September 24, 2017
MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM
9:00 – 10:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Connie Archbald; Sandy Olson (mic)
10:15 – 11:00 AM How can we support each other in whatever challenges we are facing? Exercises and a discussion presented by the Mid-Morning Program Committee
11:15 – 12:15 PM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Mike Finley, speaker; Nancy Lichtenstein, musician; care of meeting, Clifford Goltz; Rick VandenDolder (mic)
Stay for coffee at the rise of second worship today to wish Nancy well before she moves to California. Her ministry of beautiful music as well as her beautiful, gracious spirit will be missed. God be with thee, Nancy.
HOLD IN THE LIGHT
First day school youth, teachers and families as they embark on another year of learning together.
UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS
Next Sunday is the monthly potluck at the rise of semi-programmed worship. To regulars, bring lots so we are confident inviting visitors to stay.
Mid-Morning Program next Sunday at 10:15: Learn about the exciting conflict resolution programs Friends School of Minnesota uses as a part of their progressive education program.
Ministry and Counsel is seeking feedback about your experience with the summer worship. Feel free to speak with a member of the committee – John, Nancy, Stephen, Keitha, Terry, Carolyn, Heidi or Sandy — to tell them how worship this summer felt or how it fed you (or not.)
Minneapolis Friends Fall Together, at Fish Lake Park Oct 14th, is now only 3 weeks away! Almost everyone was sent an email on Sept 6th with a registration link and an attached brochure. The link is the bold, blue “Yes, I want to register” at the end of the email. Click on the blue words and you’ll be whisked away to a quick and easy registration. Register on or before Sunday, October 8th. Read the attached brochure carefully to see what’s planned and what to bring. Any questions? Call Wina. Missed the email? Contact the office: office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org. Don’t miss the fun!
First Day School is growing! We rejoice in having children in the fds program, and a growing program means we have an increasing need for teachers! Want to explore the ways you can support the Meeting’s ministry to children? Contact religious education coordinators, Sue or Julia.
SAVE THE DATES Oct 20th and 21st! when the Quaker Voluntary Service board will be visiting the area! Welcome and feed them at a potluck at MFM, 6:30 Fri evening (the 20th) and then attend a getting-to-know-you fun-raiser (live music, food trucks and speakers) on Sat, 4-7 PM at Twin Cities Meeting. Come add your energy and visit with the movers and shakers of QVS! Hosts are sought for visiting board members overnights Fri and Sat and breakfasts on Sat and Sun mornings. To host, contact office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org . A QVS House will open here in the fall of 2018 with six to eight fellows living, working, and worshiping in the Twin Cities area. More at: QuakerVoluntaryService.org.
Brochures from the recent Protect MN workshop on gun violence are on the long table thanks to Susie!
OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS
Northern Yearly Meeting high schoolers will have a retreat Oct 6-8 at Minneapolis Meeting! Adults, cleared to work with youth, are sought to help with the retreat. For more, contact office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minneapolisfriends.org .
Northern Yearly Meeting Fall Interim Session will be held Fri night and Sat, October 6-7, at Cannon Valley Friends Meeting in Northfield, MN. Come gather with Friends, see the new meetinghouse, discern NYM business and hear committee reports in a lovely autumn setting.
Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Quaker Public Policy Institute (QPPI) and Annual Meeting are Nov. 2-5. This has been a challenging year. Join 350 Quakers and call on Congress to put people before the Pentagon in this nation’s budget. Find out more: fcnl.org/updates/annual-meeting-quaker-public-policy-institute-2017-27
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.
Quakers Without God meet every first Tues. at Twin Cities Meeting, 1725 Grand Ave, St. Paul. All ages and stages of doubt welcome. Next meeting, Tues, Oct 3rd, 6 pm.
AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock” is showing at Casket Cinema Thurs, Oct. 5th. The Water Protectors at Standing Rock captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. While many may know the details, AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet. The film is a collaboration between Indigenous filmmakers, Director Myron Dewey, Executive Producer Doug Good Feather and environmental Oscar Nominated filmmakers Josh Fox and James Spione. It is a labor of love to support the peaceful movement of the water protectors.” For more, see: “AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock”
MN Council of Churches offers Sacred Places, Sacred Stories: A Reclamation Journey into Healing and Justice, Oct. 7-9, planned collaboratively by black, Native, white, queer, cisgender, straight, Christian, Jewish, traditional activists, artists, and storytellers from Black Lives Matter, Mpls, the Center for Sustainable Justice, Healing MN Stories, the Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice, and Social Transformation, and MN Interfaith Power and Light. More at eventbrite.com/e/sacred-places-sacred-stories-a-reclamation-journey-into-healing-justice-tickets-36164302402
Healing MN Stories Dakota Sacred Sites Tour: October 28, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Church of St. Peter, St. Paul. Visit sites located around confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, what the Dakota refer to as Bdote, or “meeting place of rivers,” including: Fort Snelling State Park, Dakota Internment Camp following the The Dakota-U.S. War, Pilot Knob Hill, a traditional burial ground. Many Friends have gone and highly recommend it! The Sept tour is filled, register ahead: spinterfaith.org/healing-minnesota-stories/sacred-sites-tour/
Pat Jones will be in the office at various time Wed, Thurs, and Fri.
Carolyn VandenDolder 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.