Weekly Bulletin, June 4, 2017

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin, June 4, 2017

Queries for Sixth Month (June) 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 fellow worshipers?   

●       Does our vocal ministry arise from a clear spiritual leading?

●       Do we encourage mutual respect for varying expressions of religious belief among fellow Quakers?  

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

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.

WGAR (Working Group Against Racism) Meeting: Monday, June 5th at 7:00 pm in the Meetinghouse. Whether or not you were able to attend the “Challenging Oppression” workshop, please join us to identify and plan for ways to engage our Meeting community, and the larger community in Pittsburgh in combating racism. Our intention is to put our faith into action in order to transform our “worlds”—the self, Pittsburgh Monthly Meeting, and beyond. All Members and Attenders of Pittsburgh Meeting are welcome!!

The Friendly Writers’ Group will be meeting on Thursday, June 8th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Please bring writing materials for a timed writing. Thank you!

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.
Second Sunday


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)

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.

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 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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