January 22, 2017



9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Robert Raymond and Gayle McJunkin (mic)

10:15 AM Come share your leadings! Second in a series by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee, hear other F(f)riends discuss their leadings. Queries and large group discussion with Elizabeth Showalter followed by: writing group (led by Jeff Naylor); discussion (led by Ranae Hanson); and drawing (led by Pat Jones).

11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Keitha Herron, speaker; Stephen Snyder, musician; care of meeting, Clifford Goltz

Sue, photographer extraordinaire, is available TODAY at 10:15 to take a photo of any regular attender who doesn’t already have one posted on the photo board! Help newcomers and the forgetful, alike, to connect names and faces! Look for the woman with the camera in the East hallway.


Mid-morning program next Sun, Jan 29th, at 10:15: Jenn Hamrick, Executive Director of Friends for a Non-Violent World, will tell us of her spiritual journey and how it led her to this place in her life. There will be time for discussion and questions.

Nominating Committee is preparing a slate of nominations for committee membership and leadership roles. An updated list of committee descriptions is on the Meeting website. Go to the “News and Business” section, then to “Committees” to see the list. Also available on the elevator table. Please let committee members (Ed, Mary, Annamary, Gayle, or Doug) know your gifts, knowledge, experience, and leadings as they pertain to Meeting work and ministry.

Loaves and Fishes: Monday, Jan 30th is the next opportunity for MFM to help serve dinner to the people of the Phillips neighborhood at Holy Rosary Church, 2424 18th Av. S. Please help if you have a few hours between 1:30pm and 7pm that day. Volunteers sign up for shifts: chopping veggies or prepping dessert fruit 1:30‑4:30pm; serving food 4:45‑ 6:30pm; clean up 5:30‑7pm. Fresh fruit donations for dessert are needed, too. Sign up on the bulletin table.

If you missed the 10:15 program in Nov, you can read Pat’s retrospective of her time here as Director of Ministry, now posted on the website: minneapolisfriends.org/2016/11/06/pat-jones-retrospective

The Meeting library is a valuable resource for all to share. Currently, dozens of items have been checked out for more than a year. Please check your shelves to see if you have any library materials that can be returned so that others may make use them.

Might you be interested in serving as a Minneapolis Meeting representative to Northern Yearly Meeting? This involves participation at NYM annual sessions Memorial Day weekend in Rosholt WI and in NYM interim meetings in the autumn and spring, conveying information that is relevant and/or of interest to Minneapolis Meeting to appropriate people or committees. Elizabeth, Pat, Carolyn, or John can tell you more!


All Quaker middle school and high school students are welcome to participate in the 2016-17 Student Voices Project, hosted by Friends Journal. Write a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump suggesting what you think he should focus on during his first year. Find more information on the website, including a list of six ideas to get started. Handwritten as well as typed submissions accepted electronically or via post; 100-500 words; deadline, Feb. 13, 2017. friendsjournal.org/studentvoices.

Save the Date for a Young Adult Friends, (ages 18-35,) dinner and worship on Thurs, Feb 23rd at 6:00 pm at Riise’s apartment. Call/text when you arrive to be let in. A 30 -minute unprogrammed worship will be followed by a vegan dinner at 6:30 pm. Ross Hennessy, Assistant Director of Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS), will be there, talking about ways area young adult Friends can get involved in the QVS house, opening in the Cities in the fall of 2018. Questions? Contact Riise. Want to carpool from Minneapolis? Contact Hillis.

Northern Yearly Meeting is in the middle of its nominating season. Friends are being sought for the Advancement and Outreach Committee (traveling to visit and worship with far-flung Meetings and worship groups); Ministry and Nurture Committee, (responsible for caring for worship and a welcoming, worshipful atmosphere at NYM gatherings); Communications Committee (responsible for newsletter oversight and inter-Meeting communication); and Finance Committee.

Friends World Committee for Consultation is having a Section of the Americas meeting in Stony Point, NY, March 23-26. Speakers from Pacific, Cuba, and New England Yearly Meetings. Search for ways to bridge the divergences in the Quaker spectrum, seeking pathways to an attitude of both/and rather than either/or. More at fwccamericas.org under “events”. Help with travel costs may be available from the Meeting. Registration has begun.

Play with other musical F(f)riends (ages 10-18) at Friends Music Camp, musical growth in a caring Quakerly community, July 9 – Aug 16, Earlham College, Richmond, IN. More at friendsmusiccamp.org


Elizabeth Showalter is looking for housing for a lovely family that recently left Standing Rock after seven months there. Nine in all with children ages 2-16. If you have a couple of spare rooms or a decent-sized basement, our hospitality would be greatly appreciated. Contact Elizabeth.

MN Interfaith Power and Light is offering a Be the Spark, four-part leadership training starting TODAY from 4-7:30 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in St. Paul, continuing on Jan 29 and Feb 5 and 12, same time and place. Learn skills and organizing tools and ways to inspire action. Click on the Jan 22 Be the Spark link at mnipl.org/calendar-new.html for more.

Middle East Peace Now will host Jaylani Hussein speaking on Islamophobia at 10 AM (9:30 refreshments) on Sat, Jan 28th, Southdale Library. Jaylani Hussein, who emigrated from Somalia with his family in 1993, is serving as Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) and received the MN Council of Nonprofits annual Visionary Leader Award in 2015.


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 Admin Assistant, is in Wed. Thur and Fri afternoons. Bulletin deadline, noon Thur.

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