Weekly Bulletin October 28, 2018

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin October 28, 2018

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 and/or the Facebook page to the clerks at this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:15 p.m.: The Nontheism Group meets to talk about the intersection of nontheism and Quakerism. All are welcome to join in and contribute to the discussion! Contact Rosemary Coffey (rosemarycoffey@aol.com, or 412-682-0296) if you have questions.

EarthCare Working Group: Sign up to attend the Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light annual conference, “Facing the Climate Crisis: Called to Save Our Sacred Common Home,” Sat. Oct. 27th with Wanda Guthrie at go to http://paipl.us/what-do-we-do/annual-meeting/

Working Group Against Racism Community Read on October 28 at 12:15: In 1979, the brilliant Black lesbian poet and scholar, Audre Lorde, wrote about the separation within feminism between middle-class white women and older, Black, poor, and lesbian women, “Without community there is no liberation … [we must] learn how to take our differences and make them strengths … For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They … will never enable us to bring about genuine change.”  All are welcome to join us to read together and discuss the essay “History as a Weapon”, a call for unity with and among those who are considered “other” that continues to resonate across generations. Please talk with or email Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com) if you have questions.

Sunday, October 28, 5:30 PM: Celebration potluck to bid farewell to Scilla and Paul Wahrhaftig and Dolores and David Avner, who will be moving to Ohio and Arizona, respectively. Food will be served at 6:00.

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Please join the EarthCare Working Group for a Meeting for Worship in the Manner of Friends with Attention to EarthCare at the Friends Meeting House. Share worship that will reflect on our love of the Earth and the crisis of climate change.  Stay afterward for introductions, announcements, an opportunity for conversation, and light snacks.

A reminder from Ministry Committee: LIFT YOUR VOICE IN MINISTRY:  With the planned renovations to the meeting room, help is on the way for us to better hear each other in vocal ministry.  Until then, let’s see what our voices can do by speaking strongly and projecting to all in the room.  YOUR MESSAGE IS GIFT AND NOURISHMENT FOR OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY.

New Library locations: Please return borrowed items to first drawer of the recently acquired file cabinet. Please place donations of books or other items in second drawer of the file cabinet. (See signs on side of cabinet.) Thank you!

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

Email for the treasurer and assistant treasurer: pghfmtreasurer@gmail.com

Regular Meeting Events

The Pittsburgh Friends Meeting calendar is available online at https://teamup.com/ks9jgbigvru2f2q9or
1st Sunday 12:15 Bible Study: We are studying the Gospel of John. All are welcome! Questions?  Contact Mary Parish, maryjparish@gmail.com.
1st  Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues in Library following MfW.
2nd Sunday


Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.  Attending 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
2nd  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.
2nd Wednesday Friendly Lunch in Oakland 12:00 at the Panera on the corner of Halket and the Blvd of the Allies. Contact Debby Hollingshead for more info.
2nd Thurs. 2-4pm Writer’s Group – Share your writing with others for comments, not criticism. Contact Barra Jacob-McDowell for more information.
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.
3rd 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). Friends are needed to attend. Contact a member of Outreach for more info.

4th Weds.

6:00 PM

Mid-Week Meeting – Join us in the Fell Room for silent worship.

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



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