September 10, 2017
MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM
10:00 – 11:00 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Nancy Lichtenstein, musician; Judith James and Sue Murray, care of meeting; Sandy Olson (mic)
11:00 retirement celebration for Patricia Jones, Director of Ministry
HOLD IN THE LIGHT
Families, students, parents, each other, in the midst of all kinds of transitions.
UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS
The school year schedule with two meetings for worship will begin next Sunday, September 17.
The 17th will be a business meeting Sunday:
9:00-9:45 worship (unprogrammed)
9:45-11:15 worship with attention to business
11:15-12:00 worship (semi-programmed) and first day school classes for children
Mid-morning program on Sept 24th at 10:15: the first program from Friends General Conference’s Spiritual Deepening Program – How we support each other.
NOTICE: Pat Jones is no longer involved with committee work. Please do not “cc” her on regular Meeting business. This may mean removing her name from committee email lists. If you wish for her consultation on a specific issue, you may call or email her. Be aware that information going to patjones(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org or mfmpat(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com does not reach Carolyn in the office. Please send committee information for the bulletin or calendar to office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org.
First Ever Minneapolis Meeting “Fall Together” is only 5 weeks away! Since we are going nearly paperless this year, an email with attached brochure and registration link was sent on Wed. Register today so you don’t forget! Let Carolyn in the office know if you didn’t receive the email. Paper registration forms and brochures are available TODAY for those who don’t use email. Please pick up yours today to save on postage. Registrations due by Oct 8. Plan to come to Fall Together Oct. 14th!
The documentary, 13th, will be shown at 7PM on Wed, Sept 13th here at the meetinghouse. 13th explores the “intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States.” It is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery (unless as punishment for a crime). 13th has garnered acclaim from film critics and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2016. Brought to you by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee. Refreshments and post-discussion. Bring (F)friends! Trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk
The Watson reading group will gather Thur, Sept 21st, at 7 to read Out of the Silence: Quaker Perspectives on Pastoral Care and Counseling. No need to read ahead or to own a copy of the book; read aloud and discuss. You are welcome – whether you’re a one-timer or a regular!
SAVE THE DATES Oct 20th and 21st! when the Quaker Voluntary Service 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! There will be a QVS House opening here in the fall of 2018 with six to eight fellows living, working, and worshiping in the Twin Cities area. For more about QVS, see QuakerVoluntaryService.org.
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.
OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS
Friends School of MN Head of School Finalists Visit Three final candidates are visiting FSM. Friends are invited to meet them at evening community forums and share feedback with the Search Committee. Feedback will help inform the Search Committee’s discernment in making a recommendation to the School Committee. All forums are held at the FSM gym.
Meet finalist 1- tomorrow, Mon, Sept 11th, 7-8 PM; finalist 2 – Thurs, Sept 14th, 7-8PM; and finalist 3 -Mon, Sept 18th, 7-8PM. Questions? Email headsearch(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)fsmn.org
Northern Yearly Meeting seeks a high school youth coordinator, starting Jan, 2018. This is a paid position and duties include: leading retreats; helping students find/participate in new experiences related to spiritual development, service, and leadership; being sensitive and intentional in recognizing the need for some issues to be referred to pastoral or professional care. Applications accepted before Sept 23rd. More posted or see northernyearlymeeting.org/article/job-nym-hs-coordinator-2017
Heads Up: Northern Yearly Meeting Fall Interim Session will be held Friday night and Saturday, October 6-7, 2017 at Cannon Valley Friends Meetinghouse in Northfield, MN. Come gather with Friends, see the new meetinghouse, discern NYM business and hear committee reports in a lovely autumn setting. Close enough to commute but if you need overnight accommodation, contact the office, office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org, by September 24th.
Friends School of Minnesota asks you to save Saturday evening, Nov 4th for the annual FSM Gala Silent Auction and Dinner! This year’s event will be held at Macalester College. Details to follow.
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 travelingministry(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)fwccamericas.org 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 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 afsc.org/sanctuaryeverywhere .
The International Criminal Court: Advancing the Global Rule of Law, is being presented in honor of the International Day of Peace Thurs, Sept 21st, 6:45 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Mpls. Though the U.S. had a prominent role in crafting the ICC, it has not signed the Rome Statute which would provide for its creation.
Pat Jones’ work week is Wed-Sun. She 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. – 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.