June 18, 2017

MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM

TODAY

10:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Gayle McJunkin, Joanne Esser, and Carol Bechtel (mic)

Following the closing handshake, visitors are invited to introduce themselves as everyone says their name. Following introductions, there will be a few moments to share joys and concerns. All announcements should be pre-arranged with the closer. 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 books (both paperback and hardcover) are here 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 .

Stay for a cuppa and visit today after worship. Thanks to Welcoming and Outreach Committee for hosting this morning! Sign up to host coffee and conversation following worship this summer. The sheet is on the elevator table.

Young Adult Quakers (ages 18-40) will have a potluck lunch after the rise of worship TODAY. If it is nice out we will walk to the park, if not we will eat in the lower level.

MEETING MATTERS / UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS

Children and youth are always welcome in meeting for worship. Friends should be mindful of the presence of young people who might be participating 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.

The ad hoc Transition Committee offered a revised plan at last Sunday’s business meeting for the time immediately following Pat’s retirement at the end of September. Much of July’s worship with attention to business will be devoted to the ad hoc Transition Committee’s developing plan. Please consider and hold the current plan, as well as the Meeting, in prayer, and ask clarifying questions of the ad hoc Transition Committee members in advance of the July 9 business meeting. And plan to attend on July 9th as we discern our way forward. Committee members are: Roland, Renae, Maddi, Jeannette, Evelyn, and Tom.

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 NEXT SUNDAY, 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!

Watch Requiem for the American Dream at the meetinghouse on Wed, June 28th, 7 PM. Through interviews filmed over four years, Noam Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to an unprecedented inequality, tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority. Offered by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee, refreshments served.

Thank you to Terry for the lovely, fresh bench at the entry walk-way!

OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS

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 Alternatives to Violence Project – Friends for a NonViolent World picnic at the Como Park picnic shelter in St Paul, 4:30 – 9:00 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 Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) at 8:00pm. Open to the FNVW community, bring friends too! Important: This picnic is for adults 18 and older only due to some attendees’ prison release conditions.

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.

Alternatives to Violence Project introductory workshop – June 30th-July 1st. AVP workshops teach participants how to solve conflicts without the use of violence. Participants learn how to communicate nonviolently, practice living peacefully, and grow as individuals. Come participate Fri, June 30th, 12-8pm and Sat, July 1st, 9am-9pm at the Twin Cities Friends Meetinghouse, 1725 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN. Register through Troy Ikeda: fnvwtroy(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com or 651-917-0383; cost: $150; no one turned away for lack of funds. Space is limited.

Diane Randall is one of the featured speakers at Earlham School of Religion’s Leadership Conference August 11-13th. Diane will speak about how being Quaker has helped her cultivate and nurture entrepreneurial leadership within and outside an organization. Using her own story of leading Friends Committee on National Legislation, she will offer ideas on how to sustain a sense of calling and community in a challenging environment: esr.earlham.edu/news-events/events/leaders17

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Last week to 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

Discovery: A Comic Lament, a new play by Ted & Company TheaterWorks about the Doctrine of Discovery – the legal framework that justifies theft of land and oppression of Indigenous peoples, will be performed Thurs, June 29th, 7 – 9 PM at Calvary Church, 2800 Blaisdell Ave in Minneapolis. The play uses humor and professional storytelling to talk about issues of justice, land use and Indigenous experience. A show about love and loss of land, Discovery nudges us to question our stories with honesty and integrity. Tickets ($5-20; pay what you can.)

OFFICE HOURS

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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