April 23, 2017
MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM
9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Tom Hoey
10:15 AM 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.
11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Jane Downes, speaker; Dave Bostrom, musician; care of meeting, Lolly Lijewski
Each seeker of “God within” is confronted by a unique personal and cultural labyrinth that he or she must negotiate to directly experience God. ~Rufus Jones
Yom Ha’Shoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day observance, here, TODAY, 2:00. Quakers performed deeds of courage, conviction, and compassion during one of the darkest periods in history. Learn more 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.
UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS
Next Sun, Apr 30th at 10:15: Finding, Following and Sharing Your Leading, Pt 3 from Peace and Social Concerns Committee.
Mid-Morning Program on May 7th at 10:15: the second session with Ted Bowman on Adaptive Change. The first presentation was well-attended and enthusiastically received. Please make it a priority to attend this second session so we might better deal with each other constructively, patiently, lovingly, in our time of change. Coordinated by Ministry and Counsel Committee.
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 is sponsoring Terry’s travel to D.C. and represent the Meeting at the People’s Climate March next Sat, April 29th. More about the march at: mnipl.org/take-action/people-s-climate-march-2
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! And check out some of the new titles now available: The Back Bench: A Novel by Margaret Hope Bacon, Coming Into Friendship as a Gift: The Journey of a Young Adult Friend [pamphlet] by Christina Van Regenmorter; Experiences: Life at a Continuing Care Retirement Community by residents of Kendal at Longwood, a Quaker-founded community, and Faithful Voices: Oral Readings Exploring Beliefs in Action by Ed Schwartz.
OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS
Young Adult Quakers (18-35) will be gathering for a potluck dinner and games this Fri, April 28th at Anke’s house in Midtown Philips. Specific time to be determined. RSVP to Elizabeth.
Plan a start to your garden at the Friends School Plant Sale, May 12-14! Plant catalogues available; FriendsSchoolPlantSale.com
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 NOW to go to People Camp, a program of Friends for a Nonviolent World, for a week-long experience of cooperation, community living, and exploration of ideas and issues, Aug 13-19 at a comfortable and accessible facility on a lake suitable for boating and swimming. Theme: “What Do We Do Now: Organizing for Resistance in a Changing Political Climate.” Workshops and children’s programming in the morning; interest groups, music, recreation and fellowship the rest of the day. A great experience for all ages! Everyone shares tasks to make camp work. More at bity.ly/fnvwPCx .
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 .
Linden Hills UCC will be holding a rapid response training this 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 organized by Committee in Solidarity with the People of Syria (CISPOS); this Fri, April 28th; 6–10:30pm; 274 Fourth St E, St Paul. More at: goldenslowertown.com/event/fundraiser-for-syrian-refugees
Pat Jones will be in the office at various times Wed – Sat.
Carolyn will be in the office W-F afternoons.