June 7, 2015



10:00 am  meeting for worship, unprogrammed: care of meeting, Carol Bechtel and Joanne Esser.

Friends should be mindful of the presence of young people who might be joining us in worship in the summer months. Pray for vocal ministry that might be meaningful to them, and be sensitive to the inappropriate nature of some subjects.

Throughout June there will be an informal group meeting at 9 AM for Quaker education and discussion at the picnic table, or at Turtle Bread in event of rain. QuakerSpeak videos, Quaker Pastoral Care newsletters and other brief starting points will be provided. For today, the topic is Love and Action. See: goo.gl/5qmHKq

Child care today is in the lower level with Susie Kanemitsu. Next week will be Susie’s last as nursery staff.

Pot-luck lunch at the rise of meeting. Please come!

THANK YOU to Property Committee and everyone who stayed to help with spring cleaning last Sunday.


Next Sunday at 11 am we have monthly meeting for worship with attention to business. At the rise of business meeting, stay for light refreshments in appreciation of Susie’s ministry to the Meeting’s youngest children. Susie is retiring. Look for the large card to sign today.

Come meet with an informal group gathering at 9 AM for Quaker education and discussion at the picnic table, or at Turtle Bread in event of rain, during the month of June. Questions or topic suggestions – contact Elizabeth.

The Peace and Social Concerns Committee will meet Wed, June 17th, at 7:00 and regularly on the third Wed night of the month. These meetings are open to anyone interested in attending. You are most welcome!

Robert and Gwen are being married under the care of the Meeting Saturday, June 20, 4:30 PM. Please come! All in a Friends Meeting are encouraged to be at the called meeting for worship during which a wedding takes place.

Following the closing handshake at worship this summer, Friends will be invited to share joys and concerns, visitors and new people will be invited to introduce themselves, and pre-arranged (with the care of meeting / closer before 10 am) announcements may be made by the closer or the person who has prearranged to make one. (Preference and general practice, however, is that people submit all announcements to be in the bulletin instead). We would like this closing time to be brief so that Friends can move on to potluck, business meeting, coffee/tea and visiting, or other plans for their day.

Come to the Meeting welcome of Roland on June 21st, 11:15. Roland was recently accepted into membership.

Sharon and Betsy invite MFM Friends to join them in a worship to celebrate their legal marriage June 27th, 2 pm, Cannon Valley Friends Meetinghouse, 512 Washington St. Northfield. (Consider carpooling.)

Plan to work with other area Friends to prepare, serve and clean-up a meal for our Philips neighborhood neighbors through Loaves and Fishes, Monday, June 29th at Holy Rosary Church in south Minneapolis. Sign up sheets soon.

Semi-Programmed Worship Planning Committee arranges planned speakers for semi-programmed worship. Has something been laid on your heart that you feel led to share in a prepared way? Explore the possibility of being a planned speaker by contacting someone on Worship Planning Committee: Clifford, Joanne, Lolly, or Sarah.

Offering boxes are located on small tables near the meetingroom doors. Please give as you are able. Copies of the Meeting’s 2015-16 budget are available on the table in the long hall.


COME TO THIS—> Friends for a Non-Violent World’s Ways of Peace will bring Rabbi Amy Eilberg to Minneapolis Friends Meeting THIS WEDNESDAY to discuss her book, From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace. Eilberg weaves personal story, sacred text, and theory and demonstrates how relationships can move from estrangement and wounding, entrenched bigotry and fear, to positive, engaged encounter. She creates a portrait of peacemaking as a spiritual practice that can guide the lives of faithful people seeking peace in their lives and in the world. Practical disciplines to cultivate the qualities of soul essential to the art of pursuing peace included. Here at MFM, this Wed, June 10, 7 pm.

Friends General Conference (FGC) Gathering, this July 5-July 11, at Western Carolina Univ. in the Smoky Mts. From Sue Kearns: Do you know the extraordinary beauty of North Carolina where the conference will take place? I just returned from the mountains there and I can tell you they’re well worth the time and travel to visit.” Majestic, tranquil, glorious.


Again this year, our Mulsim neighbors invite you to join a Ramadan Iftar dinner in your area (free of charge), June 20 – July 10. Taking Heart was started in 2005 and help build bridges of friendship and understanding and erase ignorance between different religions and cultures. Google “Taking Heart registration” for more info and to register.

National Climate Mobilization Day is Sun, June 14th. There will be an event here 4-5:30 pm for those who want to discuss, consider, or promote a WWII – scale national social and economic mobilization to restore a climate that is safe, stable, and supportive of human civilization. For more and to register, see theclimatemobilization.org or Pat or Ranae.

Clean energy and sustainability are the themes at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association Energy Fair, June 19-21. Amy Goodman is one of the keynote speakers, and over 200 workshops are offered on a vast range of topics. Admission for the weekend is $35 at the gate, $26 before June 5th. Held near Steven’s Point. With over 15,000 people attending, finding a place to sleep can be difficult. FFI: visit www.midwestrenew.org/energyfair .

Middle East Peace Now will show the film, Stone Cold Justice, at Southdale Library, Sat, June 13th, at 10:00 (refreshments at 9:30). The film, made by Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s investigative journalism program with the Australian Daily Newspaper, documents the policy of fear used in the West Bank. Each year 700 Palestinian children, some as young as 12, are taken from their beds at night and jailed. It is a sobering account about what can happen to Palestinian children and families.

Pat Jones’ work week is Wed-Sun. She will be in the office Wed. 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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