Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh
4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weekly Bulletin: March 25, 2018
|Queries for Third Month (March) on Stewardship
● Do we revere life and the splendor of the universe and act as stewards of God’s continuing creation?
● What are we doing to conserve natural resources and use them wisely?
● Are we sensitive to the effect of our actions on future generations?
● How can we best preserve an environment in which diverse species can flourish?
● Are we exercising stewardship of our financial resources so that we can share with others?
● Are we taking good care of Meeting property for ourselves and those who will come after us? How do we use Meeting property to witness to our testimonies?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events and Announcements
There is a new online calendar for Meeting. Check it out at https://teamup.com/ks9jgbigvru2f2q9or. You can access it from this link or from the web page. Events in the Bulletin will be posted or you can contact Brian MacWhinney or Eric Starbuck.
Pamphlets & Pastries, Sunday, March 25, 12:15 pm. in the Library. Discussion of Jerry Knutson’s Pendle Hill Pamphlet 443, “Individual Spiritual Discernment: Receiving, Testing and Implementing Leadings from a Higher Power,” continues. We will read aloud from the pamphlet and share our thoughts. All are welcome, including newcomers to the group. Copies will be available—and, yes, pastries.
Easter Sunday April 1st- First Day School will sponsor the annual Easter Egg hunt for any children attending Events on that day in lieu of FDS include: Childcare for 0-2 year olds, egg coloring & decorating in the Mott Room for children 2-11 and Jr/Sr HS will be “stuffing eggs” in the Fell Room. Egg hunt to begin after Hospitality and location will be TBA depending on weather.
When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind that the Meeting House is CLOSED on Mondays until 5 pm and all day and evening on Fridays. The House Manager’s email is: email@example.com
Quaker Community Fund – If you are applying for a scholarship from QCF for summer camp, Lake Erie Yearly meeting, Fall Gathering or FGC Gathering, good news! If you will be requesting funds for more than one event this year, please apply at the same time. We encourage you to apply for the funds even if you haven’t yet registered. There is a new and simplified application form available online and the deadline for application is now 30 days prior to the event, not 60. http://www.quaker.org/pghpamm/QCF_Forms.pdf. Please see Walter, Mary King, Scilla, Dale, Claire, or Barry for more information.
LEYM has THREE CRITICAL VACANCIES for 2018. Quaker process and structure relies on our openness to be led to serve. Nominating Committee asks for your thoughtful consideration and help in filling these crucial positions:
- Assistant Clerk of the Children & Youth Program at Annual Sessions; Interested? Please contact Greg Mott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Assistant Yearly Meeting Clerk/Yearly Meeting Clerk This is a FOUR-year commitment. Interested? Please contact Mike Holaday (email@example.com)
- Database Manager-Interested? Please contact Mathilda Navias (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Less critical committee vacancies:1) Finance Committee – Clerk; 2) Ministry & Nurture; 3) Peace & Justice; 4) Publications & Archives Committee. Interested? Please contact Clémence Mershon (email@example.com)
FGC Gathering 2018 in Toledo OH from July 1–7 – Early registration is from April 2-11. Please check out details at www.fgcgathering.org. Financial aid is also available from LEYM. Go to https://leym.org/scholarships-financial-aid-2/ for information.
Regular Meeting Events
|Pittsburgh Friends Meeting’s calendar is available at our homepage, https://teamup.com/ks9jgbigvru2f2q9or|
|First Sunday 12:15||Bible Study: We are studying the Gospel of John. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Mary Parish, firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|First Sunday||Letter Writing Write to your elected officials on local & national issues in Library following MfW.|
|Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business. Attending connects us to the community and to our underlying beliefs as Friends. Items for the next month’s Newsletter are due this day, except MfB minutes and emergency items which may be e-mailed to email@example.com|
|Second Monday||EECM Shelter Meal: Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (firstname.lastname@example.org or 412.856.0195) if you would like to join other Friends in this effort. Volunteers needed.|
|Second 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.|
|3rd Tuesday 7:00 PM||Friendly Spiritual Healing Group. All are welcome. For more information, or to be held in the Light, see Dolores Avner, Pat Buddemeyer, Von Keairns, Nancy James, or Pat May.|
|Third Sunday||Adult Education 12:15-1:15|
|Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact Elinor Castle (724-776-8307). Friends are needed to attend. Contact a member of Outreach for more info.|
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The Bolivian Quaker Education Fund is sponsoring a two-week tour to visit Friends in the Andes and the altiplano area of Bolivia July 25th – August 9th. For information, see BQEF.org, or email Jim Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The annual PIIN Banquet for 2018 is 5:00 PM on April 15 in the Westin Convention Center, 1000 Penn Avenue. The Banquet is the major fundraising project for PIIN and Pittsburgh Friends Meeting is one of the original members. To find out more about the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network, go to the website at http://www.piin.org . Tickets are $75.00 for an individual, and $750.00 for a table of ten at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-annual-piin-banquet-tickets-422 or contact the PIIN Office at email@example.com 412-621-9230 for more information.
Stock Donations to Building Spiritual Space and Meeting – 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 Irwin 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.