April 16, 2017

MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM

TODAY

9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Dan Jensen

10:15 AM Share a cup of coffee and your Quaker story. If you are a newcomer, what drew you to the Meeting? If you’re an old-timer, why do you keep coming back? Facilitated by Jim Lovestar and Keitha Herron from Welcoming and Outreach Committee.

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

UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS

Mid-Morning Program next Sunday at 10:15: worship sharing offered by Ministry and Counsel. The changes the Meeting faces after Sept represent an important transition in the life of the Meeting. Come strengthen our new and ongoing connections as we deeply listen and speak truly on what this can mean for us on all levels of our community being. Please come experience this important, centered, Meeting conversation.

Lunch Bunch is this Thurs, 11:45 at Presbyterian Homes, 10030 Newton Ave So, 11:30. 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 not able to come to worship every Sunday. RSVP to Pat: 612-926-6159 or patjones(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org by Tues.

Read and discuss Out of the Silence: Quaker Perspectives on Pastoral Care and Counseling with the Watson Reading Group this Thurs, April 20th, 7 PM in the conference room. No need to read ahead! One-times and regulars – everyone is welcome!

Finding, Following, and Sharing Your Social Justice Leading: Peace and Social Concerns Committee asks F(f)riends to complete a five question worksheet – providing you with an opportunity to think about your leadings more deeply and helping the committee better support you, and build a directory of social justice issues. You can fill out the worksheet online at tinyurl.com/mfmleadings. Paper copies are on the elevator table.

Peace and Social Concerns Committee would like to sponsor someone from MFM to go to the DC People’s Climate March April 29th, covering the $280 cost. Bus transportation is coordinated. Let the office or P&SC know if you are interested.

Yom Ha’Shoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day observance, here at MFM, NEXT Sun, April 23rd, 2:00. Learn about Quakers during one of the darkest periods in history – the Holocaust – in a talk by Judith Eisner, and listen to Yiddish music for meditation on violins, mandolin, bass, and tsimbl. Donations accepted for Doctors Without Borders.

OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS

Young Adult Quakers (18-35) will be gathering for a potluck dinner and games Fri, April 28th at Anke’s house in Midtown Philips. Specific time to be determined. RSVP to Elizabeth.

Northern Yearly Meeting Annual Session is May 26- 29 (Memorial Day weekend) at the Lions Camp in Rosholt, WI. The theme – “Moving Forward: Having Difficult Conversations About Diversity.” Brochures and registration forms are on the elevator table and are linked in the May calendar of minneapolisfriends.org . Register by May 1st – late fee applied after.

Friends General Conference Gathering, July 2 – 9 at Niagara University, Niagara Fall, NY registration has begun. Some advance programs are scattered around the meetinghouse. See more at fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering

Plan a start to your garden at the Friends School Plant Sale, May 12-14! Plant catalogues available; FriendsSchoolPlantSale.com

NorthernYearly Meeting High School Retreat in Eau Claire, WI, next Fri – Sun. Theme: Living Equality and Equity in a Personal and Global Perspective. RSVP by THIS Wed. April 19th to Brianna.

Pendle Hill: register now for Expanding Democracy in an Age of Polarization and Resistance. With the shift in the political landscape has come the possibility for real alternatives to business as usual. Lifelong activists and social change theorists Ricardo Levins Morales and George Lakey with leaders of new dynamic movements will demonstrate how to organize for a deeper and more inclusive democracy. May 11-14; sliding scale fee: pendlehill.org/learn/expanding-democracy-conference .

White Privilege Conference will be held in Kansas City April 27-30. Once again, Friends General Conference (FGC) will offer deeply discounted group rates for interested Quakers to attend, and Friends in Kansas City will provide hosting. Get information through FGC via: fgcquaker.org/register-2016-white-privilege-conference. More at: whiteprivilegeconference.com/.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Join hundreds of Minnesotans for the People’s Climate March, April 29th. Gather in Washington, DC with people from all walks of life. Bus / housing information and more at: mnipl.org/take-action/people-s-climate-march-2

Calhoun / BdeMkaSka – Harriet Master Plan public hearing will be this Wed, 6:30 at the Mpls Parks and Recreation Board board room, 2117 West River Rod, Minneapolis. Sign up to speak prior to the hearing (outside the boardroom) More at minneapolisparks.org/currentprojects under Chain of Lakes Regional Park

Linden Hills UCC will be holding a rapid response training on Tues, April 25, 6:30-8:00 covering best practices when documenting ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) activity and raids. The training is also good for anyone supporting sanctuary and wanting to get an idea of the situation on the ground for our neighbors who are undocumented or whose documentation is under threat. 4200 Upton Ave. S. Mpls.

Fundraiser for Syrian Refugees with Hello Psychaleppo, Pocket of Resistance, and special guests, organized by Committee in Solidarity with the People of Syria (CISPOS); Fri, April 28th; 6–10:30pm; 274 Fourth St E, St Paul. More at: goldenslowertown.com/event/fundraiser-for-syrian-refugees

Create a Weather-Resilient yard. Metro Blooms Workshops give an overview of MN’s changing weather patterns and ways to mitigate the impact on your yard – options for mowables, native alternatives, turf, raingarden basics, other resilient yard practices. April 18th at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, Mpls, and May 24th at the Edina Public Works Building. See metroblooms.org for full listing or call 651-699-2426.

OFFICE HOURS
Pat Jones 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, Thurs, and Fri. afternoons. Bulletin deadline, noon Thur.

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