July 16, 2017
MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM
10:00 – 11:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Elizabeth Showalter, Judith James and Dan Jensen (mic)
Take advantage of the lazy, hazy days of summer and linger for a cup of coffee, a nibble, and visit today after worship. Sign up to host coffee and conversation following worship this summer. The sheet is on the elevator table.
Daring and Delightful Dialogue Across Difference will gather TODAY at NOON in the meeting room. ALL ARE WELCOME – newcomers or old timers; one-timers and regulars! Practice and prepare to host respectful and meaningful conversations with others who have different perspectives and opinions about issues. For more, contact Jeff or Nettie.
UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS
Gardening Help Needed! Meeting’s gardeners have begun a project on the slope of the east side of the building and it is a strenuous and big job. If you can, please come help with the task THIS Tuesday, July 18, 6:30 pm.
Lunch Bunch will take meet Thurs, July 20, 11:45 am, at the Commons, Presbyterian Bloomington. If you are available in the middle of the day, consider coming! It’s a great opportunity to deepen relationships with and bring news to those not able to come to worship every Sunday. RSVP to Pat Jones if you are planning to come: 612-926-6159.
Pat’s retirement celebrations will soon be upon us – Sept 10th to be exact! There will be expenses before the actual celebration. A designated fund has been set up to receive funds to cover expenses. Please consider contributing to this fund sooner rather than later. Make checks for Pat’s retirement celebration payable to Minneapolis Meeting with Pat’s retirement on the memo line.
Pat Jones’ Retirement Video: Pat has touched the hearts and lives of many here at the Meeting. Let’s tell her how much she means to us! Terry will video F(f)riends, individually or in a group, during the potluck on August 6. Thankful, sad, best wishes, the message is up to you. Please keep it short – 30 sec. to one minute. And practice your message beforehand. The compilation will be shown at Pat’s retirement celebration and then will be given to her as a gift. If you are unable to be filmed at potlucks but would like to be included in the video, contact Terry to see if other arrangements can be made.
Loaves and Fishes: Monday, July 31st is the next opportunity for MFM to help serve dinner to the people of the Phillips neighborhood at Holy Rosary Church, 2424 18th Av. S. Please help if you have a few hours between 1:30pm and 7pm and sign up for a shift: chopping veggies or prepping dessert fruit 1:30 4:30pm; serving food 4:45 6:30pm; clean up 5:30 7pm. Fresh fruit donations for dessert are needed, too. Put it on your calendar. Sign-up sheet on the bulletin table.
Welcoming and Outreach will be hosting a neighborhood worship and an ice cream social on August 20th. Please come and help make guests feel welcome and invite your friends and neighbors to come too!
There will be a Quaker Voluntary Service House opening in the fall of 2018 with six fellows living, working, and worshiping in the Twin Cities area. The QVS Working Group (representatives from Twin Cities Meeting, Prospect Hill Meeting, and Minneapolis Meeting) and the QVS National Support Committee are asking for your help. Job placements, working with underserved communities or other non-profit organizations, are needed for the fellows. Also sought are applicants for house coordinator – a half-time, paid, position working with the fellows and the placements agencies. If you have any ideas or leads for placement organizations or house coordinators, please send them to: Ed (MFM); Mary Ellen (TCFM); or Dan (PHFM). For more about QVS, see QuakerVoluntaryService.org.
OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS
The memorial service for Don Irish will be held Sat, Aug 5th, 2-4:00 pm at Friends School of Minnesota, 1365 Englewood Ave, St. Paul. More information will be published closer to the date.
Nightengales will gather Friday evening July 28 through Sunday lunch, July 30 in Stoughton, WI for a weekend of fun and singing (and a few chores). All are welcome; details are posted.
The American Friends Service Committee’s Summer Freedom School will be held August 1-5 at Twin Cities Friends Meeting. Volunteers are sought, primarily to help out with lunch. If you’re available and interested, please contact Sharon Goens-Bradley at sgoens(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)afsc.org, or 651-383-3505. If you know of anyone ages 16-23 who might want be interested send them to afsc.org/event/twin-cities-freedom-school-1 for more. You can read an article written by Sara Osman and Miraf Kebede, AFSC’s youth leaders, written in response to the Yanez verdict: afsc.org/blogs/news-and-commentary/mn-youth-leaders-respond-to-philando-castile-verdict .
Register for People Camp, Friends for a Nonviolent World’s 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. Talk with Nancy – in person, via phone, or email – to hear more or go to bity.ly/fnvwPCx .
National Transition Gathering, Macalester College, St. Paul, July 27-30. Transition is an international movement, built from grassroots up, to prepare for climate change, to live more sustainably and strengthen all aspects of communities in the climate crisis. Speakers include: Paul Muessig (MN Pollution Control Agency), Ranae Hanson (MCTC) on climate grief and Leslie McKenzie organizer of neighborhood-based Longfellow Transition group. More at transitiontwincities.org
Mayim Rabim is hosting an Art Sale this afternoon from 1 – 4 PM at Uptown Plumbing Community Space, 3554 Bryant Ave S, Mpls, (NW corner of 36th St & Bryant) This fun, casual, drop-in event will feature original, hand-made arts and crafts. Grab a nosh, buy some art, and schmooze. Proceeds from sales will support Mayim Rabim and the artists.
Every Church A Peace Church’s next potluck supper meeting will be on this Mon, July 17th, 6:30 PM at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 29th Street and 32nd Ave So, Mpls (Parking lot on south side of 29th Str). Speaker: Bruce Gagnon on The Weaponization of Space and the Nuclear Arms Race. Bruce is the Coordinator and co-founder of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. Event co-sponsored by Twin Cities Peace Campaign, WAMM – End War Committee, Veterans for Peace, and St. Joan of Arc Peacemakers.
March against Keystone XL in Nebraska! On August 6th, meet in Lincoln, NE for the March to Give Keystone XL the Boot! The march comes on the eve of a week-long public hearing process where the NE Public Service Commission will consider whether to approve KXL. There is a bus from Minneapolis to the march leaving on Aug 5th. Get on board! Tickets are pay-what-you-can. More at: mn350.yapsody.com/event/index/118476/mn-to-nebraska-bus-to-give-kxl-the-boot
OFFICE HOURS: Pat Jones will be in the office Wed. from 1:00-4:00 and other times Wed, Thurs, Fri. and Sat.
Carolyn will be in the office Wed, Thur and Fri afternoons. Bulletin deadline, noon Thurs.