Weekly Bulletin April 28, 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 April 28, 2019

Queries for Fourth Month (April) on Caring

●        What things do we do or say that continue racism and other types of oppression?

●        Do we care for those around us?

●        What would our meeting be like if everyone felt that they belonged?

●        How do we show respect and consideration for all people, including those with whom we differ?   

●        When contentions arise, what steps do we take to address them speedily and in a spirit of love and respect? Do we avoid bearing grudges?

●        Are we faithful in keeping promises and just and honorable in all our dealings?   

●        As individuals or as a Meeting, are we supportive of those who are experiencing major changes in their lives?  

●        In our close relationships, do we assume our share of responsibility for our own and each other’s welfare? Are we sensitive to the needs of the individuals affected by the relationship? 

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.

Adult Education on April 28th 12:15-1:15: Please join us as we continue our series “Families of the Heart.” However we define “family,” those relationships sometimes present real and difficult challenges, and communication—in which integrity, tenderness, equality, compassion, empathy, simplicity, self-respect, and good faith, all come into play—remains an essential ingredient in maintaining our connection to one another. Join as we seek to become our best Quaker self as we consider the following queries:

  • How do we communicate constructively (truthfully, but not hurtfully) when disagreements arise?
  • How can conflict or serious challenges be handled within a family in a way that aligns with Quaker values?
  • What so we need to do to hold open space for forgiveness and the readiness to begin again?
  • When faced with disagreement or disruption in an important relationships, how do we maintain good faith and self-respect?

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

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.

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.

Those who remember Oriana Reilly may be interested to know that she is traveling to visit Quakers in Bolivia where she will be helping out with both English classes and biosand filter work at the Friends International Bilingual Center in La Paz.  The Center was started by Emma Condori, a Bolivian Quaker, and is mostly run by local Bolivian young adult Quaker volunteers.  Those interested in supporting this work (either to general funds or specifically naming biosand filters or workshop and seminar programs) can donate at this link: https://www.centrobilingueinternacionalamigos.org/give 

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

 

Weekly Bulletin April 21, 2019

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Friends Meeting House, in Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin April 21, 2019

Queries for Fourth Month (April) on Caring

●        What things do we do or say that continue racism and other types of oppression?

●        Do we care for those around us?

●        What would our meeting be like if everyone felt that they belonged?

●        How do we show respect and consideration for all people, including those with whom we differ?   

●        When contentions arise, what steps do we take to address them speedily and in a spirit of love and respect? Do we avoid bearing grudges?

●        Are we faithful in keeping promises and just and honorable in all our dealings?   

●        As individuals or as a Meeting, are we supportive of those who are experiencing major changes in their lives?  

●        In our close relationships, do we assume our share of responsibility for our own and each other’s welfare? Are we sensitive to the needs of the individuals affected by the relationship? 

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.

Adult Education on April 28th 12:15-1:15: Please join us as we continue our series “Families of the Heart.” However we define “family,” those relationships sometimes present real and difficult challenges, and communication—in which integrity, tenderness, equality, compassion, empathy, simplicity, self-respect, and good faith, all come into play—remains an essential ingredient in maintaining our connection to one another. Join as we seek to become our best Quaker self as we consider the following queries:

  • How do we communicate constructively (truthfully, but not hurtfully) when disagreements arise?
  • How can conflict or serious challenges be handled within a family in a way that aligns with Quaker values?
  • What so we need to do to hold open space for forgiveness and the readiness to begin again?
  • When faced with disagreement or disruption in an important relationships, how do we maintain good faith and self-respect?

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.

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.

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/

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

 

Weekly Bulletin April 14, 2019

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin April 14, 2019

Queries for Fourth Month (April) on Caring

●         Do we care for those around us? 

●        How do we show respect and consideration for all people, including those with whom we differ?   

●        When contentions arise, what steps do we take to address them speedily and in a spirit of love and respect? Do we avoid bearing grudges?

●        Are we faithful in keeping promises and just and honorable in all our dealings?   

●        As individuals or as a Meeting, are we supportive of those who are experiencing major changes in their lives?  

●        In our close relationships, do we assume our share of responsibility for our own and each other’s welfare? Are we sensitive to the needs of the individuals affected by the relationship? 

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:  Thank you all for reserving spaces on Sunday for those with mobility issues and small children – please do use them if you need them. Keep watching this spot for further updates.

Thurs., Apr. 18, 7:15 p.m.: Please join us for the next meeting of the Non-Theism Discussion Group. John Modell will be sharing insights into his spiritual journey. All are welcome, regardless of theistic position! Contact Rosemary Coffey at rosemarycoffey@aol.com if you have questions.

Adult Education on April 28th 12:15-1:15: Please join us as we continue our series “Families of the Heart.” However we define “family,” those relationships sometimes present real and difficult challenges, and communication—in which integrity, tenderness, equality, compassion, empathy, simplicity, self-respect, and good faith, all come into play—remains an essential ingredient in maintaining our connection to one another. Join as we seek to become our best Quaker self as we consider the following queries:

  • How do we communicate constructively (truthfully, but not hurtfully) when disagreements arise?
  • How can conflict or serious challenges be handled within a family in a way that aligns with Quaker values?
  • What so we need to do to hold open space for forgiveness and the readiness to begin again?
  • When faced with disagreement or disruption in an important relationships, how do we maintain good faith and self-respect?

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 a seat at PIIN’s banquet. You may also make your reservation online: www.PIIN.org. Reservations close on May 14, 2019. Please let Caitlin know if you are interested in joining a table for ten with others from PFM. As soon as 10 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.

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

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.

Casa San Jose wants the immigrant Latino community to know their rights and be protected from deportation. They will be canvassing in East Liberty for a 2-hour morning or afternoon shift on Saturday, April 20.  Trained volunteers will be going door-to-door to find and educate allies in order to build safe neighborhood support zones. If you would like to be trained or have questions, contact Emergency Response Organizer Laura Perkins 412-736-7176 or  laura@casasanjose.org

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

 

At April’s Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business, we will be considering the adoption of the racial and social justice queries found below. These queries were initially presented at January’s Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business by the Peace & Social Concerns Committee, along with the request for feedback from members and attenders. The comments and suggestions the Working Group Against Racism received were limited. In a process of discernment and reflection, we have revised the original queries, which you will find below. If you have questions in advance, please email Mary Parish, convener of WGAR, at maryjparish@gmail.com.

Racial and Social Justice Queries

January.  Justice and Equality.

In what ways are we utilizing the resources that Quakers and marginalized communities have to offer each other?

February.  Simplicity and Moderation.

What privileges do I enjoy and how does my acceptance of those privileges impact the lives of others?

March.  Stewardship.

How does our ministry to care for the environment connect us to issues of justice and equality?

April.  Caring.

What things do we do or say that continue racism and other types of oppression?

What would our meeting be like if everyone felt that they belonged?

May.  Participation in Meeting.

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

June.  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?

July.  Unity in Meeting.

In what ways are we as a meeting open to different messages and diversity of expression?

How do we move from a place of aloneness and separateness into a place of connectedness?

August. Vocation.

In our work, how do we use our Spirit-given creativity to confront and heal the effects of oppression and racism?

September.  Children.

What are we doing to model how to confront systems of institutionalized oppression for our children?

October. Home Life.

In what ways do we recognize, acknowledge, and confront racist biases in our own families?

November.  Non-Violence.

In situations where injustice exists, how do we use non-violent actions to promote truth, understanding, and reconciliation?

December. Peace

What are we doing to bring about Peace and Justice as opposed to merely settling for the absence of conflict?

Queries for use during discernment in Meeting for Business.

  • How might this decision affect people from other cultures, or those within the same culture who have different experiences, perceptions, belief systems, and perspectives from our own?
  • To what degree have privilege, class, stereotypes, assumptions, and our ability to include other perspectives affected this decision? Will this decision promote inclusiveness, allow equal access, and welcome those we perceive as different from ourselves?
  • How might this decision advance our goal of promoting diversity, fostering justice, and creating the Beloved community for all people?
  • As a meeting and as individuals, how can we join with others and decide to turn our will and our lives over to wholeness in Spirit and in Truth?

Weekly Bulletin April 7, 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 April 7, 2019

Queries for Fourth Month (April) on Caring

●         Do we care for those around us? 

●        How do we show respect and consideration for all people, including those with whom we differ?   

●        When contentions arise, what steps do we take to address them speedily and in a spirit of love and respect? Do we avoid bearing grudges?

●        Are we faithful in keeping promises and just and honorable in all our dealings?   

●        As individuals or as a Meeting, are we supportive of those who are experiencing major changes in their lives?  

●        In our close relationships, do we assume our share of responsibility for our own and each other’s welfare? Are we sensitive to the needs of the individuals affected by the relationship? 

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

Parking and Room Notice: The right side of the parking lot will be closed when the BSS project begins. During the week, the left side will be reserved for parking lease holders, so Tim asks that you please find other parking if you come into Oakland. On Sundays, please reserve the parking lot for our older Friends and Friends with disabilities. Rooms for meetings: Also, please note that it will be important to reserve rooms with Tim in advance during the construction as there will be limited availability and higher than usual demand.

Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. A memorial service for long-time PFM member/attender and Sherwood Oaks resident Dorothy Freedman, who died recently, will be held at Sherwood Oaks. PFM member Dale Keairns will clerk the meeting. All who knew Dottie are encouraged to attend and share their memories of her.  Consider carpooling for the  45-50 minutes drive from the meetinghouse to Cranberry Township.

Thurs., Apr. 18, 7:15 p.m.: Please join us for the next meeting of the Non-Theism Discussion Group. John Modell will be sharing insights into his spiritual journey. All are welcome, regardless of theistic position! Contact Rosemary Coffey at rosemarycoffey@aol.com if you have questions.

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.

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

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

Casa San Jose wants the immigrant Latino community to know their rights and be protected from deportation. They will be canvassing in East Liberty for a 2-hour morning or afternoon shift on Saturday, April 20.  Trained volunteers will be going door-to-door to find and educate allies in order to build safe neighborhood support zones. If you would like to be trained or have questions, contact Emergency Response Organizer Laura Perkins 412-736-7176 or  laura@casasanjose.org

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. We would also invite a Friend to volunteer as our in-house coordinator for collecting the fees and the sponsor delivering these to PIIN’s new headquarters in Squirrel Hill. As incentive, P&SC will pay for the ticket of this volunteer.

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

 

Weekly Bulletin March 31, 2019

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin March 31, 2019

Queries for Third Month (March) on Stewardship

●       Do we revere life and the splendor of the universe and act as stewards of God’s continuing creation?

●       What are we doing to conserve natural resources and use them wisely?

●       Are we sensitive to the effect of our actions on future generations? How can we best preserve an environment in which diverse species can flourish?

●       Are we exercising stewardship of our financial resources so that we can share with others?

●       Are we taking good care of Meeting property for ourselves and those who will come after us? How do we use Meeting property to witness to our testimonies?

 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

Parking and Room Notice: The right side of the parking lot will be closed when the BSS project begins. During the week, the left side will be reserved for parking lease holders, so Tim asks that you please find other parking if you come into Oakland. On Sundays, please reserve the parking lot for our older Friends and Friends with disabilities. Rooms for meetings: Also, please note that it will be important to reserve rooms with Tim in advance during the construction as there will be limited availability and higher than usual demand.

Casa San Jose wants the immigrant Latino community to know their rights and be protected from deportation. They are providing a training to the public to canvas in East Liberty and Brookline for a 2-hour morning or afternoon shift on either March 30 or April 13.  Trained volunteers will be going door-to-door to find and educate allies in order to build safe neighborhood support zones. If interested or have questions, contact Emergency Response Organizer Laura Perkins 412-736-7176 or laura@casasanjose.org

Pamphlets & Pastries, Sunday, March 31, 12:15 pm in the Library. The Pendle Hill Pamphlets discussion group will resume reading and discussing PHP # 448, The Inner Guide versus the Inner Critic: The Journey from Judgement to Love by Christine Wolff.  Prior attendance or reading of the pamphlet is not necessary. Copies will be available, and we will 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.

Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. A memorial service for long-time PFM member/attender and Sherwood Oaks resident Dorothy Freedman, who died recently, will be held at Sherwood Oaks. PFM member Dale Keairns will clerk the meeting. All who knew Dottie are encouraged to attend and share their memories of her.  Consider carpooling for the  45-50 minutes drive from the meetinghouse to Cranberry Township.

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

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.

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

Weekly Bulletin March 24, 2019

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin March 24, 2019

Queries for Third Month (March) on Stewardship

●       Do we revere life and the splendor of the universe and act as stewards of God’s continuing creation?

●       What are we doing to conserve natural resources and use them wisely?

●       Are we sensitive to the effect of our actions on future generations? How can we best preserve an environment in which diverse species can flourish?

●       Are we exercising stewardship of our financial resources so that we can share with others?

●       Are we taking good care of Meeting property for ourselves and those who will come after us? How do we use Meeting property to witness to our testimonies?

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

Parking and Room Notice: The right side of the parking lot will be closed when the BSS project begins. During the week, the left side will be reserved for parking lease holders, so Tim asks that you please find other parking if you come into Oakland. On Sundays, please reserve the parking lot for our older Friends and Friends with disabilities. Rooms for meetings: Also, please note that it will be important to reserve rooms with Tim in advance during the construction as there will be limited availability and higher than usual demand.

Community Read on March 24: James Baldwin was and is one of the most powerful and beautiful voices in American history to speak out against racism. Join us on March 24th from 12:15-1:30 to read and reflect upon several key passages from his 1962 essay, “Letter from a Region in My Mind.” Gina Godfrey will be facilitating our discussion. If you would like to read the entire article, you can find it here:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1962/11/17/letter-from-a-region-in-my-mind. Please contact Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com) with questions or if you are in need of child care. All are welcome!

Casa San Jose wants the immigrant Latino community to know their rights and be protected from deportation. They are providing a training to the public to canvas in East Liberty and Brookline for a 2-hour morning or afternoon shift on either March 30 or April 13.  Trained volunteers will be going door-to-door to find and educate allies in order to build safe neighborhood support zones. If interested or have questions, contact Emergency Response Organizer Laura Perkins 412-736-7176 or laura@casasanjose.org

Pamphlets & Pastries, Sunday, March 31, 12:15 pm in the Library. The Pendle Hill Pamphlets discussion group will resume reading and discussing PHP # 448, The Inner Guide versus the Inner Critic: The Journey from Judgement to Love by Christine Wolff.  Prior attendance or reading of the pamphlet is not necessary. Copies will be available, and we will 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.

Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. A memorial service for long-time PFM member/attender and Sherwood Oaks resident Dorothy Freedman, who died recently, will be held at Sherwood Oaks. PFM member Dale Keairns will clerk the meeting. All who knew Dottie are encouraged to attend and share their memories of her.  Consider carpooling for the  45-50 minutes drive from the meetinghouse to Cranberry Township.

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

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.

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

Weekly Bulletin March 10, 2019

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin March 10, 2019

Queries for Third Month (March) on Stewardship

●       Do we revere life and the splendor of the universe and act as stewards of God’s continuing creation?

●       What are we doing to conserve natural resources and use them wisely?

●       Are we sensitive to the effect of our actions on future generations? How can we best preserve an environment in which diverse species can flourish?

●       Are we exercising stewardship of our financial resources so that we can share with others?

●       Are we taking good care of Meeting property for ourselves and those who will come after us? How do we use Meeting property to witness to our testimonies?

 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

March Dinners for Eight *Last Chance to sign up* 

Join a Dinner for Eight to meet and get to know other Friends.  The four dates are Friday 3/22, Saturday 3/23, Saturday 3/30 and Sunday 3/31.  Sign up for the evenings you would be available and whether or not you can host a dinner.  Dinner hosts coordinate the food, and find a location (usually but not necessarily in the host’s home).  The committee will form the groups, assign you to one of the groups, and give the host of each group the date and contact information for the group.

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 CampaigningSign-up required: contact Nick Coles (coles@pitt.edu).  George will also give a book talk at White Whale bookstore, 4754 Liberty Ave, Pgh 15224, on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:00.

Save the date! Community Read on March 24th

James Baldwin was and is one of the most powerful and beautiful voices in American history to speak out against racism. The Working Group Against Racism invites you to gather with us on March 24th from 12:15 – 1:30 to read and discuss excerpts from his essay: “Letter from a Region in My Mind,” published in 1962. If you would like to read the entire article, you can find it here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1962/11/17/letter-from-a-region-in-my-mind. Please contact Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com) with questions or if you are in need of child care. All are welcome!

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.

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

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

Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m.

A memorial service for long-time PFM member/attender and Sherwood Oaks resident Dorothy Freedman, who died recently, will be held at Sherwood Oaks. PFM member Dale Keairns will clerk the meeting. All who knew Dottie are encouraged to attend and share their memories of her.  Consider carpooling for the  45-50 minutes drive from the meetinghouse to Cranberry Township.

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.

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