Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh
4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weekly Bulletin: June 1, 2014
Queries for June (Sixth Month) on Spirituality
-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 and spiritual leading?
-Do we encourage mutual respect for varying expressions of religious belief among fellow Quakers?
Ministering to the Meeting
“There is an amazing blessing in holding the entire meeting and each individual in love.” – Patricia McBee
Announcements and Upcoming Events
First Day School Carnival at rise of 10:30 Meeting for Worship. We need volunteers to set up the carnival games during MW, and to help run the games during Hospitality. If you can help, please contact Betsy Bangley. Thank you!
Bible Study: Our study of the Epistle of James will continue. Please join us!
Letter-Writing in Library
American Friends Service Committee PA – June 8 Open House and Introduction of new staff Amanda Gross. Come see our lovely new space upstairs beyond the Penn Center, share some cake and ice cream on our balcony, and to get to officially meet Amanda.
Friendly Spiritual Healing: Correction of an error in the June newsletter calendar: The Spiritual Healing group will meet at the regular time, 7 pm on the third Tuesday, June 17. (The change of time was only for May.)
FIRST DAY SCHOOL is selling t-shirts to raise money for the Quaker Community Fund (see form). They are light blue and feature a drawing of the Meeting House. You can place your order during Hospitality or complete an order form and submit it to the FDS mailbox. They will be available June 22. If you cannot pick up your order, please contact Gina Godfrey to make other arrangements.
Library Committee: The Sunday morning parlor display has gone on summer vacation! But look for “Reading for a Rainy Day” books displayed on the library mantel. This selection will be updated as the summer goes on—especially if Friends borrow these books!
Hymnals and Rise Up Singing – Please check all of your nooks and crannies for copies of our hymnals and our Rise Up Singing songbooks. Have one or two been vacationing at your home? Our supplies are dwindling, so their prompt return is much appreciated. Please put into the cart near the piano.
NO SITTING ON STEPS: For safety reasons, please keep the steps clear during and after Meeting for Worship.
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 will be studying the Epistle of James. All are welcome! Child care is available. Questions? Contact Mary Parish.
First Sunday Letter Writing. Following Meeting for Worship, letter-writing to elected officials.
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.
Lake Erie Yearly Meeting PRE-YEARLY MEETING WORK CAMP serving Cass Community Social Services in Detroit, MI. July 20-24. Appropriate for ages 10 and older. Children 10 to 14 must be accompanied by a parent and teens 15 to 17 must be with a responsible adult. Total cost of $80 includes meals and sleeping in shared dorm/air mattresses in a church (or make your own sleeping arrangements). Financial assistance is available. Bill Loeffler, Rosemary Coffey, and the Avners participated in last year’s LEYM work camp in Lima, OH. Contact them or coordinator Peggy Daub for further information. peggydaub
Hospitality: Hospitality Hosts continue to be needed for all Sundays, including Second Sunday Potlucks. There is a sign-up list located on the bulletin board just inside the kitchen door. You can also sign up at this Doodle link: http://doodle.com/4p8ehwshgrbwknt4
First Day School T-Shirt Order Form/All Proceeds Benefit Quaker Community Fund!!
Number of Adult Shirts: ______ X $15 = ___________
Number of Children’s Shirts _____ X $10 = __________
Number of Totebags _____ X $10 = __________
Please indicate how many of each size you are ordering.
Unisex S ___ M ___ L ____ XL _____ 2XL _____
Womens S ___ M ___ L ____ XL _____ 2XL _____
Kids S ___ M ___ L ____ XL _____
With gratitude and good wishes, Eric Starbuck