August 31, 2014

10:00 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Judith James, speaker; Nancy Lichtenstein, musician; care of meeting, Dave Bostrom and Connie Archbald

“He has told you, O Mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8, New Revised Standard Version

TODAY

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

MEETING MATTERS/CALENDAR

Parents are asked to fill out First Day School registration forms – available on the elevator table (or you can request to be sent one via email). Planning for the school year is in full gear!

Fall Camp is just around the corner! Fall Camp is a Friendly retreat intended to give our Meeting members and attenders an opportunity to relax and get to know each other in a beautiful setting. We will gather at Villa Maria Retreat and Conference Center in Frontenac, MN, October 18 and 19. Next Sunday, Sept 7th, there will be brochures and registration forms available on the table outside the meeting room. Please pick yours up to save on postage. The remainder will be mailed the next day. Please make the turn-around of getting your registration in fast! Villa Maria requires four weeks notice for special dietary requests, (Sept 19th) All registrations are due by October 3rd in order to get a room assignments. Let’s all try to fill out our registration forms and return them to the Meeting office quickly! This will ensure a smooth process for us and the Villa Maria staff. Encourage each other, invite each other, and come to Camp!

State Fair alert! Mary won a prize for a textiles and fibers piece she created. It is displayed in the Fine Arts Building. Congratulations Mary!
State Fair Stock Dog Trials – Janis and Dan ran their dogs Tag, Hamish, and Bryn! Photos of the herding and the dogs with their ribbons for placing are on Janis’s Facebook.

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!

Monty and Ginger are coming to town! (Monty was a member here in decades past) They plan to attend worship Sun morning, Sept 7th, and before that, will be singing with anyone interested on Sat night, 5:00, Sept 6th at the home of Ed and Betsy. Anyone who enjoys folk music and singing is welcome to come. Monty and Dave will be accompanying on guitars. Bring your Rise Up Singing songbooks There will be a table for potluck appetizers.

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: MFMPat(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)MinneapolisFriends.org.

OUR WIDER COMMUNITY

Get to Know Mayim Rabim, next Sun, Sept 7th, 3:00 – 5:00 PM at MFM. Refreshments provided. Mayim Rabim is hosting a gathering for people who are thinking about joining Mayim Rabim or would just like to learn more about our congregation. Rabbi Sharon Stiefel and the Membership Committee will lead a discussion and answer questions about the fundamentals of Reconstructionist Judaism and the values and practices that make Mayim Rabim a unique, welcoming place.

Friends for a Non-Violent World is a Quaker-inspired organization that was founded in 1981 and has since been working to affirm the dignity inherent in each human being. FNVW is committed to advancing nonviolence as an ethic for honoring human dignity and a strategy for achieving peace and justice. FNVW offers newsletters with action ideas and excellent source material on a variety of issues and developments concerning peace and justice. Find newsletters under “Archive” (on the right-hand side of the screen) at fnvw.org

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.

Friends Committee on National Legislation joins other faith communities seeking to build nonpartisan support for climate action. Sign a petition to President Obama and Congress: fcnl.org/issues/energy/a_faithful_call_to_address_climate_change

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 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 Conmmittee’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. All Friends are welcome to attend these sessions! Hear preliminary reports offering a glimpse of what NYM is up to and take advantage of the smaller group size which makes it easy to get to know people!

Parker Palmer, Quaker author, elder, educator, activist, and founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal, has been blogging weekly for “On Being”, the public radio show hosted by Krista Tippett: onbeing.org/tags/parker-palmer.

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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