9:00 AM worship
9:45 AM worship with attention to business: Ranae Hanson, clerk; Terry Hokenson, recording clerk
11:15 AM worship

TODAY

Puppets and Prophets in first day school! Creation of giant puppets will begin at 11:15 am today. Large pieces of cloth for prophet robes are needed. We can use more than what we have collected so far. Thank you!

Information on both the marriage amendment and the voter ID amendment are on the counter near the upstairs sink. Help yourself to the materials and make sure you understand what is at stake this election day.

An introduction to Mayim Rabim TODAY, here, 3-5 – an opportunity to meet with Rabbi Sharon Stiefel and other congregational leaders and learn more about Reconstructionist Judaism, Mayim Rabim – its mission and community.

Rose Burckhardt will be part of a recital offered TODAY at 4:00, Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave So, Bloomington. All are welcome, refreshments to follow.

HOLD IN THE LIGHT

Friends and others who are discouraged related to unemployment and economic insecurity.

MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR

Come one, come all, to FALL CAMP! Brochures were mailed at the beginning of October. Please register ASAP, so sleeping arrangements can be planned. Our Meeting has enjoyed nigh on 60 years of this wonderful tradition. We will be at Camp Courage Oct. 20 and 21 for fellowship and refreshment, staying in beautiful cabins in the Lakeside area. 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! If you make up your mind at the last minute, please come to camp anyway, and bring your registration form with you (available online at minneapolisfriends.org/2012/09/23/fall-camp-2012-brochure/). Thank you, Friends, and SEE YOU AT CAMP!

MFM needs a representative to Northern Yearly Meeting Executive Committee! Meets once in spring, once in fall.
Also, MFM has agreed to host NYM Executive Committee’s autumn meeting, November 16-17. If you can offer overnight accommodation or help bring food to the meetinghouse, please contact the meetinghouse 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 on-going participation on the E.C.

Ministry and Counsel is in the process of organizing some new Circle Eight groups for this fall and winter. Groups usually consist of eight people, often a mix of couples and singles, who meet in the homes of the members about every 4-6 weeks at times convenient to the group. Children are welcome, too. Usually there is a potluck meal and a time for fellowship and/or a program agreed upon by the group. If you are interested in forming or being part of a Circle Eight group, please let Pat Jones or a member of Ministry and Counsel know soon.

Quaker Women’s Group (formerly known as Crones) will meet Wed, 17th Oct, at TCFM (1725 Grand Ave, St. Paul). Potluck at noon, topic for discussion: “Who do I say I am?” in relation to our personal view of God, Jesus and the Bible.

MFM is hosting special meetings for worship for healing around the marriage amendment on the fourth Thurs. of each month until the amendment comes to the ballot. Unprogrammed worship at 7:00 p.m. followed by worship-sharing. Discussion and social time with refreshments begins at 7:45. The next worship will be Thurs, Oct. 25th. All are welcome.

Come see the film “Love Free or Die,” the story of Gene Robinson, the first openly-gay man to be elected Archbishop in the American Episcopalian Church, at MFM, Sat, Oct 27, 7 pm. Co-sponsored by MFM and Mayim Rabim. Other faith groups have been invited, all are welcome. Bring family and friends! Free but donations needed to cover costs. Home-made desserts after. Many volunteers needed, including bakers! For more or to volunteer, call the office, 612-926-6159.

Volunteers needed for Loaves and Fishes: our next commitment is Mon, Oct. 29th. The meal is served at Holy Rosary Church, 2424 – 18th Ave So. The shifts are: cooking, 2:30-4:30; serving, 4:45-6:45; clean-up, 5:30-7:00. Also needed, 20 batches of cookies (4 dozen to a batch), delivered to the meetinghouse or brought to Holy Rosary by 5:00 on the 28th. (Fruit / cookies or bars on the healthier side encouraged!) We need help in all areas! Sign up sheet on the bulletin table.

Friends for a Non-Violent World Holiday Fair – Fri, Dec 7th, 1 – 9 p.m. and Sat, Dec 8th, 10 – 4. 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!!!

The George and Elizabeth Reading and Discussion Group will next meet on Tues, Nov 13th at 7 at the mtghs. Topic of discussion: The Little Blue Book by George Lakoff and Elisibeth Wehling. Apparently it is instructive in discussing values with people who might not agree with us without fighting. All are welcome.

Winona Preparative Friends Meeting invites MFMers to their Thanksgiving gathering on Sun, Nov. 18th. Worship will begin at 10 a.m, Thanksgiving potluck to follow. Meet at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Lafayette and Broadway in Winona. On-street parking and a lot behind the church. Worship will be upstairs but we will use the church’s hall and kitchen for our meal. First day school and childcare available.

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 available, now only $10.

Jeanne Burns and Liz Oppenheimer, along with Grant Stevensen from MN United for All Families, were interviewed about the proposed marriage amendment by NYM Friend Mark Helpsmeet for his radio show Northern Spirit Radio. The 50-minute broadcast can be found online at bit.ly/radio-interview-defeat-marriage-amendment .

Nightingales will gather Nov 2-4, Fri evening – Sun after lunch, at the Jill and David Bottum Residence in East Troy, WI. Register by contacting Phyllis Berentsen: pberentsen(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)sbcglobal.net. All interested are welcome! Come sing eat, be merry, sleep, hike, talk, and sing some more!

Healing MN Stories, a series of conversations remembering and honoring: Oct 15th, screening and discussion of Dakota 38, a documentary retracing on horseback the 330 mil journey to the site of the hanging in Mankato, MN as a means of bringing healing to all; Oct 22nd, Dakota Voices I, Gabrielle Strong, descendant of Dakota 38 and JB Weston, tribal historian; Oct 29, Dakota Voices II, Sydney Beane, educator / activist and Art Owen, historian and spiritual leader; Nov 5th, Future Voices, American Indian students tell stories and hopes. More at spinterfaith.org

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church (511 Groveland Avenue, Mpls) is presenting its Third Thurs Global Issues Forum, Understanding the Global Food Crisis, Thurs, Oct 18, 7-9 pm. Global food prices have risen steadily since 2000, spiking in 2008 and 2011-2112. In each instance, price rises have led to social unrest in different parts of the world. With a massive drought and a small corn harvest in the US this year, policy makers are deeply concerned about the integrity of the global food system. William G. Moseley, Chair of the Geography Department at Macalester College, will explain the short and long-term causes and consequences of the food crisis, as well as needed policy initiatives and programs, paying particular attention to Africa where the speaker has worked for the past 25 years. Free and open to the public.

Iran in the Crosshairs: Stop the March to War, a public forum, will be offered Fri, Oct 19th, 7 pm at St. Joan of Arc’s Hospitatlity Hall, 4537 Third Ave So in Mpls. See posted flyer for more.

The MN Council of Churches and the Islamic Center of MN will begin a new year of Muslim-Christian Dialogues at the Islamic Center of MN (1401 Gardena Ave NE, Fridley, 55434), starting Sun, Oct 21, 2-4. Dr. Antony Sullivan, Sr Fellow for Mediterranean and Near East Programs at the Fund for American Studies will speak on ‘Recent Developments in the Middle East and the Impact on the US.’ Time for discussion and questions. Also opportunity to talk with others at the table, building relationships with neighbors of other faiths. RSVP to formstack.com/forms/?1297992-W3WZSGeZ3s

Neal Hagberg, a social justice musician and MFM attender, will present an evening at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 4801 France Ave So, Mpls, on Thurs, Oct. 25, 7 pm. The public is welcome.

OFFICE HOURS
Pat Jones will be in the office Wednesday from 2:00-5:00 and other times Wed, Thurs, Fri. and Sat.
Carolyn Sherer VandenDolder, the Administrative Assistant, will be in Wed. afternoon and Fri. 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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