October 11, 2015

Many Friends are at Fall Camp in Frontenac this morning. There is no child care, first day school, music or programming at the meetinghouse today.

MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM

TODAY

9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Tom Ward

11:15 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, John Kraft

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 Craw, still going today: saintpaulartcrawl.org !

UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS

Adult Program next Sunday, Oct. 18th, at 10:15: Equality and Community. The second of a Quaker testimonies series based on Doug Gwyn’s book, A Sustainable Life: Quaker Faith and Practice in the Renewal of Creation. Some quotations from the book will be read followed by small group sharing. Led by Jim Lovestar and Pat Jones

Follow the Care of the Future Process on the Meeting’s website: minneapolisfriends.org . The October draft of the Vision Statements is now posted.

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, Tom, or Gayle. RSVP to the mtghse phone or email by Oct 18th to help with food and other planning.

Lunch Bunch – this THURS, Oct 15th, 11:45, at Presbyterian Homes, 10030 Newton Ave So, Bloomington. Please call Sue by Tues to reserve a meal. If you are available in the middle of the day, consider coming! It’s a great opportunity to deepen relationships with and bring news to those not able to come to worship every Sunday.

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

Fifteen first day school students and parents enjoyed a glorious time biking around the neighborhood looking at the various places of worship near the meetinghouse on Sun, Sept 27th. We discovered Christian, Buddhist, and nondenominational gathering places. Students observed that the outer building often reflected the ambiance of the worship within. We ended with sharing thoughts, worship, and food at Lake Harriet Bandstand. The kids were great! The weather was great! We all had a great time!

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

Northern Yearly Meeting high school retreat dates are set: Nov 6 – 8, in Eau Claire, WI; theme: What is humility and what does it look like in the age of social media? Jan 22 – 24 in Twin Cities, MN; theme: Understanding Privilege and Identity. March 18 – 20 in Duluth, MN; theme: Quaker Values, Ranking our value “priorities” and putting them into practice. For more, visit nymyouth.org

The first Northern Yearly Meeting middle school retreat will be Oct 23-25 in Madison. Details also at nymyouth.org.

MFM’s Tom Wells, Dean Magraw, and a visiting Nigerian violinist will perform at a benefit concert for Guyana Lutheran Music Academy on Fri, Oct 30th, 8 PM at Walker West Music Academy, 760 Selby Avenue in St. Paul.

See MFM’s Kellie Rae Theiss’s art exhibit at the Bell Museum til December. Show poster on the bulletin board.

MFM’s John Cutler appears in the Guthrie’s To Kill a Mockingbird, running until October 25th.

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

OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS

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.

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.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Minneapolis, St. Paul, and other cities recognize the second Monday in Oct as Indigenous People’s Day. A free Hip Hop show in honor of Indigenous People’s Day will be performed at Foss Chapel, Augsburg College, 5-8:30pm, free and open to public!

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, Thurs, Fri. and Sat.
Carolyn VandenDolder, the Administrative Assistant, will be in late 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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