November 6, 2016



9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Stephen and Mary Snyder

10:15 AM Linda Coffin will speak about pastoral leadership and paid staff roles at Minneapolis Meeting over the course of our 150+ year history. Pat Jones will then speak about the role of Director of Ministry as it has evolved over the last 40 years. This is the first to two programs sponsored by Liaison and Review Committee to help Minneapolis Meeting as we prepare for Pat’s retirement

11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Latrisha Chattin, speaker; Nancy Lichtenstein, musician; care of meeting, Judith James

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

– Martin Niemöller

**** Please wait for a microphone before you speak so all present will be able to hear. ****

You are welcome at the potluck downstairs TODAY at the rise of semi-programmed worship!


There is a comprehensive (orange) directory update to the summer 2015, blue, photo directory. Take one home today! If your information is still missing or incorrect, please let us know: office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

Symphony of the Soil, the second in the new Peace and Social Concerns Committee’s monthly film series, will be shown here at the meetinghouse THIS Wed, Nov. 9th at 7:00. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants, and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring scientists and working farmers and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.. More at:

There will be three more opportunities to experience the Experiment with Light meditation: Sat. afternoons, Nov. 12th and Dec. 10th, starting at 1:30 PM; and Wed. evening, Dec. 7th, starting at 7PM – all at the meetinghouse. After these sessions, two on-going groups will form. The groups will be closed to new members until next summer.

Read Living Buddha, Living Christ with F(f)riends at the Watson discussion group, Thurs, Nov 17th at 7 PM in the conference room. No need to read ahead – read and discuss together! One-times and regulars – everyone is welcome!

Adult program at 10:15 on Nov 20th: In preparation for Pat’s retirement, a few Friends will speak about how various Meetings in the U.S. organize work and ministry, with or without staff, at the monthly meeting level.

Spend Thanksgiving with F(f)riends! Afternoon worship, potluck, games, community. More information coming!

The weather is cooling and that means Quaker thoughts turn to . . . the Friends for a NonViolent World Holiday Fair! Minneapolis Meeting is again the site for this annual community event / fundraiser on Dec 2nd (1-9 ) and Dec 3rd (10-4). There’s still time to craft items, cull through your personal library for donations to the book loft sale, plan baked goods to sell or for the Friendly Café, and block out time to help with set-up, staffing the fair, or cleaning up afterward! This is a lovely opportunity for community, great music, meeting old friends and making new ones, purchasing beautiful crafts as gifts, and enjoying tasty homemade food – all while benefitting FNVW. Lend your talents then bring a friend and enjoy the ambiance!

Come to an informal night of shared food, joking, cribbage, and community here, downstairs, this Thurs at 6:30-9 PM.


Friends for a NonViolent World is cosponsoring a Syrian Refugee Forum and fundraiser TODAY at 2:30 PM at Living Table UCC, 3805 E. 40th St., Mpls. Donations benefit the Syrian American Medical Society, (SAMS), providing medical aid to Syrians in refugee camps and inside Syria. Dr. Zaher Sahloul, recently returned from Aleppo, and Lindsey Lee and Laura Poola, local nurses who volunteered on a medical mission to Syrian refugee camps in Greece, will be speaking about their experiences with SAMS. Somali –American candidate Ihlan Omar and a representative for Congressman Keith Ellison will also speak. Silent auction at 2:30; program at 3:45. Please come! Beautiful prints by local artist Tammy Ortegon, a handmade quilt, Syrian cooking lessons, and certificates from local businesses are some of the many silent auction donations!

Hear a live stream from Pendle Hill: Quaker Indian Boarding Schools: Facing Our History and Ourselves, given by Paula Palmer, director of Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples, a ministry under the care of Boulder (CO) Meeting. Explore the implications and context of Quakers’ forced assimilation work with the U.S. government in the 1800s. Register at


Mayim Rabim is once again hosting a Fall FUNdraiser Cabaret and Silent Auction, here on Sat Nov 12 from 6:30-9:00 PM. Singing, strumming, and hamming it up performances, silent auction, and light refreshments. Suggested donation $5.

Celebrate 75 years of Minnesota Fellowship of Reconciliation TODAY, Nov 6th, 2-4:00 PM at Giddens Learning Center 100E, Hamline University in St. Paul (no Sunday parking lot restrictions!) Fellowship, refreshments, recognize Peacemaker of the Year, Mel Duncan, and converse about the future of MN FOR.


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. Pat will be on vacation from Thanksgiving – Dec 14th.

Carolyn VandenDolder, the Administrative Assistant, will be in Wed. morning and Thurs and Fri afternoons. Bulletin deadline, noon Thur. 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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