November 26, 2017
MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM
9:00 – 10:00 meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Sandy Olson and Carol Bechtel (mic)
10:15 – 11:00 Enjoy Friends across the ages! Come for an intergenerational activity.
11:15 – 12:15 meeting for worship (semi-programmed): John Cutler, speaker; Dave Bostrom, musician; care of meeting, Joanne Esser and Mike Finley (mic)
After all, we’re all just walking each other home. ~ Ram Dass
Help at the rise of second worship: After the podium and book carts are placed in the storage room, please help stack chairs under the balcony in preparation for the Friends for a NonViolent World Holiday Fair.
Help distribute flyers for the Holiday Fair to houses in the neighborhood. Taking enough for a single block is tremendously helpful!
Diane and Sarah share a birthday TODAY! Celebrate with them by coming to Turtle Bread after the rise of semi-programmed worship. Talk to Diane about adding your name to the party list.
UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS
The Friends for a NonViolent World Holiday Fair is almost upon us! Minneapolis Meeting is again the site for this annual community event / fundraiser NEXT WEEKEND: Dec 1st (1-9 ) and Dec 2nd (10-4). Finish up those craft items, cull through your personal library for donations to the book loft sale, gather supplies for baked goods to sell or for the Friendly Café, and check online to see where help in set-up, staffing, or clean-up needs your energy!
Bring CRAFTS and CANNED /DURABLE GOODS DONATIONS to MFM Wed, and Thurs. Crafts items allow 100% of the purchase price to go to FNVW. Gently-used craft items as well as new creations are eagerly sought. Fine quality items may end up in the silent auction.
BOOK DONATIONS for the loft sale can be brought to the balcony Tues – Thurs this week.
Ask at your favorite store, bakery, place of entertainment or service about donating a certificate for the VALUES BOARD or consider if you have a service (or cabin?) you can offer yourself! Sign up on the easel near the bulletin table.
Invite people to come and shop and get a lovely PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHED!
SIGN UP TO HELP at fnvw.org .
This is an inviting opportunity for community, great music, meeting old friends and making new ones, purchasing beautiful crafts, and enjoying tasty homemade food – all while benefitting FNVW. Lend your effort and talents then bring a friend and enjoy the ambiance!
The Envelope Gift is a one-time contribution, outside the general budget, that the Meeting makes to selected organizations. The Peace and Social Concerns Committee receives nominations from members and attenders and makes recipient recommendation(s) to monthly meeting for approval. Friends make contributions to the gift through December. Please send your nominations to Roland or Debbie or put them in the Envelope Gift file of the blue box. Include the organization’s name, address, and description of work.
Ride Share for Minneapolis Meeting: Are you willing to provide a ride to worship or other Meeting events to another, occasionally or regularly? Do you need a ride to worship or other Meeting gatherings? If so, contact Scott or call the office: 612-926-6159.
The Twin Cities Women’s Choir, in which Barbara and Renae sing, will offer a concert Dec 2 at 4:30pm at Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ. The concert, Illuminations, celebrates the passing from darkness to light. Tickets available online or at the door.
OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS
The memorial service for Jack Philips is now tentatively planned for early December at Twin Cities Meeting. Details tba.
From Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL): Contact Congress and send word to the Senate about the tax bill that just passed the House. More information and a link helping you contact your Senators are on the (FCNL) website: fcnl.org. It will take only five minutes to do – your voice matters! Action alerts offer timely information to take action on topics ranging from the Las Vegas shooting to climate change; the federal budget to North Korea; Yemen to DACA. Click here for all action alerts.
A Will Steger Legacy and the Institute on the Environment will host a panel discussion of four MN delegates who attended the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany TOMORROW, Nov 27th, noon-1 PM. The panel will feature reflections on the meeting and next steps forward for local climate action. Institute on the Environment, 1954 Buford Ave, Rooms R-380, R-370 St Paul. Or listen online.
Carolyn VandenDolder, the interim Meeting Coordinator, will be in the office Tuesday through Friday, 10:30-3:00. Phone messages will be checked daily. 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.