August 4, 2013
10:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Joanne Esser and Dan Jensen
You are welcome at the potluck downstairs after the rise of worship today! Please come, even if you brought no food.
The Friendly Philosophers will meet at noon today in the conference room. The Friendly Philosophers meet the first and last Sunday mornings of the month at the meetinghouse and every Tues evening, 7 PM at Bush Terrace Condos: 4014 – 15th Ave. So, Mpls.
HOLD IN THE LIGHT
The Alternative to Violence Project workshop August 9-11 at Moose Lake Prison.
The new MN Alternative to Violence Project coordinator, Richard McLemore II.
MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR
Monthly meeting for business is next week, August 11th, at 11:00. Two items are awaiting approval:
– the new Peace and Social Concerns Committee description and
– the minute on The Affirmation of God in All Family-Types and Individuals. Both can be found on the website at: minneapolisfriends.org/category/business-minutes/ Paper copies are available on the bulletin table.
Save the date – Sunday, September 8, for a preliminary Quaker Quest session from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm! The regular meeting for worship will be suspended that day, but worship is incorporated into the day’s plan. The session is for the whole Meeting, for everyone, and promises to be fun and personally enriching, and to strengthen our community and prepare us for the public sessions we will offer in the fall. Child care and lunch provided. Not sure what Quaker Quest is all about? See minneapolisfriends.org/qq .
It’s a busy autumn but mark your calendars now for the Northern Yearly Meeting Fall Interim Session – November 1-2 in Eau Claire, WI. More details will follow on how and who to contact for hospitality and agenda.
The 44th block of York is having a block party for National Night Out. Friends are invited to come and meet / greet our meetinghouse neighbors – August 6 (rain date, August 7) 5:30 onward, potluck.
The Quaker memorial service for Rosalie Wahl will be 2:00, Sat, Aug 24, at the Weyerhauser Chapel on the Macalester campus followed by light refreshments at Twin Cities Friends Meeting around 3:30 pm. A public memorial will be 10 AM, Sat, Sept 21 at Central Lutheran Church. A couple of poems and two speeches – one delivered shortly after she was appointed to the MN Supreme Court and another from the FGC Gathering in 1980 – can be found: bit.ly/RosalieWahl-FJ
Offering boxes are located on small tables near the meetingroom doors. Average contributions of $9,725 per month ($2431 per week) are needed to meet our budget. In July, $5544.09 was contributed to the general budget; an average of $1386 per week.
OUR WIDER COMMUNITY
People Camp, Sun, Aug 11 – Sat, Aug 17, Northern Pines Camp, near Park Rapids, MN. People Camp, a program of Friends for a Non-Violent World, is an experience of cooperation, community living, and exploration of ideas and issues – for adults, teens, and children. Workshops, children’s program, recreation, education. Registration form and brochure available: fnvw.org . Anyone going?
Pendle Hill has part-time positions available: Arts and Spirituality Teacher, Marketing Manager, and Hospitality Intern. They are also considering a part time position for a Campaign Materials and Grant Writing Consultant. More at pendlehill.org/employment
Pendle Hill courses at a 10% discount! (Register by Aug 31): Journey Toward Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal® Retreat Series , late Oct / early Nov; Open Heart, Peaceful Mind: A Retreat for Rest and Reflection, Dec 28-Jan 1; Musical Masterworks of Allure and Transformation, Dec 28-Jan 1. Full list and descriptions at pendlehill.org/workshops/fall
Mark you calendars now for a fund-raising concert being featuring Annie and Peter Blood-Patterson, musicians and song-writers, widely known for their creation of the compilation songbook, “Rise up Singing.” The concert will be at the meeting house of Twin Cities Friends Meeting (1725 Grand Ave, St. Paul) September 7 at 7:00 PM. A $20 donation requested, (more if you can/less if you can’t!!) Proceeds will cover Annie and Peter’s expenses with the balance going to Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW). The evening promises to be one of great music and fellowship!
Our Muslim neighbors are hosting a series of open houses at area mosques during Ramadan. the month in which Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset to learn compassion, self-restraint and generosity. Each evening the fast is broken with an Iftar meal. To attend an Iftar dinner and conversation, register at: mnchurches.org, (click on “Register to Attend Taking Heart Ramadan Dinners”.) Remaining dates: TODAY, August 4.
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.