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Weekly Bulletin June 16, 2019

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting meets in this building in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh near the Pitt and CMU campuses.

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin June 16, 2019

                   Queries for Sixth Month (June) on Spirituality

●       How do we challenge ourselves to move out of our area of comfort in order to turn our will and ourselves over to wholeness in Spirit and in Truth?

●       Do we seek to keep ourselves sensitive and responsive to the Inner Light and to live according to its promptings?

●       How does our religion find expression in daily life?

●       Do we respond to that of God in those with whom we differ?

●       What are we doing to develop our own spiritual gifts and those of our fellow worshipers?

●       Does our vocal ministry arise from a clear spiritual leading?  Do we encourage mutual respect for varying expressions of religious belief among fellow Quakers?

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: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Building Spiritual Space Update: This is the last Sunday in the meeting room until further notice! The small group worship opportunity on June 23 will be at Sherwood Oaks.  Contact Rosemary Coffey rosemarycoffey@aol.com to RSVP or for directions. Please, No Parking in the Driveway until construction is complete.

Tuesday, June 18, 7:15 PM: Join Friends in the next meeting of the Pittsburgh Meeting Immigration Working Group (PMIWG) in the Penn Center room of the Meeting house.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  PMIWG is part of PSCC (Peace and Social Concerns Committee).

Thursday, June 20, 7:15 p.m: You are cordially invited to join the Nontheism Discussion Group, as we read and consider additional essays in David Boulton’s book, Godless for God’s Sake. All are welcome, wherever you stand on the theism spectrum! Questions? E-mail rosemarycoffey@aol.com

EarthCare Working Group News: Two events for Summer Solstice (Friday, June 21)

4-5 pm:  on the Andy Warhol (7th Street) Bridge Water Connects Us All: Pray for Peace and Our Sacred Waters.

Pittsburghers are invited to come together over the water, holding hands while we offer prayers in support of a Seneca Nation 290 mile Ohi:yo’ (Allegheny) canoe journey to protect and restore our natural waterways. We welcome all to gather on the bridge and/or add your name and prayer 1st Day at rise of meeting. Look for the table with the large hands and write your name, add an intention or prayer if you wish, on one of the hand cut-outs provided. These will be added to the names and prayers of others on June 21st.

Sponsors include: Members of the Seneca Nation and local Native American groups, Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, Breathe Project, Center for Coalfield Justice, Mountain Watershed, Sierra Club Beyond Dirty Fuels, Pittsburgh Friends EarthCare Working Group, Thomas Merton Center Eco-Justice Group.More information may be found at: EcoJustice Working Group

8:15-9:15 p.m: A Meeting for Worship with Attention to Earthcare at sundown on the summer solstice will be held at a location that is yet to be decided.

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 Ecclesiastes. 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

12:15

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, serve, and share an evening meal for approximately 30 people experiencing homelessness. Contact Pat Buddemeyer buddem@att.net and 412-860-9524 if you would like to join in this effort.  More helpers are always welcome.
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 Weds. 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
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.

The financial support of the Meeting is a shared responsibility.  To contribute online follow the Contribute link on our website.   There is a cash box outside the Library door. Email for the treasurer and assistant treasurer: pghfmtreasurer@gmail.com

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

 

 

Weekly Bulletin June 9, 2019

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin June 9, 2019

                   Queries for Sixth Month (June) on Spirituality

●       How do we challenge ourselves to move out of our area of comfort in order to turn our will and ourselves over to wholeness in Spirit and in Truth?

●       Do we seek to keep ourselves sensitive and responsive to the Inner Light and to live according to its promptings?

●       How does our religion find expression in daily life?

●       Do we respond to that of God in those with whom we differ?

●       What are we doing to develop our own spiritual gifts and those of our fellow worshipers?

●       Does our vocal ministry arise from a clear spiritual leading?  Do we encourage mutual respect for varying expressions of religious belief among fellow Quakers?

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: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Building Spiritual Space Update: Bob Sethman, our job superintendent, has reviewed details with our construction manager and there are no major changes as the project moves forward. Small changes, such as rerouting foundation drains and moving the planned water fountain are being designed to accommodate the idiosyncrasies of the existing structure.

Sunday, June 9, 6:30 p.m.

The EarthCare Working Group will meet tonight at the Meeting House to discuss what is ours to do about climate change and to plan….  Contact: Pat Buddemeyer – buddem@att.net

Thursday, June 20, 7:15 p.m.

You are cordially invited to join the Nontheism Discussion Group, as we read and consider additional essays in David Boulton’s book, Godless for God’s Sake. All are welcome, wherever you stand on the theism spectrum! Questions? E-mail rosemarycoffey@aol.com

Friday, June 21, 8:15-9:15 p.m.

A Meeting for Worship with Attention to Earthcare at sundown on the summer solstice will be held at a location that is yet to be decided.

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 Ecclesiastes. 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

12:15

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, serve, and share an evening meal for approximately 30 people experiencing homelessness. Contact Pat Buddemeyer buddem@att.net and 412-860-9524 if you would like to join in this effort.  More helpers are always welcome.
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 Weds. 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
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.

The financial support of the Meeting is a shared responsibility.  To contribute online follow the Contribute link on our website.   There is a cash box outside the Library door. Email for the treasurer and assistant treasurer: pghfmtreasurer@gmail.com

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

 

 

Weekly Bulletin June 2, 2019

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Pittsburgh Friends Meeting, near CMU and Pitt on Ellsworth

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin June 2, 2019

                   Queries for Sixth Month (June) on Spirituality

●       How do we challenge ourselves to move out of our area of comfort in order to turn our will and ourselves over to wholeness in Spirit and in Truth?

●       Do we seek to keep ourselves sensitive and responsive to the Inner Light and to live according to its promptings?

●       How does our religion find expression in daily life?

●       Do we respond to that of God in those with whom we differ?

●       What are we doing to develop our own spiritual gifts and those of our fellow worshipers?

●       Does our vocal ministry arise from a clear spiritual leading?  Do we encourage mutual respect for varying expressions of religious belief among fellow Quakers?

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: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Building Spiritual Space Update:  Zajak Masonry is progressing with the cinder block foundation walls. J.W. Martin Excavating is returning to install French foundation drains. Other mechanicals will be installed before the slab is poured, then framing can begin by Lezzer Lumber.

Tuesday, June 4, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Meeting Immigration Working Group (PMIWG), which is under PSCC, arranged for Laura Perkins of Casa San Jose to give training on how to accompany undocumented immigrants to ICE check-ins and meetings with other officials.  The training will be in the Fell Room of the Meeting House.  Please arrive before 7 PM.  Let Allan Willinger (allanwillinger@yahoo.com) know if you plan to attend or if you have any questions.

Sunday, June 9, 6:30 p.m.

The EarthCare Working Group will meet on Sunday, June 9, at 6:30 at the Meeting House. Please join us to help plan activities like another meeting for worship with attention to EarthCare, and to consider what is ours to do about climate change.  Contact: Pat Buddemeyer – buddem@att.net

Thursday, June 20, 7:15 p.m.

You are cordially invited to join the Nontheism Discussion Group, as we read and consider additional essays in David Boulton’s book, Godless for God’s Sake. All are welcome, wherever you stand on the theism spectrum! Questions? E-mail rosemarycoffey@aol.com

Friends, please reserve with Tim to use the Meeting House! Construction has started and rooms will close as contractors work in them. Be mindful that renters have reserved rooms and parking spaces and Meeting members must share. There may not always be room for everyone.  Help Tim balance the load by reserving rooms and parking spaces as far in advance as possible, and be flexible as we build.

Contact Tim at pfmoffice7@gmail.com or 412-683-2669.

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 Ecclesiastes. 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

12:15

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, serve, and share an evening meal for approximately 30 people experiencing homelessness. Contact Pat Buddemeyer buddem@att.net and 412-860-9524 if you would like to join in this effort.  More helpers are always welcome.
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 Weds. 2-4pm Writer’s Group – Share your writing with others for comments, not criticism. Contact Barra Jacob-McDowell for more information.
3rd Tues 7 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
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.

The financial support of the Meeting is a shared responsibility.  To contribute online follow the Contribute link on our website.   There is a cash box outside the Library door. Email for the treasurer and assistant treasurer: pghfmtreasurer@gmail.com

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

 

 

Weekly Bulletin May 26, 2019

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin May 26, 2019

 

                   Queries for Fifth Month (May) on Participation in Meeting                                        

●       In what ways does our meeting work to build justice in our community and what is my role in that process?

●       Do we participate as fully as we can in the Meeting community and accept our share of responsibility for carrying out its work?                                   

●       Do we widen our circle of friendship within the Meeting and welcome newcomers? How do we provide for family participation in Meeting activities?                                        

●       How do we order our time before Meeting for Worship so that we can come prepared with hearts and minds in a spirit of true devotion and living expectancy?                                        

●       Are Meetings for Business held in expectant waiting for the guidance of the Light? Do we seek the appropriate course of action in a spirit of love, understanding, and forbearance?

 

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: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

BSS UPDATE:  Foundations are in place.  The next step is all of the wiring and plumbing that goes in under the floor, then the pouring of the concrete floor slab.

June 2

The annual First Day School end of year celebration will have a different look this year. Instead of the carnival games of years past, we will be offering the chance to try your skill at intergenerational Field games on the front lawn. Come prepared to have fun!

June 4, 7 to 8:30 PM

The Pittsburgh Meeting Immigration Working Group (PMIWG), which is under PSCC, arranged for Laura Perkins of Casa San Jose to give training on how to accompany undocumented immigrants to ICE check-ins and meetings with other officials.  The training will be in the Fell Room of the Meeting House.  Please arrive before 7 PM.  Let Allan Willinger (allanwillinger@yahoo.com) know if you plan to attend or if you have any questions.

Friends, please reserve with Tim to use the Meeting House! Construction has started and rooms will close as contractors work in them. Be mindful that renters have reserved rooms and parking spaces and Meeting members must share. There may not always be room for everyone.  Help Tim balance the load by reserving rooms and parking spaces as far in advance as possible, and be flexible as we build.

Contact Tim at pfmoffice7@gmail.com or 412-683-2669.

The financial support of the Meeting is a shared responsibility.  To contribute online follow the Contribute link on our website.   There is a cash box outside the Library door. 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 Ecclesiastes. 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

12:15

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, serve, and share an evening meal for approximately 30 people experiencing homelessness. Contact Pat Buddemeyer buddem@att.net and 412-860-9524 if you would like to join in this effort.  More helpers are always welcome.
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 Weds. 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
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.

FGC Gathering 2019: Peace in our Hearts, Justice in the World: Friends would be happy to share their Gathering experiences or visit the Gathering website: https://www.fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering to learn more. FGC is offering discounts and reduced fees this year to help families and young adults attend. Our own Quaker Community Fund (QCF) can help with the cost of attending if this is a concern for you, with special consideration for first time attendees. There is also a possibility of work grants and help with transportation costs.  Please email Mary King for an application (kingmary1@gmail.com), due June 1, or see any member of QCF for more information – Walter Mead, Barry Beal, Ruth Dymond, Dale Keairns, or Mary.

The Section of the Americas Friends World Committee has a new position open for an Advancement Manager who will work closely with the Executive Secretary to collectively raise $500,000 annually through a combination of individual gifts, grants, and contributions from other denominational bodies.  The position will require excellent communication skills, including written and in-person solicitation of donors, and hands-on database experience. A strong commitment to the future of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as the Friends Church, is essential.  For more information please visit https://fwccamericas.org/_wp/2019/03/27/now-hiring-advancement-manager/

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

Weekly Bulletin May 19, 2019

MeetingHouse1Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin May 19, 2019

                                          Queries for Fifth Month (May) on Participation in Meeting                                         

●       In what ways does our meeting work to build justice in our community and what is my role in that process?

●       Do we participate as fully as we can in the Meeting community and accept our share of responsibility for carrying out its work?                                   

●       Do we widen our circle of friendship within the Meeting and welcome newcomers? How do we provide for family participation in Meeting activities?                                        

●       How do we order our time before Meeting for Worship so that we can come prepared with hearts and minds in a spirit of true devotion and living expectancy?                                       

●       Are Meetings for Business held in expectant waiting for the guidance of the Light? Do we seek the appropriate course of action in a spirit of love, understanding, and forbearance?

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: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

BSS UPDATE:  The footer is being installed.  Clerks are coordinating house meeting opportunities to supplement worship at the meeting house when we are unable to use the main room.

Adult Education on May 19th from 12:15-1:15: Please join us as we wrap up our series “Families of the Heart” with a discussion of “The Joys of Families of the Heart.” Queries to consider and reflect upon in advance of this discussion are listed below. All are welcome and child care is available. We hope that you will join us. If you have questions, please contact Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com) or Von Keairns (yekeairns@att.net).

  • How does being a Quaker enrich our families of the heart?
  • What is our experience in creating families of the heart within our meeting? What makes us feel connected? How do these connections happen?
  • What is our hope for our 21st century Quaker families?
  • How are we present in love to one another? What does love look like? How is it lived?
  • How does our Quaker faith shape how we understand family and how we “are” in our family?

June 4, 7 to 8:30 PM: The Pittsburgh Meeting Immigration Working Group (PMIWG), which is under PSCC, arranged for Laura Perkins of Casa San Jose to give training on how to accompany undocumented immigrants to ICE check-ins and meetings with other officials.  The training will be in the Fell Room of the Meeting House.  Please arrive before 7 PM.  Let Allan Willinger (allanwillinger@yahoo.com) know if you plan to attend or if you have any questions.

Friends, please reserve with Tim to use the Meeting House! Construction has started and rooms will close as contractors work in them. Be mindful that renters have reserved rooms and parking spaces and Meeting members must share. There may not always be room for everyone.  Help Tim balance the load by reserving rooms and parking spaces as far in advance as possible, and be flexible as we build.

Contact Tim at pfmoffice7@gmail.com or 412-683-2669.

The financial support of the Meeting is a shared responsibility.  To contribute online follow the Contribute link on our website.   There is a cash box outside the Library door. 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 Ecclesiastes. 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

12:15

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, serve, and share an evening meal for approximately 30 people experiencing homelessness. Contact Pat Buddemeyer buddem@att.net and 412-860-9524 if you would like to join in this effort.  More helpers are always welcome.
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 Weds. 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
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.

FGC is releasing the results of a market survey regarding Gathering. A summary can be viewed here: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/FMfcgxwCgVbMPtQWkbtBRfMHWZCXSvbf?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1.5

 FGC Gathering 2019: Peace in our Hearts, Justice in the World: Friends would be happy to share their Gathering experiences or visit the Gathering website: https://www.fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering to learn more. FGC is offering discounts and reduced fees this year to help families and young adults attend. Our own Quaker Community Fund (QCF) can help with the cost of attending if this is a concern for you, with special consideration for first time attendees. There is also a possibility of work grants and help with transportation costs.  Please email Mary King for an application (kingmary1@gmail.com), due June 1, or see any member of QCF for more information – Walter Mead, Barry Beal, Ruth Dymond, Dale Keairns, or Mary.

The Section of the Americas Friends World Committee has a new position open for an Advancement Manager who will work closely with the Executive Secretary to collectively raise $500,000 annually through a combination of individual gifts, grants, and contributions from other denominational bodies.  The position will require excellent communication skills, including written and in-person solicitation of donors, and hands-on database experience. A strong commitment to the future of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as the Friends Church, is essential.  For more information please visit https://fwccamericas.org/_wp/2019/03/27/now-hiring-advancement-manager/

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

 

Weekly Bulletin May 12, 2019

MeetingHouse1Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin May 12, 2019

                                          Queries for Fifth Month (May) on Participation in Meeting                                         

●       In what ways does our meeting work to build justice in our community and what is my role in that process?

●       Do we participate as fully as we can in the Meeting community and accept our share of responsibility for carrying out its work?                                   

●       Do we widen our circle of friendship within the Meeting and welcome newcomers? How do we provide for family participation in Meeting activities?                                        

●       How do we order our time before Meeting for Worship so that we can come prepared with hearts and minds in a spirit of true devotion and living expectancy?                                       

●       Are Meetings for Business held in expectant waiting for the guidance of the Light? Do we seek the appropriate course of action in a spirit of love, understanding, and forbearance?

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: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

BSS UPDATE:  The footer is being installed this week. More information will be available at business meeting.

Thurs., May 16, 7:15 p.m.: You are cordially invited to join the Nontheism Discussion Group, as Asghar Aaghbar leads us in consideration of some of the essays in David Boulton’s book, Godless for God’s Sake. All are welcome, wherever you stand on the theism spectrum!

Adult Education on May 19th from 12:15-1:15: Please join us as we wrap up our series “Families of the Heart” with a discussion of “The Joys of Families of the Heart.” Queries to consider and reflect upon in advance of this discussion are listed below. All are welcome and child care is available. We hope that you will join us. If you have questions, please contact Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com) or Von Keairns (yekeairns@att.net).

  • How does being a Quaker enrich our families of the heart? •What is our experience in creating families of the heart within our meeting? What makes us feel connected? How do these connections happen? •What is our hope for our 21st century Quaker families? •How are we present in love to one another? What does love look like? How is it lived? •How does our Quaker faith shape how we understand family and how we “are” in our family?

Friends, please reserve with Tim to use the Meeting House! Construction has started and rooms will close as contractors work in them. Be mindful that renters have reserved rooms and parking spaces and Meeting members must share. There may not always be room for everyone.  Help Tim balance the load by reserving rooms and parking spaces as far in advance as possible, and be flexible as we build.

Contact Tim at pfmoffice7@gmail.com or 412-683-2669.

The financial support of the Meeting is a shared responsibility.  To contribute online follow the Contribute link on our website.   There is a cash box outside the Library door. 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 Ecclesiastes. 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

12:15

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, serve, and share an evening meal for approximately 30 people experiencing homelessness. Contact Walter Mead waltermead@hotmail.com 412-856-0195 if you would like to join in this effort.  More helpers are always welcome.
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 Weds. 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
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.

FGC is releasing the results of a market survey regarding Gathering. A summary can be viewed here: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/FMfcgxwCgVbMPtQWkbtBRfMHWZCXSvbf?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1.5

Deadline for submissions to the Spring Bulletin of Lake Erie Yearly Meeting is Wednesday, May 15th. Warmly welcomed:  articles describing activities of monthly meetings, essays, poetry or artwork related to spiritual journeys.  Send to bulletinleym@gmail.com

FGC Gathering 2019: Peace in our Hearts, Justice in the World: Friends would be happy to share their Gathering experiences or visit the Gathering website: https://www.fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering to learn more. FGC is offering discounts and reduced fees this year to help families and young adults attend. Our own Quaker Community Fund (QCF) can help with the cost of attending if this is a concern for you, with special consideration for first time attendees. There is also a possibility of work grants and help with transportation costs.  Please email Mary King for an application (kingmary1@gmail.com), due June 1, or see any member of QCF for more information – Walter Mead, Barry Beal, Ruth Dymond, Dale Keairns, or Mary.

The LEYM executive committee has advertised both the meeting worker and database manager positions but do not think someone will be in place prior to annual sessions.  They welcome volunteers to fill the role until Annual Sessions. This work would include: Update website, May 8 – update,  create new or update current registration form,  disseminate information to listserv.

The Section of the Americas Friends World Committee has a new position open for an Advancement Manager who will work closely with the Executive Secretary to collectively raise $500,000 annually through a combination of individual gifts, grants, and contributions from other denominational bodies.  The position will require excellent communication skills, including written and in-person solicitation of donors, and hands-on database experience. A strong commitment to the future of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as the Friends Church, is essential.  For more information please visit https://fwccamericas.org/_wp/2019/03/27/now-hiring-advancement-manager/

Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network This year’s PIIN banquet will be on May 19 at the Westin Hotel. The featured speaker, Diane Nash, is a founding member of SNCC. The tickets are $75.00 and reservations must be made by May. Contact Sarah Bowen-Salio for additional details about PIIN and the banquet. Peace and Social Concerns is encouraging enough Friends to attend so we can reserve a ten-person table. Caitlin Koerber (caitlin.e.koerber@gmail.com) has volunteered to collect the money ($75.00) from anyone reserving.  Please let Caitlin know if you are interested in joining a table for ten with others from PFM at PIIN’s banquet. You may also make your reservation online: www.PIIN.org. Reservations close on May 14,  people want to join the table, we will reserve one. In addition to reservations, you may donate ($10 minimum) to be listed by name (or anonymously) as a patron in the program booklet. As soon as possible.

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Weekly Bulletin May 5, 2019

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Pittsburgh Friends, on Ellsworth near Pitt and CMU

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin May 5, 2019

                                          Queries for Fifth Month (May) on Participation in Meeting                                         

●       Do we participate as fully as we can in the Meeting community and accept our share of responsibility for carrying out its work?                                   

●       Do we widen our circle of friendship within the Meeting and welcome newcomers? How do we provide for family participation in Meeting activities?                                        

●       How do we order our time before Meeting for Worship so that we can come prepared with hearts and minds in a spirit of true devotion and living expectancy?                                       

●       Are Meetings for Business held in expectant waiting for the guidance of the Light? Do we seek the appropriate course of action in a spirit of love, understanding, and forbearance?

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: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

BSS UPDATE:  The concrete contractor required an additional stamped drawing from the architect on foundation details. We expect foundation work to begin soon.

Saturday May 4th 10:30 a.m. (Rain Date 5/11) Trillium Walk at Sherwood Oaks.  The white and multicolor trillium are already blooming, and the other varieties will follow soon.  Come out to visit Friends at SO, and enjoy the garden.  For ride co-ordination or more information, email Jim Morgan at morganjj@gmail.com.

Friends, please reserve with Tim to use the Meeting House! Construction has started and rooms will close as contractors work in them. Be mindful that renters have reserved rooms and parking spaces and Meeting members must share. There may not always be room for everyone.  Help Tim balance the load by reserving rooms and parking spaces as far in advance as possible, and be flexible as we build.

Contact Tim at pfmoffice7@gmail.com or 412-683-2669.

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 Ecclesiastes. 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

12:15

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, serve, and share an evening meal for approximately 30 people experiencing homelessness. Contact Walter Mead waltermead@hotmail.com 412-856-0195 if you would like to join in this effort.  More helpers are always welcome.
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 Weds. 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
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.

The financial support of the Meeting is a shared responsibility.  To contribute online follow the Contribute link on our website.   There is a cash box outside the Library door. Email for the treasurer and assistant treasurer: pghfmtreasurer@gmail.com

This Sunday (May 5th) at 3pm Carolina Vega will give a Colombian harp performance at Meeting.  The visit is sponsored by Harping for Harmony.  The performance is free and open to the public.  Details at http://www.harpingforharmony.org/carolina19

FGC Gathering 2019: Peace in our Hearts, Justice in the World :Friends would be happy to share their Gathering experiences or visit the Gathering website: https://www.fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering to learn more. FGC is offering discounts and reduced fees this year to help families and young adults attend. Our own Quaker Community Fund (QCF) can help with the cost of attending if this is a concern for you, with special consideration for first time attenders. There is also a possibility of work grants and help with transportation costs.  Please email Mary King for an application (kingmary1@gmail.com), due June 1, or see any member of QCF for more information – Walter Mead, Barry Beal, Ruth Dymond, Dale Keairns, or Mary King

The LEYM executive committee has advertised both the meeting worker and database manager positions but do not think someone will be in place prior to annual sessions.  They welcome volunteers to fill the role until Annual Sessions. This work would include: Update website, May 8 – update, create new or update current registration form, disseminate information to listserv.

Deadline for submissions to the Spring Bulletin of Lake Erie Yearly Meeting is Wednesday, May 15th.

Warmly welcomed:  articles describing activities of monthly meetings, essays, poetry or artwork related to spiritual journeys.  Send to bulletinleym@gmail.com

The Section of the Americas Friends World Committee has a new position open for an Advancement Manager who will work closely with the Executive Secretary to collectively raise $500,000 annually through a combination of individual gifts, grants, and contributions from other denominational bodies.  The position will require excellent communication skills, including written and in-person solicitation of donors, and hands-on database experience. A strong commitment to the future of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as the Friends Church, is essential.  For more information please visit https://fwccamericas.org/_wp/2019/03/27/now-hiring-advancement-manager/

Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network This year’s PIIN banquet will be on May 19 at the Westin Hotel. The featured speaker, Diane Nash, is a founding member of SNCC. The tickets are $75.00 and reservations must be made by May. Contact Sarah Bowen-Salio for additional details about PIIN and the banquet. Peace and Social Concerns is encouraging enough Friends to attend so we can reserve a ten-person table. Caitlin Koerber (caitlin.e.koerber@gmail.com) has volunteered to collect the money ($75.00) from anyone reserving.  Please let Caitlin know if you are interested in joining a table for ten with others from PFM at PIIN’s banquet. You may also make your reservation online: www.PIIN.org. Reservations close on May 14,  people want to join the table, we will reserve one. In addition to reservations, you may donate ($10 minimum) to be listed by name (or anonymously) as a patron in the program booklet.As soon as possible.

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