October 6, 2013

9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, John Stuart
10:15 AM Lisa First will speak about her experiences related to race and racial justice.
11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Ralph Henn, speaker; Dave Bostrom, musician; care of meeting, Annamary Herther

TODAY

Quaker Quest: Please help get the word out! The most effective way is for you to talk to people and invite them personally. We still have some flyers to hand out and post. See Pat.

You are invited to the potluck at the rise of semi-programmed worship today. Join in fellowship whether you brought some food to share or not!

Friends are reminded there is no recycling or garbage pick-up here. Please take garbage and recyclables home with you. Also, please pick up after yourself – do your dishes and put them away; take home, wash and return used dish rags and cloths; take boxes, bags and other bits with you, etc. Care for each other by caring for our shared space.

Friends are urged to attend all or part of Friends Fall Camp at Villa Maria on Oct 19 and 20! Camp is a great way to get to know each other better. If you are only coming for a day, the Villa Maria staff still needs to know which meals you plan on having. If you didn’t get your registration in on time, please don’t let that stop you! Let Wina know as soon as possible and she will pass the additions on to Villa Maria. They need to know by Oct. 14 at the very latest – please don’t wait. Join the fun!

MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR

Next Sunday, October 13th, schedule:
9:00 – 9:45 open worship
9:45 – 11:15 business meeting,
11:15 – 12:00 semi-programmed worship
12:00 – business meeting resumes, if needed

If you are new to the Meeting and Quakerism, we hope you will be able to attend Quaker Quest sessions, running Tues nights beginning Oct 15 and Sun afternoons, beginning Nov 3. Bring any friends who are interested in “sampling” Quakerism! Take a flyer with the whole schedule for yourself and maybe one to give a friend.
All Friends are welcome at the Quaker Quest sessions but you should not feel obligated to come. The primary goal of Quaker Quest is to introduce MFM and Quakerism to new people.

The first Quaker Quest session is Quakers and the Divine, Tues, Oct. 15th, 7-9:00. The presenters are Jeff Naylor, Steve Snyder and Carolyn VandenDolder.

A group is forming to attend to the care of unprogrammed worship. Interested in working with this group? Contact Connie.

Worship in Bloomington is this Tues, at the home of Louise, 7:00. All are welcome to this informal, open worship!

Exploring Together: Quaker Meetings and Friends Schools, a new pilot program to guide Meetings in ways to welcome newcomers from a Friends school community, will hold a training session in preparation for a winter event at Twin Cities Friends Meeting on Sat, Oct 12th, 9:30-3:30. We need 10-12 Minneapolis Friends Meeting members and attenders to be part of the effort of welcoming Friends School families to local Quaker meetings. Green flyers have more info!

There is a book review in the latest Friends Journal of White Women Getting Real by Judith James and Nancy Peterson.

Roberta Oliven, a Meeting attender, invites you to free demonstrations of her energy work – group clearings to help you get rid of what is blocking you from changing things you don’t like about your life. Just walk in the first or third Sat at 10:30 am at the Living Waters Cafe and Harmonious Living Center, 12201 Minnetonka Blvd in Minnetonka.

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 September, $4,893.44 was contributed to the general budget; an average of $1,223.36 per week. Thank you, Friends, for your generous support of the Meeting in all manner of ways.

OUR WIDER COMMUNITY

Prospect Hill Friends Meeting invite Friends to a discussion on “Climate Disruption: What Can Quaker Meetings Do?” Fri, Oct. 18th at Twin Cities Friends Meeting. Suzanne Joy Curran will share from the workshop she attended at Friends General Conference this summer. All area Quakers are invited. Potluck at 6:15 followed by discussion.

Climate Change: Where Faith Leads Us, Sat, Nov 2, 8:30—4:00. Examine the environment, science and the role of faith during times of drastic change. Sponsored by the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), the oldest registered religious lobby in the US, Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative) and Scattergood Friends School and Farm. Held at Scattergood, near West Branch, IA. For registration info: development(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)scattergood.org or 319-643-7600.

Fr. John Dear – Jesuit, author, activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee – will speak at St. Joan of Arc on his new book, “The Nonviolent Life,” 3pm, next Sun, Oct 13. Special music by Timothy Frantzich. John is a powerful and engaging speaker on Christian nonviolence. Come for a wonderful afternoon. Reception to follow, 4537 Third Ave So, Mpls

Quaker EarthCare Witness Steering Committee sessions will be October 24-27 in Chicago. This meeting will cover three areas: the impact of population growth on climate change, national climate change policy and politics, and dealing with climate change at the local level. All Friends are invited for some or all of the planned sessions. See the website for details: quakerearthcare.org/event/qew-steering-committee-annual-meeting-gathering.

Overcoming Racism Conference, Nov 15-16, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul. Register by Oct 15 for a discounted early bird rate: overcomingracism.org/2013/registration.html

OFFICE HOURS
Pat Jones will be in the office Wednesday from 9:00-noon and other times Wed, Thurs, Fri. and Sat.
Carolyn VandenDolder, the Administrative Assistant, will be in Wed. afternoon and Fri. Bulletin deadline, noon Thur. 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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