May 26, 2013

10:00 a.m.    semi-programmed meeting for worship: care of meeting: Adolph Burckhardt and Dave Bostrom, speaker: Lisa First; musician, Nancy Lichtenstein


Friends are reminded that meeting for worship begins when the first Friend enters the room and sits down. Enter the meetingroom quietly and refrain from loud conversation in the hallways outside the meetingroom until after worship. Thank thee kindly!

Child care today is in the lower level/outside (during summer worship and meeting for business).

Today marks the beginning of our summer schedule. There will be one meeting for worship each Sunday in the summer months, starting at 10 a.m.. The first and third Sunday worships will be unprogrammed, the second and fourth Sunday worships will be semi-programmed. The one fifth Sunday worship in June will be a semi-programmed, inter-generational worship (young and not-so-young encouraged to come!!) Pot-lucks will still be held on first Sundays, only earlier! Think brunch? Monthly meeting for business will still be held on the second Sunday of the month. The 10:00 semi-programmed worship will flow into worship with attention to business at 11:00.

The Friendly Philosophers meet in the conference room at the rise of worship today and next Sunday.


Friends at Northern Yearly Meeting – traveling, worshiping, learning, serving, supporting, sharing.


Next week you are welcome to the monthly Sunday potluck lunch.

A meeting for all clerks of committees will be held next Sunday, June 2nd, after the potluck – from 12:30-1:30 in the lower level. Please come or send a representative from your committee.

The Friendly Philosophers meet at the rise of worship on the first and last Sundays of the month in May, June, July and August and every Wed night, 7 PM at Bush Terrace Condos: 4014 – 15th Ave. So, Mpls.

You are welcome at the worship in Bloomington Tuesday night, June 11th, 7:00 at the home of Louise, Presbyterian Homes, Bloomington. Please come to this small, 45-minute open worship.

Offering boxes are located on small tables near the meetingroom doors. Our approved budget is $115,523 – requiring contributions of $2,221.60 per week. Contribution total last week: $1395.  If you would like to automate your contributions the receiving treasurer.  Thank you, Friends, for your generous support of the Meeting in all manner of ways.


The 2013 Friends General Conference Gathering, “At the Growing Edges of our Faith,” will be in Greeley, CO, June 30-July 6. The Gathering is a dynamic, Spirit-filled week for all ages – spiritually nourishing and exciting and bringing a fuller sense of what it means to be a Quaker. Scholarships available. Program and registration information is on the elevator table; financial assistance info on the bulletin board.

Quaker Earthcare Witness will offer a “Gathering for Deeper Relationship with Earth” in conjunction with FGC. Meet daily during the FGC morning workshop time to seek, deepen, and clarify leadings toward right relationship and peaceful unity with nature and the planet. Opportunities to share in other contexts too, including activities in the QEW Nature Center. See “” for more.

Earlham School or Religion’s 2013 Leadership Conference, Friendly Marketing: Message, Motive and Means – Aug 16-18 in Richmond, IN. Pat Jones may go. You?

“Continuing Rev_l_tion: Be Brought Low and Back to the Root,” a Young Adult Friends Conference on simplicity will be held at Pendle Hill, June 14-19.  Last year, thirty young adults from around North America participated. The focus of the gathering was supporting the spiritual and vocational journeys of the participants, ministry, earthcare and nonviolent social action. As one young participant said “I have a fervent belief that our world has to change drastically . . . I would like to find how my faith as a Quaker and my spirituality with this earth can inform the way I live and walk on our planet.” More at

People Camp 2013 is coming, Sun, Aug 11 – Sat, Aug 17, Northern Pines Camp, near Park Rapids, MN. People Camp, a program of Friends for a Non-Violent World, founded by Quakers and welcoming all, is an experience of cooperation, community living, and exploration of ideas and issues. Camp is typically equally divided between families and individuals.  All campers help to create a safe and supportive place for adults, teens, and children.  In the mornings, workshops are offered for adults, while the children’s program offers care, recreation, and educational activities. Registration form and brochure available on the FNVW website, ( If you have never attended People Camp, please take a look at the brochure and come this year! Contact Nathan Lien by email or phone (612-644-3879) with any questions.


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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