November 13, 2016

MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM

TODAY

9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Tom Ward and Jackie Barrett

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

11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Heidi Flores, speaker; care of meeting, Judith James

The White Envelope Gift is an annual, wintertime contribution that Minneapolis Meeting makes to chosen, one-time recipients. Nominations for the WEG are made to the Peace and Social Concerns Committee. P&SC then makes a recommendation to monthly meeting. P&SC will be making that recommendation today.

HOLD IN THE LIGHT

The fearful, the angry, the soul weary.

UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS

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)minneapolisfriends.org

Adult program at 10:15 next Sun, 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. L&R Committee is also planning a threshing session for Sat., Jan 7th at 10 am. Please plan to participate.

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

The Peace and Social Concerns Committee will meet here this Wed evening, 7 PM. P&SC is an open committee – everyone interested is welcome and encouraged to come.

Read Living Buddha, Living Christ with F(f)riends at the Watson discussion group, this 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!

Spend Thanksgiving with F(f)riends at the meetinghouse! Worship at 3:00 pm followed by setting up (3:30 PM) and a planned potluck at 4:00. There is a sign-up sheet for food contributions on the elevator table. Or contact Jim to say that you are coming and what dish you would like to bring. The day will conclude with games from 5:30 – 9:00. Come for all or any part of the day – and invite your family and friends!

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 to bake goods to sell or for the Friendly Café, and block out time to help with set-up, staffing the fair, or cleaning up afterward (sign up starting Monday on the FNVW website: fnvw.org)! 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 to browse, shop for Christmas trees, wreaths, crafts, books, calendars, foods, and enjoy the ambiance!

The Twin Cities Women’s Choir, in which Barbara and Renae both sing, will have a concert on November 18th and 19th at 7:00 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 3901 Chicago Ave S, Mpls. See twincitieswomenschoir.org for more.

OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS

Friends School of Minnesota is seeking an Interim Head of School. Applications received by Nov. 18 will receive priority consideration. See: docs.google.com/document/d/1QhLOqPdCZGm3zL20OEIJptHNZVLH9ilpAGTJyrgn4IE/edit for the full announcement. To apply, send a letter of interest and your resume to: interimheadsearch(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)fsmn.org.

This week’s QuakerSpeak: quakerspeak.com/quaker-vision-political-activism . Live in the virtue of that life and power that takes away the occasion for war.

Friends Journal is providing unlimited access to Friends Journal content online at friendsjournal.org/?utm_source=awnewsletter&utm_content=11-09-2016%20election . This includes all articles past and present on our homepage and in our archives. It is hoped that people may find solace, strength, and relief in the words and experiences of Quakers around the world. Subscriber-only content will return on tomorrow, Monday, November 14th.

The Quaker women’ group will meet at Twin Cities meeting (1725 Grand Ave, St. Paul) on Wed, Nov 16th at 12:30 PM. The discussion will be about our experiences with people of color. Please bring a snack to share and a cup for coffee or tea. You may bring a bag lunch, if you wish.

Listen to the conversation between Friends Committee for National Legislation’s Diane Randall and Parker Palmer talking about how to bring our whole spiritual and political selves to the current political season: goo.gl/T3Cbnz.

From Friends Committee on National Legislation: President Obama invoked the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force to launch airstrikes in Libya. This law has allowed two presidents to take military action around the world. In Jan 2017, it could continue and give our next president the power, alone, to wage war. The president, acting alone, has yielded: special ops in 150 countries; drone strikes with countless civilian deaths; warrantless surveillance of Americans; indefinite detention in Guantanamo Bay. For more, google “FCNL Questions for Candidates: Endless War”.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE for the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition’s Day on the Hill, Thurs, Feb 23rd, 8:30-3:30. The JLRC is supported by the MN Council of Churches, the MN Catholic Conference, the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Islamic Center of MN. Let your faith speak by lobbying for justice and dignity for all Minnesotans!

Every Church a Peace Church will have its next potluck on Mon Nov 21st, 6:30 PM at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4537 3rd Ave. So, Mpls. The program – Redemption and American Mass Incarceration: A False Flag Operation – will be offered by Sara Olson. Sara has worked in anti-apartheid work that lead to living in Zimbabwe; was incarcerated for seven year in CA; and is currently a member of Women’s Prison Book Project collective and WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top.

Transcender Lee: A Book Talk and Panel Discussion on Spirituality and Transgender Identities will be Fri, Nov 18th, 5-7 PM at All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church, 3100 Park Ave, Mpls.

OFFICE HOURS

Pat Jones’ work week is Wed-Sun. She will be in the office various times Wed, Thurs, Fri., Sat, and Sun.

Carolyn VandenDolder, the Administrative Assistant, will be in Wed. afternoon, Thurs 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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