13 July 2014

10:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed); care of meeting, Joanne Esser
11:00 AM worship with attention to business: Ranae Hanson, clerk; Tom Ward, recording clerk

TODAY

Child care today is in the lower level with Susie Kanemitsu.
“Sacred”, a recommended exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, will run through TODAY. A ticket required. Go now!

MEETING MATTERS/CALENDAR

The Meeting is in need of a host for social hour after Meeting for Worship next Sunday, July 20th, and three people on August 17th and two 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.

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 minute 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 4 and 5 will be shown TODAY, Sunday, July 13. 6:30 pm.
Episodes 6 and 7 will be shown next 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!

Minneapolis Friends Meeting is looking for someone (or perhaps 2 people to share the job) to clean the meetinghouse on a weekly basis. Hours are flexible, about four a week. Speak with Joseph or Pat.

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

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 – and it’s fun!! 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. 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

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 on this link from Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL): fcnl.org/issues/energy/call_to_conscience_on_climate_disruption

Every Church a Peace Church’s next potluck and program will be Monday, July 21st — 6:30 p.m. at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 29th St and 32nd Ave So, Mpls. John Keller, Executive Director of Immigrant Law Center of MN, will speak on “Immigration Reform: A Christian Response.”

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.

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.

Help care for the Rose Garden – join the Deadhead Society! Thursdays, 4:30-6 PM June—August, the NE side of Lake Harriet. Meet at the fountain. Tools, gloves and instruction provided – tie-dye attire optional!

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