June 11, 2017



10:00 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Ed Souther, speaker; Nancy Lichtenstein, musician; care of meeting, Joanne Esser, John Dunham, and Barbara Ziegenhagen (mic)

11:00 AM worship with attention to business: David Woolley, clerk; Tom Ward, recording clerk

Following the closing handshake, visitors are invited to introduce themselves as everyone present says their name. Following introductions there will be a few moments to share joys and concerns. Prearranged announcements will follow. Please let the closer know you have an announcement before worship and they will call on you after worship. Announcements should be brief and Meeting-related.

Northern Yearly Meeting’s Faith and Practice print copies (both paperback and hardcover) have arrived at the meetinghouse. Reimbursement checks can be made to Minneapolis Friends Meeting ($15 hardcover; $6 paperback,) with F&P in the memo line and placed in the contributions boxes. A free download is available at: northernyearlymeeting.org .


Children and youth are always welcome in meeting for worship. Friends should be mindful of the presence of young people who might be in worship in the summer months. Pray for vocal ministry that might be meaningful to them, and be sensitive to the inappropriate nature of some subjects.

Monthly meeting for business approved the 2016-17 contributions to the Trustee Building Fund and to other organizations which MFM supports – a total expenditure of $14,785. Along with approving the expenditures, monthly meeting encouraged members who are able to increase donations for several months to make up the resulting $6,190 deficit for the fiscal year.

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

The use of the microphone in meeting for worship enables vocal ministry to be heard and held by all present. Microphone carriers are needed for a number of worship times this summer. Please consider signing up with Joanne or Carol to provide this limited-in-scope but very important service to the Meeting.

Property Committee’s clean-up day is June 25th following worship. Rags and cleaning solutions supplied – bring willingness and some elbow grease as we wash windows and tend to other annual tasks. Tackle a window or two before you leave the building to help make the work manageable! Refreshments offered to help keep up your strength!

Young Adult Quakers (ages 18-40) will have a potluck lunch after the rise of worship on June 18th. If it is nice out we will walk to the park, if not we will eat at the meetinghouse. RSVP to Elizabeth is appreciated, but not required.

Did you know, you can find the location of Meetings and worship groups across the U.S. and Canada at Friends General Conference’s QuakerFinder (fgcquaker.org/connect/quaker-finder) and Friends World Committee for Consultation’s Find Friends (fwccamericas.org/visitation/find-friends.aspx)? Consider visiting Friends when next you travel!


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: fsmn.org/about-fsm/employment-friends-school-minnesota

Friends for a NonViolent World’s Executive Director, Jenn Hamrick, is hosting a series of listening sessions, opportunities to learn about the new projects that FNVW has taken on and to share a conversation about the future direction of the organization. All sessions held at the FNVW office 1050 Selby Ave, St Paul. Choose what works best for you: Tues, June 20th, 1-3 pm; Thurs, June 22nd, 6-8 pm; Sat, July 15th, 10 am-12 pm. If none work, let Jenn know and you can set up another time.

Come to the second annual Friends for a NonViolent World – Alternatives to Violence Project picnic at the Como Park picnic shelter in St Paul, 4:30 – 9 pm on Wed, June 28th. Donated BBQ food; bring a side dish or dessert if you are able. There will be a screening of a movie about the AVP at 8:00pm. Open to the FNVW community, bring friends too! Please note: While most FNVW events are intergenerational, this particular picnic is for adults 18 and older.

American Friends Service Committee, St. Paul office, is co-sponsoring the next Undoing Racism workshop in conjunction with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, June 22-24 at Twin Cities Friends Meeting. Fliers available on the elevator table. Contact Sharon with questions: sgoens(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)afsc.org; 651-383-3505.

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 morning; interest groups, music, recreation and fellowship the rest of the day. Great for all ages! Shared tasks make camp work. More at bity.ly/fnvwPCx .

* Iowa Yearly Meeting’s (Conservative) annual sessions will be at Scattergood Friends School in West Branch, IA July 25-30. Program description and registration are posted. Jim and Clifford often attend.
* Friends United Meeting Triennial, gathering Quakers from all over the world, will be at Friends University in Witchita, KS, July 12-16 More at regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1877598
* Iowa Yearly Meeting (FUM) will be in Oskaloosa, IA July 26-29.

The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) is having its annual gathering August 18-20 at Quaker Hill in Richmond, IN. Karen from Madison Meeting recommends the event – 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 quakers4re.org .


Attend a Taking Heart Iftar during Ramadan. Twin Cities mosques 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: mnchurches.org/respectfulcommunities/interfaithprogramming/takingheart/registration


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 Wed, 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.

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