Weekly Bulletin: March 3, 2018

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin: March 3, 2018

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 this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

In the season of Nominating, some information about the work of the Ministry Committee: Ministry Committee works to foster and strengthen the spiritual life of the Meeting. The Committee is concerned for the quality of the Meeting for Worship, which depends upon the devotion and preparation of each individual. Thus, it is the Committee’s responsibility to provide opportunities for the inner growth of all persons in the Meeting toward faithfulness to the Light Within. The Committee sponsors Bible Study and arranges for the adult education classes of the meeting. It may set up retreats or special meetings and make use of devotional and other literature to increase spiritual depth and sensitivity within the Meeting. If you would like to learn more about the joys and responsibilities of serving on Ministry, please contact Von Keairns (yekeairns@att.net) or Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com).

On March 4th from 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Ministry Committee will present “The Quaker Way: Patterns and Traditions.” – a workshop designed to introduce newcomers to Quaker foundations and provide an understanding of Friends’ practices and beliefs that is both historically informed and personally relevant. Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Quaker testimonies and their historic/contemporary expressions
  • Longstanding controversies in Quakerism, and the fundamentals of Quaker theology.

More specifically, the workshop will address questions like:

  • “How do Quakers relate to other faith communities?”
  • “What is the role of God in Quakerism?”
  • “In what ways does the ‘inner light’ express itself?”

No background is necessary, and all terms will be defined as they are presented. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and to ask any that arise. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and discuss the core questions and, ideally, should come away with a sense not only of how figures such historic figures as George Fox and Robert Barclay characterized the light within but also how it manifests in themselves. The program will be facilitated by Evan Pence. A simple lunch will be offered at rise of meeting. Child care will be available.

Pamphlets & Pastries, Sunday, March 25, 12:15 pm. in the Library. Discussion of Jerry Knutson’s Pendle Hill Pamphlet 443, “Individual Spiritual Discernment: Receiving, Testing and Implementing Leadings from a Higher Power,” continues. We will read aloud from the pamphlet and share our thoughts. All are welcome, including newcomers to the group. Copies will be available—and, yes, pastries.

The Meeting’s Earthcare Working Group is emerging from hibernation. If you would like to help set the group’s agenda and meeting schedule, contact Pat Buddemeyer (buddem@att.net).

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

What is Quaker worship? Is there a “right” or “wrong” way to do it? Join seasoned Friends and those interested in learning about the Quaker Way for Friend’s General Conference’s upcoming Spiritual Deepening Silence & Light eRetreat,  part of its Spiritual Deepening program.  The e-Retreat begins on March 4 and continues as an online community for 6 weeks.  Registration and more information available HERE.

YOUNG FRIENDSFCNL Spring Lobby Weekend March 17-20 Washington DC.  Hundreds of young Friends will gather to learn how to become change makers.   The main focus will be on Immigration. Hear from policy experts, lobby 3 members of Congress and practice advocacy techniques.  More information: fcnl.org/slw

Save the Date:  Wednesday, March 21st at 7 pm at the Meeting House.  Marcus Rediker, Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh, presents “Benjamin Lay and the Origins of Quaker Abolitionism,” based on his book about the “first Revolutionary Abolitionist” who lived in the 18th century.  More information to follow.

Contemplation and Joy: A Contemplative Retreat in the Manner of Friends,” led by April Allison (of Red Cedar Meeting) and Roger Hansen from April 5-8, 2018 in Racine, Wisconsin.  For more information or to register, click HERE.

 The annual PIIN Banquet for 2018 is 5:00 PM on April 15 in the Westin Convention Center, 1000 Penn Avenue. Each year, the Banquet is the major fundraising project for PIIN. The Pittsburgh Friends Meeting is one of the original members of PIIN. To find out more about the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network and its activities, go to the website at http://www.piin.org . Tickets are $75.00 for an individual, and $750.00 for a table of ten. Purchase your tickets today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-annual-piin-banquet-tickets-422

If you are interested in learning more, please contact the PIIN Office at office@piin.org, or call 412-621-9230.

Lake Erie Yearly Meeting has scholarship funds available for LEYM Friends who attend the White Privilege Conference (Grand Rapids, MI April 4-7) and register through Friends General Conference. To apply, send a letter with the requested amount and reasons for attending the conference to Shelley Kotz at 2951 Emmick Dr., Toledo, OH 43606 by March 1. To find out more, contact Shelley (s3ktz@bex.net). To receive a discount by registering through Friends General Conference (and to be eligible for assistance from LEYM), click HEREThe White Privilege Conference raises awareness of white privilege, racism, and how to become anti-racist. LEYM Friends are encouraged to attend and ask for scholarships.

When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind that the Meeting House is CLOSED on Mondays until 5 pm and all day and evening on Fridays.   The House Manager’s email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com

 Regular Meeting Events

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting’s calendar is available at our homepage, http://www.quaker.org/pghpamm/index.html
First Sunday 12:15 Bible Study: We are studying the Gospel of John. All are welcome! Questions?  Contact Mary Parish, maryjparish@gmail.com.
First Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues.  In Library following MfW.
Second Sunday

 12:15

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.  Attending MfB connects us to the community and to our underlying beliefs as Friends. Items for the next month’s Newsletter are due this day, except MfB minutes and emergency items which may be e-mailed to pfmnews@gmail.com
Second Monday EECM Shelter Meal:  Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (waltermead@hotmail.com or 412.856.0195) if you would like to join other Friends in this effort. Volunteers needed.
Second 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.
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)

Stock Donations to Building Spiritual Space and Meeting – The Charles Schwab account for receiving stock is active.  Friends wanting to give stock as their gift to the Building Spiritual Space campaign can contact Treasurer, Eric Starbuck or Asst. Treasurer, Phoebe Irwin for more information.

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.

 

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Weekly Bulletin: February 25, 2018

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin: February 25, 2018

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 this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

PFM will host the upcoming meeting of the FGC Nominating Committee over the weekend of March 2. If you’re able to help with transportation or meals please contact Cynthia Magistro (cynmagistro@gmail.com)

Working Group Against Racism (WGAR): On February 25 at 12:15, WGAR will hold a reading and discussion of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s challenging, beautiful, and mighty Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Writing in 1963, Dr. King called out the racism of white religious congregations. Rising from that powerful document are four important queries for us to consider as we continue to work to end racism in our houses of worship, our communities, and ourselves.

  • Are we more devoted “to order than to justice”?
  • Do we “prefer a negative peace, which is the absence of tension, to a positive peace, which is the presence of justice?
  • Are we “lukewarm” in our rejection of racism?
  • Have we set up a paternalistic “timetable” for the freedom of people of color, “a more convenient season”?

Sam Milford and Yvette Shipman will facilitate this reading and discussion. All are welcome!!

In the season of Nominating, some information about the work of the Ministry Committee: Ministry Committee works to foster and strengthen the spiritual life of the Meeting. The Committee is concerned for the quality of the Meeting for Worship, which depends upon the devotion and preparation of each individual. Thus, it is the Committee’s responsibility to provide opportunities for the inner growth of all persons in the Meeting toward faithfulness to the Light Within. The Committee sponsors Bible Study and arranges for the adult education classes of the meeting. It may set up retreats or special meetings and make use of devotional and other literature to increase spiritual depth and sensitivity within the Meeting. If you would like to learn more about the joys and responsibilities of serving on Ministry, please contact Von Keairns (yekeairns@att.net) or Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com).

On March 4th from 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Ministry Committee will present “The Quaker Way: Patterns and Traditions.” Participants will examine how our understandings of the testimonies, the inner light, and discernment have developed over time and how they play out in our own lives. We will consider how these beliefs and concepts have shaped the practices of Friends Monthly Meetings in the form of Clearness Committees and Faith and Practice. The program will be facilitated by Evan Pence. A simple lunch will be offered at rise of meeting. Child care will be available.

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

What is Quaker worship? Is there a “right” or “wrong” way to do it? Join seasoned Friends and those interested in learning about the Quaker Way for Friend’s General Conference’s upcoming Spiritual Deepening Silence & Light eRetreat,  part of its Spiritual Deepening program.  The e-Retreat begins on March 4 and continues as an online community for 6 weeks.  Registration and more information available HERE.

YOUNG FRIENDS:  FCNL Spring Lobby Weekend March 17-20 Washington DC.  Hundreds of young Friends will gather to learn how to become change makers.   The main focus will be on Immigration. Hear from policy experts, lobby 3 members of Congress and practice advocacy techniques.  More information: fcnl.org/slw

Save the Date:  Wednesday, March 21st at 7 pm at the Meeting House.  Marcus Rediker, Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh, presents “Benjamin Lay and the Origins of Quaker Abolitionism,” based on his book about the “first Revolutionary Abolitionist” who lived in the 18th century.  More information to follow.

Stephen Foster Adult Day Service has openings for seniors who are living independently or with family members, who cannot be left alone during the day, and would benefit from a program focused on socialization, stimulation, maintaining independence, and safety. For more information, please contact Val Vogel Vkeepintouch@aol.com

When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind that the Meeting House is CLOSED on Mondays until 5 pm and all day and evening on Fridays.   The House Manager’s email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com

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.
Second 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.
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)

Stock Donations to Building Spiritual Space and Meeting – The Charles Schwab account for receiving stock is active.  Friends wanting to give stock as their gift to the Building Spiritual Space campaign can contact Treasurer, Eric Starbuck or Asst. Treasurer, Phoebe Irwin for more information.

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.

 

Weekly Bulletin: February 18, 2018

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin: February 18, 2018

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 this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

PFM will host the upcoming meeting of the FGC Nominating Committee over the weekend of March 2. If you’re able to help with transportation or meals please contact Cynthia Magistro (cynmagistro@gmail.com)

Supporting Faithfulness: A Day-Long Workshop Facilitated by Marcelle Martin on Saturday, February 17, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: Do you want companionship and support to clarify the ways you’re called to be faithful in your daily life, in your leadings, and in the meeting? Come learn and practice ways to support one another to attend more deeply to Spirit and the promptings of Truth and Love. Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore Meeting, is the author of Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey. For over twenty years, she has been leading workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings. Visit her website at awholeheart.com.  Please RSVP for a lunch count, but if you forget, don’t let it stop you from joining us!

Generosity Houseplant Share: Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday Feb. 18. GIVE $5, $10, or $20 or more to Building Spiritual Space and RECEIVE a live potted plant of your own choosing, cleaner air in your house, and that good generosity feeling. PFM Gardeners.

On February 18th, Ministry Committee will hold its Second Conversation on Compassion from 12:15 – 1:30. The topic will be self-compassion, and Barry Beal and Mary Parish will facilitate the discussion. Queries to consider: Do we recognize that of God in ourselves? Are we addressing our mistakes and shortcomings in a kind and constructive manner? How do you acknowledge when you are experiencing pain, even small amounts of suffering? What day-to-day efforts can we make to remain centered and peaceful amid the reversals and suffering that are part of life? If you would like to attend the Self-Compassion Conversation and require childcare, please email Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com) by Feb 14.

PFM Film Series on Understanding Racism: The second of 3 films (Hidden Figures) will be Saturday, Feb. 24th from 2-5pm. Popcorn, fruit, and soft drinks will be available before the film and during intermission. After the screening, there will be a discussion on the film’s perspective on racism. For more information, contact Joe Marchesani at (joemarchesani2013@gmail.com).

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

Working Group Against Racism (WGAR): On February 25 at 12:15, WGAR will hold a reading and discussion of Dr. Martin Luther King’s challenging, beautiful, and mighty Letter from a Birmingham Jail. All are welcome! If you would like to join us and need childcare, please contact Mary Parish by February 20th maryjparish@gmail.com.

On March 4th from 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Ministry Committee will present “The Quaker Way: Patterns and Traditions.” Participants will examine how our understandings of the testimonies, the inner light, and discernment have developed over time and how they play out in our own lives. We will consider how these beliefs and concepts have shaped the practices of Friends Monthly Meetings in the form of Clearness Committees and Faith and Practice. The program will be facilitated by Evan Pence. A simple lunch will be offered at rise of meeting. Child care will be available.

YOUNG FRIENDS:  FCNL Spring Lobby Weekend March 17-20 Washington DC.  Hundreds of young Friends will gather to learn how to become change makers.   The main focus will be on Immigration. Hear from policy experts, lobby 3 members of Congress and practice advocacy techniques.  More information: fcnl.org/slw

Save the Date:  Wednesday, March 21st at 7 pm at the Meeting House.  Marcus Rediker, Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh, presents “Benjamin Lay and the Origins of Quaker Abolitionism,” based on his book about the “first Revolutionary Abolitionist” who lived in the 18th century.  More information to follow.

When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind that the Meeting House is CLOSED on Mondays until 5 pm and all day and evening on Fridays.   The House Manager’s email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com

Regular Meeting Events

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting’s calendar is available at our homepage, http://www.quaker.org/pghpamm/index.html

  • First Sunday 12:15 Bible Study: We are studying the Gospel of John. All are welcome! Questions?  Contact Mary Parish, maryjparish@gmail.com.
  • First Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues.  In Library following MfW.
  • Second Sunday 12:15 Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.  Attending MfB connects us to the community and to our underlying beliefs as Friends. Items for the next month’s Newsletter are due this day, except MfB minutes and emergency items which may be e-mailed to pfmnews@gmail.com
  • Second Monday EECM Shelter Meal:  Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (waltermead@hotmail.com or 412.856.0195) if you would like to join other Friends in this effort. Volunteers needed.
  • Second 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.
  • 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)
  • Stock Donations to Building Spiritual Space and Meeting – The Charles Schwab account for receiving stock is active.  Friends wanting to give stock as their gift to the Building Spiritual Space campaign can contact Treasurer, Eric Starbuck or Asst. Treasurer, Phoebe Irwin for more information.
  • 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.

Weekly Bulletin: February 11, 2018

Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin: February 11, 2018

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 this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Dinners for 8 Signup Deadline. Come break bread with new friends and old with a potluck dinner for Eight.   Dinners will be 2/23, 2/24, 3/3 and 3/4.  The signup sheet will be available after meeting through Feb 11th.  We will form groups of eight and give the host the date and contact information to form the group.

Supporting Faithfulness: A Day-Long Workshop Facilitated by Marcelle Martin on Saturday, February 17, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: Do you want companionship and support to clarify the ways you’re called to be faithful in your daily life, in your leadings, and in the meeting? Come learn and practice ways to support one another to attend more deeply to Spirit and the promptings of Truth and Love. Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore Meeting, is the author of Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey. For over twenty years, she has been leading workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings. Visit her website at awholeheart.com.  Please RSVP for a lunch count, but if you forget, don’t let it stop you from joining us!

Generosity Houseplant Share: Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday Feb. 18. GIVE $5, $10, or $20 or more to Building Spiritual Space and RECEIVE a live potted plant of your own choosing, cleaner air in your house, and that good generosity feeling. PFM Gardeners.

On February 18th, Ministry Committee will hold its Second Conversation on Compassion from 12:15 – 1:30. The topic will be self-compassion, and Barry Beal and Mary Parish will facilitate the discussion. Queries to consider: Do we recognize that of God in ourselves? Are we addressing our mistakes and shortcomings in a kind and constructive manner? How do you acknowledge when you are experiencing pain, even small amounts of suffering? What day-to-day efforts can we make to remain centered and peaceful amid the reversals and suffering that are part of life? If you would like to attend the Self-Compassion Conversation and require childcare, please email Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com) by Feb 14.

PFM Film Series on Understanding Racism: The second of 3 films (Hidden Figures) will be Saturday, Feb. 24th from 2-5pm. Popcorn, fruit, and soft drinks will be available before the film and during intermission. After the screening, there will be a discussion on the film’s perspective on racism. For more information, contact Joe Marchesani at (joemarchesani2013@gmail.com).

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

Working Group Against Racism (WGAR): On February 25 at 12:15, WGAR will hold a reading and discussion of Dr. Martin Luther King’s challenging, beautiful, and mighty Letter from a Birmingham Jail. All are welcome! If you would like to join us and need childcare, please contact Mary Parish by February 20th maryjparish@gmail.com.

 PFM will host the spring meeting of the Friend’s General Conference Nominating committee the weekend of March 2. We are looking for hosts to provide sleeping arrangements and/or transportation for up to 9 out-of-towners. If you are able to help, please contact Cynthia Magistro (cynmagistro@gmail.com).

On March 4th from 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Ministry Committee will present “The Quaker Way: Patterns and Traditions.” Participants will examine how our understandings of the testimonies, the inner light, and discernment have developed over time and how they play out in our own lives. We will consider how these beliefs and concepts have shaped the practices of Friends Monthly Meetings in the form of Clearness Committees and Faith and Practice. The program will be facilitated by Evan Pence. A simple lunch will be offered at rise of meeting. Child care will be available.

YOUNG FRIENDS:  FCNL Spring Lobby Weekend March 17-20 Washington DC.  Hundreds of young Friends will gather to learn how to become change makers.   The main focus will be on Immigration. Hear from policy experts, lobby 3 members of Congress and practice advocacy techniques.  More information: fcnl.org/slw

When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind that the Meeting House is CLOSED on Mondays until 5 pm and all day and evening on Fridays.   The House Manager’s email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com

Regular Meeting Events

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting’s calendar is available at our homepage, http://www.quaker.org/pghpamm/index.html
First Sunday 12:15 Bible Study: We are studying the Gospel of John. All are welcome! Questions?  Contact Mary Parish, maryjparish@gmail.com.
First Sunday Letter Writing  Write to your elected officials on local & national issues.  In Library following MfW.
Second Sunday

 12:15

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.  Attending MfB connects us to the community and to our underlying beliefs as Friends. Items for the next month’s Newsletter are due this day, except MfB minutes and emergency items which may be e-mailed to pfmnews@gmail.com
Second Monday EECM Shelter Meal:  Friends provide evening meal to approximately 30 people. Contact Walter Mead (waltermead@hotmail.com or 412.856.0195) if you would like to join other Friends in this effort. Volunteers needed.
Second 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.
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)

Stock Donations to Building Spiritual Space and Meeting – The Charles Schwab account for receiving stock is active.  Friends wanting to give stock as their gift to the Building Spiritual Space campaign can contact Treasurer, Eric Starbuck or Asst. Treasurer, Phoebe Irwin for more information.

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.

 

Weekly Bulletin: February 4, 2018

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin: February 4, 2018

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 this address: pfmclerks@gmail.com

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Nominating encourages Friends to join and contribute to committees that interest them. For this coming Sunday, February 4th, we will have representatives from the Fall Gathering and Funeral committees making brief announcements regarding the activities of their committees.

PFM will host the spring meeting of the nominating committee of our national organization, Friend’s General Conference (FGC), over the weekend of March 2. We are looking for hosts to provide sleeping arrangements and/or transportation for up to 9 out-of-towners. If you are able to help, please contact Cynthia Magistro (cynmagistro@gmail.com).

Friendly Writers Group Thursday, February 8, 2 to 4 pm in the Parlor. Please bring pen or pencil and paper or notebook for on-the-spot writing to a prompt from a list of suggestions. You are also invited to bring a short piece of your prose or poetry to read and share (copies appreciated). New attenders are welcome. Questions? Email nancyejames@verizon.net or barrabard@comcast.net.

Dinners for 8 Signup Deadline Feb 11th at meeting. Come break bread with new friends and old with a potluck dinner for Eight.   We offer both Friday and Sunday options along with two Saturday possibilities: Friday Feb 23rd, Saturday Feb 24th, Saturday March 3rd and Sunday March 4th.  The signup sheet will be available after meeting through Feb 11th.  Mark the evenings you are available, and whether or not you can host.  We will form groups of eight based on availability, and give the host the date and contact information to form the group.

Supporting Faithfulness: A Day-Long Workshop Facilitated by Marcelle Martin on Saturday, February 17, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: Do you want companionship and support to clarify the ways you’re called to be faithful in your daily life, in your leadings, and in the meeting? Come learn and practice ways to support one another to attend more deeply to Spirit and the promptings of Truth and Love. Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore Meeting, is the author of Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey. For over twenty years, she has been leading workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings. Visit her website at awholeheart.com.

On February 18th, Ministry Committee will hold its Second Conversation on Compassion from 12:15 – 1:30. The topic will be self-compassion, and Barry Beal and Mary Parish will facilitate the discussion. Queries to consider:

  • How do you acknowledge when you are experiencing pain, even small amounts of suffering?
  • What would you say to a friend in the same situation?
  • What day-to-day efforts can we make to remain centered and peaceful amid the reversals and suffering that are part of life?

If you would like to attend the Self-Compassion Conversation and require childcare, please email Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com) by Feb 14.

PFM Film Series on Understanding Racism: The second of 3 films (Hidden Figures) will be Saturday, Feb. 24th from 2-5pm. Popcorn, fruit, and soft drinks will be available before the film and during intermission. After the screening, there will be a discussion on the film’s perspective on racism. There will be a sign-up sheet on the piano or you can contact Joe Marchesani at (joemarchesani2013@gmail.com).

Working Group Against Racism (WGAR): On February 25 at 12:15, WGAR will hold a reading and discussion of Dr. Martin Luther King’s challenging, beautiful, and mighty Letter from a Birmingham Jail. All are welcome! If you would like to join us and need childcare, please contact Mary Parish by February 20th maryjparish@gmail.com.

On March 4th from 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Ministry Committee will present “The Quaker Way,” a workshop providing  members and attenders an opportunity to deepen and refresh their knowledge and connection with the core tenets and practices of the Religious Society of Friends by considering them within the context of Quaker History. The program will be facilitated by Evan Pence. A simple lunch will be offered at rise of meeting. Child care will be available.

Donations to Building Spiritual Space – The Charles Schwab account for receiving stock is active.  Friends wanting to give stock as their gift to the Building Spiritual Space campaign can contact Treasurer, Eric Starbuck or Asst. Treasurer, Phoebe Irwin for more information.

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

YOUNG FRIENDS:  FCNL Spring Lobby Weekend March 17-20 Washington DC.  Hundreds of young Friends will gather to learn how to become change makers.   The main focus will be on Immigration. Hear from policy experts, lobby 3 members of Congress and practice advocacy techniques.  More information: fcnl.org/slw

Search for Welcoming Friend Project Assistant: To launch the Welcoming Friend Project, Friends General Conference is hiring a part-time, project assistant for approximately one year.  We are accepting applications beginning immediately through Friday, February 8th, at 5 pm Eastern time.  We will conduct interviews in mid-February and hope to have the new staff member working in early March. The person hired for this position can work at the FGC offices in Philadelphia or work remotely via phone and internet anywhere in the U.S. For additional information, please see the following job description.  https://www.fgcquaker.org/welcoming-friend-role-2018 To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Rachel Ernst Stahlhut, Spiritual Deepening Program Coordinator, RachelS@fgcquaker.org.

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.
Second 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.
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)

Workshops on Compassion: A series of workshops on Marshall Rosenberg’s “Nonviolent Communication” will be held at Winchester-Thurston School from 1-5 pm over three Sundays: March 11, march 25, and April 8. The cost is $105, but some scholarships are available. More information is available at www.compassionatepittsburgh.org/upcomingevents.

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: January 28, 2018

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Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh

4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin: January 28, 2018

Queries for First Month (January) on Justice and Equality

●       Do we answer that of God in every person?

●       Do we look for opportunities to establish personal and professional relationships with people of different class, race, gender, age, or sexual orientation? Do we avoid stereotyping people?

●       In what ways do we work to change our society so that it provides equal opportunities for everyone?

●        What are we doing to remove the institutional causes of suffering and want? Do we help to care for those in need?

●       Are we working to end the death penalty? What are we doing to humanize the treatment and care of people in institutions?

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

Today at 12:15 in the Library: Pamphlets & Pastries meets to continue reading and discussing Jerry Knutson’s Pendle Hill pamphlet 443, “Individual Spiritual Discernment: Receiving, Testing and Implementing Leadings from a Higher Power.” Copies will be available, and of course, tasty pastries to enjoy. All are welcome.

Nominating will continue introducing the Meeting’s committees this coming Sunday, January 28, with representatives from Archives, Clearness and Care and Communications.  The representatives will be available after Meeting for Worship to inform those interested, about the nature of their committees and to answer questions.

Monday, Jan. 29, 7:15 p.m.: Discussion group on Non-Theism among Friends. Bring your questions, share your stories, listen and learn! All are invited to come.

Working Group Against Racism (WGAR): Our monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 30th at the Meetinghouse from 7:00 – 8:30. The primary item on the agenda will be a discussion of the panel, “Moving Beyond White Guilt to Insight, Empathy, and … Action,” which we co-sponsored with the Wrestling with Racism Group at the Summit Against Racism. The Summit was wonderful and our panel was very well-attended, and in the Spirit and energy of that positive experience, we will now identify how we will integrate what we learned into our existing work. Whether or not you attended the Summit or our panel, all members and attenders of Pittsburgh Friends Meeting are welcome! For questions or additional information, please contact the convener of WGAR, Mary Parish at maryjparish@gmail.com.

Love your Meeting! Valentine’s day is coming and so is our annual valentine swap.  Participants will be matched randomly with each other – if you don’t know the person, it’s a great opportunity to collect some information on the sly!  Everyone will prepare a card, poem, prayer, or other zero-cost token for their buddy, and exchange it by the 14th. Write to Susan (susanloucks@gmail.com) by January 31 to be part of the fun.

From the ad hoc Committee to Update our Faith and Practice: We are seeking your feedback. You can find both the draft of the 2018 update and the current (2007) version at: http://pghpamm.quaker.org/paper.html

We are also placing hard copies of these documents in the Meeting library.  Please forward your suggested changes to Asghar Aghbar (aaaghbar@gmail.com) or Rosemary Coffey (rosemarycoffey@aol.com) by Feb 4, one week before the February Meeting for Business. Thank you!

PFM will host the spring meeting of the nominating committee of our national organization, Friend’s General Conference (FGC), over the weekend of March 2. We are looking for hosts to provide sleeping arrangements and/or transportation for up to 9 out-of-towners. If you are able to help, please contact Cynthia Magistro (cynmagistro@gmail.com

Dinners for 8 Signup Deadline Feb 11th at meeting. Come break bread with new friends and old with a potluck dinner for Eight. We offer both Friday and Sunday options along with two Saturday possibilities: Friday Feb 23rd, Saturday Feb 24th, Saturday March 3rd and Sunday March 4th.  The signup sheet will be available after meeting through Feb 11th.  Mark the evenings you are available, and whether or not you can host.  We will form groups of eight based on availability, and give the host the date and contact information to form the group.

Supporting Faithfulness: A Day-Long Workshop Facilitated by Marcelle Martin on Saturday, February 17, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: Do you want companionship and support to clarify the ways you’re called to be faithful in your daily life, in your leadings, and in the meeting? Come learn and practice ways to support one another to attend more deeply to Spirit and the promptings of Truth and Love. Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore Meeting, is the author of Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey. For over twenty years, she has been leading workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings. Visit her website at awholeheart.com.

Save the Dates: In response to many requests, on March 4th Ministry Committee will hold a workshop on “The Quaker Way.” The content will be of interest to all—particularly those who are new to Quaker worship. It will run from 12:30 until 3:00, facilitated by Evan Pence and Susan Loucks. A simple lunch will be offered at rise of meeting. An update on the availability of childcare will follow shortly.  In addition, Ministry Committee will hold its Second Conversation on Compassion on February 18th from 12:15 – 1:30. The topic will be self-compassion, and Barry Beal and Mary Parish will facilitate the discussion. Queries will be available soon. If you would like to attend the Self-Compassion Conversation and require childcare, please email Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com) by Feb 14.

Donations to Building Spiritual Space – The Charles Schwab account for receiving stock is active.  Friends wanting to give stock as their gift to the Building Spiritual Space campaign can contact Treasurer, Eric Starbuck or Asst. Treasurer, Phoebe Irwin for more information.

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

YOUNG FRIENDS:  FCNL Spring Lobby Weekend March 17-20 Washington DC.  Hundreds of young Friends will gather to learn how to become change makers.   The main focus will be on Immigration. Hear from policy experts, lobby 3 members of Congress and practice advocacy techniques.  More information: fcnl.org/slw

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.
Second 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.
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)

Workshops on Compassion: A series of workshops on Marshall Rosenberg’s “Nonviolent Communication” will be held at Winchester-Thurston School from 1-5 pm over three Sundays: March 11, March 25, and April 8. The cost is $105, but some scholarships are available. More information is available at www.compassionatepittsburgh.org/upcomingevents.

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: January 21, 2018

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4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weekly Bulletin: January 21, 2018

Queries for First Month (January) on Justice and Equality

●       Do we answer that of God in every person?

●       Do we look for opportunities to establish personal and professional relationships with people of different class, race, gender, age, or sexual orientation? Do we avoid stereotyping people?

●       In what ways do we work to change our society so that it provides equal opportunities for everyone?

●        What are we doing to remove the institutional causes of suffering and want? Do we help to care for those in need?

●       Are we working to end the death penalty? What are we doing to humanize the treatment and care of people in institutions?

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

Nominating will be introducing our committees over the next six weeks to encourage Friends to join and contribute. For this coming Sunday, January 21, we will have representatives from Child Care, Child Care Clearness, and First Day School available after meeting to inform people about the nature of their committees and answer questions.

Adult Education, January 21st 12:15 – 1:45: Please join us for the first in a series of Four Conversations on Compassion. Von Keairns and Chuck Slayton will lead a conversation in which we consider how we understand and experience compassion and why compassion is essential for the well-being of all communities—from the family to the nation. If you are so led, please consider these two queries in advance of our gathering: In our personal day-to-day life, how do we create an atmosphere that allows for compassion to be present? How do we build up our inner resources in order to maintain our ability to be/remain compassionate when a situation becomes difficult or adversarial? All are welcome! If you would like to join us and need child care, please contact Mary Parish (maryjparish@gmail.com) by Wednesday, January 17th.

Collaboration and Visioning in Our Communities – aka Conveners’ Meeting. Wednesday, January 24th.   We will continue our practice of gathering together to consider issues and concerns related to the life of the Meeting.  Potluck from 5-6 and the formal meeting will run from 6-8:30.  We will have presentations from each committee, followed by a time for questions, discussion, and the development of ideas.  This event is open to all.  Child care will be available – please inform the Clerks if you will need this (pfmclerks@gmail.com).

From the ad hoc Committee to Update our Faith and Practice: The draft of the updated version has been sent to you via e-mail for your comments. There is also a hard copy in the Library. Please forward your suggested changes to Asghar Aghbar (aaaghbar@gmail.com) or Rosemary Coffey (rosemarycoffey@aol.com) by Feb 4, one week before the February Meeting for Business. Thank you!

Dinners for 8 Signup Deadline Feb 11th at meeting. Come break bread with new friends and old with a Potluck Dinner for Eight. We offer both Friday and Sunday options along with two Saturday possibilities: Friday Feb 23rd, Saturday Feb 24th, Saturday March 3rd and Sunday March 4th.  The signup sheet will be available after meeting through Feb 11th.  Mark the evenings you are available, and whether or not you can host.  We will form groups of eight based on availability, and give the host the date and contact information to form the group.

Pamphlets & Pastries: Rescheduled!  Sunday, January 28, 12:1 we will gather in the Library to continue discussion of Jerry Knutson’s Pendle Hill pamphlet 443 “Individual Spiritual Discernment: Receiving, Testing and Implementing Leadings from a Higher Power.” Copies will be available, and of course, tasty pastries to enjoy.  All are welcome.

Monday, Jan. 29, 7:15 p.m.: Discussion group on Non-Theism among Friends. Bring your questions, share your stories, listen and learn! All are invited to come.

Supporting Faithfulness: A Day-Long Workshop Facilitated by Marcelle Martin on Saturday, February 17, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: Do you want companionship and support to clarify the ways you’re called to be faithful in your daily life, in your leadings, and in the meeting? Come learn and practice ways to support one another to attend more deeply to Spirit and the promptings of Truth and Love. Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore Meeting, is the author of Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey. For over twenty years, she has been leading workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings. Visit her website at awholeheart.com.

When scheduling meetings and other events, please keep in mind that the Meeting House is CLOSED on Mondays until 5 pm and all day and evening on Fridays.

The House Manager’s email is: pfmoffice7@gmail.com

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.
Second 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.
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.  Friends wanting to give stock as their gift to the Building Spiritual Space campaign can contact Treasurer, Eric Starbuck, or Asst. Treasurer, Phoebe Irwin, for more information.

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