Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh
4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weekly Bulletin, August 20, 2017
|Queries for Eighth Month (August) on Vocations
● Do we perform our work guided by the Light within?
● In following our vocations do we contribute to the well being of the larger community? Does our work reflect Friends’ testimonies of honesty, equality, peace, and simplicity?
● Do we conduct our business affairs so that all parties are treated fairly?
● Do we have respect for all honest work, paid or unpaid, whether at home or in the community?
● Are we open to helping individuals who are making vocational decisions?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events and Announcements
First Day School Information Session: August 20. For teachers, those considering teaching and those who are willing to help in some way but would rather not teach. Join us at 12:15 in the Margaret Fell room.
Sunday, August 20th: On August 4, 2017, 34 members of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent flew to Ghana for a five to ten day tour in response to an invitation from the Hill House Meeting, an unprogrammed Ghanaian Quaker Meeting in Accra, Ghana. Claire, Wes and Norma were among the nine who stayed for five days. At 1 PM, Claire, Wes and Norma will present an iMovie of their trip. Hope you can be there.
FWCC (Friends World Committee for Consultation) is currently taking applications for the Traveling Ministry 2018 group, which will be composed of Young Adult Friends ages 18-35 who are: spiritual and religious, adventurous, and friendly. More information and the application form can be found at www.fwccamericas.org/traveling-ministry or by contacting Anne M. Hutchinson at 513.593.6042.
Pamphlets & Pastries: Sunday, August 27, 12:15 pm in the Library. Back to our Pendle Hill Pamphlet reading/sharing group as summer draws to a close! We will pick up where we left off in PHP 383, “Answering the Call to Heal the World” by Patience A. Schenck. The pamphlet can be borrowed from the Library; copies will also be provided at the meeting. All are welcome, including those who haven’t participated in earlier discussions.
LEYM Spiritual Formation Retreat, Sept 15-17, Weber Retreat Center, Adrian, MI – The theme of the retreat is Practicing Forgiveness as a Spiritual Discipline, and it is led by Sue Regen. More information and registration materials available at https://leym.org/spiritual-formation/ Financial support may be available.
Fall Gathering!: Our Fall Gathering will take place from Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Camp Crestfield in Slippery Rock, PA. The title is “Forgiveness, Gratitude and Compassion — Opening the way to more joy and connection.” A variety of camp activities will be offered, and there will be a talent show. Scholarships are available. (Contributions to the scholarship fund are also welcome.) Questions may be directed to Sam (email@example.com) or Chie (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can register at http://tinryurl.com/fallgathering17. (There will be a registration table at Meeting on a September date.)
Library Committee: “Reading for a Rainy Day” Look for summer reading suggestions on the library mantel. The Sunday morning parlor display has gone on vacation—but the mantel selection will be periodically updated. Note “New Books” there, too. See borrowing instructions on library desk, and have a good read!
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: email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|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 email@example.com|
|Second Monday||EECM Shelter Meal: Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
|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. The Schwab account is in the name of ‘Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh’ with account number is 1979-0981. Friends wanting to give stock as their gift to the Building Spiritual Space campaign can have their broker send stocks to this Schwab account number. The stock will be cashed and the funds transferred to our Dollar Bank account. Donations to the general operating fund are also appreciated.
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