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: care of meeting, Mary Leikvold

HOLD IN THE LIGHT

Tasmania as a land and the people living there.

MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR

Adult Program at 10:15 Jan 20th is sponsored by Ministry and Counsel: What do we mean when we say we are “holding you in the Light”? What is our experience of doing or receiving that?

A Remembrance Meal will be held next Sun, Jan 20th after semi-programmed worship. Death and Memorial Service Committee is offering this occasion to members of the Meeting in acknowledgment of the losses by death they have experienced. If someone close to you has died in the last year or so, or if you feel unresolved about a death, you are welcome. A served lunch and program will run until 2 or 2:30. RSVP to the office by phone or email to help planning.

Metro Friends is sponsoring another poetry jazz cabaret – an evening of music, poetry reading by kids and adults, and homemade desserts – on Sat, Jan 26, at MFM. Tom Wells and friends will play jazz between poetry selections throughout the evening. The event was a smashing success last year!

The next George and Elizabeth Watson Memorial Discussion Group will meet Tues, Feb 12th, 7:00 at the meetinghouse, discussing The Mind of Christ: Bill Taber on Meeting for Business. The Snyders will have copies for purchase soon.

SAVE THE DATE: for storytelling! 7:00 on Wed, February 20th.

Offering boxes are located on small tables near the meetingroom doors. Average contributions of $9,725 per month are needed to meet our budget. If you would like to automate your contributions, please talk to Suzanne, receiving treasurer. Thank you, Friends, for your generous support of the Meeting in all manner of ways.

OUR WIDER COMMUNITY

Friends School of MN will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, “Simplicity, Stewardship, and Water,” 7 p.m. on Fri, Jan 18 at the O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine’s. More information at (651) 917-0636 or fsmn.org.

Living into an uncertain future with hope and faith. Preoccupied with peak oil, climate change, and economic collapse? A six-week class to examine our sources of faith and hope as we respond to this triple challenge will be offered. Classes 7-9 Mondays, Jan 21, until Feb 25. Class size limited to 25; please make plans to attend every session. FFI and registration, contact TCFM: 651-699-6995.

Every Church A Peace Church: tomorrow, Mon, Jan 14th, at Mt Olive Lutheran Church, 3045 Chicago Ave. Mpls. Pot-luck at 6:30 p.m. Program (at 7) with Dr. Charles Amjad-Ali, the MLK Jr. Prof. of Justice and Christian Community at Luther Seminary, speaking on “Peace from Below – Martin Luther King’s Legacy and our Vocation.” Peace seen from the perspective of the poor and disenfranchised is different from that seen by those who are rich and powerful. Martin Luther King’s take on the Viet Nam War, militarism and violence in general will be examined. Time for discussion too.

Mayim Rabim is offering three free study sessions on Reconstructionist Judaism led by Rabbi Sharon Stiefel. Topics include: What is Reconstructionism? What does it mean to approach Judaism through a Reconstructionist lens? What makes Mayim Rabim a Reconstructionist congregation? Explore the core thoughts and practices of this fourth and newest major Jewish movement in North America. No prior knowledge necessary. Wed, Jan 16th, 7:00-8:30; Thurs, Feb 7th, 7:00-8:30; Sat, March 2, 5:00-6:30. Check the Mayim Rabim website (mayimrabim.org/) for additional info and updates.

Parents and Friends of Lesbian And Gays, Twin Cities is presenting “Cultivating Respect: Creating Safe Schools for All” Conference next Fri, Jan 18th, at Hamline University. For details and registration: pflag2013conference.eventbrite.com/#

Friends for a Non-Violent World annual meeting will be here Sun, Feb. 10th, 1-3. Introduction of new staff; report of 2012 program activity and results; financial status summary; nomination of new board members; stimulating interactions and more!

Joint Religious and Legislative Coalition 2013 Day on the Hill, Thurs, Feb 21; 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. State Capitol. Annual policy briefing and lobby day for clergy and lay people from across the state to speak for social justice and to participate in the lawmaking process. Register: jrlc.org/register-for-day-on-the-hill . Early bird rate through Feb 1.

The Iraqi American Reconciliation Project, The Advocates, and the International Leadership Program at the U of St. Thomas are hosting a reception for refugee, immigrant, and veteran authors and filmmakers who participated in the Veterans Book Project. An opportunity to meet the artists as well as view the books and short films (3-8 minutes ea.) they created. Jan 24th, 7-9 PM, U of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, Schulze Hall Atrium, 1000 LaSalle Ave, Mpls.

From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Reflections on Everyday Peacemaking Mon, Feb 4, 8:00 PM, Quad 264, Saint John’s. Why does conflict arise among individuals and among religious, political and ethnic groups? What contributes to resolution of conflict in the world and our lives? How can each of us serve peace? Rabbi Eilberg will explore through the lens of Judaism’s sacred texts on peace and peacemaking. Sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning.

Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Concerns Midwinter Gathering – Bryn Mawr Mountain Retreat and Conference Center, Poconos, PA, Feb 15-18. Spiritual growth and renewal through unprogrammed worship, learning, fellowship, and play. Niyonu Spann, founder Beyond Diversity 101 workshops, will attend. For more and to register: flgbtqc.quaker.org/ ; click on Midwinter Gathering or email, flgbtqcmidwinter(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com or 267-713-8694.

OFFICE HOURS
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 Wed afternoon and Friday.

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