Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh
4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weekly Bulletin September 23, 2018
|Queries for Ninth Month (September) on Children
● Do we respect the dignity of our children?
● Are we helping our children to recognize and respond to the Light in themselves and others?
● How do our lives exemplify peace and caring? Do we encourage children to live simply, non- violently, and with a concern for others, despite temptations from peers, the media, and society?
● Do we listen to our children so that they learn to value their inner life and strength? Do we continue to love and support them when their actions hurt or grieve us?
● Are we involved in the support, care, and religious education of the Meeting’s children? In the First Day School, are we teaching them about the history and practices of Friends and the application of Friends’ beliefs to everyday life? Do we teach them about the Bible and about other faiths?
● What are we doing to improve the quality of education in the public schools? In what ways are we seeking to meet other needs of children in our communities?
Friends are reminded that the deadline for submission to the Bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thank you.
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Upcoming Events and Announcements
Curious to Learn about Quakerism and Experience a Quaker Meeting? On Sunday, Sept. 30th at 10 AM in the library, Outreach will be having an Intro. to Quaker Ideas before 10:30 AM meeting. This half-hour Intro. to Quaker Ideas program will include coffee, tea, and homemade baked goods (Sorry, no oatmeal ;*). All interested are invited to attend!
Pamphlets & Pastries, Sunday, September 30, 12:15 pm in the Library. We’ll begin to read and discuss a new Pendle Hill Pamphlet: # 448, The Inner Guide versus the Inner Critic: The Journey from Judgement to Love by Christine Wolff. This pamphlet, which will be reviewed in the next newsletter, was suggested as an appropriate follow-up to the pamphlet we recently concluded. Copies are available in the library.
Fall Gathering 2018: What? At Fall Gathering this year, we will listen to the address by Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-founder of the Poor People’s Campaign, delivered at the annual FGC Gathering of Friends. Together and explore how we might respond in the Quaker tradition with fresh understanding and renewed purpose. Where? At the meetinghouse! When? October 6th, Noon – 9:00pm Come for all or any part of the day! Who? Everyone is welcome! Guests, members, attendees! Adults, kids, students! EVERYONE! Why? Fall Gathering is an opportunity to build community and enhance personal growth. Registration begins Sunday 9/16/18. Sign up after meeting or email Sam2Milford@gmail.com
Saturday, 13 Oct., 10:30 a.m.: All are invited to attend the Memorial Meeting for Worship for longtime member Anne Holzner, Nov. 9, 1931 – July 31, 2018. The Meeting will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by refreshments.
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Regular Meeting Events
|The Pittsburgh Friends Meeting calendar is available online at https://teamup.com/ks9jgbigvru2f2q9or|
|1st Sunday 12:15||Bible Study: We are studying the Gospel of John. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Mary Parish, firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|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 email@example.com|
|2nd 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.|
|2nd Wednesday||Friendly Lunch in Oakland 12:00 at the Panera on the corner of Halket and the Blvd of the Allies. Contact Debby Hollingshead for more info.|
|2nd Thurs. 2-4pm||Writer’s Group – Share your writing with others for comments, not criticism. Contact Barra Jacob-McDowell for more information.|
|3rd Tuesday 7:00 PM||Friendly Spiritual Healing Group. All are welcome. For more information, or to be held in the Light, see Dolores Avner, Pat Buddemeyer, Von Keairns, Nancy James, or Pat May.|
|3rd Sunday||Adult Education 12:15-1:15|
|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.
|Mid-Week Meeting – Join us in the Fell Room for silent worship.|
When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind that the Meeting House is CLOSED on Mondays until 5 pm and all day and evening on Fridays. The House Manager’s email is: email@example.com
EECM is collecting gently used coats October 1-19. Either drop off in designated box at the Meetinghouse or bring directly to Strong II Dry cleaners (Downtown and Homewood) and receive a dry cleaning discount – tell them its for EECM. No leather, suede or fur.
Guns in Public Schools: There has been a renewed push among advocates for guns in schools and, in particular, the Pittsburgh Police, to overturn the recent PPS School Board resolution banning guns in schools. Your voice and presence are needed at the following events (details to follow): October 1st—Policy Workshop Meeting where the Pittsburgh Police will make their case. There will be a protest action outside the meeting. October 22nd, please register to speak at the School Board Meeting. Please contact the School Board Directors leaning toward allowing guns in schools: Terry Kennedy, Cynthia Falls, Veronica Edwards, and Sylvia Wilson -currently on the fence. All city residents and taxpayers have the right to have their voices heard. Thank you!
Remembering Hiroshima Imagining Peace is partnering with local entities to bring the international exhibit 50 Cities – 50 Traces to Pittsburgh for its US debut. Events associated with this include: Sept. 21, 12:00 pm: Lecture: The Quest for Nuclear Disarmament and the Growing Dangers of Wars Among Nuclear-Armed States; Sep 21st Opening Reception at 7:30 pm; Sept. 22 1:30 pm Gallery talk. See Scilla Wahrhaftig for more information!