Weekly Bulletin: November 26, 2017

meeting by suarez IMG_20161213_065144766Religious 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: pfmclerks@gmail.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 eva.mergner@gmail.com  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 rosemarycoffey@aol.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 wslefler@gmail.com 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: pfmoffice7@gmail.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, maryjparish@gmail.com.
First Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues.  In Library following MfW.
Second Sunday

 12:15

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 pfmnews@gmail.com
Second 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.
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
4th Sundays

10:30 AM

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.

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

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Weekly Bulletin: November 19, 2017

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin: November 19, 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: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Adult Education: November 19, 12:15: “Rethinking Thanksgiving” For many reasons, the Thanksgiving holiday holds a prominent place in our national narrative. Please join us for a discussion on how our testimonies of Integrity, Equality, Peace, and Simplicity might alter our understanding and celebration of this holiday. All are welcome! If you would like to join us and need child care, please contact Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com) by Wednesday November 15th.

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7:15 p.m. 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 rosemarycoffey@aol.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 wslefler@gmail.com to confirm your attendance so we have a count for the pizza.

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

 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, maryjparish@gmail.com.
First Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues.  In Library following MfW.
Second Sunday

 12:15

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 pfmnews@gmail.com
Second 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.
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
4th Sundays

10:30 AM

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.

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

Weekly Bulletin: November 12, 2017

PFM t shirt design close cropReligious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin: November 12, 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: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Youth Undoing Institutional Racism, Nov. 10-12. Help spread the word about the upcoming Fall 2017 YUIR Weekend to youth in your networks! YUIR Weekend is a two-and-a-half day FREE anti-racist organizing training for youth ages 14-23, and a project of the American Friends Service Committee in partnership with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. We will be using the arts and creative expression each day in partnership with the YMCA Lighthouse Project. Dinner on Friday, Lunch on Saturday and Sunday and snacks will be provided. All events take place at the Homewood YMCA, 7140 Bennet Street, 15208, Friday, November 10th 6:30-9pm; Saturday, November 11th 10am-4:30pm; Sunday, November 12th 10am-4:30pm. Youth are encouraged to register online so we know how much food to have: afsc.org/yuirweekend . We ask that participants commit to attend the full 2 1/2 days.  Questions? Contact Amanda Gross 412 315 7423 agross@afsc.org

Adult Education: November 19, 12:15: “Rethinking Thanksgiving” For many reasons, the Thanksgiving holiday holds a prominent place in our national narrative. Please join us for a discussion on how our testimonies of Integrity, Equality, Peace, and Simplicity might alter our understanding and celebration of this holiday. All are welcome! If you would like to join us and need child care, please contact Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com) by Wednesday November 15th.

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7:15 p.m. 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 rosemarycoffey@aol.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.)

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

 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, maryjparish@gmail.com.
First Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues.  In Library following MfW.
Second Sunday

 12:15

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 pfmnews@gmail.com
Second 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.
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
4th Sundays

10:30 AM

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.  The Schwab account is in the name of ‘Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh’ with account number is 1979-0981.  Friends wanting to give stock as their gift to the Building Spiritual Space campaign can have their broker send stocks to this Schwab account number.  The stock will be cashed and the funds transferred to our Dollar Bank account. Donations to the general operating fund are also appreciated.

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.

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

Weekly Bulletin November 5, 2016

PFM t shirt design close cropReligious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin November 5, 2016

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 to the clerks at this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

PA Network Against Torture invites you to a viewing and conversation of Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th  at Pittsburgh Friends Meeting House on November 17th at 7 P.M. “Ava DuVernay’s 13th is a documentary about how the Thirteenth Amendment led to mass incarceration in the United States, but it’s also a gorgeous, evocative, and maddening exploration of words: of their power, their roots, their permanence. It’s about those who wield those words and those made to kneel by them.” (The Atlantic, Oct 6th)

Saturday, November 19th, noon to 4 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 winter months. There will be plenty to do, both inside and out. A light lunch will magically appear around 1 p.m. 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 the afternoon, work, have fun, and feel good! Your meetinghouse will thank you.

Saturday Salon Rescheduled: December 16, 7pm in the parlor. This “Evening of Shared Creative Expression” will feature readings by Claire Cohen and Barra Jacob-McDowell. Anyone interested in sharing their poetry, prose, music, or other artistic expression in the Open Mic portion, please contact Coordinator Barra Jacob-McDowell, 412-389-3910 or barrabard@comcast.net. Donations requested: Stamps (or stamp money) for letters in support of peace and social concerns.

Friendly Interest Groups (FIGS): Our Friendly Interest Groups are now forming for the winter and spring. Sign-up sheets will be posted in the parlor of Meeting House beginning this first day. If you would like to form a new group, please use a form on the table in the parlor, or email Jim Morgan (morganjj@gmail.com) for a copy of the form. In the past groups have been formed around singing, dining, excursions, etc. Continuing groups looking for more members include the harmony group, the healthy eating group, and a monthly Oakland lunch group.

The Library Committee wishes to sponsor a Friendly Writers’ Group in prose and poetry. We hope to meet monthly in the library for two hours, on a weekday afternoon or evening. Please contact Barra Jacob-McDowell at barrabard@comcast.net or 412-389-3910 to sign up.

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, maryjparish@gmail.com.
First Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues.  In Library following MfW.
Second Sunday, 12:15 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 pfmnews@gmail.com
Second 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.
Third 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
4th Sundays,

10:30 AM

Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact  Elinor Castle (724-776-8307)

SAVE THE DATE. Fall Gathering 2017 will be held on the 13-15th of October 2017. The fall colors should be spectacular! Please note that this is a month later than in the recent past. Stay tuned for updates in the coming months.

From the Clerks: We are trying to gauge the reach of items in the bulletin. If you read this, come and tell one of the Clerks to receive a special gift.

Beacon Hill Friends House (Boston) seeks interim director: The current director is taking a 3-month sabbatical starting no earlier than December and no later than February.  It’s an opportunity to try on directing a community based on Quaker principles, live steps away from the capital, and come home by summer! More information here: http://bhfh.org/

EECM is asking for donations of gently used coats, gloves, mittens, hats and scarves by November 14.  Please place items you wish to donate in the box near the Meeting House coat rack. The last collection day will be Sunday, November 13.  Thanks for your help.

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.

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 updated email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com

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

 

Weekly Bulletin: October 29, 2017

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: October 29, 2017

Queries for Tenth Month (October) on Home Life  

●       Do we endeavor to make home a place of friendship, peace, love, and refreshment of the spirit?   

●       How do we use our shared time to nurture that of God in each of us?

●       In what ways do we make our homes places of spiritual and religious growth?         

●       Do we share our religious insights with those we love?  

●       Do we respect the needs for intimacy or separateness of those with whom we live?

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

Pamphlets & Pastries: Sunday, October 29, 12:15 pm in the Library. Pendle Hill Pamphlet 443, “Individual Spiritual Discernment: Receiving, Testing, and Implementing Leadings from a Higher Power” by Jerry Knutson will be our next pamphlet for reading and sharing. Jerry, a former member of our Meeting, visited us last month and talked about his pamphlet at an Adult Ed session. Now we can spend more time reading and considering Jerry’s insights and experiences with this topic. Copies of the pamphlet are available in our library.

Tuesday November 2nd, 7:30pm Friends Meeting House Talk by Kim-Weichel, of the Center for Citizen Initiatives.  Understanding Russia: See beyond the media and Government hype.  Sponsored by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

FCNL wants you in DC November 2-3! The Friends Committee for National Legislation is organizing a Public Policy Institute at the beginning of November, and they are specifically calling for representation from critical states including PA.   Financial support is available (while supplies last!) to make it happen, including complete scholarships for young people.  For more information, contact andrewsilva@fcnl.org. You do not need to be Quaker, any certain age, or to have ever lobbied before to qualify for support.

November 8th at 5:30pm Dr Duvall-Flynn, PA State President NAACP will be speaking at St James AME Church, 444 Lincoln Ave, East Liberty, PA 15206 on the trauma of our school-to-prison pipeline. Light dinner at 5:30 and program at 6:00pm Childcare will be provided. See Scilla for more information.

 Youth Undoing Institutional Racism, Nov. 10-12. Help spread the word about the upcoming Fall 2017 YUIR Weekend to youth in your networks! YUIR Weekend is a two-and-a-half day FREE anti-racist organizing training for youth ages 14-23, and a project of the American Friends Service Committee in partnership with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. We will be using the arts and creative expression each day in partnership with the YMCA Lighthouse Project. Dinner on Friday, Lunch on Saturday and Sunday and snacks will be provided. All events take place at the Homewood YMCA, 7140 Bennet Street, 15208, Friday, November 10th 6:30-9pm; Saturday, November 11th 10am-4:30pm; Sunday, November 12th 10am-4:30pm. Youth are encouraged to register online so we know how much food to have: afsc.org/yuirweekend . We ask that participants commit to attend the full 2 1/2 days.  Questions? Contact Amanda Gross 412 315 7423 agross@afsc.org

Adult Education: November 19, 12:15: “Rethinking Thanksgiving” For many reasons, the Thanksgiving holiday holds a prominent place in our national narrative. Please join us for a discussion on how our testimonies of Integrity, Equality, Peace, and Simplicity might alter our understanding and celebration of this holiday. All are welcome! If you would like to join us and need child care, please contact Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com) by Wednesday November 15th.

 8th Annual Friends Benefit Concert – Friday, December 1, 7:30 – 10:00 at the Meeting House. Mark your calendars! This year’s beneficiaries are Casa San Jose and Pittsburghers for Public Transit, chosen by Peace and Social Concerns.  Musicians include Smokestack Lightning, Penny Anderson, Chie Togami, and Sarah Bowen-Salio with Chuck Bowen of Burlap Road.  Donation: $15 at the door ($6 for students / unemployed).  Come help us make a joyful noise, enjoy homemade baked goods, and raise funds for two good causes.

Donations to Building Spiritual Space – The Charles Schwab account for receiving stock is active.  The Schwab account is in the name of ‘Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh’ with account number is 1979-0981.  Friends wanting to give stock as their gift to the Building Spiritual Space campaign can have their broker send stocks to this Schwab account number.  The stock will be cashed and the funds transferred to our Dollar Bank account. Donations to the general operating fund are also appreciated.

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

 

 

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, maryjparish@gmail.com.
First Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues.  In Library following MfW.
Second Sunday

 12:15

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 pfmnews@gmail.com
Second 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.
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
4th Sundays

10:30 AM

Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact  Elinor Castle (724-776-8307)

 

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.

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

Weekly Bulletin: October 22, 2017

PFM t shirt design close cropReligious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin: October 22, 2017

 

Queries for Tenth Month (October) on Home Life  

●       Do we endeavor to make home a place of friendship, peace, love, and refreshment of the spirit?   

●       How do we use our shared time to nurture that of God in each of us?

●       In what ways do we make our homes places of spiritual and religious growth?         

●       Do we share our religious insights with those we love?  

●       Do we respect the needs for intimacy or separateness of those with whom we live?

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

Dinners for 8 Signup Deadline 10/22. This time we offer both Friday and Sunday options along with two Saturday possibilities for the dinners, Friday Nov 3rd, Saturday Nov 4th, Saturday Nov 11th and Sunday Nov 12th.  The signup sheet will be available after meeting through October 22nd.  Mark the evenings you are available, and whether or not you can host.  We will form groups of 8 based on availability, and give the host the date and contact information to form the group.

Pamphlets & Pastries: Sunday, October 29, 12:15 pm in the Library. Pendle Hill Pamphlet 443, “Individual Spiritual Discernment: Receiving, Testing, and Implementing Leadings from a Higher Power” by Jerry Knutson will be our next pamphlet for reading and sharing. Jerry, a former member of our Meeting, visited us last month and talked about his pamphlet at an Adult Ed session. Now we can spend more time reading and considering Jerry’s insights and experiences with this topic. Copies of the pamphlet are available in our library.

FCNL wants you in DC November 2-3! The Friends Committee for National Legislation is organizing a Public Policy Institute at the beginning of November, and they are specifically calling for representation from critical states including PA.   Financial support is available (while supplies last!) to make it happen, including complete scholarships for young people.  For more information, contact andrewsilva@fcnl.org. You do not need to be Quaker, any certain age, or to have ever lobbied before to qualify for support.

November 8th at 5:30pm Dr Duvall-Flynn, PA State President NAACP will be speaking at St James AME Church, 444 Lincoln Ave, East Liberty, PA 15206 on the trauma of our school-to-prison pipeline. Light dinner at 5:30 and program at 6:00pm Childcare will be provided. See Scilla for more information.

Youth Undoing Institutional Racism, Nov. 10-12. Help spread the word about the upcoming Fall 2017 YUIR Weekend to youth in your networks! YUIR Weekend is a two-and-a-half day FREE anti-racist organizing training for youth ages 14-23, and a project of the American Friends Service Committee in partnership with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. We will be using the arts and creative expression each day in partnership with the YMCA Lighthouse Project. Dinner on Friday, Lunch on Saturday and Sunday and snacks will be provided. All events take place at the Homewood YMCA, 7140 Bennet Street, 15208, Friday, November 10th 6:30-9pm; Saturday, November 11th 10am-4:30pm; Sunday, November 12th 10am-4:30pm. Youth are encouraged to register online so we know how much food to have: afsc.org/yuirweekend . We ask that participants commit to attend the full 2 1/2 days.  Questions? Contact Amanda Gross 412 315 7423 agross@afsc.org

8th Annual Friends Benefit Concert – Friday, December 1, 7:30 – 10:00 at the Meeting House. Mark your calendars! This year’s beneficiaries are Casa San Jose and Pittsburghers for Public Transit, chosen by Peace and Social Concerns.  Musicians include Smokestack Lightning, Penny Anderson, Chie Togami, and Sarah Bowen-Salio with Chuck Bowen of Burlap Road.  Donation: $15 at the door ($6 for students / unemployed).  Come help us make a joyful noise, enjoy homemade baked goods, and raise funds for two good causes.

World Quaker Day Follow-up– We had a grand time seeing where everyone has worshipped all over the nation and the world, and curious to hear stories of those adventures.  Have a story about what brought you to those locations, or what you experienced when you were there? Send it to pfmclerks@gmail.com or enter it on the facebook page!

Donations to Building Spiritual Space – The Charles Schwab account for receiving stock is active.  The Schwab account is in the name of ‘Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh’ with account number is 1979-0981.  Friends wanting to give stock as their gift to the Building Spiritual Space campaign can have their broker send stocks to this Schwab account number.  The stock will be cashed and the funds transferred to our Dollar Bank account. Donations to the general operating fund are also appreciated.

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

 

 

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, maryjparish@gmail.com.
First Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues.  In Library following MfW.
Second Sunday

 12:15

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 pfmnews@gmail.com
Second 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.
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
4th Sundays

10:30 AM

Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact  Elinor Castle (724-776-8307)

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.

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

 

Weekly Bulletin: October 15, 2017

pfmsign9-9-07.jpgReligious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin: October 15, 2017

Queries for Tenth Month (October) on Home Life  

●       Do we endeavor to make home a place of friendship, peace, love, and refreshment of the spirit?   

●       How do we use our shared time to nurture that of God in each of us?

●       In what ways do we make our homes places of spiritual and religious growth?         

●       Do we share our religious insights with those we love?  

●       Do we respect the needs for intimacy or separateness of those with whom we live?

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 

Saturday Salon, sponsored by Library Committee: October 21, 7-9 pm. The next Saturday Salon will be held in the parlor on the evening of Saturday, October 21. Featured will be the ClarSheannachie duo: Linda McNair (harper) and Barra Jacob McDowell (storyteller) presenting “Tales with Celtic Harp.” A break for light refreshments will be followed by Open Mic in which F/friends may share their spoken word (poetry, storytelling, essay, book excerpt) and/or musical talents (vocal and/or instrumental). Please contact Barra Jacob-McDowell (barrabard@comcast.net), 412-389-3910 or Nancy E. James (nancyejames@verizon.net), 412-361-1901 for details and to sign up for Open Mic.

 Dinners for 8 Signup Deadline 10/22. This time we offer both Friday and Sunday options along with two Saturday possibilities for the dinners, Friday Nov 3rd, Saturday Nov 4th, Saturday Nov 11th and Sunday Nov 12th.  The signup sheet will be available after meeting through October 22nd.  Mark the evenings you are available, and whether or not you can host.  We will form groups of 8 based on availability, and give the host the date and contact information to form the group.

 Pamphlets & Pastries: Sunday, October 29, 12:15 pm in the Library. Pendle Hill Pamphlet 443, “Individual Spiritual Discernment: Receiving, Testing, and Implementing Leadings from a Higher Power” by Jerry Knutson will be our next pamphlet for reading and sharing. Jerry, a former member of our Meeting, visited us last month and talked about his pamphlet at an Adult Ed session. Now we can spend more time reading and considering Jerry’s insights and experiences with this topic. Copies of the pamphlet are available in our library.

FCNL wants you in DC November 2-3! The Friends Committee for National Legislation is organizing a Public Policy Institute at the beginning of November, and they are specifically calling for representation from critical states including PA.   Financial support is available (while supplies last!) to make it happen, including complete scholarships for young people.  For more information, contact andrewsilva@fcnl.org. You do not need to be Quaker, any certain age, or to have ever lobbied before to qualify for support.

Youth Undoing Institutional Racism, Nov. 10-12. Help spread the word about the upcoming Fall 2017 YUIR Weekend to youth in your networks! YUIR Weekend is a two-and-a-half day FREE anti-racist organizing training for youth ages 14-23, and a project of the American Friends Service Committee in partnership with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. We will be using the arts and creative expression each day in partnership with the YMCA Lighthouse Project. Dinner on Friday, Lunch on Saturday and Sunday and snacks will be provided. All events take place at the Homewood YMCA, 7140 Bennet Street, 15208, Friday, November 10th 6:30-9pm; Saturday, November 11th 10am-4:30pm; Sunday, November 12th 10am-4:30pm. Youth are encouraged to register online so we know how much food to have: afsc.org/yuirweekend . We ask that participants commit to attend the full 2 1/2 days.  Questions? Contact Amanda Gross 412 315 7423 agross@afsc.org

8th Annual Friends Benefit Concert – Friday, December 1, 7:30 – 10:00 at the Meeting House. Mark your calendars! This year’s beneficiaries are Casa San Jose and Pittsburghers for Public Transit, chosen by Peace and Social Concerns.  Musicians include Smokestack Lightning, Penny Anderson, Chie Togami, and Sarah Bowen-Salio with Chuck Bowen of Burlap Road.  Donation: $15 at the door ($6 for students / unemployed).  Come help us make a joyful noise, enjoy homemade baked goods, and raise funds for two good causes.

World Quaker Day Follow-up– We had a grand time seeing where everyone has worshipped all over the nation and the world, and curious to hear stories of those adventures.  Have a story about what brought you to those locations, or what you experienced when you were there? Send it to pfmclerks@gmail.com or enter it on the facebook page!

Donations to Building Spiritual Space – The Charles Schwab account for receiving stock is active.  The Schwab account is in the name of ‘Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh’ with account number is 1979-0981.  Friends wanting to give stock as their gift to the Building Spiritual Space campaign can have their broker send stocks to this Schwab account number.  The stock will be cashed and the funds transferred to our Dollar Bank account. Donations to the general operating fund are also appreciated.

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

 

 

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, maryjparish@gmail.com.
First Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues.  In Library following MfW.
Second Sunday

 12:15

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 pfmnews@gmail.com
Second 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.
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
4th Sundays

10:30 AM

Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact  Elinor Castle (724-776-8307)

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.

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