Proposed addition to Meeting House
Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh
4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Weekly Bulletin February 17, 2019
|Queries for Second Month (February) on Simplicity and Moderation
● Is our commitment to simplicity and moderation reflected in our daily lives?
● Are we careful in our use of time and energy? Do we incorporate opportunities for spiritual growth and service into our daily life? Do we avoid wasteful consumption and undue attachment to possessions? Does our recreation reflect moderation, and does it strengthen body, mind, and spirit? Do we avoid harmful practices and substances?
● Do we practice simplicity in our manner of living, avoiding waste and ostentation? Does our commitment to simplicity bring beauty and harmony to our surroundings?
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: email@example.com
Upcoming Events and Announcements
“Wisdom’s Wonders: The Heart of Sacred Conversations”, a Friends Couples Enrichment Retreat, will be held at the Meeting House the weekend of February 22-24. ALL COUPLES ARE WELCOME. The cost is $40/couple. To learn more, go to: friendscoupleenrichment.wordpress.com. For more information, or to register, contact Mary King (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marcy Luek (email@example.com).
On Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 – 8:30, at the Meeting House, P&SC is sponsoring an evening with George Lakey (co-founder of Earth Quaker Action Team) who will lead a workshop based on his new book How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. Sign-up required: contact Nick Coles (firstname.lastname@example.org). George will also give a book talk at White Whale bookstore, 4754 Liberty Ave, Pgh 15224, on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:00.
Pamphlets & Pastries rescheduled: The Pendle Hill Pamphlets discussion group will meet in the library on Sunday, March 31, at 12:15 pm. We will pick up where we left off last September in PHP # 448, “The Inner Guide versus the Inner Critic: The Journey from Judgement to Love” by Christine Wolff. Prior reading is not necessary. Copies will be available, and we briefly summarize sections already covered, then take turns reading aloud. A review of this pamphlet appears in “A Leading to Read” in the October 2018 newsletter.
House Meeting Information Gathering: At last week’s Meeting for Worship with attention to Business, a number of people expressed an interest in hosting worship in their homes as part of our BSS space strategy. If this is something you’re drawn to, please write to email@example.com with information including: the number of people you could comfortably host, accessibility (e.g. stairs, pets) and your address. Thanks!
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The financial support of the Meeting is a shared responsibility. There is a cash box outside the Library door. Email for the treasurer and assistant treasurer: email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|1st Sunday||Letter Writing Write to your elected officials on local & national issues in Library following MfW.|
|Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business. Attending connects us to the community and to our underlying beliefs as Friends. Items for the next month’s Newsletter are due this day, except MfB minutes and emergency items which may be e-mailed to email@example.com|
|2nd 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.|
|2nd Wednesday||Friendly Lunch in Oakland 12:00 at the Panera on the corner of Halket and the Blvd of the Allies. Contact Debby Hollingshead for more info.|
|2nd Thurs. 2-4pm||Writer’s Group – Share your writing with others for comments, not criticism. Contact Barra Jacob-McDowell for more information.|
|3rd Tuesday 7:00 PM||Friendly Spiritual Healing Group. All are welcome. For more information, or to be held in the Light, see Pat Buddemeyer, Von Keairns, Nancy James, or Pat May.|
|3rd Sunday||Adult Education 12:15-1:15|
|Meeting for Worship at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. For more information, contact Elinor Castle (724-776-8307). Friends are needed to attend. Contact a member of Outreach for more info.|
When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind that the Meeting House is CLOSED on Mondays until 5 pm and all day and evening on Fridays. The House Manager’s email is: email@example.com