October 30, 2016

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin October 30, 2016


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 to the clerks at this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Peace & Social Concerns invites you to a viewing and conversation  of Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th  at Pittsburgh Friends Meeting House on November 17th    7 P.M. “Ava DuVernay’s 13th is a documentary about how the Thirteenth Amendment led to mass incarceration in the United States, but it’s also a gorgeous, evocative, and maddening exploration of words: of their power, their roots, their permanence. It’s about those who wield those words and those made to kneel by them.” (The Atlantic, Oct 6th)

Pamphlets & Pastries: Sunday, October 30, 12:15 pm in the Library.  The Pendle Hill Pamphlet discussion group, sponsored by Library Committee, will meet to continue sharing thoughts about PHP #388, “Expectant Listening” by Michael Wajda. Copies of the pamphlet will be provided; copies are also available for borrowing. All are welcome.

Newcomer Recognition Day: Following the rise of Meeting on Sunday October 30th, there will be a recognition of those who are new to Meeting this year, giving us a second chance to welcome them. We will have pies & cider for this autumn celebration. Please be on hand to welcome again all those who have joined us in worship for the first time this year.

Saturday Salon Rescheduling! Due to a space use conflict, the date of the Fall 2016 Saturday Salon must be changed! Please see a member of the Library Committee, or consult this bulletin and the bulletin boards for further announcements. This “Evening of Shared Creative Expression” will feature Claire Cohen and Barra Jacob-McDowell, and will include refreshments and Open Mic.

SAVE THE DATE. Fall Gathering 2017 will be held on the 13-15th of October 2017. The fall colors should be spectacular! Please note that this is a month later than in the recent past. Stay tuned for updates in the coming months.

Friendly Interest Groups (FIGS): Our Friendly Interest Groups are now forming for the winter and spring. Sign-up sheets will be posted in the parlor of Meeting House beginning this first day. If you would like to form a new group, please use a form on the table in the parlor, or email Jim Morgan (morganjj@gmail.com) for a copy of the form. In the past groups have been formed around singing, dining, excursions, etc. Continuing groups looking for more members include the harmony group, the healthy eating group, and a monthly Oakland lunch group.

The Library Committee wishes to sponsor a Friendly Writers’ Group in prose and poetry. We hope to meet monthly in the library for two hours, on a weekday afternoon or evening. Please contact Barra Jacob-McDowell at barrabard@comcast.net or 412-389-3910 to sign up.

Meal Train for Sara Bowen-Salio is still up and running. Check in for information on available dates, food preferences, etc. The family will be grateful for any support they receive.

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, maryjparish@gmail.com.
First Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & 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 Shelter Meal:  Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (waltermead@hotmail.com or 412.856.0195) 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, Adult Education 12:15-1:15
4th Sundays,

10:30 AM

Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact  Elinor Castle (724-776-8307)


EECM is asking for donations of gently used coats, gloves, mittens, hats and scarves by November 14.  Please place items you wish to donate in the box near the Meeting House coat rack. The last collection day will be Sunday, November 13.  Thanks for your help.

Save your stamps! Save the world! Or at least a teensy bit of it. Please help Right Sharing of World Resources fund microloans to women in developing countries. RSWR has turned used stamps into $50,000 over the years. Deposit used stamps in the orange box by the front door.

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 updated email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com

To get the bulletin or newsletter by email, please send a request to ericwilliamstarbuck@gmail.com



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