June 28, 2015

MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM

TODAY

10:00 am      meeting for worship (semi-programmed):  care of meeting, Linda Coffin and Roland Barrett; Lolly Lijewski, speaker; Kathy Webster, musician

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” ~Paul Boese

A Buddhist Prayer of Forgiveness:
If I have harmed anyone in any way either knowingly or unknowingly
through my own confusions I ask their forgiveness.
If anyone has harmed me in any way either knowingly or unknowingly
through their own confusions I forgive them.
And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive
I forgive myself for that.
For all the ways that I harm myself, negate, doubt, belittle myself,
judge or be unkind to myself through my own confusions
I forgive myself.

Children and youth are always welcome in meeting for worship. Child care will be made available today in the lower level if there is a need.

There is 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. Today, the topic is an article from Quaker Earthcare Witness: quakerearthcare.org/article/ecological-integrity-and-light-within . Next week, July 5th: quakerspeak.com/why-i-dont-wear-a-tie-in-court

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.

UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS

Plan to work along side area Friends to prepare, serve and clean-up a meal for our Philips neighborhood neighbors through Loaves and Fishes, TOMORROW, Mon, June 29th at Holy Rosary Church in south Minneapolis. Sign up sheet, with the different shifts, is on the bulletin table.

The plan for the Care of the Future process including lists about Meeting strengths, challenges, opportunities and risks, is now on the MFM website (minneapolisfriends.org). You can access the material by clicking “Care of the Future” in the sidebar. Save the morning of Sat. Aug 1st, when we will develop a set of vision statements to frame our hopes for the Meeting in the next 15 years. Those unable to attend will be able to share ideas via an on-line survey.

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.

Join the Garden Party every 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening (6:00) from now until October. Meet with F(f)riends and tend the meetinghouse grounds! Contact Clifford for more.

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.

OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS

The Racial Justice Committee of Twin Cities Friends Meeting, in cooperation with the local office of the American Friends Service Committee, is planning a series of directed conversations about race and privilege, to take place at the TCFM meetinghouse (1725 Grand Ave) this summer on four Thursday evenings: July 23 and 30, and August 6 and 13. All sessions will be at 7 p.m. in the fellowship room.

Old Friends will meet Mon, July 6 at noon at Twin Cities Friends Meeting (1725 Grand Ave.) for a potluck lunch followed at 1PM when Raquel Wood will share memories of Twin Cities Meeting. Those available to come are welcome.

Nettie Smith (of MFM), Claudene Lockridge and four other women are opening a low key, safe hang-out space for north side girls 12-18 years old to be heard, listened to, learn skills and create community. COME CELEBRATE THE OPENING (the first week in August) and to learn what we plan to do, give input and encouragement, and to consider volunteering. JULY 12, 3pm, 2806 W. Broadway.

From Friends Committee on National Legislation: Act Now: Vote on the War Legislation Concerning ISIS. In the next two weeks, the House of Representatives will finally debate the war on ISIS. Urge your representative to take the opportunity to go on the record and vote against the war. There are signs that Congress may be questioning endless war. Congress let key spying powers in the Patriot Act expire last week and more than a third of the House voted against the president’s blank check for war yesterday. We need to build on that momentum. See more at http://fcnl.org/updates/isis_war_vote

COMMUNITY EVENTS

There is a Farmer’s Market in Linden Hills, Settergren’s parking lot, across from Dunn Bros, open Sundays, 9-3.

Symphony for the Cities, Minnesota Orchestra plays at Lake Harriet Bandshell tomorrow night, 7:30.

Celebrate the arts in North Minneapolis the last weekend in July with the FLOW Northside Arts Crawl. 300 artists using a variety of mediums at 25 different studios, galleries, theaters, commercial, indoor, and outdoor vacant spaces. Attendance has grown from 1000 in 2006 to 7,000 in 2014. FLOW Northside Arts Crawl partners collaborate to showcase the artistic, business, and cultural assets of North Minneapolis and the ongoing revitalization of the West Broadway corridor. More at: northmpls.org/flow2015

OFFICE HOURS
Pat Jones’ work week is Wed-Sun. She will be in the office Wed. from 2:00-5:00 and other times Wed. through Sun.
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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