July 17, 2016

MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM

TODAY

10:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Terry Kayser and Lolly Lijewski

Today’s picnic table conversation at 9:00: War is not the answer.

TODAY, 11-12:30, Welcoming and Outreach Committee has invited our neighbors to a Minneapolis Meeting Open House. If weather permits, refreshments, including ice cream, will be served on the front lawn. Please greet and offer a warm welcome to neighbors and visitors who stop by!

Please submit all announcements for the bulletin to the office. If there are announcements that must be made after worship, please give them to a person with care of meeting (the role previously known as closer) before worship 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.


UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS

The Peace and Social Concerns Committee will meet this Wed, July 20th, at 7:00 in the lower level. All interested are welcome.

Lunch Bunch will gather at 11:45 this Thurs, the 21st, at Presbyterian Homes, 10030 Newton Ave So. RSVP to Sue by this 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.

The Watson reading group will meet this Thurs, July 21st, at 7:00 in the meetinghouse conference room. Thich Nhat Hanh’s Living Buddha, Living Christ has just been begun. There is NO prep needed, just read and think and talk. All are welcome.

Every Sunday in the summer, there is a 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: Healthy food, healthy planet.

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 sign up to provide this limited-in-scope but very important service to the Meeting with Joanne or Carol.

Additional hosts are needed for coffee hours starting next Sun, July 24. There is a sign up for volunteers on the bulletin table.

Offering boxes are on tables by the meetingroom doors. Ten weeks into our fiscal year, we were averaging $1389 per week and we need to average $2276 per week to meet our budget obligations.

OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS

An opportunity to share your St. Joseph Friends General Conference Gathering experience over a potluck will be Saturday, July 23rd, in the fellowship room at Twin Cities Meeting. Potluck starts at 5:30 and sharing starting at 6:30. All are welcome, including people who did not attend the Gathering. Volunteers sought to help with clean-up.

Four Rivers Friends (previously known as Metro Friends) will host a potluck picnic for all Friends in the area on August 14th at the Wabun picnic area of Minnehaha Park. Activities – a plant sway and music – start at 4:30 p.m. Potluck and ice cream sundaes at 6:00 and Dave Crawford (of Twin Cities Meeting) speaking and answering questions about Plants & Pollinators as well as child activities at 6:30. Bring food to share, a tablecloth, your own eating utensils (dishes, cups, and flatware – this is a zero-waste event!) and plants to swap (please no nicitinoids!)

The next Northern Yearly Meeting newsletter is in the works. Deadline for submissions this Wed, July 20th. Need more time to craft you submission? Contact Elizabeth and she will try to accommodate. Take advantage of this opportunity to share YOUR Quaker insights, news and stories with NYM Quakers!

Ben Pink Dandelion is offering a free online, three-week course on the beginnings of Quakerism. The course starts Oct 3rd but people can enroll at any time. Friends will need to register with Futurelearn (an easy process) which manages the course operation. Register and more information at futurelearn.com/courses/quakers/1

People Camp, a program of Friends for a NonViolent World, founded by Quakers and welcoming all, is a weeklong experience in peacemaking and community living and will be Sunday, August 14 to Saturday, August 20 in Northern Pines, near Park Rapids, MN. All campers help to make camp a safe and supportive place for adults, teens, and children. In the mornings, workshops are offered for adults, while the children’s program offers care, recreation, and educational activities. For more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/jzqqyst.

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Every Church a Peace Church potluck supper meeting will be tomorrow, July 18th, 6:30 p.m. at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 29th Street and 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis. Kathy Hollander of MN<350 will speak on Crude Oil Transportation — To and Thru MN: Addressing climate change by resisting pipelines. For more, visit mn350.org

Free screening of Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot. A panel discussion with Rep. Keith Ellison, Pam Horowitz, and Mark Ritchie will follow the 40-minute film. Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, 4901 Chowen Ave S. Wed. July 20th, 7:00 p.m.

Hear Jennie Eisert speak about her experience as part of a human rights delegation to Colombia shortly before the recent negotiation of a cease fire. Learn about the impact of US military aid, the situation for labor and human rights activists in Colombia, and their predictions for whether peace is possible. Organized by the Anti-War Committee, (an organization Elizabeth and Andy Showalter are active with.) Thurs, July 21st at 7pm, 4200 Cedar Ave. Minneapolis.

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, is out of the office this week. 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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