June 29, 2014
10:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Joanne Esser
EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Anne, Jared, and Gib at a reception today at the rise of worship!
Child care today is in the lower level with Susie Kanemitsu.
Linger after the rise of worship and enjoy a cup of something, a snack and relaxed conversation. The conference room is available along with a member of Ministry and Counsel for those who want to share something from worship that didn’t rise to vocal ministry; those who have nigglings of the Spirit they want to explore; those yearning for spiritual deepening; those who want a quiet place to share the company of Friends.
Friends are still needed to bring light refreshments and host the social hour for a few Sunday mornings this summer. Support this opportunity to visit and know each other by signing up to bring finger food, set up coffee and hot water, then do light clean-up afterwards. There are three people for each social hour so the burden will be light! Sign-up sheet near the bulletin table or see Judith or Sandy. July 20th, August 17th and 31st still need volunteers.
Tomorrow, Mon the 30th, is our next turn to serve Loaves and Fishes with other Metro Friends at Holy Rosary Church, 2424 – 18th Ave So. Volunteers needed for food prep (2:30-4:30), serving chili and salad (4:45-6:45), and post-meal cleanup (5:30-7:00). If you’ve been interested in helping with Loaves and Fishes and just haven’t gotten to it yet, this would be a great time to give it a go! Many regular volunteers are at the Friends General Conference Gathering and four mainstay volunteers are down health issues. Please come and help if you can!! Donations of decorated cookies, as well as mini muffins and cupcakes, will help celebrate the July 4 holiday. Bring to the meetinghouse on the 29th, or to Holy Rosary by 5:00 on the 30th. Sign up on the sheet by the bulletins.
The Peace and Social Concerns Committee will meet on Wed, July 9th, 7 PM here at the meetinghouse. Anyone interested may come! Up for discussion: recommendation for adjusting (or not) the annual contributions among other things.
Offering boxes are located on small tables near the meetingroom doors. Please give as you are able. Copies of the new budget are available on the elevator table.
OUR WIDER COMMUNITY
People Camp is just around the corner! People Camp is a program of Friends for a NonViolent World and offers an experience of cooperation, community living, and exploration of ideas and issues. If you have never experienced People Camp, please consider coming this year! Sun, Aug 10th – Sat, Aug 16th at Northern Pines Camp, near Park Rapids, MN. Registration and deposit are due July 1st for receiving an early bird discount. Details and documents at fnvw.org – go to programs and scroll to People Camp, learn more.
Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) will hold annual sessions July 22-27 at Scattergood Friends School in West Branch IA. A tentative agenda and registration are posted. (Please make copies and leave the original.)
Iowa Yearly Meeting (Friends United Meeting) will hold annual sessions Wed, July 30th – Sat, August 2nd at William Penn University and College Avenue Friends Church, Oskaloosa, IA. Schedule and registration can be found at iaym.org .
Earlham School of Religion will host their annual Quaker Leadership Conference, “Leading as Servants in the Manner of Friends,” August 15-17, featuring keynote presentations from Alan Kolp and Ann Riggs and a workshop with Gayle McJunkin! Registration and payment form available on-line at esr.earlham.edu/news-events/events/leadership-reg2014
Twin Cities Friends Meeting Art Fair – help sought – artists/crafters/writers/musicians and others willing to join together and put on a Friends Neighborhood Fair, just for the fun of it – to promote relationships among Quaker artists and have area-Friends become aware of each other’s work and interests! September 13th. A table fee or 10% of sales goes to TCFM. In addition to artists, planners, preppers and folks to help haul, setup and takedown on fair day are needed. Plans are solidifying but do we have enough artists signed up to sell at the Fair? Are there more artists who want to exhibit? Email Brianna and Richard at fair(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tcfm.org.
Friends Committee on National Legislation drafted a Sense of the Congress Resolution that you can ask your legislator to co-sponsor as a way of publicly declaring his/her commitment to addressing climate disruption. Read about FCNL’s approach to addressing the climate crisis along with a link to the resolution and ways to contact your legislators at: fcnl.org/issues/energy/call_to_conscience_on_climate_disruption/
During Ramadan (June 28-July 28, 2014), Muslims observe a month of daytime fasting, breaking their fast with a meal when the sun sets. The MN Council of Churches and the Muslim American Society of MN have arranged open houses at mosques where non-Muslims are invited to this fast-breaking dinner, or Iftar. Find dates, locations and register to join your neighbors for a meal at mnchurches.org/respectfulcommunities/interfaithprogramming/takingheart/registration. Taking Heart has been bringing Muslims and non-Muslims together for food and conversation for more than five years. Last year more than 350 guests attended an Iftar during Ramadan. This is a unique opportunity for people who have never visited a mosque before to attend a dinner at a mosque in their neighborhood.
“Sacred”, a recommended exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, will run through July 13. A ticket required. Go now!
Fruitful and Multiplying: The Overpopulation Exhibit, artwork which hopes to encourage understanding and engagement around the issue and many global effects of overpopulation, is at the Minneapolis Public Library until July 31st.
Help care for the Rose Garden – join the Deadhead Society! Thursdays, 4:30-6PM June—August, the NE side of Lake Harriet. Meet at the fountain. Tools, gloves and instruction provided – tie-dye attire optional!