Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh
4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weekly Bulletin: November 26, 2017
|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: email@example.com
Upcoming Events and Announcements
Please contribute baked goods to the Annual Benefit concert bake sale on December 1st!!! Package in 1$ servings/bags. You can also contribute a gallon of cider. Email Eva, if you plan to contribute at firstname.lastname@example.org Please use Bake Sale in the subject line. She will send a reminder a few days in advance to all who email. Bring baked goods and cider to concert or arrange drop off with Eva.
CHANGE OF DATE: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7:15 p.m. (NOT Wed., Nov. 29!): Second meeting of Friends interested in talking about Nontheism among Friends. All are invited. Bring your personal stories to share, if you like! Contact Rosemary Coffey at email@example.com, if you have any questions.
Afghan Women’s Fund, benefit and presentation at PFM meetinghouse on Nov. 29th, 5:30-8:30. Homemade Afghan carpets, jewelry, clothing, holiday items at deeply discounted prices. Presentation: Nurturing Hope in a Time of Political Crisis with Fahima Gaheez, Director of AWF at 7:00pm. Contact Trudy Bayer 412.731.8214 for more information.
8th Annual Friends Benefit Concert is happening Friday, December 1, 7:30 – 10:00 at the meetinghouse. The beneficiaries are Casa San Jose and Pittsburghers for Public Transit. Featuring Smokestack Lightning, Penny Anderson, Chie Togami, and Sarah Bowen-Salio with Chuck Bowen, and the evergreen Raging Grannies. Donation: $15 at the door ($6 for students / unemployed). Help us make a joyful noise, enjoy homemade baked goods, and raise funds for two good causes. (If you can’t attend but want to support, donate at https://casasanjose.org or https://www.pittsburghforpublictransit.org.)
Fall Work Party Saturday, December, 2, 10 to 3 p.m.: It’s time for our Fall Work Party! Please join the House Committee and other F/friends to help spruce up the house and grounds for the coming winter. There will be plenty to do, both inside and out. House Committee will serve beverages and the best Pizza in P-burgh at noon. Check with our House Manager, Tim Field, if you want to sign up for a particular job ahead of time. Come for an hour or more, work, have fun, and feel good! Your meetinghouse will thank you. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance so we have a count for the pizza.
Friday December 15, 6-9 pm Dress Rehearsal for the First Day School holiday extravaganza. Pizza 6-7. Rehearsal 7-9. All children and musicians who would like to take part in the performance are encouraged to attend. If you can’t make it, no worries, we will be rehearsing again during worship on the 17th.
Sunday December 17 at rise of Meeting – First Day School Holiday Extravaganza! Our annual world premiere of an original work conceived and written by First Day School participants. Don’t miss it!
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: email@example.com
Regular Meeting Events
Pittsburgh Friends Meeting’s calendar is available at our homepage, http://www.quaker.org/pghpamm/index.html
|First Sunday 12:15||Bible Study: We are studying the Gospel of John. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Mary Parish, firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|First Sunday||Letter Writing Write to your elected officials on local & national issues. In Library following MfW.|
|Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business. Attending MfB 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 email@example.com|
|Second Monday||EECM Shelter Meal: Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (firstname.lastname@example.org or 412.856.0195) if you would like to join other Friends in this effort. Volunteers needed.|
|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.|
|Third Sunday||Adult Education 12:15-1:15|
|Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact Elinor Castle (724-776-8307)|
Donations to Building Spiritual Space – The Charles Schwab account for receiving stock is active. Friends wanting to give stock as their gift to the Building Spiritual Space campaign can contact Treasurer, Eric Starbuck or Asst. Treasurer, Phoebe Stern for more information.
Save your stamps! Save the world! Or at least a teensy bit of it. Please help Right Sharing of World Resources fund microloans to women in developing countries. RSWR has turned used stamps into $50,000 over the years. Deposit used stamps in the orange box by the front door.
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