December 10, 2017
MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM
9:00 – 9:40 meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Gayle McJunkin; Carol Bechtel (mic)
9:45 – 11:15 worship with attention to business: David Woolley, clerk; Stephen Snyder, recording clerk
11:15 – 12:00 meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Jim Bruener, speaker; care of meeting, Clifford Goltz; Sue Kearns (mic)
Thank you to the Property Committee and Linda for arranging the installation of the new automatic door opener at the main entrance!
UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS
Mid-Morning Program next Sunday at 10:15: Rooble Adan, a Somali-Minnesotan, and Derartu Berhanu, an Oromo Ethiopian-Minnesotan, both students at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, will talk about their experience of being an immigrant in MN.
Sunday, Dec 24th at 10:15: Carol Sing! Come sing carol favorites and share potluck treats of the season (fingerfood only please, to help keep it simple.) Join the accompanying pick-up orchestra / band and bring an instrument of your choice!
The Nominating Committee will soon begin work for the upcoming year. Please help forward the work of the committee by responding to phone calls and emails inviting you to be part of the Meeting’s work and life. If you would like to become more involved in Minneapolis Meeting, participating in a committee is an excellent way to meet people and learn more about how the Meeting works. If you would like to know more about committees or the work they do, questions or interests may be directed to Doug, Annamary, Gayle, or Ed. Thank you for your commitment to MFM.
The Watson reading group will gather in the Meeting conference room at 7 pm THIS Tues, Dec. 12th, to read Out of the Silence: Quaker Perspectives on Pastoral Care and Counseling. No need to read ahead or to own the book; read aloud and discuss. One-timers and regulars welcome!
You are invited to the home of Mary and Stephen at Kenwood Isles at Hennepin and 28th Str. THIS Wed, Dec 13th from 12:00-1:00 pm. for a half-hour of worship sharing on a biblical passage. A light lunch will follow. RSVP to Mary.
Celebrate the New Year in a meaningful way with a potluck after semi-programmed worship (around 1) on Sun, Dec 31st at Susie’s home. Susie lived in Japan for many years and wishes to share some of the special ways the New Year is celebrated there, including beautiful decorations, noodle soup (believed to give you a long life!), a fun poetry game, music, and lovely wooden plaques where wishes for the New Year are written. Enjoy food, Japanese culture, and each other and share your wishes for the New Year. RSVP by Sun, Dec 24th, by phoning. Adults only, please.
Interested in trying Experiment with Light meditations with a small group from the Meeting? Let Diane know. On-going groups will be configured in Jan.
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
The a memorial service for Jack Phillips, long-time and beloved Friend and member of Twin Cities Friends Meeting, will be next Sat, Dec. 16, at 4:00 pm at TCFM, 1725 Grand Ave, St. Paul. The family is providing a light supper after the service and Friends are welcome to bring finger-food desserts like cookies and bars. NOTE CORRECTED TIME.
Northern Yearly Meeting (NYM) continues to search for someone with a leading to be the High School Coordinator, coordinating and providing programs (three retreats and programming at annual sessions) and helping NYM High School youth to find/participate in new experiences related to spiritual development, service, and leadership. This is a paid, part-time position. Because no applications have been received to date, individuals are encouraged to consider if they might be led to share this position. There could be a variety of ways accomplish this, including having one person handle the bulk of the administrative duties and another leading the actual retreats. Details and application information at nym-high-school-coordinator
Around the country, people are asking, “What can I do to change what’s happening the world?” and “Where can my voice be most effective?” Maybe you’ve been asking those questions too. Join Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) Advocacy Teams organizer Maiya Zwerling for a conference call TOMORROW, Dec 11 at 7:30 pm to learn more about FCNL Advocacy Teams and how a team in your community can help to move policy in Washington, DC. Doug, Minneapolis Meeting’s representative to FCNL, has been exploring starting an Advocacy Team with other Quakers in the Twin Cities. He can tell you more! Sign up here to join the call.
Normandale Lutheran Church is offering a free concert of the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis TODAY at 3 pm . Music by Mendelssohn and Stravinsky. More info here.
MN350’s Policy Action Team is offering an informational webinar at 6:30 this Wed, Dec 13 about the upcoming Minnesota legislative session . Learn more about how our state’s legislature works as well as the impact of past special sessions. Learn a strategy to stop legislative attacks on climate and how you can plug in. Sign up here to reserve your spot!
Carolyn VandenDolder, the interim Meeting Coordinator, will be in the office Wednesday through Friday, 10:30-4:00. 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.