June 22, 2014

10:00 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Sandy Olson, speaker; Nancy Lichtenstein, musician; care of meeting, Joanne Esser and Lin Butler

“True, whole prayer is nothing but love” – St. Augustine


Child care today is in the lower level with Susie.

Linger after the rise of worship and enjoy a cup of something, 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. A member of the Ministry and Counsel Committee will be present.

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1964, Freedom Summer and the deaths of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner TODAY, 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:


Make worship this summer a really friendly affair! Friends are invited to help support 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. 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.

Lunch Bunch will meet this Wed, June 25th, 11:45 at Presbyterian Homes, 10030 Newton Ave So, 11:30. RSVP to Louise by Tues, June 24th. If you are available in the middle of the day, consider coming! It’s a great opportunity to deepen relationships with and bring news to those not able to come to worship every Sunday.

Years of Living Dangerously, a series on climate issues, will continue with the second installment being shown here on Thurs, June 26th, at 6:30.

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.

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.


“Sacred”, a recommended exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, will run through July 13. A ticket required. Go now!

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

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!

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. 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.

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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