Bulletin 10/4/15

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weekly Bulletin: October 4, 2015

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 to the clerks at pfmclerks

Announcements and Upcoming Events

October 4th is World Quaker Day. Friends World Committee for Consultation is calling Quakers from every branch and all over the globe to celebrate it. World Quaker Day is a time for Quaker Churches and Meetings to remember our shared history and traditions and unite in prayer and thanksgiving for the wider Society of Friends. Pittsburgh Monthly Meeting invites all members and attenders to join us at 12:15 on October 4th for a Worship Sharing that considers what it means to be a member of the worldwide Religious Society of Friends and to discover how we are called to transformation in our lives and for the world. Questions? Please contact the clerks. Child care will be available.

Because of the World Quaker Day worship sharing, Bible Study will be cancelled for October. We’ll see you in November as we continue to explore the compelling story of Esther.

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

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.

Retreat Opportunities: Friends Center of Ohio Yearly Meeting in Barnesville, Ohio, is sponsoring four retreat opportunities in the next few months; Food & Justice Retreat Oct. 8, 2015 at Michigan Friends Center. See the web Bulletin for details.

Sixth Presbyterian Church in Squirrel Hill will hold an adult evening study Tuesday Oct.6 at 7 p.m. to kick off LGBTQ History Month. Ted Hoover from Persad Pittsburgh will present “A History of Pride” about the origins of the national LGBTQ movement in America,

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.

Upcoming First Day School Events

  • Halloween Party – Friday, October 30, 5‐9pm
  • Fun & Games Night – Saturday, November 7, 6:30-9pm
  • Art Party Sunday, November 15, 12:30-2:00pm
  • Holiday Play practice Friday, December 18, 6‐9pm

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, 412-977-3526 (cell) or 412-831-5677 (home), or Robert

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

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.

Hoping for Light, Eric Starbuck

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