Bulletin: September 30, 2012

9:00 AM unprogrammed meeting for worship: care of meeting, Tom Hoey
10:15 AM Storytelling about the privilege and joys of marriage; the benefits and joys of singleness; and the pain of exclusion and marginalization.
11:15 AM semi-programmed meeting for worship: Diane Barrett, speaker; Tom Wells, musician; Joanne Esser, care of meeting

“Give over thine own willing, give over thine own running, give over thine desiring to know or to be anything and sink down to the Seed which God sows in thy Heart and let that be in thee and grow in thee and breathe in thee and thou shall find by sweet experience that the Lord knows that and loves that, and will lead it to the inheritance of life, which is his portion.” Isaac Pennington, 1661

TODAY
Nursery care today is downstairs with Susie Kanemitsu.

MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR
Next week, come to the monthly Sunday potluck lunch! Please bring plenty of food so there will be ample to accommodate visitors and those at the end of the line. Also, please label your pot-luck item/s with ingredients or your name so those with allergies, vegetarians, etc can participate. Particularly to be noted, peanuts, tree nuts (walnut, cashew, etc), meat, poultry, milk, soy, onions, garlic, eggs, fish, shellfish, corn, corn products and wheat.

Next Sunday at 10:15: 3 options: 1) journaling will meet in the large classroom downstairs 2) the George Watson Memorial Reading and Discussion Group, with John Stuart, will meet in the conference room. 3) Heidi Flores and Ranae Hanson will speak in the meetingroom, then dialogue about their work:, rewards and challenges, how it relates to racism.

Prophets and Puppets, a new series, will start in First Day School next week, October 7. We are seeking donations of supplies for the creation of giant puppets. Needed: old sheets, fairly light bedspreads or just large pieces of material for robes, yarn for hair, and misc. stuff for head bands. Please bring donations to the meetinghouse by Oct 14. –Mary Snyder
All children, ages 3 – 18, are welcome in the MFM first day school program! Please register your child.

Prophetic lectio divina (divine reading) will continue Wednesdays Oct. 10 and 31, 7-8pm at the Snyder’s, 109 Kenwood Isles on the corner of Hennepin and 28th. Call Mary at (605) 270-3627 for more information.

Metro Friends coordinating committee will host a Fall Family Folk Dance for area Quakers, here at MFM on Sat, Oct 13. Quaker Family Band will provide live music. Potluck at 5:00; program (Friends School students’ video on the marriage amendment along with a few words from Liz Oppenheimer) at 6:15; dance 7:30.

Come one, come all, to Fall Camp! Our Meeting has enjoyed nigh on 60 years of this wonderful tradition. We will be gathering at Camp Courage on Oct. 20 and 21 for fellowship and refreshment, staying in beautiful cabins in the Lakeside area. Whether you’ve come many times or never, it will be a new experience! Enjoy Quaker Quest as well as old favorites – swimming, campfire, variety show, nature walk, stargazing, hymn sing – AND, meals are now prepared (and cleaned up!) by Camp Courage staff. It’s like spa treatment! Everyone is welcome for all or part of camp – just don’t miss this only-once-a-year event! Save the Meeting the cost of postage and pick up your brochure and registration form on the table near the elevator. Those that remain will be mailed in Oct. Thank you, Friends, and SEE YOU AT CAMP!

Tom Wells will be running in the Twin Cities Marathon as part of his fundraising/instrument acquiring effort, Band On the Run, for Roosevelt High School band students. Go to Facebook page “Minneapolis Friends Meeting” and see the news clip WCCO did on this!

Mary Jean Port will be teaching a workshop called Writing from the Silence at the Christine Center in Wisconsin Nov. 2-4. All welcome. Carpooling will be available. For more information email Mary Jean at slipstream3(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mac.com, or see Christine Center web site.

Friends for a Non-Violent World Holiday Fair – Fri, Dec 7th, 1:00 – 9:00 and Sat, Dec 8th, 10:00 – 4:00. Think 100%, not 99%! Start those pots simmering, needles knitting, machines sewing, and ideas percolating. Crafts bring in 100% profit to FNVW. Fall-clean out your books, another 100% profit. Plan on attending! 100% fun for a 100% worthy cause – peace!!!

Offering boxes are located on small tables near the meetingroom doors. Average contributions of $9,725 per month are needed to meet our budget. First quarter contributions were 6% lower than projected. Thank you, Friends, for your generous support of the Meeting in all manner of ways.

OUR WIDER COMMUNITY

Friends for a Non-Violent World House Party Fundraiser – great food, fellowship and interesting speakers, this Friday, Oct 5, 5:30 at the home of Gail Daneker and Ian Keith, 1791 Dayton Ave. (between Marshall and Selby/Fairview and Wheeler) in St. Paul. Speakers: Daniel Wordsworth, American Refugee Committee; Tom Trow, Twin Cities Public Television; Norman Peoples, Alternatives to Violence Project; Nathan Ness, MN Arms Spending Alternatives Project; Juliana Keen, MN United for All Families. Suggested $25 contribution (more if you can/less if you can’t).

Paul Landskroener will lead a course in Quakerism 101 in five sessions on Thursday evenings from Oct 11 through Nov 8 at 7 pm at Twin Cities Friends Meeting, 1725 Grand Av, St. Paul. The course will cover basic Quaker doctrines, worship and ministry, witness and testimonies, and history and organization. The course is designed to be useful to those new to or exploring Friends as well as for long-time Friends who want to know more about Quaker basics. All area Friends are invited. Enrollment limit is 40. To enroll, contact Mary Ann Crolley at maryanncrolley(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)hotmail.com or 612-722-1545.

Madison Monthly Meeting is hosting a Friends World Committee on Consultation “Let the Living Waters Flow: Friends Serving God’s Purposes” event on Nov. 10 and 11. The guest speaker will be Brian Young, pastor of Berkeley, CA, Friends Church. Some overnight hospitality is available. Please talk to Pat if you want to go.

A film, Love Free or Die, will be shown here on Sat., Oct. 27, at 7:00. The film engages the viewer in the life, risks, and courage of Gene Robinson, the first gay bishop of the Episcopalian Church in America to be elected archbishop.

OFFICE HOURS
Pat Jones will be in the office Wednesday from 9 to noon, and other times Wed, Thurs, and Fri.
Carolyn Sherer VandenDolder, the Administrative Assistant, is on vacation until Oct. 10th. Bulletin deadline, noon Thursday. Bulletin items can be phoned in to the office, emailed or written and put in the bulletin file of the blue box.