October 4, 2015



9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Gayle McJunkin

10:15 AM Jon and Mark, the men who led the adult program on Sept 20th, will return to lead Alternatives to Violence Project exercises

11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): speaker, waiting for divine inspiration; Dave Bostrom, musician; care of meeting, Lolly Lijewski

TODAY at 12:30 – Come down to the potluck – whether or not you brought a pot – for relaxed conversation and above average food! Potlucks are do-it-yourself affairs. Please wash a dish, put away some chairs, or wash a table before you leave.


We’re looking forward to Fall Camp, NEXT WEEKEND, Oct 10th and 11th! Villa Maria is very full that weekend, so we got creative with the room assignments. Everyone has a roommate (from MFM), and some people will have two! If you intend to come, not staying overnight, you still need to register for meals. Turn forms in TODAY.

Next week there will be no nursery care, adult program, first day school class for children or programming at 11:15 worship due to Fall Camp. Friends unable to attend camp may join in unprogrammed worship at 9:00 and 11:15.

A remembrance gathering will be held at the meetinghouse on Sun, Oct 25th, for Friends who have lost loved ones the since the last remembrance gathering. Simple lunch at 12:45, memorial worship at 1:30. Ask questions of Pat Jones or Death and Memorial Service Committee members: Nancy, Barbara, Ralph, Lin, Jim B, Tom, or Gayle. RSVP to the mtghse phone or email by Oct 18th to help with food and other planning.

Help garden every 1st and 3rd Tues, 6 pm. Be together and tend the meetinghouse grounds!

Caring for Creation Tip: Recycling centers ask that you DO NOT throw plastic bags into your single-sort recycling bin. Plastic bags should be taken to drop-off bins located in virtually every grocery store. Food pouches, which are used for nuts, coffee, rice, and granola, are a composite of materials, difficult to separate for recycling. There currently is no way to recycle them.

There is a Google Group/email list for young adult Friends or young adults interested in Quakerism who would like to do things with other young adult Friends. Join at: groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/minneapolisyaqs

Kellie Rae Theiss will be offering a “walk and talk” tour at the Bell Museum of natural history TODAY at 2:00 and Wed at 5:30. It is free and open to the public. Her art represents a lifetime of dedication to nature and depicts fish, birds and nests, insects and plants.

Check out Terry Kayser and CeCeile Hartlieb (106 Water St. W. #402) and Rachel Madden and John Kraft (Jax Building) at the St. Paul Art Crawl next weekend, Fri – Sun: saintpaulartcrawl.org !

Offering boxes are located on small tables near the meetingroom doors. If you would like to automate your financial contributions, please talk to Roland, clerk of Stewardship.


Interested in being challenged to think deeply / differently about Quakerism; to describe “the experience that takes us beyond all words to an encounter with life in the silence”; “to attempt to describe the experience, and to try to explain why it is important, how it can be gained, and what difference it makes to our lives and to our engagement with the world”? A study of Rex Ambler’s The Quaker Way will begin at 7:00, Oct 15th at Twin Cities Meeting, 1725 Grand Ave. and will continue through six Thurs evenings, Oct 15 – Nov 19th. Space is limited.

The American Friends Service Committee is co-hosting a local We Are All Criminals – the consequences of having a criminal record – dinner, presentation, action planning, networking – Oct 8th, 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Can you imagine how your life would be different with or without the consequences of being arrested or convicted of a crime? This fascinating and alarming presentation by Emily Baxter looks at both sides of the criminal justice system and the ways in which we are all impacted by it. Please join AFSC and other restorative justice partners for an evening of stories, reflection, challenge and solidarity. Hennepin Ave United Methodist, 511 Groveland Ave, Mpls. Tickets $15. FFI WeAreAllCriminals.org. Register: communitymediations.org/training

Save the evening of Sat, Nov 7th to Paint the Town . . . and All that Jazz with the Friends School of MN’s annual Gala for the Children. Enjoy a night out at International Market Square with a jazz trio and a buffet by D’Amico catering. More soon!

Become more bold, effective, and spiritually grounded in activist work for peace, social justice, and sustainability. Pendle Hill has a new online/on-campus program, Answering the Call to Radical Faithfulness: four short training residencies at Pendle Hill, weekly readings, online learning activities, and fieldwork projects in each participant’s community. A few spaces remain for session starting soon. Interested? Know someone else who might be? See: pendlehill.org/learn/radicalfaithfulness for more. Or contact Steve Chase, program director: schase(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)pendlehill.org or 610-566-4507, x123. Scholarships still available.
Other upcoming offerings from Pendle Hill: Inquirer’s Weekend (Oct 30-Nov 1), Beyond Diversity (Nov 1-5), Clerking (Nov 20-22), Waiting on the Spirit (Nov 27-29) Descriptions with additional information are posted.


Friends are invited to join the Elizabeth and Andy at the “Say No to Endless U.S. War” vigil this Wed, Oct 7th, 5 PM on the Lake St/Marshall Ave bridge. Potluck and program to follow, 6:30 at St. Albert Church, 2836 – 33rd Ave S. Flyers on elevator table.

Move to Amend Event, Every Voice Counts: A facilitated discussion with Sen. John Marty follows a showing of the short documentary, Legalize Democracy, 7 PM, Mon, Oct. 5th, at New Life Presbyterian Church, 965 W. Larpenteur Ave, Roseville. Consider how Citizens United and like decisions are impacting the voice of citizens in elections and legislative process, and the effects of “corporate personhood” and “money as free speech” on democracy. Free.

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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