Weekly Bulletin December 16, 2018

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin December 16, 2018

Queries for Twelfth Month (December) on Peace

●        Do we live in the strength of that Life and Power which takes away the occasion for all war?

●        What are we doing to remove the causes of war? Where there is hatred, division, or strife, how are we instruments of reconciliation? Where there is oppression, how are we instruments of justice?

●        How do we communicate to others the basis of our peace testimony? Do we join with them in working for peace?

●        Are we ready to stand by our peace testimony when it conflicts with the opinions of others or with established public policy?

●        How do we reconcile our peace testimony with the payment of taxes that support war? What are we doing to encourage consideration of alternatives to military service?

 Friends are reminded that the deadline for submission to the Bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thank you.

Please submit items for the bulletin and/or the Facebook page to the clerks at this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

First Day School Holiday Holiday performance will be on December 16th, Friends are encouraged to bring finger foods for hospitality.

EARTHCARE Working Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 16, at the Meeting House. Work continues to plan the What’sSUP? single-use plastics reduction challenge. All are welcome and everyone is encouraged to get involved.

Holiday Potluck: Outreach Committee invites our members, attenders, and their friends and family to Dinner on Monday, December 24, at the Meetinghouse. Mingling (and re-heating food) begins at 5:00 p.m. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. RSVP on the Event Page on Facebook, or by contacting Rachel at: 412-378-1271 or: rachelmichellek@yahoo.com  Bring an empty container or two, to take home some leftovers. Bring board games or other activities if you would like.

Thurs., Jan. 10, 7:15 p.m.: Nontheism Discussion Group meets to continue consideration of the intersection of Quakerism and nontheism. All are welcome to join the discussion.

Quake that Rocked the Midwest: 7pm January 18th to 1pm on the 21st. Every year, ILYM hosts a weekend event to bring together teens from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and beyond! Over the four days, teens will engage in activities that they planned during their previous meeting for business. Evanston Friends Meetinghouse, 1010 Greenleaf St, Evanston, IL 60202. Registration info here.

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday afternoon, January 20, 2019, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. will be the kick-off event for the What’sSUP? challenge, which will continue through Earth Day in April. Get ready to have some fun while doing good for your health and the planet.

To receive the bulletin or newsletter by email, please send a request to ericwilliamstarbuck@gmail.com

Email for the treasurer and assistant treasurer: pghfmtreasurer@gmail.com

New Library locations: Please return borrowed items to first drawer of the recently acquired file cabinet. Please place donations of books or other items in second drawer of the file cabinet. (See signs on side of cabinet.) Thank you!

Regular Meeting Events

The Pittsburgh Friends Meeting calendar is available online at https://teamup.com/ks9jgbigvru2f2q9or
1st Sunday 12:15 Bible Study: We are studying the Gospel of John. All are welcome! Questions?  Contact Mary Parish, maryjparish@gmail.com.
1st  Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues in Library following MfW.
2nd Sunday

 12:15

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.  Attending connects us to the community and to our underlying beliefs as Friends. Items for the next month’s Newsletter are due this day, except MfB minutes and emergency items which may be e-mailed to pfmnews@gmail.com
2nd  Monday EECM Shelter Meal:  Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (waltermead@hotmail.com or 412.856.0195) if you would like to join other Friends in this effort. Volunteers needed.
2nd Wednesday Friendly Lunch in Oakland 12:00 at the Panera on the corner of Halket and the Blvd of the Allies. Contact Debby Hollingshead for more info.
2nd Thurs. 2-4pm Writer’s Group – Share your writing with others for comments, not criticism. Contact Barra Jacob-McDowell for more information.
3rd Tuesday  7:00 PM Friendly Spiritual Healing Group. All are welcome. For more information, or to be held in the Light, see Pat Buddemeyer, Von Keairns, Nancy James, or Pat May.
3rd Sunday Adult Education 12:15-1:15
4th Sundays

10:30 AM

Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact  Elinor Castle (724-776-8307). Friends are needed to attend. Contact a member of Outreach for more info.

 When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind that the Meeting House is CLOSED on Mondays until 5 pm and all day and evening on Fridays.   The House Manager’s email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com

 

Weekly Bulletin December 9, 2018

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin December 9, 2018

Queries for Twelfth Month (December) on Peace

●        Do we live in the strength of that Life and Power which takes away the occasion for all war?

●        What are we doing to remove the causes of war? Where there is hatred, division, or strife, how are we instruments of reconciliation? Where there is oppression, how are we instruments of justice?

●        How do we communicate to others the basis of our peace testimony? Do we join with them in working for peace?

●        Are we ready to stand by our peace testimony when it conflicts with the opinions of others or with established public policy?

●        How do we reconcile our peace testimony with the payment of taxes that support war? What are we doing to encourage consideration of alternatives to military service?

Friends are reminded that the deadline for submission to the Bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thank you.

Please submit items for the bulletin and/or the Facebook page to the clerks at this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Rescheduled Fall Work Party! For those who read the bulletin when it is sent, remember Saturday, December 8, 12 to 4 there will be plenty to do, both inside and out! House Committee will serve the beverages and the best Pizza in P-burgh. Check with our House Manager, Tim Field, if you want to sign up for a particular job ahead of time. Come for the afternoon or an hour work, have fun, and feel good! Your meetinghouse will thank you.

Working Group Against Racism: Our next meeting will take place at the meetinghouse on Wednesday, December 12th from 7:00- 8:30. All are welcome! If childcare is needed, please contact Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com) by December 8th. If you are interested in receiving the meeting notes and other updates from WGAR, please email Mary, and we will be happy to add you to the Google Group.

First Day School Holiday Program dress rehearsal will be Friday December 14th 6-9 pm. Pizza will be provided. First Day School participants of all ages are encouraged to attend! Holiday performance will be on December 16th, Friends are encouraged to bring finger foods for hospitality.

Holiday Potluck: Outreach Committee invites our members, attenders, and their friends and family to Dinner on Monday, December 24, at the Meetinghouse. Mingling (and re-heating food) begins at 5:00 p.m. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. RSVP on the Event Page on Facebook, or by contacting Rachel at: 412-378-1271 or: rachelmichellek@yahoo.com  Bring an empty container or two, to take home some leftovers. Bring board games or other activities if you would like.

Quake that Rocked the Midwest: 7pm January 18th to 1pm on the 21st. Every year, ILYM hosts a weekend event to bring together teens from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and beyond! Over the four days, teens will engage in activities that they planned during their previous meeting for business. Evanston Friends Meetinghouse, 1010 Greenleaf St, Evanston, IL 60202. Registration info here.

To receive the bulletin or newsletter by email, please send a request to ericwilliamstarbuck@gmail.com

Email for the treasurer and assistant treasurer: pghfmtreasurer@gmail.com

New Library locations: Please return borrowed items to first drawer of the recently acquired file cabinet. Please place donations of books or other items in second drawer of the file cabinet. (See signs on side of cabinet.) Thank you!

Regular Meeting Events

The Pittsburgh Friends Meeting calendar is available online at https://teamup.com/ks9jgbigvru2f2q9or
1st Sunday 12:15 Bible Study: We are studying the Gospel of John. All are welcome! Questions?  Contact Mary Parish, maryjparish@gmail.com.
1st  Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues in Library following MfW.
2nd Sunday

 12:15

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.  Attending connects us to the community and to our underlying beliefs as Friends. Items for the next month’s Newsletter are due this day, except MfB minutes and emergency items which may be e-mailed to pfmnews@gmail.com
2nd  Monday EECM Shelter Meal:  Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (waltermead@hotmail.com or 412.856.0195) if you would like to join other Friends in this effort. Volunteers needed.
2nd Wednesday Friendly Lunch in Oakland 12:00 at the Panera on the corner of Halket and the Blvd of the Allies. Contact Debby Hollingshead for more info.
2nd Thurs. 2-4pm Writer’s Group – Share your writing with others for comments, not criticism. Contact Barra Jacob-McDowell for more information.
3rd Tuesday  7:00 PM Friendly Spiritual Healing Group. All are welcome. For more information, or to be held in the Light, see Pat Buddemeyer, Von Keairns, Nancy James, or Pat May.
3rd Sunday Adult Education 12:15-1:15
4th Sundays

10:30 AM

Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact  Elinor Castle (724-776-8307). Friends are needed to attend. Contact a member of Outreach for more info.

When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind that the Meeting House is CLOSED on Mondays until 5 pm and all day and evening on Fridays.   The House Manager’s email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com

 

Weekly Bulletin December 2, 2018

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin December 2, 2018

Query for December on Peace

●        Do we live in the strength of that Life and Power which takes away the occasion for all war?

●        What are we doing to remove the causes of war? Where there is hatred, division, or strife, how are we instruments of reconciliation? Where there is oppression, how are we instruments of justice?

●        How do we communicate to others the basis of our peace testimony? Do we join with them in working for peace?

●        Are we ready to stand by our peace testimony when it conflicts with the opinions of others or with established public policy?

●        How do we reconcile our peace testimony with the payment of taxes that support war? What are we doing to encourage consideration of alternatives to military service?

 Friends are reminded that the deadline for submission to the Bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thank you.

Please submit items for the bulletin and/or the Facebook page to the clerks at this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Rescheduled Fall Work Party! Saturday, December 8, 12 to 4 there will be plenty to do, both inside and out! House Committee will serve the beverages and the best Pizza in P-burgh. Check with our House Manager, Tim Field, if you want to sign up for a particular job ahead of time. Come for the afternoon or an hour work, have fun, and feel good! Your meetinghouse will thank you.

First Day School Holiday Program dress rehearsal will be Friday December 14th 6-9 pm. Pizza will be provided. First Day School participants of all ages are encouraged to attend! Holiday performance will be on December 16th, Friends are encouraged to bring finger foods for hospitality.

Holiday Potluck: Outreach Committee invites our members, attenders, and their friends and family to Dinner on Monday, December 24, at the Meetinghouse. Mingling (and re-heating food) begins at 5:00 p.m. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. RSVP on the Event Page on Facebook, or by contacting Rachel at: 412-378-1271 or: rachelmichellek@yahoo.com  Bring an empty container or two, to take home some leftovers. Bring board games or other activities if you would like.

Quake that Rocked the Midwest: 7pm January 18th to 1pm on the 21st. Every year, ILYM hosts a weekend event to bring together teens from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and beyond! Over the four days, teens will engage in activities that they planned during their previous meeting for business. Evanston Friends Meetinghouse, 1010 Greenleaf St, Evanston, IL 60202. Registration info here.

#Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions) FCNL yard signs are still available. The cost was $11 each, but please don’t let cost keep you from taking a sign. For more information talk to Kathie Hollingshead. You can also download a free PDF or purchase bumper stickers, pins, and car magnets with this link.

To receive the bulletin or newsletter by email, please send a request to ericwilliamstarbuck@gmail.com

Email for the treasurer and assistant treasurer: pghfmtreasurer@gmail.com

New Library locations: Please return borrowed items to first drawer of the recently acquired file cabinet. Please place donations of books or other items in second drawer of the file cabinet. (See signs on side of cabinet.) Thank you!

Regular Meeting Events

The Pittsburgh Friends Meeting calendar is available online at https://teamup.com/ks9jgbigvru2f2q9or
1st Sunday 12:15 Bible Study: We are studying the Gospel of John. All are welcome! Questions?  Contact Mary Parish, maryjparish@gmail.com.
1st  Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues in Library following MfW.
2nd Sunday

 12:15

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.  Attending connects us to the community and to our underlying beliefs as Friends. Items for the next month’s Newsletter are due this day, except MfB minutes and emergency items which may be e-mailed to pfmnews@gmail.com
2nd  Monday EECM Shelter Meal:  Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (waltermead@hotmail.com or 412.856.0195) if you would like to join other Friends in this effort. Volunteers needed.
2nd Wednesday Friendly Lunch in Oakland 12:00 at the Panera on the corner of Halket and the Blvd of the Allies. Contact Debby Hollingshead for more info.
2nd Thurs. 2-4pm Writer’s Group – Share your writing with others for comments, not criticism. Contact Barra Jacob-McDowell for more information.
3rd Tuesday  7:00 PM Friendly Spiritual Healing Group. All are welcome. For more information, or to be held in the Light, see Dolores Avner, Pat Buddemeyer, Von Keairns, Nancy James, or Pat May.
3rd Sunday Adult Education 12:15-1:15
4th Sundays

10:30 AM

Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact  Elinor Castle (724-776-8307). Friends are needed to attend. Contact a member of Outreach for more info.

When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind that the Meeting House is CLOSED on Mondays until 5 pm and all day and evening on Fridays.   The House Manager’s email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com

 

Weekly Bulletin November 25, 2018

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin November 25, 2018

Queries for Eleventh Month (November) on Nonviolence

●        Are we working to increase our understanding and use of nonviolent action?

●        How well do we apply nonviolence to the settlement of disputes? What are we doing to encourage the use of nonviolent means to settle national and international differences?

●        Are we learning to channel our anger, fear, and frustration in healthy, creative, and peaceable ways?

●        Do we teach our children how to meet aggression creatively and without violence?

●        In our commitment to nonviolence, are we sensitive to the differing claims of the sanctity of life and the quality of life in situations such as unwanted pregnancy or the artificial prolongation of life?

 

 Friends are reminded that the deadline for submission to the Bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thank you.

Please submit items for the bulletin and/or the Facebook page to the clerks at this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Thursday, Nov. 29, 7:15 p.m.: Nontheist Discussion Group, rescheduled from Nov. 15 because of bad weather, will meet in the Library to continue the conversation. Do join us if you’re interested in the conjunction of Quakerism and Nontheism! For questions, see Rosemary Coffey or email her at rosemarycoffey@aol.com.

Afghan Bazaar: Friday November 30th from 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Handmade Afghan carpets, earrings, bracelets, clothing, scarves, and holiday items at deeply discounted prices. All proceeds support the AFGHAN WOMEN’S FUND. Questions? Contact Trudy (412) 731-8214. Appetizers And Refreshments Will Be Served.

Fall Work Party! Saturday, December 1, 12 to 4 there will be plenty to do, both inside and out! House Committee will serve the beverages and the best Pizza in P-burgh. Check with our House Manager, Tim Field, if you want to sign up for a particular job ahead of time. Come for the afternoon or an hour work, have fun, and feel good! Your meetinghouse will thank you.

First Day School Holiday Program dress rehearsal will be Friday December 14th 6-9 pm. Pizza will be provided. First Day School participants of all ages are encouraged to attend! Holiday performance will be on December 16th, Friends are encouraged to bring finger foods for hospitality.

#Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions) FCNL yard signs are still available. The cost was $11 each, but please don’t let cost keep you from taking a sign. For more information talk to Kathie Hollingshead. You can also download a free PDF or purchase bumper stickers, pins, and car magnets with this link.

Dinner with Friends? If you’re realizing you still don’t have a set destination for Thanksgiving and would like one, contact susanloucks@gmail.com and we’ll make plans!

To receive the bulletin or newsletter by email, please send a request to ericwilliamstarbuck@gmail.com

Email for the treasurer and assistant treasurer: pghfmtreasurer@gmail.com

New Library locations: Please return borrowed items to first drawer of the recently acquired file cabinet. Please place donations of books or other items in second drawer of the file cabinet. (See signs on side of cabinet.) Thank you!

Regular Meeting Events

The Pittsburgh Friends Meeting calendar is available online at https://teamup.com/ks9jgbigvru2f2q9or
1st Sunday 12:15 Bible Study: We are studying the Gospel of John. All are welcome! Questions?  Contact Mary Parish, maryjparish@gmail.com.
1st  Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues in Library following MfW.
2nd Sunday

 12:15

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.  Attending connects us to the community and to our underlying beliefs as Friends. Items for the next month’s Newsletter are due this day, except MfB minutes and emergency items which may be e-mailed to pfmnews@gmail.com
2nd  Monday EECM Shelter Meal:  Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (waltermead@hotmail.com or 412.856.0195) if you would like to join other Friends in this effort. Volunteers needed.
2nd Wednesday Friendly Lunch in Oakland 12:00 at the Panera on the corner of Halket and the Blvd of the Allies. Contact Debby Hollingshead for more info.
2nd Thurs. 2-4pm Writer’s Group – Share your writing with others for comments, not criticism. Contact Barra Jacob-McDowell for more information.
3rd Tuesday  7:00 PM Friendly Spiritual Healing Group. All are welcome. For more information, or to be held in the Light, see Dolores Avner, Pat Buddemeyer, Von Keairns, Nancy James, or Pat May.
3rd Sunday Adult Education 12:15-1:15
4th Sundays

10:30 AM

Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact  Elinor Castle (724-776-8307). Friends are needed to attend. Contact a member of Outreach for more info.
4th Weds.

6:00 PM

Mid-Week Meeting – Join us in the Fell Room for silent worship.

 When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind that the Meeting House is CLOSED on Mondays until 5 pm and all day and evening on Fridays.   The House Manager’s email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com

 

Weekly Bulletin November 18, 2018

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin November 18, 2018

Queries for Eleventh Month (November) on Nonviolence

●        Are we working to increase our understanding and use of nonviolent action?

●        How well do we apply nonviolence to the settlement of disputes? What are we doing to encourage the use of nonviolent means to settle national and international differences?

●        Are we learning to channel our anger, fear, and frustration in healthy, creative, and peaceable ways?

●        Do we teach our children how to meet aggression creatively and without violence?

●        In our commitment to nonviolence, are we sensitive to the differing claims of the sanctity of life and the quality of life in situations such as unwanted pregnancy or the artificial prolongation of life?

 

 Friends are reminded that the deadline for submission to the Bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thank you.

Please submit items for the bulletin and/or the Facebook page to the clerks at this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Seeking stories about the Wahrhaftigs and Avners. If you were unable to offer a remembrance at the goodbye party on October 28 and have a story you would like to have included in a commemorative book, please send it to Debby Hollingshead (dymondhead1036@gmail.com) by November 24th.

Fall Work Party! Saturday, December 1, 12 to 4 there will be plenty to do, both inside and out. House Committee will serve the beverages and the best Pizza in P-burgh. Check with our House Manager, Tim Field, if you want to sign up for a particular job ahead of time. Come for the afternoon or an hour work, have fun, and feel good! Your meetinghouse will thank you.

#Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions) FCNL yard signs have been ordered for Friends who would like to spread this message at their home or have one to take to events. The cost was $11 each, but please don’t let cost keep you from taking a sign. For more information talk to Kathie Hollingshead. You can also download a free PDF or purchase bumper stickers, pins, and car magnets with this link.

Updated Information on Adult Education “Families of the Heart” Discussion on Nov. 18th, 12:15-1:15: With election day behind us and the holidays ahead, to what extent are you concerned about how the current social and political climate might affect those you consider your family? Please join us to reflect upon the following queries as we seek to cultivate environments and practices in which that of God is acknowledged and respected in each family member.  •How can the Quaker testimonies of integrity, peace, community, simplicity, and equality be a source of strength or comfort to us as we come together with our families? •What can I do to encourage and cultivate peaceful and respectful practices within my family? •What limitations and boundaries must I recognize? Family connections exist in many forms, including ties of blood, affection, faith, and common cause. Sometimes they are vibrant and readily available to us; sometimes they are not. What are the connections that bind us in history, love, and commitment, and how do they impact us? Child care will be available. If you have questions, please contact Von Keairns (yekeairns@att.net) or Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com). All are welcome!

Dinner with Friends? If you’re realizing you still don’t have a set destination for Thanksgiving and would like one, contact susanloucks@gmail.com and we’ll make plans!

To receive the bulletin or newsletter by email, please send a request to ericwilliamstarbuck@gmail.com

Email for the treasurer and assistant treasurer: pghfmtreasurer@gmail.com

New Library locations: Please return borrowed items to first drawer of the recently acquired file cabinet. Please place donations of books or other items in second drawer of the file cabinet. (See signs on side of cabinet.) Thank you!

Anti-Racism work at FGC: You can read the October Progress Report for FGC’s Institutional Assessment on Systemic Racism within FGC on FGC’s website here.

Regular Meeting Events

The Pittsburgh Friends Meeting calendar is available online at https://teamup.com/ks9jgbigvru2f2q9or
1st Sunday 12:15 Bible Study: We are studying the Gospel of John. All are welcome! Questions?  Contact Mary Parish, maryjparish@gmail.com.
1st  Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues in Library following MfW.
2nd Sunday

 12:15

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.  Attending connects us to the community and to our underlying beliefs as Friends. Items for the next month’s Newsletter are due this day, except MfB minutes and emergency items which may be e-mailed to pfmnews@gmail.com
2nd  Monday EECM Shelter Meal:  Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (waltermead@hotmail.com or 412.856.0195) if you would like to join other Friends in this effort. Volunteers needed.
2nd Wednesday Friendly Lunch in Oakland 12:00 at the Panera on the corner of Halket and the Blvd of the Allies. Contact Debby Hollingshead for more info.
2nd Thurs. 2-4pm Writer’s Group – Share your writing with others for comments, not criticism. Contact Barra Jacob-McDowell for more information.
3rd Tuesday  7:00 PM Friendly Spiritual Healing Group. All are welcome. For more information, or to be held in the Light, see Dolores Avner, Pat Buddemeyer, Von Keairns, Nancy James, or Pat May.
3rd Sunday Adult Education 12:15-1:15
4th Sundays

10:30 AM

Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact  Elinor Castle

(724-776-8307). Friends are needed to attend. Contact a member of Outreach for more info.

4th Weds.

6:00 PM

Mid-Week Meeting – Join us in the Fell Room for silent worship.

 When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind that the Meeting House is CLOSED on Mondays until 5 pm and all day and evening on Fridays.   The House Manager’s email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com

 

Weekly Bulletin November 11, 2018

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin November 11, 2018

Queries for Eleventh Month (November) on Nonviolence

●        Are we working to increase our understanding and use of nonviolent action?

●        How well do we apply nonviolence to the settlement of disputes? What are we doing to encourage the use of nonviolent means to settle national and international differences?

●        Are we learning to channel our anger, fear, and frustration in healthy, creative, and peaceable ways?

●        Do we teach our children how to meet aggression creatively and without violence?

●        In our commitment to nonviolence, are we sensitive to the differing claims of the sanctity of life and the quality of life in situations such as unwanted pregnancy or the artificial prolongation of life?

 

Friends are reminded that the deadline for submission to the Bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thank you.

Please submit items for the bulletin and/or the Facebook page to the clerks at this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

A reminder from Ministry Committee: LIFT YOUR VOICE IN MINISTRY:  With the planned renovations to the meeting room, help is on the way for us to better hear each other in vocal ministry.  Until then, let’s see what our voices can do by speaking strongly and projecting to all in the room.  YOUR MESSAGE IS GIFT AND NOURISHMENT FOR OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY.

#Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions) FCNL yard signs have been ordered for Friends who would like to spread this message at their home or have one to take to events. The cost was $11 each, but please don’t let cost keep you from taking a sign. For more information talk to Kathie Hollingshead. You can also download a free PDF or purchase bumper stickers, pins, and car magnets with this link.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:15 p.m.: Nontheist Discussion Group meets in the Library to continue the conversation. Do join us if you’re interested in the conjunction of Quakerism and Nontheism! For questions, see Rosemary Coffey or email her at rosemarycoffey@aol.com.

Updated Information on Adult Education “Families of the Heart” Discussion on Nov. 18th, 12:15-1:15: With election day behind us and the holidays ahead, to what extent are you concerned about how the current social and political climate might affect those you consider your family? Please join us to reflect upon the following queries as we seek to cultivate environments and practices in which that of God is acknowledged and respected in each family member.  •How can the Quaker testimonies of integrity, peace, community, simplicity, and equality be a source of strength or comfort to us as we come together with our families? •What can I do to encourage and cultivate peaceful and respectful practices within my family? •What limitations and boundaries must I recognize? Family connections exist in many forms, including ties of blood, affection, faith, and common cause. Sometimes they are vibrant and readily available to us; sometimes they are not. What are the connections that bind us in history, love, and commitment, and how do they impact us? Child care will be available. If you have questions, please contact Von Keairns (yekeairns@att.net) or Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com). All are welcome!

To receive the bulletin or newsletter by email, please send a request to ericwilliamstarbuck@gmail.com

Email for the treasurer and assistant treasurer: pghfmtreasurer@gmail.com

New Library locations: Please return borrowed items to first drawer of the recently acquired file cabinet. Please place donations of books or other items in second drawer of the file cabinet. (See signs on side of cabinet.) Thank you!

Anti-Racism work at FGC: You can read the October Progress Report for FGC’s Institutional Assessment on Systemic Racism within FGC on FGC’s website here.

Regular Meeting Events

The Pittsburgh Friends Meeting calendar is available online at https://teamup.com/ks9jgbigvru2f2q9or
1st Sunday 12:15 Bible Study: We are studying the Gospel of John. All are welcome! Questions?  Contact Mary Parish, maryjparish@gmail.com.
1st  Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues in Library following MfW.
2nd Sunday

 12:15

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.  Attending connects us to the community and to our underlying beliefs as Friends. Items for the next month’s Newsletter are due this day, except MfB minutes and emergency items which may be e-mailed to pfmnews@gmail.com
2nd  Monday EECM Shelter Meal:  Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (waltermead@hotmail.com or 412.856.0195) if you would like to join other Friends in this effort. Volunteers needed.
2nd Wednesday Friendly Lunch in Oakland 12:00 at the Panera on the corner of Halket and the Blvd of the Allies. Contact Debby Hollingshead for more info.
2nd Thurs. 2-4pm Writer’s Group – Share your writing with others for comments, not criticism. Contact Barra Jacob-McDowell for more information.
3rd Tuesday  7:00 PM Friendly Spiritual Healing Group. All are welcome. For more information, or to be held in the Light, see Dolores Avner, Pat Buddemeyer, Von Keairns, Nancy James, or Pat May.
3rd Sunday Adult Education 12:15-1:15
4th Sundays

10:30 AM

Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact  Elinor Castle

(724-776-8307). Friends are needed to attend. Contact a member of Outreach for more info.

4th Weds.

6:00 PM

Mid-Week Meeting – Join us in the Fell Room for silent worship.

When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind that the Meeting House is CLOSED on Mondays until 5 pm and all day and evening on Fridays.   The House Manager’s email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com

 

Weekly Bulletin November 4, 2018

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin November 4, 2018

Queries for Eleventh Month (November) on Nonviolence

●        Are we working to increase our understanding and use of nonviolent action?

●        How well do we apply nonviolence to the settlement of disputes? What are we doing to encourage the use of nonviolent means to settle national and international differences?

●        Are we learning to channel our anger, fear, and frustration in healthy, creative, and peaceable ways?

●        Do we teach our children how to meet aggression creatively and without violence?

●        In our commitment to nonviolence, are we sensitive to the differing claims of the sanctity of life and the quality of life in situations such as unwanted pregnancy or the artificial prolongation of life?

Friends are reminded that the deadline for submission to the Bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thank you.

Please submit items for the bulletin and/or the Facebook page to the clerks at this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

A reminder from Ministry Committee: LIFT YOUR VOICE IN MINISTRY:  With the planned renovations to the meeting room, help is on the way for us to better hear each other in vocal ministry.  Until then, let’s see what our voices can do by speaking strongly and projecting to all in the room.  YOUR MESSAGE IS GIFT AND NOURISHMENT FOR OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY.

#Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions) FCNL yard signs have been ordered for Friends who would like to spread this message at their home or have one to take to events. The cost was $11 each, but please don’t let cost keep you from taking a sign. For more information talk to Kathie Hollingshead. You can also download a free PDF or purchase bumper stickers, pins, and car magnets with this link.

GENEROSITY PLANT SHARE: give a donation to EarthCare of any amount on November 4th and receive a succulent house plant as a gift. We have a new donor of offspring from her mature succulents, who wants to share the delight provided by indoor plants during the winter months.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:15 p.m.: Nontheist Discussion Group meets in the Library to continue the conversation. Do join us if you’re interested in the conjunction of Quakerism and Nontheism! For questions, see Rosemary Coffey or email her at rosemarycoffey@aol.com.

Adult Education on Nov. 18th from 12:15-1:15: Please join us to reflect upon and discuss the “Families of the Heart.” Family connections exist in many forms, including ties of blood, affection, faith, and common cause. Sometimes they are vibrant and readily available to us; sometimes they are not. What are the connections that bind us in history, love, and commitment, and how do they impact us? Queries will follow next week. Child care will be available. If you have questions, please contact Von Keairns (yekeairns@att.net) or Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com). All are welcome!

New Library locations: Please return borrowed items to first drawer of the recently acquired file cabinet. Please place donations of books or other items in second drawer of the file cabinet. (See signs on side of cabinet.) Thank you!

To receive the bulletin or newsletter by email, please send a request to ericwilliamstarbuck@gmail.com

Email for the treasurer and assistant treasurer: pghfmtreasurer@gmail.com

Regular Meeting Events

The Pittsburgh Friends Meeting calendar is available online at https://teamup.com/ks9jgbigvru2f2q9or
1st Sunday 12:15 Bible Study: We are studying the Gospel of John. All are welcome! Questions?  Contact Mary Parish, maryjparish@gmail.com.
1st  Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues in Library following MfW.
2nd Sunday

 12:15

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.  Attending connects us to the community and to our underlying beliefs as Friends. Items for the next month’s Newsletter are due this day, except MfB minutes and emergency items which may be e-mailed to pfmnews@gmail.com
2nd  Monday EECM Shelter Meal:  Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (waltermead@hotmail.com or 412.856.0195) if you would like to join other Friends in this effort. Volunteers needed.
2nd Wednesday Friendly Lunch in Oakland 12:00 at the Panera on the corner of Halket and the Blvd of the Allies. Contact Debby Hollingshead for more info.
2nd Thurs. 2-4pm Writer’s Group – Share your writing with others for comments, not criticism. Contact Barra Jacob-McDowell for more information.
3rd Tuesday  7:00 PM Friendly Spiritual Healing Group. All are welcome. For more information, or to be held in the Light, see Dolores Avner, Pat Buddemeyer, Von Keairns, Nancy James, or Pat May.
3rd Sunday Adult Education 12:15-1:15
4th Sundays

10:30 AM

Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact  Elinor Castle

(724-776-8307). Friends are needed to attend. Contact a member of Outreach for more info.

4th Weds.

6:00 PM

Mid-Week Meeting – Join us in the Fell Room for silent worship.

When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind that the Meeting House is CLOSED on Mondays until 5 pm and all day and evening on Fridays.   The House Manager’s email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com