Bulletin: June 26, 2016

June 26, 2016



9:00 AM Today’s picnic table conversation: Quakers and Spiritual Disciplines. (next week, How to Listen for a Leading)
10:00 AM meeting for worship, semi-programmed: speaker, Mike Finley; care of meeting, Joanne Esser and tbd ; musician, Nancy Lichtenstein.

Please submit all announcements for the bulletin. If there are announcements that must be made after meeting, give them to a person with care of meeting (the role previously known as closer) before meeting begins. The person with care of meeting will make any necessary announcements and direct people to you if they want further information. Please be sensitive to the need Friends might have to leave meeting with the peace and centeredness of worship and/or be released so they might go on to the planned activities of their day.

Today at the rise of worship: please join in welcoming Scott Chapman to membership in the Meeting. Refreshments will be served in the hallway upstairs.

Window washing, previously scheduled for today is postponed. A new date is to be announced later.


Lunch Bunch will gather at 11:45 on the third Thurs of July, the 21st, at Presbyterian Homes, 10030 Newton Ave So. RSVP to Sue by Wed, July 20th. If you are available in the middle of the day, consider coming! It is a great opportunity to deepen relationships with and bring news to those not able to come to worship every Sunday.

Every Sunday in the summer, there will be 9 AM picnic table discussion (inside if raining,) dealing with topics in contemporary

Quakerism or Quakers in history. A list of topics is by the bulletins – next week’s topic: How to Listen for a Leading.

The use of the microphone in meeting for worship enables vocal ministry to be heard and held by all present. Microphone carriers are needed for a number of worship times this summer. Please consider offering this limited-in-scope but very important service to the Meeting. Sign-up with Joanne Esser, or Carol Bechtel.

Last month, monthly meeting approved exploring our participation in Quaker Volunteer Service, sponsoring, along with area Meetings, a site through that program. An article on one young adult Friend’s experience in QVS is on the elevator table.


Friends General Conference Gathering 2016. Begins next Sunday, July 3 in St. Joseph, MN. Phone, 215-561-1700. $60 late registration fee.

About 25 Minneapolis Friends are going full or part time to join with primarily North American Friends.

Consider volunteering! There are jobs immediately before, during, and after the Gathering. Email FGC2016(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com for a list of opportunities.

Local Quakers can attend the following Friends General Conference evening plenary session without registering for the Gathering, as room permits. All evening speaker events begin at 7:00 pm: Mon, Rex Ambler; Thur, Nakima Leyy-Pounds; Fri, Peggy Senger Morrison. See speaker descriptions on the elevator table. Friends are also welcome to peruse the bookstore, work at the local hospitality desk (see John Kraft), and view exhibits from Friends organizations, without registering.

There are four pre-Gathering events available to Friends, even if you are not planning to attend the Friends General Conference Gathering: Adult Young Friends Retreat; Is Your Meeting Online?; Quakers and Business Conference; and Retreat for People of Color and Their Families. A brief description of the events and registration info is on the elevator table.

Annie Patterson and Peter Blood will host a release singalong concert for the new Rise Again songbook at Twin Cities Friends Meeting on Sat., July 9th, 7 pm. Suggested donation, $20 (more or less, as able). Proceeds split between Annie and Peter and FNVW. Opportunity because they are in the area for FGC.

Alice and Richard, both of Twin Cities Meeting, are interested in exploring Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re In Without Going Crazy, by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone with area Friends on Thurs. evenings, July 21 – August 25. Please let the office (office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org) know if you are interested!

Earlham School of Religion will offer a leadership conference, Holy Experiments: Risk, Courage and the Entrepreneurial Spirit, August 12-14 for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, ministers (especially non-traditional ones,) business professionals, students, life-long learners, and kindred spirits. More at www.esr.earlham.edu/news-events/events/leaders16


MN Council of Churches and the Muslim American Society of MN offer Taking Heart Ramadan Iftar. Non-Muslims are invited into mosques to observe prayer and share a meal now through the first week of July. Sign up and more: mnchurches.org/respectfulcommunities/interfaithprogramming/takingheart/registration.html

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 out of the office until July 12th.

Bulletin: June 12, 2016

June 12, 2016 MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM TODAY 10:00 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Julia Reimer, speaker; Dave Bostrom, musician; care of meeting, Barbara Mohr and Carol Bechtel 11:00 AM worship with attention to business: David Woolley, clerk; Tom Ward, … Continue reading →

Picnic Table Discussions, 2016

During the summer months we will hold “Picnic Table Discussions” on Sunday mornings starting at 9:00. Anyone interested is welcome to attend and participate. Discussions will be held around the picnic table near the main entrance on York Avenue, or … Continue reading →