Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh
4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weekly Bulletin December 9, 2018
|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.
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Upcoming Events and Announcements
Rescheduled Fall Work Party! For those who read the bulletin when it is sent, remember Saturday, December 8, 12 to 4 there will be plenty to do, both inside and out! House Committee will serve the beverages and the best Pizza in P-burgh. Check with our House Manager, Tim Field, if you want to sign up for a particular job ahead of time. Come for the afternoon or an hour work, have fun, and feel good! Your meetinghouse will thank you.
Working Group Against Racism: Our next meeting will take place at the meetinghouse on Wednesday, December 12th from 7:00- 8:30. All are welcome! If childcare is needed, please contact Mary Parish (email@example.com) by December 8th. If you are interested in receiving the meeting notes and other updates from WGAR, please email Mary, and we will be happy to add you to the Google Group.
First Day School Holiday Program dress rehearsal will be Friday December 14th 6-9 pm. Pizza will be provided. First Day School participants of all ages are encouraged to attend! Holiday performance will be on December 16th, Friends are encouraged to bring finger foods for hospitality.
Holiday Potluck: Outreach Committee invites our members, attenders, and their friends and family to Dinner on Monday, December 24, at the Meetinghouse. Mingling (and re-heating food) begins at 5:00 p.m. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. RSVP on the Event Page on Facebook, or by contacting Rachel at: 412-378-1271 or: firstname.lastname@example.org Bring an empty container or two, to take home some leftovers. Bring board games or other activities if you would like.
Quake that Rocked the Midwest: 7pm January 18th to 1pm on the 21st. Every year, ILYM hosts a weekend event to bring together teens from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and beyond! Over the four days, teens will engage in activities that they planned during their previous meeting for business. Evanston Friends Meetinghouse, 1010 Greenleaf St, Evanston, IL 60202. Registration info here.
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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!
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, email@example.com.|
|1st Sunday||Letter Writing Write to your elected officials on local & national issues in Library following MfW.|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|2nd Monday||EECM Shelter Meal: Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (email@example.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 Pat Buddemeyer, Von Keairns, Nancy James, or Pat May.|
|3rd Sunday||Adult Education 12:15-1:15|
|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.|
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: firstname.lastname@example.org