October 18, 2015



9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Andy Showalter

10:15 AM 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

11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Scott Chapman, speaker; Kathy Webster, musician; care of meeting, Lolly Lijewski


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 TODAY to facilitate food and other planning.

Next Sunday at 10:15 Adult Program: Report from visit with Quaker Council on European Affairs with Diane Barrett.
November 1st at 10:15: Welcome new members, Lindy and Rae Beth.

Thank you to the Fall Camp Committee and all who attended camp this year. It was a fun time of connection and laughs. If you have any feedback or suggestions for the future, please talk to someone on the committee: Allen, Nettie, Clifford, or Andy. Now, a favor: encourage those who did not make it to camp this year to try it in 2016!

Peace and Social Concerns Committee will meet this Wed, Oct 21st at 7:00. Everyone interested in the Meeting’s peace and social justice witness is welcome to attend. Nominated and approved membership in the committee not needed!

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

Caring for Creation tip: When you go for a walk, bring gloves and a bag so you can pick up any trash. And remember to move leaves away from storm drains in the street!

Committee clerks and Friends involved in informal groups are reminded to provide information about activities, meetings, and events to the office for inclusion in the bulletin. You may email office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org, leave a voicemail at 612-926-6159, or leave a paper note in the bulletin file of the blue box.

Help garden on Oct 20th at 6 PM – your last chance for this year! Be together and tend the meetinghouse grounds!

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

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.

Memorable Fall Camp quote: Jim: “No corn on the cob here.” Ralph: “Just corn.”

Some resources for support from the Meeting are:
1) Clearness committees – often used when seeking direction, making a decision, or thinking through a situation. (Regularly used also with requests for membership or marriage under the care of the Meeting.)
2) Opportunities – two or three Friends come to worship with you, usually in your home, with or without ensuing discussion.
3) Care committees- a small group meets with you for spiritual, and maybe practical, support during a situation of special need
4) The Director of Ministry – Pat Jones will meet with you for pastoral care or to help you decide what further care and resources you may want from the Meeting or elsewhere
These resources are available for anyone in the Meeting dealing with difficult situations including, grief, parenting, marriage/couple issues, economic stress, etc, or for counsel related to leadings, spiritual growth, gifts and ministry, or relationship to the Meeting. Contact Ministry and Counsel or Pat Jones to arrange.

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.


The Quaker women’s group will meet this Wed, Oct 21, at 12:30 PM at Twin Cities Friends Meeting. The discussion topic: caretaking – children, men, elders. Bring a mug for coffee or tea, finger food to share and a bag lunch if you wish.

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. An invitation is posted; RSVP by October 30th. For more: fsmn.org/news-events/annual-events/gala

Congratulations to Liz Hellebuyck, (daughter of Cheryl)! She has published a new book, Phoenix Awakens, a paranormal debut about a high school senior who finds herself in a fight with a secret society for control of ancient magic. Liz’s pen name is Eliza Nolan.


Mayim Rabim is hiring an opening/closing helper one Fri evening and one Sat morning per month plus occasional special events on a different day. Details are posted. Contact office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mayimrabim.org for more or with interest. Spread the word!

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.

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