June 15, 2014

10:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Lin Butler and Joanne Esser

TODAY

Child care today is in the lower level with Susie.

Linger after the rise of worship and enjoy a hot cuppa, a snack and relaxed conversation. The conference room is available 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.

MEETING MATTERS/CALENDAR

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.

Make worship this summer a really friendly affair! One of the things people most appreciated about the experience of a single worship last summer was the opportunity to visit with one another over a cuppa 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. July 20th, 27th, August 17th and 31st still need volunteers.

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 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 and a workshop with Gayle McJunkin! Registration and payment form available on-line at esr.earlham.edu/news-events/events/leadership-reg2014

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!

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1964, Freedom Summer and the deaths of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner Sun, June 22nd, 2-4 PM, Shiloh Temple Church, 1201 W Broadway Ave, Mpls. This interfaith, community commemoration and call to action will kick off work in support of congressional action to reinstate the key provisions of the Voting Rights Act. More at: jewishcommunityaction.org/events/2014/05/voting-rights-act-act-to-remember-–-act-to-restore

Ms Suaad Allami, a prominent Iraqi women’s rights leader and attorney, will speak on “The Status of Women in Post Conflict Iraq,” Tues, June 24, 6:00-8:00 -Anderson Center, Room 304, Hamline U. Sponsored by Iraqi/American Reconciliation Project. More at: reconciliationproject.org/2012/suaad-allami-bio/

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.

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? Call Fran or email Brianna and Richard at fair(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tcfm.org.

OFFICE HOURS
Pat Jones will be in the office 2-5 on Wednesday and at other times on Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sunday.
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.

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