Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh
4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weekly Bulletin June 16, 2019
| Queries for Sixth Month (June) on Spirituality
● How do we challenge ourselves to move out of our area of comfort in order to turn our will and ourselves over to wholeness in Spirit and in Truth?
● Do we seek to keep ourselves sensitive and responsive to the Inner Light and to live according to its promptings?
● How does our religion find expression in daily life?
● Do we respond to that of God in those with whom we differ?
● What are we doing to develop our own spiritual gifts and those of our fellow worshipers?
● Does our vocal ministry arise from a clear spiritual leading? Do we encourage mutual respect for varying expressions of religious belief among fellow Quakers?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events and Announcements
Building Spiritual Space Update: This is the last Sunday in the meeting room until further notice! The small group worship opportunity on June 23 will be at Sherwood Oaks. Contact Rosemary Coffey email@example.com to RSVP or for directions. Please, No Parking in the Driveway until construction is complete.
Tuesday, June 18, 7:15 PM: Join Friends in the next meeting of the Pittsburgh Meeting Immigration Working Group (PMIWG) in the Penn Center room of the Meeting house. Anyone is welcome to attend. PMIWG is part of PSCC (Peace and Social Concerns Committee).
Thursday, June 20, 7:15 p.m: You are cordially invited to join the Nontheism Discussion Group, as we read and consider additional essays in David Boulton’s book, Godless for God’s Sake. All are welcome, wherever you stand on the theism spectrum! Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
EarthCare Working Group News: Two events for Summer Solstice (Friday, June 21)
4-5 pm: on the Andy Warhol (7th Street) Bridge Water Connects Us All: Pray for Peace and Our Sacred Waters.
Pittsburghers are invited to come together over the water, holding hands while we offer prayers in support of a Seneca Nation 290 mile Ohi:yo’ (Allegheny) canoe journey to protect and restore our natural waterways. We welcome all to gather on the bridge and/or add your name and prayer 1st Day at rise of meeting. Look for the table with the large hands and write your name, add an intention or prayer if you wish, on one of the hand cut-outs provided. These will be added to the names and prayers of others on June 21st.
Sponsors include: Members of the Seneca Nation and local Native American groups, Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, Breathe Project, Center for Coalfield Justice, Mountain Watershed, Sierra Club Beyond Dirty Fuels, Pittsburgh Friends EarthCare Working Group, Thomas Merton Center Eco-Justice Group.More information may be found at: EcoJustice Working Group
8:15-9:15 p.m: A Meeting for Worship with Attention to Earthcare at sundown on the summer solstice will be held at a location that is yet to be decided.
|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 Ecclesiastes. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Mary Parish, email@example.com.|
|1st Sunday||Letter Writing Write to your elected officials on local & national issues in Library following MfW.|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|2nd Monday||EECM Shelter Meal: Friends provide, serve, and share an evening meal for approximately 30 people experiencing homelessness. Contact Pat Buddemeyer email@example.com and 412-860-9524 if you would like to join in this effort. More helpers are always welcome.|
|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 Weds. 2-4pm||Writer’s Group – Share your writing with others for comments, not criticism. Contact Barra Jacob-McDowell for more information.|
|3rd Tuesday 7:00 PM||Friendly Spiritual Healing Group. All are welcome. For more information, or to be held in the Light, see Pat Buddemeyer, Von Keairns, Nancy James, or Pat May.|
|3rd Sunday||Adult Education 12:15-1:15|
|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.|
The financial support of the Meeting is a shared responsibility. To contribute online follow the Contribute link on our website. There is a cash box outside the Library door. Email for the treasurer and assistant treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org
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