9:30 AM meeting for worship
10:15 AM worship with attention to business: Ranae Hanson, clerk; Terry Hokenson, recording clerk

MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR

“Let the Living Water Flow!” Noah Baker-Merrill, released Friend traveling in the ministry, will speak at MFM tomorrow night, Sept 10th. Noah has been described as prophetic, a game changer, inspirational, a mover. Robin Mohr, Executive Director of FWCC, Section of the Americas, will also be with us Monday night. Coffee, tea, snacks at 6:30; program at 7:00.
Utne Reader named Noah as one of “50 visionaries who are changing your world.”

NEEDED: people to help water plants on the meetinghouse grounds. Coordinate with Susie Kanemitsu. If anyone has a sprinkler for use here, that would be incredibly helpful as well!

Fall is coming! Our school-year schedule begins next Sun, Sept 16th: 9:00 unprogrammed worship; 10:15 adult program / multi-purpose time; 11:15 semi-programmed worship and first day school.

First day school begins next Sun, Sept 16, at 11:15. All children 3 – 18 are welcomed. Please register your child using the First Day School forms located on table by the elevator. If you would like to lend your talents in anyway to support the children’s program, please call Rae. ” It takes a village to raise a child.” Thank you!

At Adult Program, 10:15 next Sunday, September 16: Stories of openings and experiences from the Friends World Committee for Consultation Conference in Kenya. Annette Smith and Connie Archbald will speak.

Minneapolis Friends Meeting Fall Camp – Sat and Sun, Oct 20-21 at Camp Courage in the Lakeside area. Featuring Quaker Quest workshop and stargazing, swimming, walks in the woods, games, meals provided by camp staff, variety show, campfire, and more. Flyers and registration forms available next Sun, Sept 16. For all ages. Register early! Come for all or part of the weekend – but don’t miss this once a year meeting event!

MFM needs a representative to Northern Yearly Meeting Executive Committee! A chance to make connections with other Friends and talk about important spiritual things and yearly meeting concerns. Meets once in spring, once in fall.

Worship in Bloomington will be this Tue, Sept 11th, 7:00, at the home of Louise. You are most welcome to come!

Friends for a Non-Violent World Marriage Amendment Training, this Wed, Sept 12, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, here, at MFM. Thirty-one states have passed the type of amendment that will appear on our Nov ballot; none have defeated it. We need to get out there and have conversations with undecided voters. If we don’t, all polls indicate that this amendment will pass. It is time to stop talking to the choir and begin those sometimes uncomfortable conversations. Get strength through knowledge and learn how to effectively and respectfully communicate with those undecided voters in your families, workplace, or neighborhoods. Register at fnvw.org or just come. Bring three or four friends. We need all the help we can get to defeat this amendment.

The core group on diversity (formed after the Winds of Change workshops) wants to honor and celebrate MFM members and attenders who work or have worked for racial justice or in activities that affect racial justice. Two people will speak about their experiences at each of the first Sun of the month adult program times this year, then we will celebrate them at the potluck following semi-programmed worship. The first speakers will be Oct 7. Do you or someone you know in Meeting fit this description? Let core members know and we will contact them (or you): Nettie Smith, Jim Lovestar, Lila Rucker, Nancy Peterson and Phena Shimaka; core(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)diversity.minneapolisfriends.org

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

Gabriel Ehri, Executive Director of Friends Publishing Corp (Friends Journal publisher) will speak at TCFM’s Adult Ed program next Sunday (9:45-10:45) on the evolution of the media landscape and the place of the Quaker message in it. All are welcome, 1725 Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

“Love Is Love: Defeat the Marriage Amendment,” a special event for the Friends School and wider Quaker community is being hosted by Friends School class of 2012 as part of Faith Action Week for Minnesotans United for All Families. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2:00-4:00 pm,. The event will be at the school, 1365 Englewood Ave, St. Paul.

Quaker Earthcare Witness, the North American Friends’ Environmental organization, is seeking a part-time Publications Coordinator (electronic and print media). Approximately 20 hours per week, website, social media, newsletter etc. Contact: hiringcommittee(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)quakerearthcare.org; Details at s.quakerearthcare.org/static/QEWPublicationsCoordinator.pdf

Quaker in Pastoral Care and Counseling Conference will be Sept 13-16 at Quaker Hill Conference Center in Richmond, IN. The conference, “Circles of Trust,” will focus on reconnecting with inner wisdom; rejoining soul and role, a concept developed by Parker Palmer. More at qpcc.us

Academy for Vital Christianity Classes (New Brighton): Registration now open! Seminary-style classes in shorter-term sessions. Academy classes offer theological inquiry and guided discussions on meaningful questions for anyone who is exploring questions of faith. Classes include: Reading the Gospels Today, Creating Significant Worship, Biblical Economics: What is the Fair Share for the Common Good?, How to Talk About What I Believe, Our Neighbors of Other Faiths. The Academy, a partnership of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church, is taught by United faculty and subject-matter experts from around the region. FFI or to register: unitedseminary.edu/CommunityPrograms/academy.asp or contact Renee Flesner, rflesner(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)unitedseminary.edu .

2012 Pax Christi MN State Assembly: Christ Church Newman, St. Cloud, Sat, Sept 29, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM. The theme: “Foundations of Peace: Peace Conversion and a Pathway to Equitable and Ecologically Responsible Economics,” presented by Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer. Workshops too. For more and to register contact Helen Schroeder: 507-285-1662 or Hero89(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)charter.net or visit paxchristimn.org . Cost: $35.00.

OFFICE HOURS
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.

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