9:00 AM open worship
9:45 AM worship with attention to business: Ranae Hanson, clerk; Terry Hokenson, recording clerk
11:15 AM open worship
First day school news: We have been busy making prophet puppets. Thank you to everyone who contributed materials! (We still need some vibrant, colorful cloth or sheets. Please bring downstairs to the Primary classroom.) Now we get to decide exactly who they are. You might be surprised! We might even make some seraphs. We look forward to presenting our show to you soon. We are also making personal peacemaker signs and deciding on a group service project. As we learn, play, and work together we seek to feel the Spirit and to interact with the Spirit in each other.
Final Healing MN service at Plymouth Congregational Church tonight at 7 PM.
MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR
*Worship in Bloomington will be this Tues, Nov 13th, at 7:00 at the home of Louise.
*The George and Elizabeth Reading and Discussion Group will meet this Tues, Nov 13th, at 7 at the meetinghouse. Topic of discussion: The Little Blue Book by George Lakoff and Elisibeth Wehling. All are welcome.
Quaker Women’s Group (formerly known as Crones) will meet this Wed, Nov 14th, at noon here at MFM. At the last meeting there was deep and wonderful sharing around the question, “Who Do I Say I Am?” So engrossing was the topic and response that not everyone had opportunity to share their stories. The discussion and sharing will continue on the 14th following a potluck at noon. Old timers and new comers welcome!
Adult Program next Sun., Nov 18th, 10:15: On the Experience of Worship, sponsored by Ministry and Counsel, worship sharing led by Steve Snyder. How do we create space in our lives for the Spirit to work through us to nurture our meetings for worship? In considering this query, the following questions might be useful: How do we prepare for meeting for worship? What gifts do we bring to worship? What gifts do we receive?
MFM has agreed to host NYM Executive Committee’s autumn meeting, next weekend, Nov 16-17. Local Friends are invited and encouraged to attend, especially lunch on Sat. Come, attend some of the meetings, meet or get to better know some of the wonderful people who make up your yearly meeting. We currently have no MFM representative to the Executive Committee. Come and discover if you want to be our new representative! If you can bring bread, fruit, cheese, vegetarian soup and/or desserts to the meetinghouse for Saturday’s lunch, please contact the office: 612-926-6159 or office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org.
Winona Preparative Friends Meeting invites MFMers to a Thanksgiving gathering next Sun, Nov. 18th. Worship at 10 a.m, Thanksgiving potluck to follow, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Lafayette and Broadway in Winona. On-street parking and a lot behind the church. Worship upstairs; meal prep and eating in kitchen and hall. First day school and childcare available.
MFM Thanksgiving day planned potluck will begin with worship at 3:30, final prep at 4, feasting at 4:30, and hanging out for conversation, games, and (of course) clean-up into the evening. A sign-up sheet is available on the table by the elevator. You may bring others who do not attend meeting. Contact Nancy with questions.
Human Rights Shabbat – Mayim Rabim again invites us to participate in their human rights service, in recognition of Human Rights Day, on Friday, Nov 30, 6-8:30. Service, study session and vegetarian / dairy potluck. If you would like a formal role in the service talk to Pat Jones.
The Friends for a Non-Violent World (FNVW) Holiday Fair is coming!
NEW HOURS: Friday, December 7th, 1-9 PM and Saturday, December 8th, 10 AM- 4 PM – here at MFM. Come early and miss that rush hour traffic on Friday! We hope the earlier start time will give you less traffic headaches and more time to shop, take in an early dinner from our gourmet kitchens and relax with friends to the music of Dean Magraw, Dan Newton, or any of our wonderful musicians. Saturday hours allow a leisurely wake up and then on to the Fair for shopping and lunch! Great holiday gifts, wonderful food, delightful live holiday music, excellent company of Friends! What more could you ask for in a weekend? FNVW receives 100% of the profit on donated items. VolunteerSpot is being used for volunteers to sign up for food donations or to help at the fair: http://vols.pt/6D1hSC
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 and second quarter contributions total 30% of our approved budget. If you would like to automate your contributions, please talk to Suzanne, receiving treasurer. Thank you, Friends, for your generous support in all manner of ways. A list of short-term volunteer opportunities is by the offering boxes.
OUR WIDER COMMUNITY
Every Church a Peace Church November potluck tomorrow night, Nov 12, at 6:30. Larry Johnson and Steve McKeown of Veterans for Peace will discuss the conflicting Fourth Century visions of Constantine and of St. Martin of Tours, and how this moved the early Christians away from the absolute refusal of warfare. Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 5426 12th Ave. S., Minneapolis. All are welcome for support, networking, delicious food, and an outstanding program!
Third Thursday Global Issues Forum, A New Approach to Peacekeeping, at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Thurs, Nov 15th, 7 pm. Nonviolent Peaceforce, an international non-profit started in the Twin Cities, now deploys civilian peacekeepers to countries like South Sudan, the Philippines, Georgia, Sri Lanka and Burma. NP challenges the idea that only military personnel can keep the peace or protect civilians in war. Timmon Wallis, a leading authority on unarmed civilian peacekeeping and Executive Director of Nonviolent Peaceforce, will explain how civilian peacekeepers really can reduce violence and protect civilians and why this approach is at the forefront of how the world will deal with violent conflicts in the future. Dr. Wallis has done civilian peacekeeping in Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Chechnya, Bosnia, Croatia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Free and open to the public.
Screening and discussion of Dakota 38 in conjunction with the Overcoming Racism conference. Fri, Nov 16th, 5 – 8 pm Metropolitan State University, Founders Hall Auditorium, E. Sixth St. and Maria Ave. St. Paul. Dakota 38 is a film that documents a group of riders as they retrace, on horseback, a 330-mile route from Brule SD to Mankato, MN. They arrive in Mankato on the anniversary of the largest mass execution in US history, the hanging of 38 Dakotas. This story is one blizzards endured, the Native and non-Native communities that housed and fed the riders along the journey, and the dark history they are beginning to wipe away. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments prior to film.
Pat Jones will be in the office Wednesday from 2:00-5:00 and other times Wed, Thurs, Fri. and Sat.
Carolyn VandenDolder, the Administrative Assistant, will be in Monday and in the afternoon on Wed. 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.