to clean out your closets and shelves. 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 May, we received $4,697.00; an average of $1174.25 a week.
OUR WIDER COMMUNITY
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 12 years earlier. She now claims Oshea as her “spiritual son” and together they share their inspiring story of healing and reconciliation. You are invited and encouraged to attend
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 if you’d like to join her.
Friends General Conference Gathering is July 1-7 in Kingston, RI. 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 everyone, 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!
Friends for a Non-Violent World is sponsoring a training, open to the public, related to the proposed marriage amendment which seeks to define marriage as being solely between a man and a woman. Passage of this amendment would constitutionally exclude all gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender couples from any opportunity to be recognized as being married. “How To Have Conversations with People You Know”, centers on the single most important action you can take toward defeating the proposed marriage amendment – start a conversation with the people you know about why marriage matters. This training will equip you with key skills and confidence for having strategic conversations with the important people in your life. Led by Liz Oppenheimer. For more, contact Judy Bonhiver or Bob Nechal: 651-917-0383.
Mammoth Benefit Book Sale this coming weekend: Fri June 29th, 9-6; Sat June 30th, 9-5; Sun July 1st, noon-5 at 4155 Garfield Ave. So. Mpls. Low prices; 4500+ books, neatly categorized. All proceeds benefit Minnesotans United for All Families and Our Vote Our Future. For more, contact Betty Tisel: 612-824-5820; betty(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tiselfarley.com
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.
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.