9:00 AM unprogrammed meeting for worship: care of meeting, Tom Hoey
10:15 AM How can the whole Meeting come together in Peace and Social Concerns work? What are we currently doing that reflects our peace and social concerns?
11:15 AM semi-programmed meeting for worship: Heidi Flores, speaker; Nancy Lichtenstein, musician; care of meeting, Dave Bostrom

TODAY

Nursery care today is downstairs with Susie Kanimitsu.

MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR

Next Sunday at 10:15: Storytelling about the privilege and joys of marriage; the benefits and joys of singleness; and the pain of exclusion and marginalization.

NOTE! Two adjacent properties immediately to the south of MFM are for sale. Should anyone want to have a conversation about the flexibility one or both of these properties might afford us, please call Pat at the meetinghouse. She would be happy to arrange a conversation about this.

All children, ages 3 – 18, are welcome in the MFM first day school program! Please register your child using the FDS registration forms located on table by the elevator. If you would like to lend your talents in any way to support the children’s program, even for a single Sunday, leave a message at the office.

MFM needs a representative to Northern Yearly Meeting Executive Committee! Meets once in spring, once in fall.
Speaking of which, MFM has agreed to host Executive Committee’s autumn meeting, November 16-17. If you can offer overnight accommodation or help bring food to the meetinghouse, please contact the meeting office – 612-926-6159. Local Friends are invited and encouraged to attend these NYM Executive sessions. Come and see if you would like to commit to an on-going presence on the E.C.

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!

MFM is hosting special meetings for worship for healing around the marriage amendment, fourth Thurs of each month until Nov when the amendment comes to the ballot. Worship at 7:00 p.m. followed by worship-sharing. Discussion and social time with refreshments begins at 7:45. The next worship is this Thurs, Sept 27th.

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 your books, another 100% profit. Plan on attending! 100% fun for a 100% worthy cause – peace!!!

A recording of Noah Baker Merrill’s talk is now on our website: minneapolisfriends.org/2012/09/11/noah-baker-merrill/

The core group on diversity (formed after the Winds of Change workshops) wants to acknowledge and support MFM members and attenders who work or have worked for racial justice or in activities that affect racial justice. We will hear about two people’s experiences at each of the first-Sun-of-the-month adult program times this year, then we will celebrate the work being done at the potluck following semi-programmed worship. 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 The first speakers, Heidi Flores and Ranae Hanson, will be Oct 7th, 10:15 in the meetingroom.

Also on October 7th at 10:15:
– Journaling in the large classroom downstairs;
– the George Watson Memorial Discussion Group in the conference room

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

“Quakers for Marriage Equality” t-shirts are still available, now only $10. Call John Stuart to order, 612 920-1735.

Interfaith Voting Rights Event TOMORROW, Mon, Sept 24th, 3:00 pm, New Salem Church, 2507 Bryant Ave N, Minneapolis. Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy. Join Congressman Keith Ellison and Barbara Arnwine, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, for a discussion on voting rights ranging from the Jim Crowe Era up to the debates of the present. Please RSVP at 612-522-1212.

Friends for a Non-Violent World House Party Fundraiser – great food, fellowship and interesting speakers, Fri, 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). Interested in helping with this project? Call Judy Bonhiver or Gail Daneker at the FNVW office 651-917-0383.

Academy for Vital Christianity Classes (New Brighton): Seminary-style classes in shorter-term sessions. Theological inquiry and guided discussions on meaningful questions for anyone who is exploring questions of faith. Classes: 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. Taught by United faculty and subject-matter experts from around the region. Most classes start mid-Oct: unitedseminary.edu/CommunityPrograms/academy.asp or Renee Flesner, rflesner(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)unitedseminary.edu .

OFFICE HOURS
Pat Jones will be in the office Thurs 12:30-3:30 and other times Wed, Thurs, Fri. and Sat.
Bulletin deadline, noon Thur. Bulletin items can be phoned in to the office, emailed or written and put in the bulletin file of the blue box.

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