November 8, 2015



9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed)

9:45 AM worship with attention to business: David Woolley, clerk; Tom Ward, recording clerk

11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Tom Hoey, speaker; care of meeting, Clifford Goltz

I listen to the wind, to the wind of my soul.
Where I’ll end up, well, I think only God really knows.
– from the song, The Wind, by Cat Stevens/ Yusuf Islam.


Next Sunday Nov. 15th, at 10:15 Adult Program: Peace and Nonviolence, the third in the series based on Doug Gwyn’s book, The Sustainable Life.

Caring for Creation tip: Remember that food is precious. Find out how your dinner came to you. Give just compensation to the land and creatures and all who labored, transported and processed.

The White Envelope Gift is a once-a-year collection given to a monthly meeting determined recipient(s). Please forward any nominations for White Envelope Gift recipients to the Peace and Social Concerns Committee file of the blue box or any committee member. These are one-time gifts.

Read and discuss Karen Armstrong’s, “12 Steps to a More Compassionate Life” at the George and Elizabeth Watson discussion group, Wed, Nov 19th at 7. All are welcome first-timers, one-timers, regulars, old-timers. No prep needed.

Thanksgiving at the meetinghouse! 2-2:30 worship; 2:30 set up and meal prep; feasting around 3:00. Afterwards socialize and enjoy games. Questions, contact Nancy. Food sign up is on the elevator table.

Our next time preparing and serving with area Quakers at Loaves and Fishes is at the end of this month! Mon, Nov. 30 (5th Monday) at Holy Rosary Church. Prep starts at 2:00 pm; prep for the serving around 4:00; serving starts at 5:15; clean-up around 6:00, finishing by 7:00. A sign-up sheet with more info will be available soon.

Friends for a Non-Violent World Holiday Fair will be HERE Fri, Dec 4, 1-9 PM and Sat, Dec 5, 10 AM – 4 PM!
Remember that the books, crafts, and food donated to the FNVW Holiday Fair return a 100% profit! Consider donating your “like new” books or using your talents to create wonderful craft or food items for the craft tables. Let’s put the CRAFTS back into the Holiday Fair! Start working now or planning what you will donate. And then come for music, lunch, dinner, or a little something in-between, Christmas trees or wreaths, browsing through crafts, books, calendars and baked goods from area Quakers and various vendors. For over thirty years, the Holiday Fair has been a warm and wonderful place for area Quakers to connect. The money raised there has been a significant portion of FNVW’s funding.

Fall Camp memory: “Out beyond ideas, of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I will meet you there.” These words from Rumi’s poem, Out Beyond Ideas, were quoted last week in semi-programmed worship and were sung, as a round, at Fall Camp. Jacob taught us the words and lovely, haunting tune.

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


Friends for a Nonviolent World will be holding a fundraiser for Syrian refugees here at the meetinghouse THIS COMING SUN, Nov. 15, 6:30 PM. Speakers: Congressman Keith Ellison and Dr. Aref Al Khali, a doctor with the Syrian American Medical Society who has done work with Syrian refugees. Silent Auction. Light refreshments. Plan to come!

A memorial service for Emil Slowinski will be held on Sat, Nov 21st, at 10:00 am at the Weyerhaueser chapel. A light lunch will follow at Twin Cities meetinghouse. His obituary in the Star Tribune can be read at:

Nightingales will have their Fall gathering Nov 20-22 in East Troy Wisconsin (SW of Milwaukee). Newcomers and old-timers, young and old, anyone who likes to sing is welcome.


Jesus in Islam, a talk by a top international scholar, tomorrow, Mon, Nov. 9th, 3:30 PM, St. Thomas Univ. Free.

Intergenerational Activism for Peace is this year’s MN Alliance of Peacemaker’s annual gathering Tues, Nov 10th 6:30-9 PM at Perpich Center for Arts Education, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley. Speakers: author, activist, storyteller and educator Rose McGee and youth peace essay contest winners. $5-15 suggested donation. See posted flyer for more.

CIA whistleblower, John Kiriakou, and psychologist Bradley Olson, will headline two upcoming events. “US Torture: Insider Perspectives on the Pursuit of Ethics and Justice” – 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, Thurs, Nov 12th, at Hamline, Anderson Center, Rm 111, 774 Snelling Ave N, St Paul; “Torture: Back in the Spotlight and How to Keep It There” – 3:00-5:00 PM, also Nov 12th, in Willey Hall, U of MN, 225 – 19th Ave S, Mpls. Both events are free and open to the public.

Middle East Peace Now presents Alison Weir whose new book, Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel, document the history of the Israel lobby in the US. Also the root of current violence in Israel-Palestine, distorted media coverage of the region, and why American taxpayers continue to send Israel over $10 million per day. Q&A will follow. Sat, Nov 14th, 9:30 AM, Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave S, Mpls.

Mayim Rabim invites Friends to their FUNdraiser: Cabaret and Silent Auction, Sat, Nov 14th, 6:30-9:00 PM, here at the meetinghouse. Singing, strumming, and hamming it up, silent auction, and light refreshments. Suggested donation $5.

Every Church a Peace Church potluck and meeting Mon, Nov 16th, 6:30 PM at St. Joan of Arc, 4537 Third Ave S, Mpls. The topic: War and the Environment – Why Environmentalists Must Oppose War with Prof Duane Cady. See flyer for more.

Refugees from warm climates do not own winter coats or accessories. Please help give a WARM welcome to new refugees by donating new or gently used warm coats, hats, mittens, and gloves. Especially needed are larger boys’ sizes and small-medium adult coats. Also needed, twin and queen bedding (particularly blankets). Donations can be brought to the MN Council of Churches Church Center at 122 W Franklin Ave, Mpls. Questions? Email rsvolunteers(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) or call 612-230-3219

Climate is changing. Shouldn’t we? Join the Reflective Circle to seek the seeds of change in ourselves: Sat, Nov 21, 12:30 – 2:30 PM, St. Anthony Park library, 2245 Como Ave, St. Paul and Mon, Dec 28th, 6:30-8:30 PM, St. Cecilia’s Church, 2357 Bayless Place, St. Paul. A welcoming place to reflect on our global climate crisis, we respond to simple questions that spark our thinking about the natural and human systems we live in. Please plan to stay for the full two hours. The group meets monthly. Attend as often as or infrequently as you wish. See for more.

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. late 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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