June 8, 2014
10:00 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Stephen and Mary Snyder, speakers; Dave Bostrom, musician; care of meeting, Joanne Esser
11:00 AM worship with attention to business: Ranae Hanson, clerk; Tom Ward, recording clerk
“Know one another in the Light. Meet together, and in the measure of God’s spirit wait, that with it all, your minds may be guided up to God, to receive wisdom from God, that you may all come to know how you may walk [in God’s] wisdom . . . And Friends meet together, and know one another in that which is eternal, which was before the world was. . . Therefore, in the Light, wait and walk, that you may have fellowship one with another.”
–George Fox 1657, quoted in Northern Yearly Meeting’s Faith and Practice chapter on Community
There will be a meeting for all current committee clerks next Sun, June 8th, at the rise of business meeting today.
The Carolyn and Rick are hosting a light lunch and conversation after business meeting today. Bread, soup and drinks provided; you can bring sandwich fixings or fruit to share but that is completely optional. Sign up sheet on the elevator table – six spots are left!
Make worship this summer a really friendly affair! One of the things most people appreciated about the experience of a single worship last summer was the opportunity to visit with one another over a cup of coffee and a little tid-bit at the rise of worship. Friends are invited to help support this community-building time by hosting a social hour this summer. Bring finger food, set up coffee and hot water, visit, then do light clean-up afterwards. Ideally there will be three people for each social hour so the burden will be light. PLEASE SIGN UP if you are willing and able on the sign-up sheet near the bulletin table or see Judith or Sandy.
Friends are asked to be disciplined about announcements: remember that putting announcements in the bulletin is the expectation and announcements after worship should be short and rare, allowing the brief and orderly close of worship so that people are free to visit and fulfill other commitments that they want and expect to do.
Worship in Bloomington is this Tues, June 10th, 7:00, at the home of Louise, Gideon Pond. All are welcome this small, 45-minute, time of unprogrammed worship.
Monday, June 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). 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.
Minneapolis Friends Meeting is looking for someone to clean the meetinghouse on a weekly basis. Hours are flexible, about four a week. Speak with Joseph or Pat Jones.
Do you get a paper copy of the Northern Yearly Meeting newsletter and want to save NYM the cost of postage and save trees by saving paper? Email Stan White at stanw(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)uwalumni.com and tell him to put you on the newsletter e-list. Don’t receive the newsletter at all but would like to? Email Stan with you contact info and let him know which form you prefer.
Zach White will appear in two Gadfly Theatre’s [gadflytheatre.org] Final Frontier Festival. productions at Nimbus Theatre this June: The Wolves Above in set A and Gargle McFury Slays Gender Essentialism in set B! The Final Frontier Festival takes recent conversations about the way marginalized people are treated in geek culture and puts a progressive but still wildly entertaining response on stage.” Tickets, dates and time at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/694699
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
Friends General Conference: Let Love Be the First Motion. Taste the vibrancy and the variety that is available by immersing yourself in a community of Friends for a week at the Friends General Conference Gathering at California University of PA, south of Pittsburgh, June 29-July 5. The Gathering is packed with opportunities, from small group morning workshops to public evening plenaries; great programs for children, teens and young adults. Opportunities for worship permeate the Gathering – indoor and outdoor; large groups and small. More at fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering. Late fee now applies.
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.)
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. Registration and payment form available on-line at esr.earlham.edu/news-events/events/leadership-reg2014
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/
From Middle East Peace Now: “Walking with Faith Communities in the Search for Holy Land Peace.” Bryna Godar and Miriam Samuelson visited Israel/Palestine in early 2014. They met with Palestinians and Israelis representing all three Abrahamic faith traditions and will speak of their experiences this Sat. June 14th, Lutheran Church of Christthe Redeemer, 5440 Penn Ave So, Mpls, 9:30 am coffee; 10:00 am program and discussion. This spring, Bryna completes a U of MN journalism degree and Miriam will finish her second year at Yale Divinity School.
Pat Jones will be in the office 2-5 on Wed and at other times on Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sun unless she is serving on a jury.
Carolyn Sherer VandenDolder, the Admin Assistant, will be in Wed. afternoon and Fri. Bulletin deadline, noon Thurs. Bulletin items can be phoned in to the office, emailed or written and placed in the bulletin file in the blue box.