Religious 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com), 412-389-3910 or Nancy E. James (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com.|
|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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Second Monday||EECM Shelter Meal: Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (email@example.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|
|Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact Elinor Castle (724-776-8307)|
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