Weekly Bulletin September 23, 2018

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin September 23, 2018

Queries for Ninth Month (September) on Children

●        Do we respect the dignity of our children?

●        Are we helping our children to recognize and respond to the Light in themselves and others?                     

●        How do our lives exemplify peace and caring? Do we encourage children to live simply, non- violently, and with a concern for others, despite temptations from peers, the media, and society?  

●        Do we listen to our children so that they learn to value their inner life and strength? Do we continue to love and support them when their actions hurt or grieve us?        

●        Are we involved in the support, care, and religious education of the Meeting’s children? In the First Day School, are we teaching them about the history and practices of Friends and the application of Friends’ beliefs to everyday life? Do we teach them about the Bible and about other faiths?

●        What are we doing to improve the quality of education in the public schools? In what ways are we seeking to meet other needs of children in our communities?

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

Curious to Learn about Quakerism and Experience a Quaker Meeting? On Sunday, Sept. 30th at 10 AM in the library, Outreach will be having an Intro. to Quaker Ideas before 10:30 AM meeting. This half-hour Intro. to Quaker Ideas program will include coffee, tea, and homemade baked goods (Sorry, no oatmeal ;*). All interested are invited to attend!

Pamphlets & Pastries, Sunday, September 30, 12:15 pm in the Library. We’ll begin to read and discuss a new Pendle Hill Pamphlet: # 448, The Inner Guide versus the Inner Critic: The Journey from Judgement to Love by Christine Wolff.  This pamphlet, which will be reviewed in the next newsletter, was suggested as an appropriate follow-up to the pamphlet we recently concluded. Copies are available in the library.

Fall Gathering 2018: What? At Fall Gathering this year, we will listen to the address by Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-founder of the Poor People’s Campaign, delivered at the annual FGC Gathering of Friends. Together and explore how we might respond in the Quaker tradition with fresh understanding and renewed purpose. Where? At the meetinghouse! When? October 6th, Noon – 9:00pm Come for all or any part of the day! Who? Everyone is welcome! Guests, members, attendees! Adults, kids, students!  EVERYONE! Why?  Fall Gathering is an opportunity to build community and enhance personal growth. Registration begins Sunday 9/16/18. Sign up after meeting or email Sam2Milford@gmail.com

Saturday, 13 Oct., 10:30 a.m.: All are invited to attend the Memorial Meeting for Worship for longtime member Anne Holzner, Nov. 9, 1931 – July 31, 2018. The Meeting will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by refreshments.

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

 

EECM is collecting gently used coats October 1-19. Either drop off in designated box at the Meetinghouse or bring directly to Strong II Dry cleaners (Downtown and Homewood) and receive a dry cleaning discount – tell them its for EECM. No leather, suede or fur.

Guns in Public Schools: There has been a renewed push among advocates for guns in schools and, in particular, the Pittsburgh Police, to overturn the recent PPS School Board resolution banning guns in schools. Your voice and presence are needed at the following events (details to follow): October 1st—Policy Workshop Meeting where the Pittsburgh Police will make their case. There will be a protest action outside the meeting. October 22nd, please register to speak at the School Board Meeting. Please contact the School Board Directors leaning toward allowing guns in schools: Terry Kennedy, Cynthia Falls, Veronica Edwards, and Sylvia Wilson -currently on the fence. All city residents and taxpayers have the right to have their voices heard. Thank you!

Remembering Hiroshima Imagining Peace is partnering with local entities to bring the international exhibit  50 Cities – 50 Traces to Pittsburgh for its US debut. Events associated with this include: Sept. 21, 12:00 pm: Lecture: The Quest for Nuclear Disarmament and the Growing Dangers of Wars Among Nuclear-Armed States; Sep 21st Opening Reception at 7:30 pm; Sept. 22 1:30 pm  Gallery talk.  See Scilla Wahrhaftig for more information!

 

Weekly Bulletin September 16, 2018

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin September 16, 2018

Queries for Ninth Month (September) on Children

●        Do we respect the dignity of our children?

●        Are we helping our children to recognize and respond to the Light in themselves and others?                     

●        How do our lives exemplify peace and caring? Do we encourage children to live simply, non- violently, and with a concern for others, despite temptations from peers, the media, and society?  

●        Do we listen to our children so that they learn to value their inner life and strength? Do we continue to love and support them when their actions hurt or grieve us?        

●        Are we involved in the support, care, and religious education of the Meeting’s children? In the First Day School, are we teaching them about the history and practices of Friends and the application of Friends’ beliefs to everyday life? Do we teach them about the Bible and about other faiths?

●        What are we doing to improve the quality of education in the public schools? In what ways are we seeking to meet other needs of children in our communities?

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

The Meeting’s EarthCare working group will meet at 6pm on Sunday, September 16th, at the Meeting House. All are welcome.

Monday, 17 Sept., 7 p.m.: Please join the Nontheist Friends Discussion Group for conversation and consideration of why nontheism and Quakerism are not contradictory concepts! You are all welcome, regardless of where you think you fit on the spectrum.

Curious to Learn about Quakerism and Experience a Quaker Meeting? On Sunday, Sept. 30th at 10 AM in the library, Outreach will be having an Intro. to Quaker Ideas before 10:30 AM meeting. This half-hour Intro. to Quaker Ideas program will include coffee, tea, and homemade baked goods (Sorry, no oatmeal;*). All interested are invited to attend!

Pamphlets & Pastries, Sunday, September 30, 12:15 pm in the Library. We’ll begin to read and discuss a new Pendle Hill Pamphlet: # 448, The Inner Guide versus the Inner Critic: The Journey from Judgement to Love by Christine Wolff.  This pamphlet, which will be reviewed in the next newsletter, was suggested as an appropriate follow-up to the pamphlet we recently concluded. Copies are available in the library.

Fall Gathering 2018: What? At Fall Gathering this year, we will listen to the address by Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-founder of the Poor People’s Campaign, delivered at the annual FGC Gathering of Friends. Together and explore how we might respond in the Quaker tradition with fresh understanding and renewed purpose. Where? At the meetinghouse! When? October 6th, Noon – 9:00pm Come for all or any part of the day! Who? Everyone is welcome! Guests, members, attendees! Adults, kids, students!  EVERYONE! Why?  Fall Gathering is an opportunity to build community and enhance personal growth. Registration begins Sunday 9/16/18. Sign up after meeting or email Sam2Milford@gmail.com

Saturday, 13 Oct., 10:30 a.m.: All are invited to attend the Memorial Meeting for Worship for longtime member Anne Holzner, Nov. 9, 1931 – July 31, 2018. The Meeting will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by refreshments.

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

Guns in Public Schools: There has been a renewed push among advocates for guns in schools and, in particular, the Pittsburgh Police, to overturn the recent PPS School Board resolution banning guns in schools. Your voice and presence are needed at the following events (details to follow): October 1st—Policy Workshop Meeting where the Pittsburgh Police will make their case. There will be a protest action outside the meeting. October 22nd, please register to speak at the School Board Meeting. Please contact the School Board Directors leaning toward allowing guns in schools: Terry Kennedy, Cynthia Falls, Veronica Edwards, and Sylvia Wilson -currently on the fence. All city residents and taxpayers have the right to have their voices heard. Thank you!

Remembering Hiroshima Imagining Peace is partnering with local entities to bring the international exhibit  50 Cities – 50 Traces to Pittsburgh for its US debut. Events associated with this include: Sept. 21, 12:00 pm: Lecture: The Quest for Nuclear Disarmament and the Growing Dangers of Wars Among Nuclear-Armed States; Sep 21st Opening Reception at 7:30 pm; Sept. 22 1:30 pm  Gallery talk.  See Scilla Wahrhaftig for more information!

LEYM Youth Retreat- Sept. 28-30. You’re invited to the Annual LEYM Fall K-12 Youth Retreat at Templed Hills UCC Camp in Bellville, OH! https://leym.org/news/

 

Weekly Bulletin September 9, 2018

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin September 9, 2018

Queries for Ninth Month (September) on Children

●        Do we respect the dignity of our children?

●        Are we helping our children to recognize and respond to the Light in themselves and others?                     

●        How do our lives exemplify peace and caring? Do we encourage children to live simply, non- violently, and with a concern for others, despite temptations from peers, the media, and society?  

●        Do we listen to our children so that they learn to value their inner life and strength? Do we continue to love and support them when their actions hurt or grieve us?        

●        Are we involved in the support, care, and religious education of the Meeting’s children? In the First Day School, are we teaching them about the history and practices of Friends and the application of Friends’ beliefs to everyday life? Do we teach them about the Bible and about other faiths?

●        What are we doing to improve the quality of education in the public schools? In what ways are we seeking to meet other needs of children in our communities?

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

Curious to Learn about Quakerism and Experience a Quaker Meeting? On Sunday, Sept. 9th and Sunday, Sept. 30th at 10 AM in the library, Outreach will be having an Intro. to Quaker Ideas before 10:30 AM meeting. This half-hour Intro. to Quaker Ideas program will include coffee, tea, and homemade baked goods (Sorry, no oatmeal;*). All interested are invited to attend!

FCNL Pittsburgh Advocacy Team: Advocates Wanted! On September 12th the FCNL advocacy group plans to visit Washington DC for Witness Wednesday to meet with our federal elected officials to discuss the Quaker perspectives on the legislation & actions of our government regarding immigration and native American issues. We need you to join us.  Contact Sam Milford (Sam2Milford@gmail.com) for more information.

Pamphlets & Pastries, Sunday, September 30, 12:15 pm in the Library. We’ll begin to read and discuss a new Pendle Hill Pamphlet: # 448, The Inner Guide versus the Inner Critic: The Journey from Judgement to Love by Christine Wolff.  This pamphlet, which will be reviewed in the next newsletter, was suggested as an appropriate follow-up to the pamphlet we recently concluded. Copies are available in the library.

Fall Gathering 2018:  Mark your calendars for October 6th!  Fall Gathering 2018.  The program will be an engaging day at the meetinghouse followed by a potluck supper and our Fabulous Talent Show!  Signup will begin in September.  Fall Gathering is a special time when we meet for personal spiritual growth and to have fun and build community. This year will be inspirational to anyone who is challenged by the difficult times in which we find ourselves and the talent show and potluck will be a great time to share our talents.

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

High Holidays of Hope: The Jewish Community Center’s Center for Loving Kindness and Civic Engagement invites all to participate in programming focusing on social justice and inclusion on September 10 and 19.  Click the link to learn about speakers and other details.

Guns in Public Schools: There has been a renewed push among advocates for guns in schools and, in particular, the Pittsburgh Police, to overturn the recent PPS School Board resolution banning guns in schools. Your voice and presence are needed at the following events (details to follow): October 1st—Policy Workshop Meeting where the Pittsburgh Police will make their case. There will be a protest action outside the meeting. October 22nd, please register to speak at the School Board Meeting. Please contact the School Board Directors leaning toward allowing guns in schools: Terry Kennedy, Cynthia Falls, Veronica Edwards, and Sylvia Wilson -currently on the fence. All city residents and taxpayers have the right to have their voices heard. Thank you!

Remembering Hiroshima Imagining Peace is partnering with local entities to bring the international exhibit  50 Cities – 50 Traces to Pittsburgh for its US debut. Events associated with this include: Sept. 21, 12:00 pm: Lecture: The Quest for Nuclear Disarmament and the Growing Dangers of Wars Among Nuclear-Armed States; Sep 21st Opening Reception at 7:30 pm; Sept. 22 1:30 pm  Gallery talk.  See Scilla Wahrhaftig for more information!

LEYM Youth Retreat- Sept. 28-30. You’re invited to the Annual LEYM Fall K-12 Youth Retreat at Templed Hills UCC Camp in Bellville, OH! https://leym.org/news/

 

 

 

Weekly Bulletin September 2, 2018

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin September 2, 2018

Queries for Ninth Month (September) on Children

●        Do we respect the dignity of our children?

●        Are we helping our children to recognize and respond to the Light in themselves and others?                     

●        How do our lives exemplify peace and caring? Do we encourage children to live simply, non- violently, and with a concern for others, despite temptations from peers, the media, and society?  

●        Do we listen to our children so that they learn to value their inner life and strength? Do we continue to love and support them when their actions hurt or grieve us?        

●        Are we involved in the support, care, and religious education of the Meeting’s children? In the First Day School, are we teaching them about the history and practices of Friends and the application of Friends’ beliefs to everyday life? Do we teach them about the Bible and about other faiths?

●        What are we doing to improve the quality of education in the public schools? In what ways are we seeking to meet other needs of children in our communities?

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

Working Group Against Racism: Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 4th from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Meetinghouse. All attenders and members of Pittsburgh Friends Meeting are welcome! There is work for many hands. Please join us!

Curious to Learn about Qukerism and Experience a Quaker Meeting? On Sunday, Sept. 9th and Sunday, Sept. 30th at 10 AM in the library, Outreach will be having an Intro. to Quaker Ideas before 10:30 AM meeting. This half-hour Intro. to Quaker Ideas program will include coffee, tea, and homemade baked goods (Sorry, no oatmeal;*). All interested are invited to attend!

FCNL Pittsburgh Advocacy Team: Advocates Wanted! On September 12th the FCNL advocacy group plans to visit Washington DC for Witness Wednesday to meet with our federal elected officials to discuss the Quaker perspectives on the legislation & actions of our government regarding immigration and native American issues. We need you to join us.  Contact Sam Milford (Sam2Milford@gmail.com) for more information.

Guns in Public Schools: There has been a renewed push among advocates for guns in schools and, in particular, the Pittsburgh Police, to overturn the recent PPS School Board resolution banning guns in schools. Your voice and presence are needed at the following events (details to follow): October 1st—Policy Workshop Meeting where the Pittsburgh Police will make their case. There will be a protest action outside the meeting. October 22nd, please register to speak at the School Board Meeting. Please contact the School Board Directors leaning toward allowing guns in schools: Terry Kennedy, Cynthia Falls, Veronica Edwards, and Sylvia Wilson -currently on the fence. All city residents and taxpayers have the right to have their voices heard. Thank you!

Fall Gathering 2018:  Mark your calendars for October 6th!  Fall Gathering 2018.  The program will be an engaging day at the meetinghouse followed by a potluck supper and our Fabulous Talent Show!  Signup will begin in September.  Fall Gathering is a special time when we meet for personal spiritual growth and to have fun and build community. This year will be inspirational to anyone who is challenged by the difficult times in which we find ourselves and the talent show and potluck will be a great time to share our talents.

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

LEYM Spiritual Formation Retreat, Sept. 7-8: In these stressful times, we are offering a spiritually enriching and relaxing retreat in September — A Spiritual Spa. Come relax, be stimulated, and also soothed by a variety of activities that you can take home with you for further practice. Together, we will explore the spirit-body connectionThere will be chocolate!  Full information and a registration form can be found on the web at https://leym.org/spiritual-formation, along with more information on LEYM’s Spiritual Formation program.

Environmental Justice Family Potluck Picnic: Saturday, September 8, 11 am to 3 pm, Westinghouse Park, 7051 Thomas Blvd, North Point Breeze (15208). Host: Randy.Francisco@SierraClub.org  A day of learning, celebration and power as we meet our local state representatives, community members and leaders. We’ll be dancing, talking and deepening our commitment to defend our shared environment. Email Pat Buddemeyer (buddem@att.net) for more information.

September 8th 9:00 am Remembering Hiroshima Imagining Peace annual Bike around the Bomb. Schenley Plaza 4100 Forbes Ave. RHIP is partnering with local entities to bring the international exhibit  50 Cities – 50 Traces to Pittsburgh for its US debut. Events associated with this include: Sept. 21, 12:00 pm: Lecture: The Quest for Nuclear Disarmament and the Growing Dangers of Wars Among Nuclear-Armed States; Sep 21st Opening Reception at 7:30 pm; Sept. 22 1:30 pm  Gallery talk.  See Scilla Wahrhaftig for more information!

LEYM Youth Retreat- Sept. 28-30. You’re invited to the Annual LEYM Fall K-12 Youth Retreat at Templed Hills UCC Camp in Bellville, OH! https://leym.org/news/

30 days/30 ways to address global warming: Discover what you can do to address global warming through a series of daily emails from the Pachamama Alliance. Receive an email each day in September with a recommended action that is grounded in Earth-based wisdom and possibility. If you would like to sign up, send an email to Pat Buddemeyer (buddem@att.net) and she will forward the link to you.

 

 

Weekly Bulletin August 26, 2018

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting meets in this building in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh near the Pitt and CMU campuses.

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin August 26, 2018

 

Queries for Eighth Month (August) on Vocations

●        Do we perform our work guided by the Light within?

●        In following our vocations do we contribute to the well being of the larger community? Does our work reflect Friends’ testimonies of honesty, equality, peace, and simplicity?

●        Do we conduct our business affairs so that all parties are treated fairly?

●        Do we have respect for all honest work, paid or unpaid, whether at home or in the community?

●        Are we open to helping individuals who are making vocational decisions?

 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

THIS SUNDAY: Visit Sherwood Oaks worship group in Cranberry! Our Sherwood Oaks group meets on 4th Sundays. Walter Mead is offering rides to anyone who can attend this Sunday. Call him at 412-856-8355.

Pamphlets & Pastries, Sunday, August 26, 12:15 pm in the Library. We will conclude our reading and discussion of Jerry Knutson’s Pendle Hill Pamphlet 443, “Individual Spiritual Discernment: Receiving, Testing and Implementing Leadings from a Higher Power.” Jerry plans to join us to hear our thoughts and to answer questions. All are welcome. Copies of the pamphlet will be available—as well as tasty pastries.

FCNL Pittsburgh Advocacy Team: Advocates Wanted! On September 12th the FCNL advocacy group plans to visit Washington DC for Witness Wednesday to meet with our federal elected officials to discuss the Quaker perspectives on the legislation & actions of our government regarding immigration and native American issues. We need you to join us.  Contact Sam Milford (Sam2Milford@gmail.com) for more information.

No Better Time to Donate! Update from Finance: The rosy donation reports were based on “half-budget” projections reflecting half a year of construction. Our “true” donation budget is $51,000. We are at $45,832. Another $5200 is needed by August 31 to make donation budget this fiscal year. We will try to avoid this confusion next fiscal year.

Empty House Syndrome:  Personnel and Building Use Committee reminds us that the rental space in the meetinghouse is an important part of both our ministry and income.  If you are part of a group, or know of one, that needs meeting space, meditation space, dancing space, music space, etc., the meetinghouse is available at affordable rates.  Overflow weekend guests may often be accommodated in the sojourner rooms, or you might know of someone in need of short term housing.  Contact Tim pfmoffice7@gmail.com for information.

Fall Gathering 2018:  Mark your calendars for October 6th!  Fall Gathering 2018.  The program will be an engaging day at the meetinghouse followed by a potluck supper and our Fabulous Talent Show!  Signup will begin in September.  Fall Gathering is a special time when we meet for personal spiritual growth and to have fun and build community. This year will be inspirational to anyone who is challenged by the difficult times in which we find ourselves and the talent show and potluck will be a great time to share our talents.

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

LEYM Spiritual Formation Retreat, Sept. 7-8: In these stressful times, we are offering a spiritually enriching and relaxing retreat in September — A Spiritual Spa. Come relax, be stimulated, and also soothed by a variety of activities that you can take home with you for further practice. Together, we will explore the spirit-body connectionThere will be chocolate!  Full information and a registration form can be found on the web at https://leym.org/spiritual-formation, along with more information on LEYM’s Spiritual Formation program.

Environmental Justice Family Potluck Picnic: Saturday, September 8, 11 am to 3 pm, Westinghouse Park, 7051 Thomas Blvd, North Point Breeze (15208). Host: Randy.Francisco@SierraClub.org  A day of learning, celebration and power as we meet our local state representatives, community members and leaders. We’ll be dancing, talking and deepening our commitment to defend our shared environment. Email Pat Buddemeyer (buddem@att.net) for more information.

September 8th 9:00 am Remembering Hiroshima Imagining Peace annual Bike around the Bomb. Schenley Plaza 4100 Forbes Ave. RHIP is partnering with local entities to bring the international exhibit  50 Cities – 50 Traces to Pittsburgh for its US debut. Events associated with this include: Sept. 21, 12:00 pm: Lecture: The Quest for Nuclear Disarmament and the Growing Dangers of Wars Among Nuclear-Armed States; Sep 21st Opening Reception at 7:30 pm; Sept. 22 1:30 pm  Gallery talk.  See Scilla Wahrhaftig for more information!

LEYM Youth Retreat- Sept. 28-30. You’re invited to the Annual LEYM Fall K-12 Youth Retreat at Templed Hills UCC Camp in Bellville, OH! https://leym.org/news/

30 days/30 ways to address global warming: Discover what you can do to address global warming through a series of daily emails from the Pachamama Alliance. Receive an email each day in September with a recommended action that is grounded in Earth-based wisdom and possibility. If you would like to sign up, send an email to Pat Buddemeyer (buddem@att.net) and she will forward the link to you.

 

 

Weekly Bulletin August 19, 2018

MeetingHouse1Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin August 19, 2018

Queries for Eighth Month (August) on Vocations

●        Do we perform our work guided by the Light within?

●        In following our vocations do we contribute to the well being of the larger community? Does our work reflect Friends’ testimonies of honesty, equality, peace, and simplicity?

●        Do we conduct our business affairs so that all parties are treated fairly?

●        Do we have respect for all honest work, paid or unpaid, whether at home or in the community?

●        Are we open to helping individuals who are making vocational decisions?

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

Working Group Against Racism: Today from 12:15 – 1:45, you are invited to gather to discuss the first module of the AFSC program, Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves: Anti-racist practice for sanctuary, accompaniment & resistance. To watch the webinar, click here.  If you haven’t had time to engage with the resources, we understand. These are busy times. If you are able, we encourage you to do three things prior to Sunday’s discussion:

If you haven’t had time to do any of these things, but wish to join the discussion, please know that you are welcome. All are welcome!! For questions, contact Eva Mergner (eva.mergner@gmail.com)  or Mary Parish (maryparish@gmail.com).

Pamphlets & Pastries, Sunday, August 26, 12:15 pm in the Library. We will conclude our reading and discussion of Jerry Knutson’s Pendle Hill Pamphlet 443, “Individual Spiritual Discernment: Receiving, Testing and Implementing Leadings from a Higher Power.” Jerry plans to join us to hear our thoughts and to answer questions. All are welcome. Copies of the pamphlet will be available—as well as tasty pastries.

FCNL Pittsburgh Advocacy Team: Advocates Wanted! On September 12th the FCNL advocacy group plans to visit Washington DC for Witness Wednesday to meet with our federal elected officials to discuss the perspectives of Quakers regarding legislation and the actions of our government regarding immigration and native American issues. We need you to join us.  Contact Sam Milford (Sam2Milford@gmail.com) to sign up or for more information.

No Better Time to Donate! Update from Finance: The rosy donation reports were based on “half-budget” projections reflecting half a year of construction. Our “true” donation budget is $51,000. We are at $45,832. Another $5200 is needed by August 31 to make donation budget this fiscal year. We will try to avoid this confusion next fiscal year.

Empty House Syndrome:  Personnel and Building Use Committee reminds us that the rental space in the meetinghouse is an important part of both our ministry and income.  If you are part of a group, or know of one, that needs meeting space, meditation space, dancing space, music space, etc. the meetinghouse  is available a to variety of groups at affordable rates.  Overflow weekend guests may often be accomodated in the sojourner rooms, or you might know of someone in need of short term housing.  Contact Tim pfmoffice7@gmail.com for any information about accommodations.

Fall Gathering 2018:  Mark your calendars for October 6th!  Fall Gathering 2018.  The program will be an engaging day at the meetinghouse followed by a potluck supper and our Fabulous Talent Show!  Signup will begin in September.  Fall Gathering is a special time when we meet for personal spiritual growth and to have fun and build community. This year will be inspirational to anyone who is challenged by the difficult times in which we find ourselves and the talent show and potluck will be a great time to share our talents.

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 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

September 8th 9:00 am Remembering Hiroshima Imagining Peace annual Bike around the Bomb. Schenley Plaza 4100 Forbes Ave.

Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace is partnering with local entities to bring the international exhibit  50 Cities – 50 Traces to Pittsburgh for its US debut. Events associated with this include:

  • 21, 12:00 pm: Lecture: The Quest for Nuclear Disarmament and the Growing Dangers of Wars Among Nuclear-Armed States
  • Sep 21st Opening Reception at 7:30 pm,.
  • 22, 1:30 pm  Gallery talk .  See Scilla Wahrhaftig for more information on speakers and program!

LEYM Youth Retreat- Sept. 28-30. You’re invited to the Annual LEYM Fall K-12 Youth Retreat at Templed Hills UCC Camp in Bellville, OH! https://leym.org/news/

LEYM Spiritual Formation Retreat, Sept. 7-8: In these stressful times, we are offering a spiritually enriching and relaxing retreat in September — A Spiritual Spa. Come relax, be stimulated, and also soothed by a variety of activities that you can take home with you for further practice. Together, we will explore the spirit-body connectionThere will be chocolate!  Full information and a registration form can be found on the web at https://leym.org/spiritual-formation, along with more information on LEYM’s Spiritual Formation program.

 

 

Weekly Bulletin August 12, 2018

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting meets in this building in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh near the Pitt and CMU campuses.

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin August 12, 2018

Queries for Eighth Month (August) on Vocations

●        Do we perform our work guided by the Light within?

●        In following our vocations do we contribute to the well being of the larger community? Does our work reflect Friends’ testimonies of honesty, equality, peace, and simplicity?

●        Do we conduct our business affairs so that all parties are treated fairly?

●        Do we have respect for all honest work, paid or unpaid, whether at home or in the community?

●        Are we open to helping individuals who are making vocational decisions?

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

Working Group Against Racism: Please mark your calendars. On August 19th from 12:15 – 1:45, you are invited to gather to discuss the first module of the AFSC program, Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves: Anti-racist practice for sanctuary, accompaniment & resistance. To watch the webinar, click here. The materials to review and reflect upon in advance of our discussion on the 19th can be found here. If you need childcare, please contact Mary Parish by August 14th. For questions, contact Eva Mergner (eva.mergner@gmail.com)  or Mary Parish (maryparish@gmail.com).

Pamphlets & Pastries, Sunday, August 26, 12:15 pm in the Library. We will conclude our reading and discussion of Jerry Knutson’s Pendle Hill Pamphlet 443, “Individual Spiritual Discernment: Receiving, Testing and Implementing Leadings from a Higher Power.” Jerry plans to join us to hear our thoughts and to answer questions. All are welcome. Copies of the pamphlet will be available—as well as tasty pastries.

Generosity Plant Share: get a house plant when you make a contribution to the Building Spiritual Space fund. Also, if you got a plant from a previous Share, and it’s still in its original container, bring it and a new, bigger pot (check out Home Depot) to give it room to grow. We’ll provide potting soil and do the transplanting for you, if you wish. There will be a few larger pots available, but you may get purple!

FCNL Pittsburgh Advocacy Team: Advocates Wanted! On September 12th the FCNL advocacy group plans to visit Washington DC for Witness Wednesday to meet with our federal elected officials to discuss the perspectives of Quakers regarding legislation and the actions of our government regarding immigration and native American issues. We need you to join us.  Contact Sam Milford (Sam2Milford@gmail.com) to sign up or for more information.

No Better Time to Donate! Update from Finance: The rosy donation reports were based on “half-budget” projections reflecting half a year of construction. Our “true” donation budget is $51,000. We are at $42,732. Another $8300 is needed by August 31 to make donation budget this fiscal year. We will try to avoid this confusion next fiscal year.

Fall Gathering 2018:  Mark your calendars for October 6th!  Fall Gathering 2018.  The program will be an engaging day at the meetinghouse followed by a potluck supper and our Fabulous Talent Show!  Signup will begin in September.  Fall Gathering is a special time when we meet for personal spiritual growth and to have fun and build community. This year will be inspirational to anyone who is challenged by the difficult times in which we find ourselves and the talent show and potluck will be a great time to share our talents.

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 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

Events Commemorating Nuclear Bombing in Japan:

September 8th 9:00am Remembering Hiroshima Imagining Peace annual Bike around the Bomb. Schenley Plaza 4100 Forbes Ave.

Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace is partnering with local entities to bring the international exhibit  50 Cities – 50 Traces to Pittsburgh for its US debut. Events associated with this include:

  • 21, 12:00pm:Lecture: The Quest for Nuclear Disarmament and the Growing Dangers of Wars Among Nuclear-Armed States
  • Sep 21st Opening Reception at 7:30 pm,.
  • 22, 1:30pm  Gallery talk .  See Scilla Wahrhaftig for more information on speakers and program!

LEYM Youth Retreat- Sept. 28-30. You’re invited to the Annual LEYM Fall K-12 Youth Retreat at Templed Hills UCC Camp in Bellville, OH! https://leym.org/news/

LEYM Spiritual Formation Retreat, Sept. 7-8: In these stressful times, we are offering a spiritually enriching and relaxing retreat in September — A Spiritual Spa. Come relax, be stimulated, and also soothed by a variety of activities that you can take home with you for further practice. Together, we will explore the spirit-body connectionThere will be chocolate!  Full information and a registration form can be found on the web at https://leym.org/spiritual-formation, along with more information on LEYM’s Spiritual Formation program.