October 16, 2016

MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM

TODAY

9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Keitha Herron

10:15 AM Sing together from Rise Up Singing. Come with a song in mind, page through the books while singing, or just come to sing or listen as we share songs that provide us with spiritual strength, insight, comfort, or encouragement. Dave Bostrom accompanying on guitar

11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Sally Wiedeman, speaker; Nancy Lichtenstein, musician; care of meeting, Clifford Goltz

The use of microphones in worship enables vocal ministry to be heard and held by all present. If you feel prompted to offer vocal ministry, please stand, as able, and wait for a microphone before you speak so we may all hear your words.

UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS

Each winter, Minneapolis Meeting makes a one-time contribution to designated organization(s). Friends are asked to recommend to the Peace and Social Concerns Committee or its members, recipients for this annual gift. Email your suggestions or put your suggestions in the Peace and Social Concerns file of the blue box. Include the reason you recommend the organization, a description of its work, and the address for sending contributions.

Next Sunday at 10:15: Time, Talent, and Treasure – a discussion of what we can all bring to the meeting and what others’ experiences have been making decisions about their time and monetary contributions to the meeting.

Interested in joining an Experiment With Light group but missed the initial gathering yesterday? Contact Diane.

Jim and Nettie are hosting a discussion of the testimony of community at their home on Tues, Oct 18th, 7pm. Limited space, so please call 612-926-6159 to reserve a place in the circle.

Lunch Bunch will meet this 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.) 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! A sign-up sheet will be out next week.

The Camp Committee would like to thank all those who joined together – in fun and fellowship – and made the 60th Anniversary of Fall Camp a wonderful experience.

Have photos from this year’s Fall Camp? Make a print and bring it/them in for a bulletin board display! Hand photos off to Sue or put them in the bulletin file of the blue box.

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) TODAY at 1:00. Area Quakers are encouraged to come, even if you’ve not RSVPed. Diane will speak about FCNL’s vision and enthusiasm for the future, and the new capital campaign, The World We Seek: Now is the Time.

John, Lois, and Howard, of Twin Cities Meeting, are offering a Thurs evening forum, 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.

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.

Earlham School of Religion will host the Ministry of Writing Colloquium Nov. 4-5. Explore the theme, Eye of the Beholder, through workshops and topics such as: spiritual memoir; using collage techniques to transform life’s fragments into literary art; re-imagining scripture with the rabbis; choosing your literary ancestors; appealing to editors (and what the editorial process can teach us about the spiritual life). More at: esr.earlham.edu/news-events/events/writers16#

Friends Committee on National Legislation Annual Meeting and Lobby Day: Join FCNL in Washington, DC Nov 10-13 for the Annual Meeting and Lobby Day. Come participate in this Spirit-led work of setting our legislative priorities for the next Congress, fellowship, and worship. Registration is now open at fcnl.org/annualmeeting.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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 2-5 and other times Wed, Thurs, Fri. and Sat.

Carolyn VandenDolder will be out of the office until Oct 26th. 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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