November 9, 2014

MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM

TODAY

9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed)

9:45 AM worship with attention to business: David Woolley, substitute clerk; Tom Ward, recording clerk

11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Nancy Helfrich, speaker; care of meeting, Clifford Goltz


UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS

Our photo directory photo sessions will be Fri, Jan 2nd, 1-8:00 and Sat, Jan 3rd, 10-4:00. Save space in your calendar now and look for photo session sign-up sheets later this month. There are many opportunities to help create this really useful tool. We need your help between now and January! Contact the office to volunteer or for details.

Next Sunday, 10:15: Doug, MFM’s liaison to Friends Committee on National Legislation, on the organization and its direction for the coming year. FCNL is an authoritative, informed, valuable advocate for Quaker values in Washington.

The Quaker reading group, will meet to read aloud and discuss the October 2014 issue of Friends Journal, “Experiences of Friends of Color”, Wed, Nov 19, 7 pm., here. Some of the articles are available online: friendsjournal.org .

The first Thanksgiving was a community affair. . . Join Friends on Thanksgiving day here at the meetinghouse. Worship from 4-4:30 pm, then final preparations and feasting about 5:00, (or when everything is ready.) Sign up sheets are on the elevator table. Indicate how many are coming, (you, relatives, friends,) and what you will bring to eat. Please label your dish with ingredients. Socializing, games, singing, etc. into the evening. Questions, ask Nancy.

Help jazz up MFM’s facebook! Do you have photos from fall camp or other Meeting events that could be posted? Send photos to Anne. Please get permission from those included in the photo before sending photos to Anne!

Offering boxes are located on small tables near the meetingroom doors. Please give as you are able. To meet our budget obligations, contributions need to average $2171 per week. Through the first half of our fiscal year, (Apr-Sept) donations have averaged $1150. Thank you, Friends, for your generous support of the Meeting in all manner of ways.

OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS

There will be no second Tuesday worship in Bloomington this month, and there will be no Lunch Bunch in November. The next Lunch Bunch will be Weds, Dec 3.

Frank and AnnLiv are hosting a concert at their home on Friday, Nov 14th, featuring Basil Reeve on oboe and Barbara Leibenguth on flute, both formerly with the Minnesota Orchestra. Friends are invited. Bring a finger food or beverage to share.

Winona Friends have again invited MFM Friends to their Thanksgiving potluck on Sunday, Nov. 23rd – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 265 Lafayette Street. Worship at 10 a.m. with the meal to follow at approximately 11:30. There will be childcare, all ages of Friends are welcome.

There will be a memorial service for Bill Savage, occasional attender of MFM for decades and cousin to Jane, on Sun, Nov 30th, 6:00 PM. If you expect to attend, please tell or email Pat Jones.

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Save the Date: Friends for a NonViolent World Holiday Fair, Fri, Dec 5th, 1-9 and Sat, Dec 6th, 10-4! Please come – and invite family, friends, neighbors, strangers on the street to this yearly, major, festive, affair! The Holiday Fair is an annual event, created as an FNVW fundraiser, which has become much more! It is a time for Quakers to connect with Friends throughout the area AND it remains the major fundraiser for FNVW.

Great vendors, scrumptious meals, and wonderful live music. FNVW receives 100% profit on all donated books, crafts, and Values Board items. Think creatively about what you can contribute!

CRAFTS: Food items tend to sell well, but sew, knit, or paint to your heart’s content! No plants, please.

BOOKS: The Book Loft sells used books in good shape. Call FNVW, 651-917-0383, for dropoff times and places.

VALUES BOARD: Donate or solicit gift certificates from stores, restaurants, or theaters you patronize. One quick trip and FNVW gets 100% of the selling price! Call Nancy Helfrich, 612-386-6892, for details.

VOLUNTEER: Lots of volunteers are needed, and volunteering at this event is fun! You can sign for shifts at the FNVW website (fnvw.org, then select “Volunteer” from the Holiday Fair tab on the left).

All Fair proceeds support the work and special programs of FNVW, a Quaker-inspired organization committed to nonviolence, equality, integrity, and community in our world.

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Friends School of MN announces that Latrisha Chattin will become the school’s new Head of School, effective July 1! Latrisha is currently teaching at Wyncote Elementary School in PA and attends Chestnut Hill Meeting.

Liz, an area Quaker, wrote an essay about her experience in Ferguson, MO this autumn. You may read it at: http://www.afsc.org/friends/reflections-after-ferguson-october

COMMUNITY EVENTS

“Beyond the Divide,” a documentary about war and peace and finding common ground, will show at the Parkway Theater, 2PM, TODAY, Nov. 9th. Highly recommended by Linda, the film maker will be there for discussion afterwards.

Holocaust Cantata, Songs from the Camps will be offered at Judson Church, 4101 Harriet Ave, Mpls TODAY at 4:00. Music by Donald McCullough, English lyrics and readings by Denny Clark. Free will offering.

Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership Conversation, Building an Empowered Community will be Tues, Nov 11th, 6:30-8:30 at the Fuller Park Building, 4800 Grand Ave S. Come learn more about this first-of-its-kind clean energy partnership between Minneapolis, Xcel, and CenterPoint, which gives the City shared decision-making power!

Paul K. Chappell, Waging Peace in Difficult Times, a workshop Sat, Nov 15th, 9-5, at First Unitarian Society, and a lecture, Is World Peace Possible? The anatomy of War and Peace, on Mon, Nov 17th, 7 pm, Landmark Center. Highly recommended.

Mayim Rabim Congregation will hold its annual fundraiser here, on Saturday night, Nov 22nd, 6:30-9. Friends are invited to this family-friendly event which will feature a cabaret (with all-Mayim Rabim talent!) and silent auction. All proceeds benefit Mayim Rabim’s programming and operations. There is no admission but donations are welcome.

OFFICE HOURS

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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