October 5, 2014



9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Mary Logue

10:15 AM Artists series: Tom Wells – how his spiritual life has informed his artistic (music) life

11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Jim Lovestar, speaker; Dave Bostrom, musician; care of meeting, Marilyn Johnson

Nursery care today is downstairs with Susie Kanemitsu from 10:15-12:30. Earlier care will be arranged as needed.

First Day School students will start upstairs in worship at 11:15 and will follow a teacher downstairs after the first hymn.

Come to the potluck today, at the rise of semi-programmed worship (about 12:30)!

LAST CALL FOR FALL CAMP REGISTRATIONS! Fall Camp is two weeks away – October 18 and 19 – a retreat intended to give Meeting members and attenders an opportunity to relax and get to know each other in a beautiful setting, Villa Maria Retreat & Conference Center in Frontenac. Please turn in your registration TODAY, if you haven’t already. (Registrations after today should be telephoned directly to Mary DeRoos at Villa Maria (651-345-4582) and arrangements will be attempted until Oct 10. Special dietary requests cannot be made after Oct. 7, but there is a fridge and microwave for those with very specific diets or allergies to supplement their meals with items brought from home.)


Friends School of Minnesota as they conduct the final round of interviews for a new head of school. Friends are invited to meet-the-candidate programs at 7:00 on: Oct 9th – Louis Herbst; Oct 13th – Joe Mueller; Oct 21st – Latrisha Chattin; at FSM.


The Quaker reading group will meet Wed, Oct 15th at 7 in the conference room. All are welcome – on an on-going basis or for one-time visits! We will be selecting something good to read and plotting the schedule for the fall. The group was created as a memorial to George and Elizabeth Watson who read Quaker writings voraciously through the entirety of their lives.

The Northern Yearly Meeting (NYM) Interim Session is Fri, Oct 24th, 7-9pm and Saturday the 25th, 9am – 5pm at Twin Cities Friends Meeting. All Friends are encouraged to attend . If you come to this Meeting, you are a part of NYM! Hear preliminary reports to get a glimpse of what NYM is doing and take advantage of the smaller size which makes it easier to mix and get to know people! Afterward, Friends are invited to a dinner (Sat, 6:00) and folk dance (after dinner!) also at TCFM. The events are hosted by Four River Friends, a regional association of meetings, and are part of an ongoing series of seasonal regional events. Those who are able, please bring a potluck dish to share! Even if you don’t dance – it will be fun!

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


Friendly Philosophers will meet at TODAY 10:15 in the conference room today.

“Finding Strength and Hope as We Transition to a Just and More Sustainable Future” workshop will be Sat, Nov 1st from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm here at the meetinghouse. We will briefly share what we are already doing and then explore our personal and corporate visions for the future. All are welcome!

Quaker Old Friends will meet tomorrow, Mon, Oct 6th, at noon at Twin Cities Friends Meeting. Potluck 12-1 PM; program 1-2 PM. Janeke Thumbran, a teacher, born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa, will speak about the current situation and offer historical perspective. Come. Bring a dish to share. Contact is Nancy Beecher at nbeecher(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)aol.com or 612-721-2866.

Friends for a Non-Violent World’s fall fundraiser house party is one of the two events held to raise money to support FNVW’s work. We need your help! Consider co-hosting this year’s autumn fundraiser/celebration for on Friday, Oct 10th from 5:30 PM on at the home of Gail Daneker and Ian Keith (1791 Dayton Ave., between Marshall and Selby/Fairview and Wheeler in St. Paul). As a co-host, you commit to the following: adding your name to the e-mail invite; sending the e-mail invitation to your own e-mail lists or Facebook pals; bringing a food item to the event; offering a monetary contribution (This is a “$25 or more if you can/less if you can’t” event) Contact the office ASAP if you’re on board! You can co-host even if you are unable to attend: fnvwbob(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com .

A Racial Justice Gathering hosted by American Friend’s Service Committee’s Healing Justice program on Wed, Oct 22, 5:30-8:30 pm, at the AFSC office, 1671 Summit Avenue, St. Paul. The first gathering identified three areas of interest: 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.

The St. Paul office of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has a survey for Friends in the greater metro area to fill out. Please fill it out online (http://bit.ly/AFSC_TC2014_survey) by October 22.

Peterson Toscano, a Quaker performance artist and Biblical scholar will offer Climate Change: What’s Faith Got To Do With It?, an interactive workshop, on Oct. 29th, 7 PM, at All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church, 3100 Park Ave S, Mpls. Humor, storytelling and skilled facilitation – hear success stories and best practices from other communities; consider different theological approaches to understand and communicate climate change; discover roles your faith community can take on; and reflect on our role in this new world.

There’s a Quaker channel on You Tube! Quaker Speak is a project of Friends Journal, Friends General Conference, Quaker Volunteer Service and young adult Friends Jon Watts. Subjects covered include Quaker beginnings, faithfulness, activism, silence, vocal ministry among others. Check it out! http://quakerspeak.com/

Friends Committee on National Legislation’s (FCNL’s) Quaker Public Policy Institute Pro-Diplomacy Lobby Day will be November 20-21 in Washington, DC. See ten reasons Kate Gould, FCNL’s head lobbyist on issues in the Middle East, thinks you should go: fcnl.org/issues/middle_east/10_reason_to_come_qppi . Doug is attending the institute.

Mayim Rabim Congregation invites Friends to hear historian, Sabra Waldfogel who wrote Slave and Sister; the story of the relationship and struggle between a Jewish woman and the slave who is her half-sister, and how the Civil War transforms that relationship from mistress and slave to truly being sisters. Next Sun, Oct 12th, 4:00 – 5:30, here.

Matthew Cady Palombo, Department of Philosophy and Global Studies and advisor for the Muslim Students’ Association, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, will speak- “A Clash of Fundamentalisms: Moral Response to the Islamic State (ISIS) and the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) on Monday, Oct 13th, 1:00pm, Library, third floor, 3400 , MCTC campus.


Pat Jones will be in the office Wednesday from 2:00-5:00 and other times Wed, Thurs, Fri. and Sat.
Carolyn VandenDolder, the Administrative Assistant, will be in Wed. afternoon and Fri. Bulletin deadline, noon Thur. Bulletin items can be phoned in to the office, emailed or written and put in the bulletin file of the blue box.

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