August 24, 2014
10:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed); care of meeting, Connie Archbald and Dave Bostrom. (Child care in the lower level, though children are also welcome in meeting for worship.)
Lunch Bunch will meet this Weds, Aug. 24, at Presbyterian Bloomington. Please rsvp to Louise no later than Tuesday if you are coming.
Four Rivers Friends (Metro Friends) PICNIC at the Minnehaha Falls Wabun B picnic area (4655 46th Ave), THIS WEDS, Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. JOIN FRIENDS from around the metro area for fun, food and to learn about Four Rivers Friends (and why the name was changed!) and to hear from the founder of a new Quaker church in the north metro area, started a few years ago. Wonderful area for children, playground, wading pool; a waterfall, volleyball set-up, disc golf. Bring food to share, frisbees if you like. Root Beer Floats for kids of all ages!!
State Fair alert! Mary Logue, of MFM, won a prize for a textiles and fibers piece she created. It is displayed in the Fine Arts Building. Congratulations Mary!
Minneapolis Friends Meeting Fall Dates to put on your calendar:
1) First day of school year schedule, with start of first day school and adult program, Sunday, September 21
2) Friends Fall Camp at Villa Maria, Sat. and Sun., October 18 & 19
Come to story-telling (or story-listening!) on Thurs, Sept 18th, 7:00. Silly or sublime, serious or frivolous, for youngsters and oldsters, those new to Meeting and those who have been around for a while! A great opportunity to know each other anew!
Offering boxes are located on small tables near the meetingroom doors. Please give as you are able.
Bill and Pat invite you to come for a twenty minute meeting for worship at Quaker James Turrell’s “Sky Pesher” on the grounds of Walker Art Center. All ages are welcome. It is necessary to walk over a steep grade of land to get there, but help could be arranged in advance if you need it. Meet 7 pm Fri, Sept 12, then walk together to it. rsvp if possible.
The Peace and Social Concerns Committee encourages Friends to read Befriending Creation, (hanging in the long hall and online at: quakerearthcare.org/publications); especially the article akerearthcare.org/article/fcnl-moral-call-conscience-climate
John Stuart will speak at Becketwood this coming Wed, Aug 27th, at 7:30. He will be talking about his experience as a public defender. Open to anyone who would like to hear him. Becketwood is located at 4300 West River Parkway.
OUR WIDER COMMUNITY
Tomorrow, Monday, August 25, 7-9 pm, the monthly White privilege self-study group convenes at Twin Cities Friends Meeting in St. Paul. This month, Howard Vogel will be asking us to consider how (Quaker) theology informs White privilege. Howard Vogel brings keen thought and depth to any conversation. Highly recommended.
Alive Inside (a movie now showing at Edina Cinema) has import not just for Alzheimer’s sufferers, but for anybody who is subjected to morale-sapping work (like climate change, eco-justice, etc.) and is vulnerable to depression. Carefully chosen music brings people back to life from a state of depressed inertia. The music is put on an i-pod, hooked up to a headset, and given to the person. www.aliveinside.us/ -Terry (Pat and Allen were also wowed by it.)
“Sharing the Light Within: A Quaker Arts & Crafts Fair” at the meetinghouse in St. Paul, Sat, Sept 13th. A wonderful way to share another side of ourselves. Email Brianna or Richard at fair(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tcfm.org; More at: quakercofe.ning.com/events-activities. Artists are asked to donate 10% of their sales. Others helpers needed – cashiers, set-up/clean-up. Register: quakercofe.ning.com/events-activities.
MN Interfaith Power and Light comedy show 7 pm, Sat, Sept. 13th, at Linden Hills United Church of Christ, to raise funds to help people buy bus tickets for the People’s Climate March which is slated to be the largest climate change rally and march EVER! Tickets $5… Join the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sept 21st! Buses organized by MN Interfaith Power and Light and MN350. Info, tickets: mnipl.org/people-s-climate-march.html. Or people can navigate to that page by going to MNIPL.org. Terry Hokenson has already purchased a ticket on bus #2 – the MNIPL-sponsored interfaith bus!
Save the date: The next Racial Justice Gathering by American Friend’s Service Committee’s Healing Justice program will be Wed, Oct 22, 5:30-8:30 pm, at the AFSC office, 1671 Summit Avenue, St. Paul. The meeting in April brought together 17 people from four Quaker communities along with other community members. The top three areas of interest at that meeting were: convening again for support, insight and coordination; more education about the ways in which systemic / institutional white privilege operates; and development of some action steps. Sharon Goens-Bradley sgoens(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)afsc.org; 651-789-3852.
Twin Cities Friends Meeting is hosting the Northern Yearly Meeting (NYM) Interim Session October 24-25. Overnight housing is needed from area Quakers, for those coming from afar. Please contact Anne if you are able to host, anne-supplee(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)juno.com or 612-715-1705. All area Friends are welcome to attend these sessions – hear preliminary reports that offer a glimpse of what Northern Yearly Meeting is up to and take advantage of the smaller NYM group which allows an easier atmosphere for getting to know people!
Friends Committee on National Legislation urges action to keep military arms out of the hands of local police. Google “FCNL why Ferguson looks like a war zone” for background and information for action.
Notice from Friends for a Non-Violent World: Interview with Rabbi Michael Lerner on CNN. Rabbi Michael Lerner told CNN Thursday morning that the Jewish ideals of compassion and empathy had gotten lost in Israel’s military campaign against Hamas, and argued that Jews should have greater freedom to criticize Israel without being labeled self-hating. Lerner calls Hamas a terrorist organization, but argues that the larger battle in Gaza was a “people’s rebellion” against the Israeli blockade. To view, go to: interview-with-rabbi-michael-lerner-on-cnn and click on the first listing.
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.