October 9, 2016

MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM

TODAY

9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Tom Wells and Doug Herron

9:45 AM worship with attention to business: David Woolley, clerk; Stephen Snyder, recording clerk

11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Dick Magraw, speaker; Friendly Voices Choir and Dean Magraw, musicians; care of meeting, Joanne Esser

UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS

Next Sunday at adult program at 10:15: Come together and sing from Rise Up Singing. Come with a song in mind, page through the books while singing, or just come to sing or listen! Dave will be accompanying on guitar as we share songs that provide us with spiritual strength, insight, comfort, or encouragement.

Bill will be hosting a discussion on the testimony of integrity at his home this Thurs, Oct 13th at 7 pm. Sign up at the elevator table if you are interested in attending.

Interested in joining an Experiment With Light group? Come to an initial EwL gathering, here, Sat. Oct.15th, at 1:30. Meditation and organizing for on-going groups. Contact Diane with quesitons.

Jim and Nettie are hosting a discussion of the testimony of community at their home on Tues, Oct 18th, 7pm. Limited space, so please RSVP to reserve a place in the circle.

Lunch Bunch will meet Thurs, Oct 20th, 11:45 at Presbyterian Homes, 10030 Newton Ave So, 11:30. RSVP to Sue by Weds, Oct 19th. 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 unable to come to worship every Sunday.

Read Living Buddha, Living Christ, by Thich Nhat Hanh with the Watson reading group, meeting Thurs, Oct 20th, at 7:00. ALL are welcome, and, there is NO HOMEWORK. We read aloud and talk about our own experience, as we go along.

Peace and Social Concerns Committee will show The Doctrine of Discovery on Wed, Oct 26th, at 7:00 p.m. This documentary tells the story of how little-known Vatican documents of the 15th century resulted in a tragic global momentum of domination and dehumanization, leading to law systems in the U.S. and Canada that are being used against Original Nations and Peoples to this day. Discussion and refreshments will follow. To see a trailer of the film, go to youtube.com/watch?v=G1VrzoaLahs

Quaker Voluntary Service is considering having a site in the Twin Cities. October 28-30, a group from QVS will be visiting the area – meeting with the local planning group, visiting area Quaker organizations, and meeting local Friends. There are two potlucks planned during this visit: Friday, Oct 28th, at 6:15, there will be a potluck, hosted by Prospect Hill Meeting, at Twin Cities Friends Meeting, (1725 Grand Ave in St. Paul.) RSVP to office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org. Sunday, Oct 30th, at 12:30, there will be a potluck at Minneapolis Meeting (4401 York Ave So in Mpls.) Also on Sun, Oct 30th, part of the QVS leadership team will be speaking at Adult Program at MFM (10:15). Please come if you can!

Loaves and Fishes on Halloween! Save the date to help with Loaves and Fishes on Mon, Oct. 31. You can dress up in costume if you like!

OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS

Diane Randall, executive secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), will be at the MN History Center, (345 W Kellogg Blvd) next Sun, Oct 16. Area Quakers are invited and encouraged to come to the reception there 1 – 3 pm. Come but make sure to RSVP to help with catering plans: fcnl.org/nowisthetime/rsvp. Diane will speak about FCNL’s vision and enthusiasm for the future, informed by the new capital campaign, The World We Seek: Now is the Time.

Northern Yearly Meeting’s Interim Session, Eau Claire, WI, next weekend, Oct 14-16. NYM Friends who would like overnight hospitality should contact the office (office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org.) All interested Friends welcome.

John, Lois, and Howard of Twin Cities Meeting are offering Thurs evening forums Oct 20-Nov 17 (7 pm) discussing Our Life Is Love (2016) by Marcelle Martin. All participants are requested to get the book and do reading assignments before each session. Registrations limited to 20 people. Register to office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org .

Friends General Conference-sponsored Spiritual Deepening Programs online are starting! Quaker members, attenders, and newcomers of all ages can come together to explore the roots of Quaker thought and practice, to share and listen deeply to each other’s spiritual stories, and to practice new ways of connecting to the Spirit. Content has been compiled and developed by Friends throughout the U.S. and Canada and includes materials drawn from existing curricula and resources as well as newly developed activities. The online program runs from Oct 24 – Dec 16, (offered again Jan, 2017.) Registration is now open. Google FGC Spiritual Deepening. It is also not too late to join the 6000+ who began the EXCELLENT 3-week course on early Quakerism: futurelearn.com/courses/quakers/1

For those who would like to listen to the Sept 18th conference call with Parker Palmer and Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Diane Randall talking about how to bring our whole spiritual and political selves to the current political season, go to: goo.gl/T3Cbnz .

The St. Paul office of the American Friends Service Committee is seeking a new space! Currently located at 1671 Summit Ave, St. Paul, the new space would preferably be near the current address, would be easily accessible by public transit, would accommodate 2-4 people for every day work, and would have a meeting space holding up to 30. Target date for the move is the end of Oct. Contact Sharon Goens-Bradley with any ideas or leads you might have: 651-789-3852 or sgoens(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)afsc.org.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Screenings of Command and Control, the thriller based on the real events that played out in Sept of 1980 at the Titan II missile complex in AR, will be at Landmark theaters in Minneapolis October 7-13. The movie tells the story of an accidentally dropped socket that punctured the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead in the US arsenal and shows just how close we live to deadly nuclear disaster.

Years of Living Dangerously season 2 will begin Sunday, Oct 30, 7 pm on the National Geographic channel. Then it will move to its regular slot of Weds at 9 pm, starting Nov. 2.

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 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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