Weekly Bulletin: December 17, 2017

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin: December 17, 2017

Queries for Twelfth Month (December) on Peace

●       Do we live in the strength of that Life and Power which takes away the occasion for all war?

●       What are we doing to remove the causes of war? Where there is hatred, division or strife, how are we instruments of reconciliation? Where there is oppression, how are we instruments of justice?

●       How do we communicate to others the basis of our peace testimony? Do we join with them in working for peace?

●       Are we ready to stand by our peace testimony when it conflicts with the opinions of others or with established public policy?

●       How do we reconcile our peace testimony with the payment of taxes that support war? What are we doing to encourage consideration of alternatives to military service?

 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

Friday December 15, 6-9 pm Dress Rehearsal for the First Day School holiday extravaganza. Pizza 6-7. Rehearsal 7-9. All children and musicians who would like to take part in the performance are encouraged to attend. If you can’t make it, no worries, we will be rehearsing again during worship on the 17th.

Sunday December 17 at rise of Meeting – First Day School Holiday Extravaganza! Our annual world premiere of an original work conceived and written by First Day School participants. Don’t miss it!

Holiday Potluck, December 24th at 5:30, with dinner served at 6. PFM community and family and friends are welcome. RSVP Rachel Harvey at 412-378-1271.

Pamphlets & Pastries: Sunday, 12/31/17 , 12:15 pm in the Library. Yes, that will be New Year’s Eve! So let’s celebrate with pastries and sharing of thoughts on Pendle Hill Pamphlet 443, “Individual Spiritual Discernment: Receiving, Testing, and Implementing Leadings from a Higher Power” by Jerry Knutson.  We will read the pamphlet together, first reviewing what was covered in our October session. Copies will be available.

For Friends who are not on Facebook and want to hear Emmet Hollingshead’s’ Tedx talk about how state and city governments are playing an outsized role in building the international community as we continue to move forward into a more interconnected world: https://youtu.be/F4B6YTpHfrQ

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 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

 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.
Second Wednesday Friendly Lunch in Oakland 1:00 at the Panera on the corner of Halket and the Blvd of the Allies. Contact Debby Hollingshead for more info. second Wednesday
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)

Donations to Building Spiritual Space – The Charles Schwab account for receiving stock is active.  Friends wanting to give stock as their gift to the Building Spiritual Space campaign can contact Treasurer, Eric Starbuck or Asst. Treasurer, Phoebe Stern for more information.

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.

East End Cooperative Ministry – Job opportunity for a part time driver (16 hrs/wk) at $14.00/hr. Interested Friends can contact LexiN@eecm.org

International Education Opportunities – Amy Popkin, a member of Buckingham Monthly Meeting in Bucks County, works for an organization in Philadelphia that helps international students study in the US.  She has two female students coming from China in January and is seeking host families. Families receive a $1100/month stipend. Interested Friends may contact Amy at amy@ieopps.com

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