May 21, 2017



9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Jeannette Raymond and Renae Bonde

10:15 AM American Friends Service Committee’s 100th Birthday! Jeannette Raymond

11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Tom Hoey, speaker; Dave Bostrom, musician; care of meeting, Lolly Lijewski and Evelyn Ronning (mic)

Today is the last day of the school year schedule.

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).

Arne Anderson’s Quaker memorial service, under the care of Minneapolis Meeting, is today at 3:00, at Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave, Mpls. Come help ground the worship as we celebrate the gift of Arne’s life – to the meeting, to the community, and to those who knew him. Arnold S. (Arne) Anderson, Jr.’s obituary appeared in the Star Tribune and is posted. A news article about Arne will be in tomorrow’s paper.

Copies of the ad hoc Transition Committee’s proposal to monthly meeting are available on the bulletin table.


Starting next Sunday, May 28 we will have one Sunday meeting for worship at 10:00 for the summer months.
– On first and third Sundays, worship will be unprogrammed; on second and fourth Sundays, worship will be semi-programmed.
*Potluck will follow worship on the first Sunday of the month;
*Worship with attention to business will follow worship on second Sundays.
This schedule of one 10 a.m. worship each Sunday will continue to through the second Sun of Sept (Sept 10th). On Sept 10th, the 10 a.m. worship will be followed by a celebration of Pat Jones’ 39 years as Director of Ministry at MFM. Pat is scheduled to retire at the end of September.

Read Out of the Silence: Quaker Perspectives on Pastoral Care and Counseling at the Watson reading group this WED, May 24th at 7 PM in the conference room. No need to read ahead – we’ll read aloud together! One-timers and regulars – everyone is welcome! This book offers a timely consideration of pastoral care – among Quakers and at MFM – as we prepare for the Director of Ministry’s retirement and Friends take on expanded pastoral care roles.

The documentary Before the Flood will be shown at the meetinghouse on this 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.

LOAVES and FISHES May commitment has been CANCELLED due to Memorial Day.

Sign up to bring food for coffee and conversation following worship this summer. The sheet is on the elevator table.

Come for fun and challenging conversation at Daring and Delightful Dialogue across Differences (4-D), Sun, June 4, around noon, after pot-luck. Practice and prepare for “Living Room Conversations” where two small groups on opposite sides of an issue or a political spectrum, talk it out. Practice ways to listen attentively and to break through communication barriers with curiosity, respect, and authenticity in order to connect, understand, find common ground, and seek transformation with others who happen to feel differently. For Quakers and non-Quakers alike. Questions: Nettie or Jeff.


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 . You can still register – a $10 late fee will be applied. Scholarships are available on registration form. Ride sharing from the Twin Cities area is being coordinated by Greg. Call the office for his contact info: 612-926-6159.

Friends General Conference Gathering, July 2 – 9 at Niagara University, Niagara Fall, NY . Some programs are scattered around the meetinghouse. See more at At least two cars of Minneapolis Friends are going!

Friends School of Minnesota is accepting applications for a variety of positions including a permanent Head of School beginning July 1, 2018. Please check the school’s website for more information about the positions and application: .

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

First day school teachers, parents, coordinators, and interested others: The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) is having its annual gathering August 18-20 at Quaker Hill in Richmond, IN. Karen from Madison Meeting attended last year but isn’t able to this year. She recommends the program – with musical programs by Annie Patterson, (of Rise Up Singing,) workshops, an outing to the Levi Coffin House, a panel discussion of the role of the Bible in religious education and much more. Registration, flyers and detailed information available at:

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 .

Friends World Committee for Consultation, Section of the Americas, is organizing a volunteer corps of Spanish- and English-speaking Friends to send as traveling ministers throughout the Section, crossing Yearly Meeting lines and other divisions among Friends. FWCC seeks Friends who express concerns that are deeply rooted in the Spirit and who can transcend differences and division to seek broader unity in the Light. FWCC will provide training, support, and accountability for those Friends who are chosen to travel in this ministry. Funding is available to support the travel expenses of the traveling ministry corps members. First round applications due by Sept 30. More at travelingministry(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) Monthly and Yearly Meetings in the Americas can request a traveling ministry visit.


Attend a Taking Heart Iftar this May–June. Mosques from all over the Twin Cities are partnering with MN Council of Churches to help people get to know their Muslim neighbors. Google “taking heart registration” to register for a meal or go to: .

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, will be in Wed and Thurs 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.

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