Weekly Bulletin May 28, 2017

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin May 28, 2017

  Queries for Fifth Month (May) on Participation in Meeting
 Do we participate as fully as we can in the Meeting community and accept our share of responsibility for carrying out its work? 
Do we widen our circle of friendship within the Meeting and welcome newcomers?      
How do we provide for family participation in Meeting activities? 
How do we order our time before Meeting for Worship so that we can come prepared with hearts and minds in a spirit of true devotion and living expectancy?      
Are Meetings for Worship with Attention to Business held in expectant waiting for the guidance of the Light? Do we seek the appropriate course of action in a spirit of love, understanding, and forbearance? 

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: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Sunday, May 28th during 10:30 MfW – FDS Flower planting: The FDS will be planting flowers in front of the Meeting House and would appreciate the loan of small shovels, trowels and gloves that day. If you have items to loan, please label them with your name, place them on the front porch as you come into Meeting on May 28th, and don’t forget to pick them up on your way out.  Thank you!

Pamphlets & Pastries: Sunday, May 28 pm in the Library.​ We will gather to continue reading and discussing Pendle Hill Pamphlet 383, “Answering the Call to Heal the World” by Patience A. Schenck. This PHP can be borrowed from the Library;  copies will also be provided at the meeting. All are welcome.

Annual FDS Carnival: June 4th at the rise of 10:30 MfW.​ All ages are invited to play carnival games outdoors on the front lawn. Parents are asked to supervise their children. We are still in need of volunteers for staffing the games. If you can assist, please contact Betsy Bangley at ​betsybangley@gmail.com or Walter Mead at ​waltermead@hotmail.com​.

PFM EarthCare Working Group – Saturday, June 10, 1 PM – Gather at the Guthrie home, 5815 Hays Street, 15206. We will be discussing articles we found interesting in the online ‘zine.  quakerearthcare.org/bfc/volume-30-number-2

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

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.



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.

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
4th Sundays  10:30 AM Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. ​For more information, contact  Elinor

Castle (724-776-8307)

S​ave 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.

The Friends General Conference 2018 Gathering Committee invites Friends from LEYM to join them in envisioning a challenging, fruitful, and inspirational week by becoming a member of the FGC 2018 Gathering Committee. The 2018 Gathering will be held in Toledo OH. An invitation is posted on the bulletin board and Friends can find an Expression of Interest Form online at​ http://www.FGCquaker.org/gathering-committee.

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Friends have extended an invitation to other yearly meetings to send one or two

Friends as visitors to BYM’s annual sessions from July 31–August 6, 2017 at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. BYM will cover registration costs as well as room and board! BYM is an FGC-affiliated yearly meeting. If you are interested or feel led to serve as a visitor and report back to LEYM, contact the clerk of LEYM’s Advancement & Outreach Committee, Mathilda Navias, at ​galaxy@woh.rr.com​ or ​419 448-0578​.

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