May 14, 2017
MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM
9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, John Dunham and Renae Bonde
9:45 AM worship with attention to business: David Woolley, clerk; Tom Ward, recording clerk
11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Gib Pellet, speaker; care of meeting, Lolly Lijewski
“. . . you then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself?” Romans 2:21
At business meeting today: Hear this year’s State of the Society report and the post-Director of Ministry-retirement options coming from the ad hoc Transition Committee, requested at April’s business meeting. Please attend this important time of discussion and discernment around Meeting life, post Sept 30, 2017.
A copy of the last Meeting DIRECTORY and recent directory UPDATE INFO sheet are on the elevator table. Please check your listing(s) to make sure they are up-to-date. Make changes (legibly written) as needed. Add yourself if you are new(ish).
UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS
The last day of school year schedule is next Sunday. Starting May 28 there will be one Sunday meeting for worship at 10:00.
On first and third Sundays the worship will be unprogrammed. On second and fourth Sundays the worship will be semi-programmed.
* Potluck will follow worship on the first Sunday of the month.
* Worship with attention to business will follow semi-programmed worship on second Sundays.
Mid-Morning Program next Sunday, May 21, at 10:15: It’s the American Friends Service Committee’s 100th Birthday!
Property Committee’s Spring CleanUp, scheduled for May 21, is postponed due to the memorial service.
Part of the MFM Peace and Social Concerns Committee mission is: “Helping the Meeting select one to three peace and social concerns focus topics for each year and to support a Meeting group to create a Meeting-wide event or activity or action for each of the chosen topics.” Topic(s) for the coming year will be chosen at the next P&SC meeting on Weds, May 17th. Input is needed! Send suggestions to any committee members or come to the open meeting this Weds, May 17th.
The documentary Before the Flood will be shown at the meetinghouse on Wed, May 24, at 7:00 p.m. The film explores the science behind what’s causing climate change and offers many solutions that can be implemented today. Refreshments served
Read Out of the Silence: Quaker Perspectives on Pastoral Care and Counseling at the Watson reading group WED, May 24th at 7 PM in the conference room. No need to read ahead – we’ll read together! One-timers and regulars – everyone is welcome!
LOAVES and FISHES May commitment has been CANCELLED due to Memorial Day.
OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS
Today is the last day of the Friends School Plant Sale at the MN State Fair fairground. Brochures available.
Northern Yearly Meeting Annual Session is May 26- 29 (Memorial Day weekend) at the Lions Camp in Rosholt, WI Brochures and registration forms are on the elevator table and are linked in the May calendar of minneapolisfriends.org . You can still register – a $10 late fee will be applied. Scholarships are available on registration form.
Friends General Conference Gathering, July 2 – 9 at Niagara University, Niagara Fall, NY . Some programs are scattered around the meetinghouse. See more at fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering. At least two cars of Minneapolis Friends are going!
Pendle Hill’s Young Adult Friends (18-35) Conference, Continuing Revolution: Peace and Justice will strengthen these networked, effective, spiritually-grounded change agents! June 2-7. pendlehill.org/events/continuing-revolution-peace-justice
Pendle Hill offers Quakers in the World but Not of It: Faith and Citizenship Yesterday and Today June 19-23. How can we support each other as we face daily temptations that draw us away from our center in the Spirit. Led by Ben Pink Dandelion and Deborah Shaw. More at pendlehill.org/events/quakers-world-not-faith-citizenship-yesterday-today
Register to go to People Camp, a program of Friends for a Nonviolent World, for a week-long experience of cooperation, community living, and exploration, Aug 13-19 at a comfortable and accessible facility on a lake. Theme: “What Do We Do Now: Organizing for Resistance in a Changing Political Climate.” Workshops and children’s programming in the AM; interest groups, music, recreation and fellowship the rest of the day. Great experience for all ages! Shared tasks to make camp work. More at bity.ly/fnvwPCx .
Registration has started for summer sessions at Friends School of MN! Programs available for ages 4-14, starting June 14th. See a list of classes on the long table in the east hallway or go to fsmn.org/summer-camp/summer-programs .
The Linden Hills Festival is next Saturday, May 20, all day, in the business districts and at yard sales, and Sunday, May 21st, 11-5, in Linden Hills Park. If you go for the fun, wear a Quaker t-shirt for Meeting visibility!
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 Administrative Assistant, will be in Thurs, and Fri. afternoons. 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.