October 13, 2013

9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed)
9:45 AM worship with attention to business: Ranae Hanson, clerk; Tom Ward, recording clerk
11:15 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed today); care of meeting, Carolyn VandenDolder

TODAY

Nursery care today is downstairs with Susie Kanimitsu.

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 NEXT WEEKEND, Oct 19 and 20! Camp is a great way to get to know each other better. If you are only coming for a day, we 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 what part (or all!) of camp you would like to attend and as soon as possible and she will pass the information on to Villa Maria. FIRM DEADLINE: TOMORROW – please don’t wait! Join the fun!

HOLD IN THE LIGHT

Minneapolis Friends Meeting and Quaker Quest: that we are faithful witnesses to God’s grace, love and presence; that we are discovered by those whose relationship with the Divine might be encouraged and nurtured by being part of this community; that we be authentic.

MEETING MATTERS / CALENDAR

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, this Tues, Oct. 15th, 7-9:00. The presenters are Jeff Naylor, Stephen Snyder and Carolyn VandenDolder.

Next Sunday, Oct. 20th: because Fall Camp is the main program of the Meeting, there will be no adult program, nursery care or first day school here. Worship will still be held at 9 and 11:15. Both worships will be unprogrammed.

Adult Program on Sun, Oct. 27th, at 10:15: Mary Jean Port will talk briefly about Minneapolis Friends for Climate Stability, John Stuart will talk about the George and Elizabeth Watson Memorial Discussion Group, and Gib Pellet will talk about the Philosophy Group. There will be time for questions and discussion. All three groups welcome new people.

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

The Quaker women’s group will meet at 12:30 on Wed, Oct 16th, at Twin Cities Friends Mtg. Emily Slowinski will lead a discussion on “differences.” Bring cookies or fruit to share and a bag lunch, if you wish. Bring a mug for water, tea or coffee, (provided.)

Fred Harding will participate in a panel discussion on Frac Sand mining in Minnesota at 7 pm Tues, Oct 29 at White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Maple Str, Mahtomedi (near east shore of White Bear Lake). Refreshments at 6:30 pm. See mahtomedigreen.org/frac-sand-mining-could-it-happen-here/ Contact Terry about carpooling.

Northern Yearly Meeting Fall Interim Session – Nov 1-2 in Eau Claire. Mark Helpsmeet is coordinating hospitality (helpsmeet(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)usa.net). Carolyn is going, if you are interested in carpooling. All are welcome!

Are you interested in connecting with other Quakers in the US about the role that Quakers can and should play in the world of business? Do you want to a gathering of Quakers in business so you can talk to Friends who understand your point of view? Would you like to encourage young Friends to go into business? Convey your interest by completing a short survey (surveymonkey.com/s/PKDYJGD) so a group can begin to be organized.

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.

A series of “Be the Spark” workshops, sponsored by MN Interfaith Power and Light will start next Sun, Oct. 20th, 4-7 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1895 Laurel Ave. Modeled on the “Vote No” campaign this first workshop will develop tools for effectively engaging family members, friends and strangers in climate change conversations. There is a charge. See flyers, the MIPL web site, or email Terry for more.

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. Ranae is going!

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. 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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