July 28, 2013

10:00 AM meeting for worship, semi-programmed today: Heather Johnson, speaker; Kathy Webster, musician; care of meeting, Connie Archbald and Carolyn VandenDolder

TODAY

Child care today is in the lower level with Susie Kanemitsu.

Stay after the rise of worship to enjoy a cuppa and conversation! Served in the upstairs hall.

There’s still time to take in the Northside FLOW Arts Crawl TODAY, 12-6 PM. FLOWnorthside.org. Art, a parade, food, marketplace, live music, cultural performances and children’s activities. An arts crawl that shines a light on the Northside community. It unites, celebrates and transforms in collaboration with the broader community.

MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR

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

Friends are needed to help prepare and serve the Loaves and Fishes dinner on fifth Monday, July 29th. The meal is served at Holy Rosary Church, 2424 – 18th Ave So. The shifts are: 2:30-4:30, cooking (5 needed); 4:45-6:45, serving (10 needed); 5:30-7:00, clean-up (5 needed). Also needed, 20 batches of cookies (4 dozen to a batch), delivered to the meetinghouse on the 28th, or brought to Holy Rosary by 5:00 on the 29th. (Fruit / cookies or bars on the healthier side encouraged!) Help needed in all areas! Sign up on the sheet by the bulletins.

There is a new video – a compilation of pieces of interviews with Minneapolis Friends, about Quakers and the spark of the Divine – on the Quaker Beliefs page of the website: minneapolisfriends.org/quaker-beliefs/ . Many thanks to David Woolley, the creator, producer, and editor, and to Terry Kayser, the videographer, and to all the interviewees featured in this first video. A second video is now in the works.

Rosalie Wahl, beloved Friend and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, died Monday. Services not yet scheduled at the time of bulletin printing.

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 June, $5941.32 was contributed to the general budget; an average of $1485.33 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 .

Friends for a Non-Violent World (FNVW) wants President Obama to lead a serious unilateral initiative on reducing US nuclear weapons and urges us to e-mail him to call for the U.S. to: unilaterally reduce its strategic nuclear warheads; formally renounce a policy of first use of nuclear weapons; and pursue Senate ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. E-mail the President at: whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments . An excellent article, “Letting Go of Our Nukes,” offers background: nytimes.com/2013/07/07/opinion/sunday/letting-go-of-our-nukes.html?ref=global&_r=1&

Pendle Hill has a number of 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-2013

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”.) Dates: July 31, Aug 1 and August 4.

Frac sand mines, as well as moving the product, can scatter silica dust into the atmosphere. The dust, if inhaled over a long period of time, can increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease, bronchitis and lung cancer. Frac sand mining also has long-term impacts on unique landscapes. There is a petition to the MN House, the MN Senate, and Governor Mark Dayton, which says: “Protect our water, our air, our health, our home. Ban all fracing and frac sand mining in MN.” Find the petition at petitions.moveon.org/sign/gov-dayton-call-statewide?source=s.icn.em.mt&r_by=386458 .

St. Richard’s Church invites you to a First Friday Day of Prayer, 7:30pm Aug 2, at 7540 Penn Ave S, Richfield. Taizé Prayer, an ecumenical prayer service that focuses on simple meditative songs, scripture, and contemplative silence, is offered the first Fri of each month at St. Richard’s Church. All are welcome. For more: 612-869-2426; strichards.com.

OFFICE HOURS
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. Bulletin deadline, noon Wed. 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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