July 6, 2014

10:00 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Tom Hoey, speaker; care of meeting, Dave Bostrom and Tom Ward

“Faith means: If you ever once merit that the Hidden One appears to you, be faithful to Him (Her) all the days of your life. Faith means: To guard forever the echo which once burst upon the deep recesses of our soul.”
– Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

TODAY

Child care today is in the lower level with Susie Kanemitsu.

You are welcome at the potluck, downstairs, at the rise of worship today! Please come to this relaxed time of visiting whether you brought anything or not! To regulars – please cheerfully look for ways to help! Get tableware if needed, clear away empty dishes from the serving table, help clear, wash, dry and put away dishes, help put away chairs and wash and put away tables. Every chore is brighter when shared.

Friendly Philosophers will meet today in the conference room at noon. This group, open to anyone interested – for a single visit or as a regular – also meets every Thursday evenings, 7 PM, at 4014 15th Ave. in South Minneapolis.

MEETING MATTERS/CALENDAR

The Meeting is in need of a host for social hour after Meeting for Worship on July 20th, and three people on August 17th and August 31st. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in front of the Library. Please sign up if you can as the social hour is a wonderful time to meet people and greeting is enhanced with a treat and coffee in one’s hand.

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 Tuesday, July 8th, 7:00, at the home of Louise, Gideon Pond. All are welcome to this small, 45-minute, time of unprogrammed worship.

All nine episodes of Years of Living Dangerously have now been released. We plan to show them at Minneapolis Friends, two episodes at a time on each of four evenings during July. We’ll begin showing one episode at 6:30, take a 15 minutes break after the first episode for talk and movement, and then start the next episode at 7:45. From 8:45 to 9:00 we’ll have another time for discussion. Episodes 2 and 3 will be shown this Wednesday, July 9.
Episodes 4 and 5 will be shown on Sunday, July 13.
Episodes 6 and 7 will be shown on Sunday, July 20.
Episodes 8 and 9 will be shown on Wednesday, July 23.
We will be grateful for your presence in viewing and discussing these episodes together!

The Peace and Social Concerns Committee will meet this Wed, July 9th, 5:30 PM here at the meetinghouse. Anyone may come!

Offering boxes are located on small tables near the meetingroom doors. Please give as you are able.

OUR WIDER COMMUNITY

Old Friends will meet on Monday, July 7, at TCFM. Potluck will begin at 12N with the program at 1 PM. We will have a speaker from the Hmong Community Center speak about the Hmong in Minnesota. They require an honorarium of $50 so if you can, please contribute $2-3 to the basket on the table.

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! Sunday, August 10th – Saturday, August 16th at Northern Pines Camp, near Park Rapids, MN. 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, Iowa. 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, Iowa. 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 – on July 7, the Community Development and Fundraising Committee of Twin Cities Friends Meeting will decide if they have enough exhibitors and helpers to make a go of the proposed TCFM Fair, 10-4, Saturday, September 13. Put yourself in the mix! If it is decided that the Fair is a go, more planners, schleppers and exhibitors will be invited. Please volunteer by emailing Brianna and Richard at fair(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tcfm.org.

The Call to Conscience on Climate Disruption enables a bipartisan group of Congressional representatives to publicly declare that climate disruption is real, is primarily caused by human activities, and is inflicting great harm on present and future generations and Earth. Read more about the group’s goals and strategy and find resources and action steps at this link from Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL): 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, a presentation of 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.

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