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Weekly Bulletin, June 25, 2017

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin, June 25, 2017

 

Queries for Sixth Month (June) on Spirituality

●        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 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 this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Working Group Against Racism (WGAR): Please join us for the next meeting of WGAR, taking place on Sunday, June 25th from 12:15 – 1:45. We will be continuing to discern next steps on action items emerging from the May workshop on “Resisting Racism and Oppression.” We welcome all members and attenders of Pittsburgh Friends Meeting. Questions? Please talk with or email Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com), Eva Mergner (eva.mergner@gmail.com), or Joe Marchesani (joemarchesani2013@gmail.com). If you would like to join us, and need child care, please let Mary know by Friday, June 23rd.

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.

YUIR Summer Kick-Off June 27-29, from 10-4 each day at The Shop in Homewood (621 N Dallas) This 3-day anti-racism training is free and open to youth ages 14-23. Snacks and Lunch will be provided each day.  Morning activities will focus on building a shared anti-racist analysis asking the question why are people poor and looking at the history of race and racism in this country. We also look at Internalized Racial Oppression and how that affects our organizing. A big focus is the School to Prison Pipeline and understanding why and how students of color are targeted to end up in the criminal justice system. The afternoon activities will be arts and culture related. An open mic and hands on arts activities are planned.   If possible, youth are asked to register online at https://goo.gl/forms/G3H01mZ3xJpI1PR03Youth are welcome to show up even if they haven’t already registered.

When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind thatthe 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

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.

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

Weekly Bulletin, June 18, 2017

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin, June 18, 2017

Queries for Sixth Month (June) on Spirituality

●        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 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 this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com
Upcoming Events and Announcements

July 16. Come to an Earthcare Sundae  “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.

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

YUIR Summer Kick-Off June 27-29, from 10-4 each day at The Shop in Homewood (621 N Dallas) This 3-day anti-racism training is free and open to youth ages 14-23. Snacks and Lunch will be provided each day.  Morning activities will focus on building a shared anti-racist analysis asking the question why are people poor and looking at the history of race and racism in this country. We also look at Internalized Racial Oppression and how that affects our organizing. A big focus is the School to Prison Pipeline and understanding why and how students of color are targeted to end up in the criminal justice system. The afternoon activities will be arts and culture related. An open mic and hands on arts activities are planned.   If possible, youth are asked to register online at https://goo.gl/forms/G3H01mZ3xJpI1PR03Youth are welcome to show up even if they haven’t already registered.
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 updated 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)

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.

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Friends have extended an invitation to other yearly meetings to send one or two Friends as visitors to BYM’s annual sessions from July 31–August 6, 2017 at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. BYM will cover registration costs as well as room and board! BYM is an FGC-affiliated yearly meeting.   If you are interested or feel led to serve as a visitor and report back to LEYM, contact the clerk of LEYM’s Advancement & Outreach Committee, Mathilda Navias, at galaxy@woh.rr.com or 419 448-0578.

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

Weekly Bulletin, June 11, 2017

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin, June 11, 2017

Queries for Sixth Month (June) on Spirituality

●        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 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 this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

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.

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 updated 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)

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

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Friends have extended an invitation to other yearly meetings to send one or two Friends as visitors to BYM’s annual sessions from July 31–August 6, 2017 at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. BYM will cover registration costs as well as room and board! BYM is an FGC-affiliated yearly meeting.   If you are interested or feel led to serve as a visitor and report back to LEYM, contact the clerk of LEYM’s Advancement & Outreach Committee, Mathilda Navias, at galaxy@woh.rr.com or 419 448-0578.

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

 

 

Weekly Bulletin, June 4, 2017

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin, June 4, 2017

Queries for Sixth Month (June) on Spirituality

●        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 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 this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Annual FDS Carnival:  June 4th at the rise of 10:30 MfW.  All ages are invited to play carnival games outdoors on the front lawn.  Parents are asked to supervise their children. We are still in need of volunteers for staffing the games.  If you can assist, please contact Betsy Bangley at betsybangley@gmail.com or Walter Mead at waltermead@hotmail.com.

WGAR (Working Group Against Racism) Meeting: Monday, June 5th at 7:00 pm in the Meetinghouse. Whether or not you were able to attend the “Challenging Oppression” workshop, please join us to identify and plan for ways to engage our Meeting community, and the larger community in Pittsburgh in combating racism. Our intention is to put our faith into action in order to transform our “worlds”—the self, Pittsburgh Monthly Meeting, and beyond. All Members and Attenders of Pittsburgh Meeting are welcome!!

The Friendly Writers’ Group will be meeting on Thursday, June 8th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Please bring writing materials for a timed writing. Thank you!

PFM EarthCare Working Group – Saturday, June 10, 1 PM –  Gather at the Guthrie home, 5815 Hays Street, 15206.  We will be discussing articles we found interesting in the online ‘zine.   quakerearthcare.org/bfc/volume-30-number-2

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 updated 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)

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.

The Friends General Conference 2018 Gathering Committee invites Friends from LEYM to join them in envisioning a challenging, fruitful, and inspirational week by becoming a member of the FGC 2018 Gathering Committee. The 2018 Gathering will be held in Toledo OH. An invitation is posted on the bulletin board and Friends can find an Expression of Interest Form online at www.FGCquaker.org/gathering-committee.

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Friends have extended an invitation to other yearly meetings to send one or two Friends as visitors to BYM’s annual sessions from July 31–August 6, 2017 at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. BYM will cover registration costs as well as room and board! BYM is an FGC-affiliated yearly meeting.   If you are interested or feel led to serve as a visitor and report back to LEYM, contact the clerk of LEYM’s Advancement & Outreach Committee, Mathilda Navias, at galaxy@woh.rr.com or 419 448-0578.

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

 

Weekly Bulletin May 28, 2017

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin May 28, 2017

  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 Worship with Attention to 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 this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Sunday, May 28th during 10:30 MfW – FDS Flower planting: The FDS will be planting flowers in front of the Meeting House and would appreciate the loan of small shovels, trowels and gloves that day. If you have items to loan, please label them with your name, place them on the front porch as you come into Meeting on May 28th, and don’t forget to pick them up on your way out.  Thank you!

Pamphlets & Pastries: Sunday, May 28 pm in the Library.​ We will gather to continue reading and discussing Pendle Hill Pamphlet 383, “Answering the Call to Heal the World” by Patience A. Schenck. This PHP can be borrowed from the Library;  copies will also be provided at the meeting. All are welcome.

Annual FDS Carnival: June 4th at the rise of 10:30 MfW.​ All ages are invited to play carnival games outdoors on the front lawn. Parents are asked to supervise their children. We are still in need of volunteers for staffing the games. If you can assist, please contact Betsy Bangley at ​betsybangley@gmail.com or Walter Mead at ​waltermead@hotmail.com​.

PFM EarthCare Working Group – Saturday, June 10, 1 PM – Gather at the Guthrie home, 5815 Hays Street, 15206. We will be discussing articles we found interesting in the online ‘zine.  quakerearthcare.org/bfc/volume-30-number-2

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 updated 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)

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.

The Friends General Conference 2018 Gathering Committee invites Friends from LEYM to join them in envisioning a challenging, fruitful, and inspirational week by becoming a member of the FGC 2018 Gathering Committee. The 2018 Gathering will be held in Toledo OH. An invitation is posted on the bulletin board and Friends can find an Expression of Interest Form online at​ http://www.FGCquaker.org/gathering-committee.

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Friends have extended an invitation to other yearly meetings to send one or two

Friends as visitors to BYM’s annual sessions from July 31–August 6, 2017 at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. BYM will cover registration costs as well as room and board! BYM is an FGC-affiliated yearly meeting. If you are interested or feel led to serve as a visitor and report back to LEYM, contact the clerk of LEYM’s Advancement & Outreach Committee, Mathilda Navias, at ​galaxy@woh.rr.com​ or ​419 448-0578​.

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

 

Weekly Bulletin May 21, 2017

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin May 21, 2017

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 Worship with Attention to 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 this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

May 21, PFM Group Picture, Rise of Meeting – The Outreach Committee of Pittsburgh Friends Meeting is working to organize a BIG GROUP PHOTO of Members and Attenders on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The photo would take place between Announcements and Hospitality, and we hope to do the line-up and photo as quickly as possible.  We would like as many Members and Attenders as possible to be in this photo, but ONLY if you feel comfortable being in a photo that would be used on the Internet and printed on paper PFM Outreach flyers. There will not be any close-ups of faces– it would be a photo of a large group of people standing and sitting together, cheerfully, in rows. Parents, please advise your kids/teens (in advance) whether you give them permission to be in the p…

This month’s Adult Ed program, on May 21 at 12:15, will explore the Quaker notion of inner light. We’ll use excerpts from Rex Amblers pamphlet, “The Light Within,” to guide our conversation.

 Sunday, May 21 12:15 p.m. All ages Bike Ride from Meeting to Hays Eagle Nest 12:15 p.m.  Shorter and flatter trail options available.  Contact Jim Morgan (morganjj@gmail.com) or see https://www.facebook.com/events/678548192352034/ for details.

 Sunday, May 28th during 10:30 MfW – FDS Flower planting:  The FDS will be planting flowers in front of the Meeting House and would appreciate the loan of small shovels, trowels and gloves that day.  If you have items to loan, please label them with your name, place them on the front porch as you come into Meeting on May 28th, and don’t forget to pick them up on your way out.  Thank you!

Pamphlets & Pastries: Sunday, May 28 pm in the Library. We will gather to continue reading and discussing Pendle Hill Pamphlet 383, “Answering the Call to Heal the World” by Patience A. Schenck. This PHP can be borrowed from the Library; copies will also be provided at the meeting. All are welcome.

Annual FDS Carnival:  June 4th at the rise of 10:30 MfW.  All ages are invited to play carnival games outdoors on the front lawn.  Parents are asked to supervise their children. We are still in need of volunteers for staffing the games.  If you can assist, please contact Betsy Bangley at betsybangley@gmail.com or Walter Mead at waltermead@hotmail.com.

The Friends General Conference 2018 Gathering Committee invites Friends from LEYM to join them in envisioning a challenging, fruitful, and inspirational week by becoming a member of the FGC 2018 Gathering Committee. The 2018 Gathering will be held in Toledo OH. An invitation is posted on the bulletin board and Friends can find an Expression of Interest Form online at www.FGCquaker.org/gathering-committee.

Spiritual Support Groups Forming:  Ministry committee would love to hear from you if you’re interested in joining a spiritual support group!  These small groups (not more than 6 people) are kind of like a Friendly Interest Group, but with a focus on exploring or growing your spiritual lives together, in the “spiritual friendship” mold.  Groups would meet once a month for 6 months (before an optional re-up!)   We recognize that people may have different ways they want to work together, and we’ll see how to make the best matches – some may be more interested in reading and discussion, some in personal sharing.  FGC also has a new spiritual deepening program that is an option – we’ll facilitate the use of that if groups are interested.  If you’d like to be added to the list, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/dyGqICqRcxngrJGW2 or talk to a Ministry committee member.  If you’re already part of a group and want to switch it up, please feel free to enter your name as well!

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)

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

 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 updated email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com

Weekly Bulletin May 7, 2017

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Weekly Bulletin May 7, 2017

  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 Worship with Attention to 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 this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Sunday the 7th is the Pittsburgh Marathon, so please allow extra time to navigate. Child care and/or FDS will be available. A reference map showing how to get around can be found here: http://www.thepittsburghmarathon.com/Files/Admin/2017%20Course%20Maps/2017-Marathon-City-of-PGH-Esc%20ape-Map.pdf

Saturday, May 6th, 12 to 5 p.m.: Spring Work Party  Please join the House Committee and other F/friends to help spruce up the house and grounds for the coming warm months. There will be plenty to do, both inside and out. Check with our House Manager, Tim Field, if you want to sign up for a particular job ahead of time. Come for an hour or for the entire afternoon, work, have fun, and feel good! Your meetinghouse will thank you. If anyone would like to provide a simple lunch or snacks around 1 PM, please let me know (wslefler@gmail.com).

The ​Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network​’s (PIIN’s) annual fundraising banquet will be held on ​May 7th at 5 PM at the Westin Convention Center downtown. PIIN is a network of more than 40 Christian, Jewish, and Muslim congregations in the Pgh area that works on social justice issues. Tickets are $50-$55 and financial assistance may be available. Questions? Want to sign up? Contact Sarah Bowen-Salio at smbsalio@gmail.com . Deadline to register and turn money in is April 30.

Cirque du Spiritual Space May 13 – to build meeting spirit and solidarity. We are a larger and more diverse group than a year ago, and we want to celebrate our new and old strengths. If you want to sing, speak a poem, perform music, or something else that will bring us together, sign up! Contact Nick Coles <coles@pitt.edu> or Eric Starbuck <ericwilliamstarbuck@gmail.com> or Chie Togami <chie.togami@gmail.com > and let’s have some fun!

The Friendly Writers’ Group will be meeting on Thursday, May 11th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. ​We had such a good result from the timed writing prompt last time, we want to do it again, so please bring writing materials. Thank you!

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, our Working Group Against Racism​ is sponsoring a workshop open to all members of Pittsburgh Friends Meeting. The workshop will run from ​9 AM until 4 PM at the Meeting House​. Lunch will be provided. Like charity, healing begins at home. Using interactive and kinetic exercises, the workshop will enable Friends to explore many unconscious assumptions they have about race and the impact of those assumptions on their thinking, speech, and behavior. This work is important for the spiritual dynamics of our faith, translating aspirations into action. If it is at all possible for you, please attend. Intended as the first of several workshops over the coming year, the event will be facilitated by Yvette Shipman and etta cetera, founders of ​Walk the Talk​.

Pamphlets and Pastries rescheduled! Sunday, ​May 28​, 12:15 pm. Because of various conflicts, the Pamphlets and Pastries session has been moved to the fourth Sunday in May. At that time will gather in the Library to continue reading and discussing Pendle Hill Pamphlet 383, “Answering the Call to Heal the World” by Patience A. Schenck. This PHP can be borrowed from the Library; copies will also be provided at the meeting. All are welcome.

The Quaker Community Fund would like to remind the community that now is the time to plan for FGC, LEYM, Summer Camp for children and even our own Fall Gathering. Scholarship monies are available but you need to submit the forms now. If you will need scholarships for more than one of these events, please apply for them all together, on one application. We can consider one request per family per year for support. The forms are available online http://www.quaker.org/pghpamm/QCF_Forms.pdf or in the cupboard near doors to the meeting room. Questions? Please ask any QCF member: Scilla Wahrhaftig, Claire Cohen, Dale Keairns, Barry Beal, Walter Mead or Mary King

Spiritual Support Groups Forming: ​ Ministry committee would love to hear from you if you’re interested in joining a spiritual support group!  These small groups (not more than 6 people) are kind of like a Friendly Interest Group, but with a focus on exploring or growing your spiritual lives together, in the “spiritual friendship” mold.  Groups would meet once a month for 6 months (before an optional re-up!)   We recognize that people may have different ways they want to work together, and we’ll see how to make the best matches – some may be more interested in reading and discussion, some in personal sharing.  FGC also has a new ​spiritual deepening program​ that is an option – we’ll facilitate the use of that if groups are interested.  If you’d like to be added to the list, please fill out this form:  https://goo.gl/forms/dyGqICqRcxngrJGW2 or talk to a Ministry committee member.  If you’re already part of a group and want to switch it up, please feel free to enter your name as well!

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, mailto: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)

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

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 updated email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com