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Weekly Bulletin, August 20, 2017

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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: pfmclerks@gmail.com

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 (sam2milford@gmail.com) or Chie (chie.togami@gmail.com). 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: 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.
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.  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.

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

Weekly Bulletin, August 13, 2017

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin, August 13, 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: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Volunteers Needed: If you would like to volunteer at the Saturday, August 19th Porch Party/Open House/Flea Market being organized by the Outreach Committee, please sign up ASAP with Retta or Rachel! fortunecookie409@gmail.com  We want to know far in advance whether we will have the needed quantity of volunteers. Many volunteers are needed! You won’t have to volunteer the full hours of the event (10-3); we will work with your availability.

Outreach Committee: Please invite all your local friends and family to join in the fun at PFM’s Porch Party on Saturday, August 19th. Event will include an Open House and Flea Market as well as live music, free cookies and punch, and festival-food lunches for sale. Lots going on, all in one event, all at the Meetinghouse. Please help get the word out into the community. Flea Market items, music performers, and EVENT GUESTS are all still needed! Get ready for an exciting day with something for everyone! Rain or shine!

Presenting the Kids of King George VI (KGVI) School for children with disabilities in Zimbabwe Slide show Tuesday August 15th 6:00pm at Friends Meeting House, 4836 Ellsworth Ave, Oakland. Using pictures and video Scilla will share KGVI’s 60th anniversary celebration and introduce you to the students and staff from this amazing little school in Bulawayo. Light refreshments will be served.

EECM College Supply Drive: Each summer, East End Cooperative Ministry sends to a number of the high school students they have mentored, some since grade school, to college. For many, these are the first members of their families to go to college. These teens have developed the sense of purpose and self-worth to give themselves real chances as adults. EECM asks its member congregations to provide things they’ll need at college. Please check the box near the coat racks for a list of items to contribute. EECM is asking that the donations be in by August 18.

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.

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 (sam2milford@gmail.com) or Chie (chie.togami@gmail.com). 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: 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.
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.  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.

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

Weekly Bulletin, August 6, 2017

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin, August 6, 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: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Volunteers Needed: If you would like to volunteer at the Saturday, August 19th Porch Party/Open House/Flea Market being organized by the Outreach Committee, please sign up ASAP with Retta or Rachel! fortunecookie409@gmail.com  We want to know far in advance whether we will have the needed quantity of volunteers. Many volunteers are needed! You won’t have to volunteer the full hours of the event (10-3); we will work with your availability.

EECM College Supply Drive: Each summer, East End Cooperative Ministry sends to a number of the high school students they have mentored, some since grade school, to college. For many, these are the first members of their families to go to college. These teens have developed the sense of purpose and self-worth to give themselves real chances as adults. EECM asks its member congregations to provide things they’ll need at college. Please check the box near the coat racks for a list of items to contribute. EECM is asking that the donations be in by August 18.

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.

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 (sam2milford@gmail.com) or Chie (chie.togami@gmail.com). You can register at http://tinryurl.com/fallgathering17. (There will be a registration table at Meeting on a September date.)

Friendly Utility Players – These are folks who might be willing to help out with a specific need of a committee, a short-term or one-off task. It’s easy. Volunteers, add your name to the list. Committee members, when there is a need, send me a request and I’ll pass it on to the list. Members of the list should only get two emails per request – one asking for help and one notifying that a match has been made. This seems like a friendly way to support the ongoing work of our committees, particularly for those whose schedules make serving on committees difficult. If you’d like to join the volunteer list, please email Mary King kingmary1@gmail.com.

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: 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.
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.  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.

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

Weekly Bulletin, July 30, 2017

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin, July 30, 2017

Queries for Seventh Month (July) on Unity in Meeting

●     Do we seek to nurture a spirit of unity in our Meeting?

●     If a problem or conflict arises within the Meeting, do we make timely efforts to address the issue in a spirit of love and humility? As we seek unity, do we listen to one another carefully and with openness to Truth?

●     Are we able to express our views honestly and with respect for those who differ with us? Are we prepared to set aside our individual desires or opinions in order to reach unity in the divine Light?

●     Are we willing to wait patiently for divine guidance rather than be hurried by the passing of time?

●     When the Meeting has made a decision, do we continue to care for and respect one another, regardless of our differing personal views?

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

Volunteers Needed: If you would like to volunteer at the Saturday, August 19th Porch Party/Open House/Flea Market being organized by the Outreach Committee, please sign up ASAP with Retta or Rachel! fortunecookie409@gmail.com  We want to know far in advance whether we will have the needed quantity of volunteers. Many volunteers are needed! You won’t have to volunteer the full hours of the event (10-3); we will work with your availability.

Bible Study Date Change: Please note that August’s Bible Study will be taking place on Sunday, July 30. We will resume our normal schedule (of First Sunday) in September. Questions? Email Mary Parish at maryjparish@gmail.com.

Friendly Utility Players – These are folks who might be willing to help out with a specific need of a committee, a short-term or one-off task. It’s easy. Volunteers, add your name to the list. Committee members, when there is a need, send me a request and I’ll pass it on to the list. Members of the list should only get two emails per request – one asking for help and one notifying that a match has been made. This seems like a friendly way to support the ongoing work of our committees, particularly for those whose schedules make serving on committees difficult. If you’d like to join the volunteer list, please email Mary King kingmary1@gmail.com.

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.

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: 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.
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.  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.

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.

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

Weekly Bulletin, July 23, 2017

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin, July 23, 2017

Queries for Seventh Month (July) on Unity in Meeting

●     Do we seek to nurture a spirit of unity in our Meeting?

●     If a problem or conflict arises within the Meeting, do we make timely efforts to address the issue in a spirit of love and humility? As we seek unity, do we listen to one another carefully and with openness to Truth?

●     Are we able to express our views honestly and with respect for those who differ with us? Are we prepared to set aside our individual desires or opinions in order to reach unity in the divine Light?

●     Are we willing to wait patiently for divine guidance rather than be hurried by the passing of time?

●     When the Meeting has made a decision, do we continue to care for and respect one another, regardless of our differing personal views?

 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

Volunteers Needed: If you would like to volunteer at the Saturday, August 19th Porch Party/Open House/Flea Market being organized by the Outreach Committee, please sign up ASAP with Retta or Rachel! fortunecookie409@gmail.com  We want to know far in advance whether we will have the needed quantity of volunteers. Many volunteers are needed! You won’t have to volunteer the full hours of the event (10-3); we will work with your availability.

Presentation on Friends House Moscow, Wednesday July 26, 7 PM.  Peace and Social Concerns will be hosting Julie Harlow, the Clerk of Friends House Moscow in the PFM Meeting House. She will be presenting an update, illustrated by slides, about the work of FHM. Her previous presentations have been informative and well-received by PFM. This update promises to be especially timely, given that current concerns about Russia’s relationship with the United States have also been impacting that work. Please mark this event on your calendar, if it is at all possible for you to attend.

Bible Study Date Change: Please note that August’s Bible Study will be taking place on Sunday, July 31. We will resume our normal schedule (of First Sunday) in September. Questions? Email Mary Parish at maryjparish@gmail.com.

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

 Friendly Utility Players – These are folks who might be willing to help out with a specific need of a committee, a short-term or one-off task. It’s easy. Volunteers, add your name to the list. Committee members, when there is a need, send me a request and I’ll pass it on to the list. Members of the list should only get two emails per request – one asking for help and one notifying that a match has been made. This seems like a friendly way to support the ongoing work of our committees, particularly for those whose schedules make serving on committees difficult. If you’d like to join the volunteer list, please email Mary King kingmary1@gmail.com.

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!

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.
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.  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.

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.

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

Weekly Bulletin, July 16, 2017

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin, July 16, 2017

 

  Queries for Seventh Month (July) on Unity in Meeting 
Do we seek to nurture a spirit of unity in our Meeting?
If a problem or conflict arises within the Meeting, do we make timely efforts to address the issue in a spirit of love and humility? As we seek unity, do we listen to one another carefully and with openness to Truth?
Are we able to express our views honestly and with respect for those who differ with us? Are we prepared to set aside our individual desires or opinions in order to reach unity in the divine Light?
Are we willing to wait patiently for divine guidance rather than be hurried by the passing of time?
When the Meeting has made a decision, do we continue to care for and respect one another, regardless of our differing personal views?

 

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

“Earthcare Sundae”, July 16. ​”We are called to live in right relationship with Creation, recognizing that the entire world is interconnected.” Whew, that’s a tall order! Let’s start simply by sharing what actions we’re taking now and how we can help one another to move forward. There will be ice cream, because everything is easier when there’s ice cream. July 16, 12:15 pm after meeting.

Volunteers Needed:​ If you would like to volunteer at the Saturday, August 19th Porch Party/Open House/Flea Market being organized by the Outreach Committee, please sign up ASAP with Retta or Rachel! fortunecookie409@gmail.com  We want to know far in advance whether we will have the needed quantity of volunteers. Many volunteers are needed! You won’t have to volunteer the full hours of the event (10-3); we will work with your availability.

Presentation on Friends House Moscow, Wednesday July 26, 7 PM.​ Peace and Social Concerns will be hosting Julie Harlow, the Clerk of Friends House Moscow in the PFM Meeting House. She will be presenting an update, illustrated by slides, about the work of FHM. Her previous presentations have been informative and well-received by PFM. This update promises to be especially timely, given that current concerns about Russia’s relationship with the United States have also been impacting that work. Please mark this event on your calendar, if it is at all possible for you to attend.

Bible Study Date Change: Please note that August’s Bible Study will be taking place on Sunday, July 31. We will resume our normal schedule (of First Sunday) in September. Questions? Email Mary Parish at maryjparish@gmail.com.

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

Friendly Utility Players – These are folks who might be willing to help out with a specific need of a committee, a short-term or one-off task. It’s easy. Volunteers, add your name to the list. Committee members, when there is a need, send me a request and I’ll pass it on to the list. Members of the list should only get two emails per request – one asking for help and one notifying that a match has been made. This seems like a friendly way to support the ongoing work of our committees, particularly for those whose schedules make serving on committees difficult. If you’d like to join the volunteer list, please email Mary King kingmary1@gmail.com.

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!

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.

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)

 Regular Meeting Events​

 

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.

S​ave 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.

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

Weekly Bulletin, July 9, 2017

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Weekly Bulletin, July 9, 2017

 

Queries for Seventh Month (July) on Unity in Meeting

●        Do we seek to nurture a spirit of unity in our Meeting?

●        If a problem or conflict arises within the Meeting, do we make timely efforts to address the issue in a spirit of love and humility? As we seek unity, do we listen to one another carefully and with openness to Truth?

●        Are we able to express our views honestly and with respect for those who differ with us? Are we prepared to set aside our individual desires or opinions in order to reach unity in the divine Light?

●        Are we willing to wait patiently for divine guidance rather than be hurried by the passing of time?

●        When the Meeting has made a decision, do we continue to care for and respect one another, regardless of our differing personal views?

 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

“Earthcare Sundae”, July 16. “We are called to live in right relationship with Creation, recognizing that the entire world is interconnected.” Whew, that’s a tall order! Let’s start simply by sharing what actions we’re taking now and how we can help one another to move forward. There will be ice cream, because everything is easier when there’s ice cream. July 16, 12:15 pm after meeting.

Presentation on Friends House Moscow, Wednesday July 26, 7 PM.  Peace and Social Concerns will be hosting Julie Harlow, the Clerk of Friends House Moscow in the PFM Meeting House. She will be presenting an update, illustrated by slides, about the work of FHM.

Her previous presentations have been informative and well-received by PFM. This update promises to be especially timely, given that current concerns about Russia’s relationship with the United States have also been impacting that work. Please mark this event on your calendar, if it is at all possible for you to attend.

Bible Study Date Change: Please note that August’s Bible Study will be taking place on Sunday, July 31. We will resume our normal schedule (of First Sunday) in September. Questions? Email Mary Parish at maryjparish@gmail.com.

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

 Volunteers Needed: If you would like to volunteer at the Saturday, August 19th Porch Party/Open House/Flea Market being organized by the Outreach Committee, please sign up ASAP with Retta or Rachel! fortunecookie409@gmail.com  We want to know far in advance whether we will have the needed quantity of volunteers. Many volunteers are needed! You won’t have to volunteer the full hours of the event (10-3); we will work with your availability.

Friendly Utility Players – These are folks who might be willing to help out with a specific need of a committee, a short-term or one-off task. It’s easy. Volunteers, add your name to the list. Committee members, when there is a need, send me a request and I’ll pass it on to the list. Members of the list should only get two emails per request – one asking for help and one notifying that a match has been made. This seems like a friendly way to support the ongoing work of our committees, particularly for those whose schedules make serving on committees difficult. If you’d like to join the volunteer list, please email Mary King kingmary1@gmail.com.

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!

Baltimore Yearly Meeting‘s Opequon camp is looking for your trash to become their treasure! If you have any of the following to donate, Gina Godfrey will coordinate getting the items to Opequon.  Camping equipment such as camping backpacks, lightweight sleeping bags with stuff sacks, sleeping pads, good quality water bottles, water shoes, hiking boots, hiking socks, warm layers like fleeces, etc.  Reusable grocery bags. coffee mugs, kitchen towels and sturdy oven mitts. Dry erase white boards. -Books (appropriate for all ages)  Art supplies in general, i.e. paint, fabric, paper, markers, yarn, beads, etc. Musical instruments. Sports equipment, i.e. basketballs, soccer balls and playground style balls (for games like GaGaGa–a camp favorite–and Four Square) Fun garments for the often-used costume shed are always welcome!     ginamgodfrey@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.
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.  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.

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.

AFSC Conference Call: How to Offer Sanctuary: Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 8pm EDT

Presenters will include:

  • Pastors and a Quaker leader who have offered sanctuary in their congregation.
  • An individual who has lived in sanctuary.
  • An attorney who can help participants understand the legal challenges of sanctuary.
  • Experienced community organizers at the local and national levels.

The call will be in English with Spanish interpretation on a separate line. Please share with groups and individuals who may be interested.  Register Here!

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