bulletin 8-30-15

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weekly Bulletin: August 30, 2015

Queries for August (Eighth Month) 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?

Announcements and Upcoming Events

A Community Need: We are in need of an immediate replacement laptop for the meeting room to support the needs of Friends and Attenders who have difficulty hearing spoken ministry and announcements. The laptop requires up-to-date word processing software but no other capabilities. Quietness is important; however we do have a quiet bluetooth keyboard as supplementary equipment. If anyone has either a short-term loaner while we determine needs or a reliable longer term option, please talk to Susan Loucks or Debby Hollingshead. Your assistance is very much appreciated.

Register for Fall Gathering any Sunday in August! Our 2015 Fall Gathering at Camp Crestfield will begin Friday evening, Sept. 18 and end with lunch Sunday, Sept. 20. Vonn New will lead us in “Sounding the Divine,” an exploration of worship. The weekend will also offer a variety of other activities for all ages. Members of Fall Gathering Committee will be on duty after Meeting for Worship every Sunday in August; or you may register online at http://goo.gl/forms/9r1SVkGujR, or use the form printed in the August newsletter.

Childcare: We still have several spots open for childcare this summer, and signing up to watch the children of the meeting will be repaid in homemade illustrations (not guaranteed, but likely). Signing up is easy: go to http://doodle.com/ne7rbternh34qzqu, put in your name, and choose a date. You can also find Susan Vdovichenko or Dou-Yan Yang at meeting and have them help you through it. Thank you in advance.

Sherwood Oaks: Is now holding a Worship Service on both the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 10:30 in the Chapel.

WEDDING: RSVP is requested for the wedding of Katherine Camp and José Benítez on Sunday, September 27th at 3pm. Please contact Katherine at katherine.camp [at] gmail.com by 8/31 if you plan to attend. Please also note if childcare will be required.

Regular Meeting Events
Pittsburgh Friends Meeting’s calendar is available at our homepage, http://www.quaker.org/pghpamm/index.htmlhttp://www.quaker.org/pghpamm/index.html

First Sunday, 12:15 Bible Study: We are studying Esther. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Mary Parish.

First Sunday Letter Writing. Write to your elected officials on local and 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

Second Sunday 10:30 AM Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact Rusty Sweitzer or Ralph Peabody.

Second Monday EECM Men’s Shelter: Friends provide evening meal to approx.30 homeless men. Contact Walter Mead 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, 12:15-1:15 Adult Education

Third Sunday, 7:30-8:30 PM Friends in the South Hills: Meeting for Worship at Unitarian Universalist Church in Mt. Lebanon (1240 Washington Rd.). Contact person: Robert Sterbal.

Fourth Sunday, 10:30 AM Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact Rusty Sweitzer or Ralph Peabody.

College Supply Drive: Please note we need the following items in order to complete our college supply drive: **Small dry-erase board for door; **pocket folders’ shower caddie; **toothbrushes;** toothpaste; **reusable laundry bag; **clothes hangers;** twin extra long sheets; **pillowcases; **pillows; **twin comforter; **laundry basket; **$25-40 Target gift card; **microwave popcorn. All donations can be dropped off in the labeled box in the Meetinghouse foyer! Thanks for your support! Please contact Connor Hestdalen at connorobh if you have any questions.

First Day School requests donations of picture books; simple puzzles that are preferably wooden and have less than 36 pieces; old clothes for dress-up; duplos or other building materials that are too large to swallow; dolls; and a toy doctor’s kit for the preschool room. If you have any of these items, please give them to Claire Cohen or leave them in the box on the landing. Thank you! Questions? See Claire Cohen

Friends are reminded that the deadline for submission to the Bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thank you.

Hoping for Light, Eric Starbuck

bulletin-8-23-15

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh
4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weekly Bulletin: August 23, 2015

Queries for August (Eighth Month) 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?

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Called Meeting for Business: On Sunday, August 23 rd, there will be a called Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business to discuss the meeting’s child safety policy and compliance with new requirements in Pennsylvania law regarding background checks for volunteers who work with the children of the Meeting. The meeting will begin at 12:15 and child care will be available. We invite all members and attenders to join this discussion, which builds on the threshing session we held on the same topic on July 19th. More information about how the state law will impact volunteers is available at
http://www.pano.org/Public-Policy/LegislativeIssues/Volunteerism/ and http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/C_135249.pdf.

A Community Need: We are in need of an immediate replacement laptop for the meeting room to support the needs of Friends and Attenders who have difficulty hearing spoken ministry and announcements. The laptop requires up-to-date word processing software but no other
capabilities. Quietness is important; however we do have a quiet bluetooth keyboard as supplementary equipment. If anyone has either a short-term loaner while we determine needs or a reliable longer term option, please talk to Susan Loucks or Debby Hollingshead. Your assistance is very much appreciated.

Register for Fall Gathering any Sunday in August! Our 2015 Fall Gathering at Camp Crestfield will begin Friday evening, Sept. 18 and end with lunch Sunday, Sept. 20. Vonn New will lead us in “Sounding the Divine,” an exploration of worship. The weekend will also offer a variety of other activities for all ages. Members of Fall Gathering Committee will be on duty after Meeting for Worship every Sunday in August; or you may register online at http://goo.gl/forms/9r1SVkGujR, or use the form printed in the August newsletter.

Childcare: We still have several spots open for childcare this summer, and signing up to watch the children of the meeting will be repaid in homemade illustrations (not guaranteed, but likely). Signing up is easy: go to http://doodle.com/ne7rbternh34qzqu, put in your name, and choose a date. You can also find Susan Vdovichenko or Dou-Yan Yang at meeting and have them help you through it. Thank you in advance.

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 Esther. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Mary Parish.

First Sunday Letter Writing. Write to your elected officials on local and 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 Men’s Shelter: Friends provide evening meal to approx.30 homeless men. Contact Walter Mead 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, 12:15-1:15 Adult Education

Third Sunday, 7:30-8:30 PM Friends in the South Hills: Meeting for Worship at Unitarian Universalist Church in Mt. Lebanon (1240 Washington Rd.). Contact person: Robert Sterbal.

Fourth Sunday, 10:30 AM Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact Rusty Sweitzer or Ralph Peabody.

College Supply Drive: Please note we need the following items in order to complete our college supply drive: **Small dry-erase board for door; **pocket folders’ shower caddie; **toothbrushes;** toothpaste; **reusable laundry bag; **clothes hangers;** twin extra long sheets; **pillowcases; **pillows; **twin comforter; **laundry basket; **$25-40 Target gift card; **microwave popcorn. All donations can be dropped off in the labeled box in the Meetinghouse foyer! Thanks for your support! Please contact Connor Hestdalen if you have any questions.

First Day School requests donations of picture books; simple puzzles that are preferably wooden and have less than 36 pieces; old clothes for dress-up; duplos or other building materials that are too large to swallow; dolls; and a toy doctor’s kit for the preschool room. If you have any of these items, please give them to Claire Cohen or leave them in the box on the landing. Thank you! Questions? See Claire Cohen

Friends are reminded that the deadline for submission to the Bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thank you.

bulletin 8-23-15

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh
4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weekly Bulletin: August 16, 2015

Queries for August (Eighth Month) 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?

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Called Meeting for Business: On Sunday, August 23rd, there will be a called Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business to discuss the meeting’s child safety policy and compliance with new requirements in Pennsylvania law regarding background checks for volunteers who work with the children of the Meeting. The meeting will begin at 12:15 and child care will be available. We invite all members and attenders to join this discussion, which builds on the threshing session we held on the same topic on July 19th. More information about how the state law will impact volunteers is available at
http://www.pano.org/Public-Policy/Legislative-Issues/Volunteerism/ and http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/C_135249.pdf.

College Supply Drive: Please note we need the following items in order to complete our college supply drive: **Small dry-erase board for door; **pocket folders’ shower caddie; **toothbrushes;** toothpaste; **reusable laundry bag; **clothes hangers;** twin extra long sheets; **pillowcases; **pillows; **twin comforter; **laundry basket; **$25-40 Target gift card; **microwave popcorn. All donations can be dropped off in the labeled box in the Meetinghouse foyer! Thanks for your support! Please contact Connor Hestdalen at connorobh@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Register for Fall Gathering any Sunday in August! Our 2015 Fall Gathering at Camp Crestfield will begin Friday evening, Sept. 18 and end with lunch Sunday, Sept. 20. Vonn New will lead us in “Sounding the Divine,” an exploration of worship. The weekend will also offer a variety of other activities for all ages. Members of Fall Gathering Committee will be on duty after Meeting for Worship every Sunday in August; or you may register online at http://goo.gl/forms/9r1SVkGujR, or use the form printed in the August newsletter

Childcare: We still have several spots open for childcare this summer, and signing up to watch the children of the meeting will be repaid in homemade illustrations (not guaranteed, but likely). Signing up is easy: go to http://doodle.com/ne7rbternh34qzqu, put in your name, and choose a date. You can also find Susan Vdovichenko or Dou-Yan Yang at meeting and have them help you through it. Thank you in advance.

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 Esther. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Mary Parish, maryjparish@gmail.com.

First Sunday Letter Writing. Write to your elected officials on local and 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 Men’s Shelter: Friends provide evening meal to approx.30 homeless men. Contact Walter Mead 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, 12:15-1:15 Adult Education

Third Sunday, 7:30-8:30 PM Friends in the South Hills: Meeting for Worship at Unitarian Universalist Church in Mt. Lebanon (1240 Washington Rd.). Contact person: Robert Sterbal.

Fourth Sunday, 10:30 AM Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact Rusty Sweitzer or Ralph Peabody.

First Day School requests donations of picture books; simple puzzles that are preferably wooden and have less than 36 pieces; old clothes for dress-up; duplos or other building materials that are too large to swallow; dolls; and a toy doctor’s kit for the preschool room. If you have any of these items, please give them to Claire Cohen or leave them in the box on the landing. Thank you! Questions? See Claire Cohen

LEYM’s Spiritual Formation Program is designed for anyone who longs for a deeper spiritual life. This year’s theme is “Experiment with the Light” led by JoAnne Seaver from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Fall retreat will take place September 11-13 in Adrian, MI. Registration will conclude on August 15. For more information, contact Aran Reinhart at aranreinhart@yahoo.com or 567-230-7317. The flyer for the program is available on LEYM’s website at
leym.org/spiritual-formation.

Friends are reminded that the deadline for submission to the Bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thank you.

Bulletin

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weekly Bulletin: August 16, 2015

Queries for August (Eighth Month) on Vocations
● Do we perform our work guided by the Light within?
● In following our vocations do we contribute to the well being ofthe larger community? Does our work reflect Friends’ testimonies ofhonesty, 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?

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Called Meeting for Business: ​On Sunday, August 23rd, there will be a called Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business to discuss the meeting’s child safety policy and compliance with new requirements in Pennsylvania law regarding background checks for volunteers who work with the children of the Meeting. The meeting will begin at 12:15 and child care will be available. We invite all members and attenders to join this discussion​, which builds on the threshing session we held on the same topic on July 19th. More information about how the state law will impact volunteers is available at http://www.pano.org/Public­Policy/Legislative­Issues/Volunteerism/ and http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/C_1 35249.pdf.

College Supply Drive​: Please note we need the following items in order to complete our college supply drive: **Small dry ­erase board for door; **pocket folders’ shower caddie; **toothbrushes;** toothpaste; **reusable laundry bag; **clothes hangers;** twin extra long sheets; **pillowcases; **pillows; **twin comforter; **laundry basket; **$25­40 Target gift card; **microwave popcorn. All donations can be dropped offin the labeled box in the Meetinghouse foyer! Thanks for your support! Please contact Connor Hestdalen at connorobh if you have any questions.

Register for Fall Gathering any Sunday in August! ​Our 2015 Fall Gathering at Camp Crestfield will begin Friday evening, Sept. 18 ​and end with lunch Sunday, Sept. 20​. ​Vonn New will lead us in “Sounding the Divine,” an exploration of worship. The weekend will also offer a variety of other activities for all ages. Members of Fall Gathering Committee will be on duty after Meeting for Worship every Sunday in August; or you may register online at http://goo.gl/forms/9r1SVkGujR, or use the form printed in the August newsletter.

Childcare​: We still have several spots open for childcare this summer​, and signing up to watch the children of the meeting will be repaid in homemade illustrations (not guaranteed, but likely). Signing up is easy: go to http://doodle.com/ne7rbternh34qzqu, put in your name, and choose a date. You can also find Susan Vdovichenko or Dou­Yan Yang at meeting and have them help you through it. Thank you in advance.

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 Esther. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Mary Parish.

First Sunday Letter Writing.​ Write to your elected officials on local and 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 e­mailed to pfmnews.

Second Monday EECM Men’s Shelter: ​Friends provide evening meal​ ​to approx.30 homeless men. Contact Walter Mead 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, 12:15­1:15 Adult Education

Third Sunday, 7:30­-8:30 PM Friends in the South Hills: ​Meeting for Worship at Unitarian Universalist Church in Mt. Lebanon (1240 Washington Rd.). Contact person: Robert Sterbal.

Fourth Sunday, 10:30 AM Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. ​For more information, contact Rusty Sweitzer or Ralph Peabody.

First Day School r​equests donations of picture books; simple puzzles that are preferably wooden and have less than 36 pieces; old clothes for dress­up; duplos or other building materials that are too large to swallow; dolls; and a toy doctor’s kit for the preschool room. If you have any of these items, please give them to Claire Cohen or leave them in the box on the landing. Thank you! Questions? See Claire Cohen.

LEYM’s Spiritual Formation Program​ is designed for anyone who longs for a deeper spiritual life. This year’s theme is “Experiment with the Light” led by JoAnne Seaver from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Fall retreat will take place September 11­13 in Adrian, MI. Registration will conclude on August 15. For more information, contact Aran Reinhart at aranreinhart or 567­230­7317. The flyer for the program is available on LEYM’s website at leym.org/spiritual­formation.

Friends are reminded that the deadline for submission to the Bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thank you​.

Hoping for Light, Eric Starbuck

Bulletin 8/9/15

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin: August 9, 2015

Queries for August (Eight Month) 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?

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Called Meeting for Business: On Sunday, August 23 rd, there will be a called Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business to discuss the meeting’s child safety policy and compliance with new requirements in Pennsylvania law regarding background checks for volunteers who work with the children of the Meeting. The meeting will begin at 12:15 and child care will be available. We invite all members and attenders to join this discussion, which builds on the threshing session we held on the same topic on July 19th. More information about how the state law will impact volunteers is available at http://www.pano.org/Public-Policy/LegislativeIssues/Volunteerism/ and http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/C_135249.pdf.

College Supply Drive: Please note that we need to following items in order to complete our college supply drive: Small dry-erase board for door; pocket folders’ shower caddie; toothbrushes; toothpaste; reusable laundry bag; clothes hangers; twin extra long sheets; pillowcases; pillows; twin comforter; laundry basket; $25-40 Target gift card; microwave popcorn. All donations can be dropped off in the labeled box in the Meetinghouse foyer! Thanks for your support! Please contact Connor Hestdalen at connorobh if you have any questions.

Register for Fall Gathering any Sunday in August! Our 2015 Fall Gathering at Camp Crestfield will begin Friday evening, Sept. 18 and end with lunch Sunday, Sept. 20. Vonn New will lead us in “Sounding the Divine,” an exploration of worship. The weekend will also offer a variety of other activities for all ages. Members of Fall Gathering Committee will be on duty after Meeting for Worship every Sunday in August; or you may register online at http://goo.gl/forms/9r1SVkGujR, or use the form printed in the August newsletter

Childcare: We still have several spots open for childcare this summer, and signing up to watch the children of the meeting will be repaid in homemade illustrations (not guaranteed, but likely). Signing up is easy: go to http://doodle.com/ne7rbternh34qzqu, put in your name, and choose a date. You can also find Susan Vdovichenko or Dou-Yan Yang at meeting and have them help you through it. Thank you in advance.

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 Esther. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Mary Parish.

First Sunday Letter Writing. Write to your elected officials on local and 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

Second Monday EECM Men’s Shelter: Friends provide evening meal to approx. 30 homeless men. Contact Walter Mead 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, 12:15-1:15 Adult Education

Third Sunday, 7:30-8:30 PM Friends in the South Hills: Meeting for Worship at Unitarian Universalist Church in Mt. Lebanon (1240 Washington Rd.). Contact person: Robert Sterbal.

Fourth Sunday, 10:30 AM Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact Rusty Sweitzer or Ralph Peabody.

First Day School requests donations of picture books; simple puzzles that are preferably wooden and have less than 36 pieces; old clothes for dress-up; duplos or other building materials that are too large to swallow; dolls; and a toy doctor’s kit for the preschool room. If you have any of these items, please give them to Claire Cohen or leave them in the box on the landing. Thank you! Questions? See Claire Cohen.

LEYM’s Spiritual Formation Program is designed for anyone who longs for a deeper spiritual life. This year’s theme is “Experiment with the Light” led by JoAnne Seaver from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Fall retreat will take place September 11 -13 in Adrian, MI. Registration will conclude on August 15. For more information, contact Aran Reinhart at aranreinhart or 567-230-7317. The flyer for the program is available on LEYM’s website at leym.org/spiritual-formation. Friends are reminded that the deadline for submission to the Bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thank you.

Hoping for Light, Eric Starbuck

8-2-15 bulletin

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weekly Bulletin: August 2, 2015

Queries for August (Eight Month) 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?

Announcements and Upcoming Events

All Roads Lead to Ferguson­ August 2.­ ​A group of artists and speakers headed for Ferguson, MO for the events to be held around the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death is coming to Pittsburgh Mennonite Church ​(2018 S Braddock Ave, Swissvale) ​to hold a Justice Gathering. They are building awareness and solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. Peter Yarrow, of Peter Paul and Mary, hip­hop artists The Peace Poets, folk singer Kristen Graves, poet, speaker, and activist Te V. Smith, and singer Bishop John Selders will all be performing and bringing a message of justice to Pittsburgh. The event is free with a free will offering that will go to defray costs and toward the Ferguson bail fund that will help incarcerated activists and protesters in Ferguson who are arrested in the coming weeks.

Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace​ commemorates the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with the following events: August 5​, Hiroshima Mon Amour at Melwood Screening Room at 6:00pm followed by skyping with peace activists and students in Japan. All tickets $8.00. Co­sponsored with Pittsburgh Filmmakers. August 8​, Bike Around the Bomb, 9:30am Schenley Plaza for 12.5 mile bike ride to simulate a nuclear blast radius cosponsored by Global Zero. See bikearoundthebomb.org to register and rememberinghiroshima.org for details about all anniversary events.

College Supply Drive: ​In cooperation with EECM, our Meeting will be collecting school and dormitory supplies for a local college student in need (to remain anonymous). For a list of needed items, please see the box labeled, "College Supplies" in the front hall of the Meetinghouse. Please drop any contributions in this box no later than August 9. Please contact Connor Hestdalen at connorobh if you have any questions.

Midweek Meeting for Worship ­Wednesday, August 5 ​­ Please join Friends starting at 6:30 pm. Hope you’ll attend! All are welcome!

Childcare​: We still have several spots open for childcare this summer​, and signing up to watch the children of the meeting will be repaid in homemade illustrations (not guaranteed, but likely). Signing up is easy: go to http://doodle.com/ne7rbternh34qzqu, put in your name, and choose a date. You can also find Susan Vdovichenko or Dou­Yan Yang at meeting and have them help you through it. Thank you in advance.

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 Esther. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Mary Parish.

First Sunday Letter Writing.​ Write to your elected officials on local and 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 e­mailed to pfmnews

Second Monday EECM Men’s Shelter: ​Friends provide evening meal​ ​to approx.30 homeless men. Contact Walter Mead 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, 12:15­1:15 Adult Education

Third Sunday, 7:30-­8:30 PM Friends in the South Hills: ​Meeting for Worship at Unitarian Universalist Church in Mt. Lebanon (1240 Washington Rd.). Contact person: Robert Sterbal.

Fourth Sunday, 10:30 AM Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. ​For more information, contact Rusty Sweitzer or Ralph Peabody.

Register for Fall Gathering any Sunday in August! ​Our 2015 Fall Gathering at Camp Crestfield will begin Friday evening, Sept. 18 ​and end with lunch Sunday, Sept. 20​. ​Vonn New will lead us in “Sounding the Divine,” an exploration ofworship. The weekend will also offer a variety ofother activities for all ages.

Members of Fall Gathering Committee will be on duty after Meeting for Worship every Sunday in August; or you may register online at http://goo.gl/forms/9r1SVkGujR, or use the form printed in the August newsletter.

Please Consider: ​Flynn and Zedueh Godfrey will be attending Opequon Quaker Camp from July 26 to August 9. Friends may provide love and support to them on this adventure by writing to them c/o Opequon Quaker Camp, 2710 Brucetown Road, Clear Brook ,VA 22624.

First Day School r​equests donations of picture books; simple puzzles that are preferably wooden and have less than 36 pieces; old clothes for dress­up; duplos or other building materials that are too large to swallow; dolls; and a toy doctor’s kit for the preschool room. If you have any of these items, please give them to Claire Cohen or leave them in the box on the landing. Thank you! Questions? See Claire Cohen.

LEYM’s Spiritual Formation Program​ is designed for anyone who longs for a deeper spiritual life. This year’s theme is “Experiment with the Light” led by JoAnne Seaver from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Fall retreat will take place September 11­13 in Adrian, MI. Registration will conclude on August 15. For more information, contact Aran Reinhart at aranreinhart or 567­230­7317. The flyer for the program is available on LEYM’s website at leym.org/spiritual­formation.

Friends are reminded that the deadline for submission to the Bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thank you​.

Hoping for Light, Eric Starbuck

Bulletin 7-26-15

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weekly Bulletin: July 26, 2015

Queries for July: (Seventh Month) on Unity in Meeting
– Do we seek to nurture a spirit of unity in our Meeting?
– If a problem or conflict arises within the Meeting, do we make timely efforts to address the issue, in a spirit of love and humility? As we seek unity, do we listen to one another carefully and with openness to Truth?
– Are we able to express our views honestly and with respect for those who differ with us?
– Are we prepared to set aside our individual desires or opinions in order to reach unity in the divine Light? Are we willing to wait patiently for divine guidance rather than be hurried by the passing of time?
– When the Meeting has made a decision, do we continue to care for and respect one another, regardless of our differing personal views?

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace commemorates the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with the following events: August 5, Hiroshima Mon Amour at Melwood Screening Room at 6:00pm followed by skyping with peace activists and students in Japan. All tickets $8.00. Cosponsored with Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

August 8, Bike Around the Bomb, 9:30am Schenley Plaza for 12.5 mile bike ride to simulate a nuclear blast radius cosponsored by Global Zero. See bikearoundthebomb.org to register and rememberinghiroshima.org for details about all anniversary events.

Recorder Needed for August Meeting for Business: Both the Recording Clerk and the Asst. Recording Clerk will be unavailable to record August’s Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business (August 9th). If you are able to assist us, please advise Darryl Phillips at dp19 or 412-216-1149 or contact the clerks.

Childcare: We still have several spots open for childcare this summer, and signing up to watch the children of the meeting will be repaid in homemade illustrations (not guaranteed, but likely). Signing up is easy: go to http://doodle.com/ne7rbternh34qzqu, put in your name, and choose a date. You can also find Susan Vdovichenko or Dou-Yan Yang at meeting and have them help you through it. Thank you in advance.

First Day School is having a carwash and bake sale on Sunday, July 26 at the rise of Meeting (11:30am – 1pm). This is a fundraiser for Casa Esperanza in Panama, an organization that prevents children from going into the agricultural labor force. Child labor has been a theme in FDS this year. Carsten Schmit and his family will be volunteering at Casa Esperanza from August 8-23.

First Day School requests donations of picture books; simple puzzles that are preferably wooden and have less than 36 pieces; old clothes for dress-up; duplos or other building materials that are too large to swallow; dolls; and a toy doctor’s kit for the preschool room. If you have any of these items, please give them to Claire Cohen or leave them in the box on the landing. Thank you! Questions? See Claire Cohen

LEYM’s Spiritual Formation Program is designed for anyone who longs for a deeper spiritual life. This year’s theme is “Experiment with the Light” led by JoAnne Seaver from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Fall retreat will take place September 11 -13 in Adrian, MI. Registration will conclude on August 15. For more information, contact Aran Reinhart at aranreinhart or 567-230-7317. The flyer for the program is available on LEYM’s website at leym.org/spiritual-formation.

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 Esther. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Mary Parish, maryjparish.

First Sunday Letter Writing. Write to your elected officials on local and 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

Second Monday EECM Men’s Shelter: Friends provide evening meal to approx.30 homeless men. Contact Walter Mead 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, 12:15-1:15 Adult Education

Third Sunday, 7:30-8:30 PM Friends in the South Hills: Meeting for Worship at Unitarian Universalist Church in Mt. Lebanon (1240 Washington Rd.). Contact person: Robert Sterbal.

Fourth Sunday, 10:30 AM Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact Rusty Sweitzer or Ralph Peabody.

Register for Fall Gathering any Sunday in August! Our 2015 Fall Gathering at Camp Crestfield will begin Friday evening, Sept. 18 and end with lunch Sunday, Sept. 20. Vonn New will lead us in “Sounding the Divine,” an exploration of worship. The weekend will also offer a variety of other activities for all ages. Members of Fall Gathering Committee will be on duty after Meeting for Worship every Sunday in August; or you may register online at http://goo.gl/forms/9r1SVkGujR;, or use the form printed in the August newsletter.

JULY 28-30 PARTICIPATION IN THE 2015 LEYM SERVICE PROJECT: Friends are invited to work together with Habitat for Humanity in Findlay, Ohio, as part of LEYM’s service project immediately preceding the annual sessions. Youth aged 16 and up as well as adults are invited. Join us to continue the legacy of Quaker service! Financial support is available from LEYM and the registration form can be downloaded from Daub or call her at 734-668-8063. See LEYM reps Bill Lefler and Jo Posti for additional info.

LEYM ANNUAL MEETING is in need of Workers/Co-Conveners with children of all age groups; the coconvener is an organizational role not really a childcare role. Substantial discount on Annual Meeting fees provided. If people are interested please have them contact prattab, phone number (937)218-8888 or Kate Spry at kmspry

Please Consider: Flynn and Zedueh Godfrey will be attending Opequon Quaker Camp from July 26 to August 9. Friends may provide love and support to them on this adventure by writing to them c/o Opequon Quaker Camp, 2710 Brucetown Road, Clear Brook ,VA 22624.

College Supply Drive: In cooperation with EECM, our Meeting will be collecting school and dormitory supplies for a local college student in need (to remain anonymous). For a list of needed items, please see the box labeled, "College Supplies" in the front hall of the Meetinghouse. You can also drop any contributions in this box. Please contact Connor Hestdalen if you have any questions.

Friends are reminded that the deadline for submission to the Bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thank you.

Hoping for Light, Eric Starbuck