September 7, 2014

10:00 am meeting for worship (unprogrammed); care of meeting, Connie Archbald and Marilyn Johnson

TODAY

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

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. Today there are brochures and registration forms available on the table outside the meeting room. Please pick yours up today to save on postage. The remainder will be mailed tomorrow. Please make the turn-around fast and get your registration in! Villa Maria requires four weeks notice for special dietary requests, (Sept 19th). All registrations all are due by October 3rd in order to secure room assignments. Let’s all fill out our registration forms and return them to the Meeting office right away! This will ensure a smooth process for us and the Villa Maria staff. Encourage each other, invite each other, and come to Camp!

MEETING MATTERS/CALENDAR

NEXT Sunday, September 14, Meeting is still on the summer schedule: semi-programmed worship at 10 am and meeting for business at 11:00 am.

The Meeting’s school-year schedule begins TWO weeks from today, Sunday, September 21. The schedule will revert to:
9:00 am, unprogrammed worship
10:15 am, forum
11:15 am, semi-programmed worship and first day school for children

THANK YOU to everyone who hosted or brought treats for “coffee and conversation” after worship over the summer.

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!

In order to consider going ahead with a Meeting photo directory, we need four volunteers. We have three. Is there someone else who would commit to phone calling, hosting, building opening and closing and other details?.

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

OUR WIDER COMMUNITY

Friends are invited to come for an informal, 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 to Pat, Bill or office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org

Join the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sept 21st! Buses organized by MN Interfaith Power and Light and MN350.org . Info, tickets: mnipl.org/people-s-climate-march.html. Or people can navigate to that page by going to MNIPL.org. Terry, Ranae, Steve and Mary are planning to go!

Northern Yearly Meeting (NYM) Interim Session, Fri and Sat, Oct 24-25, is being held in the Twin Cities at Twin Cities Friends Meeting. Overnight housing is needed from area Quakers, for those coming from afar. Contact Anne (of TCFM) if you are able to host. All Friends are encouraged to attend these sessions! Hear preliminary reports offering a glimpse into what NYM is up to and take advantage of the smaller group size which makes it easier to mix and get to know people!

Twin Cities Friends Meeting fundraiser, “Sharing the Light Within: A Quaker Arts & Crafts Fair,” 1725 Grand Ave, St. Paul, this Sat, Sept 13th, 10-4. Experience each other in a whole new way by enjoying each other’s creative expressions!

MN Interfaith Power and Light comedy show 7 pm, this 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.

Eyewitness to War; Witness for Peace will be the talk offered by Kathy Kelly at the Every Church A Peace Church potluck supper meeting on Mon, Sept 15th, 6:30 p.m, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4537 Third Ave. S. Mpls Kelly has joined with activists in various regions of the U.S. to protest drone warfare by demonstrating outside U.S. military bases, has been imprisioned and is currently facing charges as a result. She has traveled, lived and connected extensively – in Gaza, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Bosnia and Nicaragua. She and her companions in Voices for Creative Nonviolence believe that “where you stand determines what you see.”

The next Racial Justice Gathering hosted 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.

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

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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