This Sunday is the Minneapolis Bike Tour: Road closings include all of Grand Rounds, all Lake Harriet Parkway, all Lake Calhoun Parkway, all Lake Nokomis, all Theodore Wirth Parkway, Webber-Victory Memorial, all West River Parkway/Road, all Lake of the Isles Parkway 7:00am to 2:00pm.

September 15, 2013

9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Ann Luce

10:15 AM Reflections on all-Meeting summer worship. Small sharing circles: How did it feel? Did you deepen your acquaintance with people in the Meeting you didn’t ordinarily connect with before? Did it help you develop more trust and intimacy in the Meeting? Do you think the experience benefitted the Meeting overall? Did it open other ways of worship to you or deepen your spiritual life?

11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Linda Coffin, speaker; Kathy Webster, musician; care of meeting, Judith Felker

****Next Sunday is Women Run the Cities. West and East River Parkways will be closed.

TODAY

A memorial service for Rusk Anderson will be held TODAY at 2:00 here at the meetinghouse.

Quaker memorial services are special meetings for worship and members and attenders are encouraged to come, learn about Rusk and Nancy and, through them, better know Minneapolis Friends Meeting.

The carpets have just been cleaned (at great expense!) Please notice messes that occur and attend to them quickly!

MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR

A memorial service for Nancy Peterson, beloved F/friend and poet who was a tender member of the MFM community and the wider community of Friends, will be held this coming Fri, Sept. 20th, here at MFM at 2:00.

Thank you for coming to the Quaker Quest preparatory session last Sunday and for all the ways Friends are helping to make it happen! Thanks to the core group for all the hard work and attention they have brought to this endeavor: The core group welcomes any feedback.

The Quaker women’s group meets this Wed, Sept. 18, 12:30 PM at Twin Cities Friends Meeting. Christina Kieltyka’s spiritual journey and the part creative expressions have played in her life. Bring fruit or cookies to share, a bag lunch if you wish. Coffee and tea provided. BYO mug.

Adult program Sun, Sept. 22nd at 10:15: Singing Sunday! Bring musical instruments if you like as we nourish ourselves, mourn, and celebrate the gift of our community and the Life that we share together. All ages and stages welcome.

Come to Fall Camp! Fall Camp is for everyone – come for all or part of the weekend, Oct. 19-20! There are addressed brochures on the hall table. Any remaining after Sept 22nd will be mailed so pick up yours to save postage! If you don’t see one with your name, take a blank one. Brochures put out on Sept 1st left the registration form out. So pick up a registration form if you took an “empty” brochure! Registration forms should be returned by Thurs, Oct. 3rd (there’s a box on the hall table or mail to the meetinghouse.) Let’s have the biggest turn-out EVER for this new Fall Camp experience!
SPECIAL PRESENTATION AT FALL CAMP: “Hands in the Rice Paddy” 20 yrs. of humanitarian work in Vietnam, with Mike Boehm, Sat. at camp, 4:15pm. Mike and others from Madison Friends Meeting created Madison Quakers, Inc. which has overseen the completion of three large school buildings in My Lai; drilling water wells; art exchanges between children in WI and My Lai and more. He visits Vietnam at least once a year. Mike will be staying overnight with us.

Friends are invited to the Minneapolis Friends for Climate Stability discussion next Sun Sept. 22nd, at 12:30, after the rise of 11:15 worship. Come work on climate issues from a Quaker perspective. The group began meeting when climate stability concerns arose in worship. Do you carry a concern for this issue? All are welcome. Light refreshments provided.

Friends are invited to the wedding of Bill Hendricks and Michael Reid on Sat, Oct. 26th at 3:00; reception following. RSVP to by Oct 4th.

Volunteers needed for Loaves and Fishes: Mon, Sept. 30th Served at Holy Rosary Church, 2424 – 18th Ave So. Shifts: 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/ nutritious desserts donations (fresh fruit, peanut butter bars, oatmeal raisin cookies – 4 dozen to a batch), delivered to the meetinghouse on the 29th, or brought to Holy Rosary by 5:00 on the 30th. Help is needed in all areas!

Facebook “Friends”: QuakerQuest public sessions have been added as “events” on the Mpls Friends Meeting Facebook site. This offers an easy way to invite friends via Facebook. If you are on Facebook, you can also “share” the events.

Directory updates are on the elevator table.

Zach White will be in Gadfly Theatre’s production of Othello opening on Fri, Sept. 20 at the People’s Center Theater in Mpls. For more and to purchase tickets: www.gadflytheatre.org. Talk-backs and some pay-what-you-can performances.

The Twin Cities Friends Meeting White Privilege Self-Study Group (open) plans to reconvene on Mon, Sept 23, 7-9pm at TCFM. Meets monthly on fourth Mons, (perhaps in homes after Sept.) beginning with a focus on systemic racism.

Offering boxes are located on small tables near the meetingroom doors. Average contributions of $9,725 per month ($2,431 per week) are needed to meet our budget. In August, $3,894.00 was contributed to the general budget; an average of $973.50 per week.

OUR WIDER COMMUNITY

Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW) Fundraiser House Party is THIS Friday, Sept. 20th, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at the home of Gail Daneker and Ian Keith, 1791 Dayton Ave. (between Marshall and Selby/ Fairview and Wheeler). Great food and drinks plus interesting speakers: Sen. John Marty, Move to Amend sponsor (corporations are not people), a Syrian Medical Society (SAM) representative and Alternative to Violence Program’s Jon Vang. Donation appreciated.

Nonviolent Peaceforce’s Mel Duncan, back from Syria, South Sudan, and Myanmar will speak Mon, Sept. 16th at 4:00 PM at Edina Library 5280 Grandview Square and 9:30 A.M. at Ridgedale Library, 1260 Ridgedale Dr. RSVP to Pam Huff (612-871-0005 x20). Nonviolent Peaceforce does amazing work in PREVENTING violent outbreaks that lead to war.

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. Bulletin deadline, noon WED. Bulletin items can be phoned in to the office, emailed or written and put in the bulletin file of the blue box.

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