August 13, 2017
MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM
10:00 – 11:00 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Linda Hart, speaker; Nancy Lichtenstien, musician; care of meeting, Clifford Goltz and Connie Archbald; Rae Beth Cornelius (mic)
11 AM – 12:30 PM worship with attention to business: David Woolley, clerk; Stephen Snyder, recording clerk
“All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” ~Julian of Norwich
UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS
Children and adults are encouraged to participate in worship as much as they are able. If you anticipate needing to leave the meetingroom before the close of worship, please sit by a door to minimize disruption. ALSO, if you arrive before worship begins, consider leaving seats near the doors available to those who join worship late.
Welcoming and Outreach will be hosting a neighborhood ice cream social NEXT SUNDAY, August 20th. Please come and help make guests feel welcome. And invite your friends and neighbors to come too!
Pat’s retirement celebrations will soon be here! There is a designated fund for contributions to cover celebration expenses. To contribute, make checks payable to Minneapolis Meeting with Pat’s retirement on the memo line. THANK YOU to those who have generously contributed so far! Watch your email this week for your invitation to the celebration on Sunday, Sept. 10th.
FALL CAMP CHANGE: due to unforeseen circumstance, we will not be returning to Camp Courage this autumn. But the Camp Committee has made a reservation at Fish Lake Pavilion (Fish Lake Park Reserve in Maple Grove) for Saturday, October 14th. Save October 14th and 15th to be with Friends!
Joining the MFM Google Group is one of the easy ways be engaged with the Meeting. It is also a good tool for committees to communicate with those members who participate. To sign up simply send an email request to Roland . For more about the MFM Google Group, go to minneapolisfriends.org/google-group. Also, to help keep abreast of Meeting news – bulletins, events, and monthly meeting minutes can be found on the website.
There will be a Quaker Voluntary Service House opening in the fall of 2018 with six – eight fellows living, working, and worshiping in the Twin Cities area. SAVE THE DATES: Oct 20th and 21st! The QVS board will be visiting the area – potlucking it at MFM, 6:30 Fri evening (the 20th) and attending a getting-to-know-you blow-out (live music, food trucks and presentations) on Sat, 4-7 PM at Twin Cities Meeting. Come add your energy and visit with the movers and shakers of QVS! For more about QVS, see http://www.quakervoluntaryservice.org/ .
OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS
Heads Up: Northern Yearly Meeting Fall Interim Session will be held at Cannon Valley Friends Meetinghouse on October 6-7, 2017 in Northfield, MN.
Friends School of Minnesota cordially invites Friends to an opening-of-the-school-year meeting for worship on Tuesday, Sept. 5th, at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments following. The students would appreciate your presence and support.
Also, save Sat evening, Nov 4th for the annual FSM Gala Silent Auction and Dinner, this year, held at Macalester College.
From Friends Committee on National Legislation: This August, bring your faith and witness to members of Congress while they are back in Minnesota during the congressional summer recess. Recent action alerts: http://cqrcengage.com/fcnl/action?0 or sign up to receive lobby support this summer at: https://www.fcnl.org/updates/your-quaker-summer-911
The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) is having its annual gathering next weekend, Aug 18-20 at Quaker Hill in Richmond, IN. 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 http://quakers4re.org/QREC.Gathering.2017 .
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 across Yearly Meeting lines and other divisions among Friends in the Americas. 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. Training, support, and accountability provided for those who are chosen. Funding is available to support the travel expenses. First round applications due by Sept 30. See http://fwccamericas.org/visitation/traveling-ministry.shtml for more. Monthly and Yearly Meetings in the Americas can request a traveling ministry visit.
American Friends Service Committee, Sanctuary Everywhere – Listen to a conference call about Quaker Meetings directly and indirectly providing Sanctuary at https://www.afsc.org/video/conference-call-how-to-offer-sanctuary . Get tips, handouts, and resources on providing sanctuary and creating safe, welcoming spaces for all at https://www.afsc.org/sanctuaryeverywhere .
A Manual for a New Era of Direct Action: When George Lakey, the Quaker activist and nonviolent academic, co-wrote the book “A Manual for Direct Action,” it quickly became a useful part of the social movements of the 1960s. The political landscape has changed a great deal since then. In response, Lakey has written some updates to the manual, gleaned over a lifetime of organizing. Read these at: https://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/manual-new-era-direct-action/
“Equal Means Equal” Screening on Women’s Equality Day, Sat, Aug. 26th, at 7 PM at Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 – 19th Ave. S, Mpls; directions at: https://www.hhh.umn.edu/about/location-directions; tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equal-means-equal-film-tickets-36280715597 $10 / $5 for students. “Equal Means Equal” – an unflinching look at how women are treated in the U.S. today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. She reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. Trailer at https://equalmeansequal.org/
Northstar Public Health Conference on Gun Violence, Sept 13-14, will focus on gun violence as an array of inter-related public health problems that can be solved through integrated, community-based responses and will present emerging research and best practices on topics such as mental illness, urban violence, domestic violence, and law enforcement. Hosted by the U of M’s School of Public Health, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, the MN Public Health Association, and Protect MN. Courtyard Marriott, Mpls. Early bird reg through Aug 15. https://protectmn.org/event/northstar-public-health-conference-on-gun-violence/
OFFICE HOURS: Pat Jones will be in the office Wed. from 1:00-4:00 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.