This page provides brief descriptions of Metro Friends' recent events including, location, date and time. It also has links to the Friends Meetings and organizations in the area, and to other groups that might be of interest to Metro Friends. This page was last updated on Thursday, 21 October 2010.
The Twin Cities Metro Friends Coordinating Committee is sponsoring
FRIENDS FOR A NONVIOLENT WORLD
Friends Meetinghouse Minneapolis
4401 York Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
FOR ALL TWIN CITIES AREA FRIENDS AND YOUR FRIENDS
Friday, 3 December, 4pm – 9 pm
Saturday, 4 December, 9 am – 3 pm
Treat yourself right and help the world out! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to an enjoyable Friday evening and Saturday morning/ early afternoon, of homemade meals, laid back shopping in a non-mega environment, relaxing with a massage, or browsing through a loft of books.
All of this in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere including entertainment with live music.
FRIENDS FOR A NONVIOLENT WORLD receives 100% of the profit on all of these items sold. Use your talents and hobbies to help FNVW peace initiatives and its alternatives to violence prison work.
Books can be dropped off at the FNVW Offices at 1050 Selby,
Saint Paulor at Twin Cities Friend’s Meeting House at 1725 Grand, . Saint Paul
Crafts can be dropped off now at the FNVW Offices or at the
Friends Meeting House at Minneapolis 4401 York Avenue South, Minneapolis, in December
FUN FOR ALL!!!
Metro Friends Winter 2002 Event
Title: NURTURING OURSELVES, EACH OTHER AND OUR MEETINGS ACROSS ALL AGES
Date: Saturday, 02 February 2002
Time: 2 to 9:15 p.m.
The program details follow.
pm: DOORS OPEN,
COME SING WITH
to 4:30 pm:
PRESENTATIONS BY EACH MEETING FEATURING SKITS
BY FRIENDS OF ALL AGES
to 5:45 pm: SMALL
GROUPS SHARING IDEAS GENERATED FROM
THE PRESENTATIONS OF MEETINGS
5:45 to 6:45 pm: POT LUCK DINNER
to 8:00 pm: YOUNG
FRIENDS REPORT ON TRIPS TO
to 9:15 pm:
ENTERTAINMENT FEATURING: THE EARTHQUAKERS,
DICK WILSON, TIM SHEA, LIMITED ACCESS AND OTHERS
CHILD-CARE WILL BE PROVIDED.
2001 Summer Metro Friends Picnic
A picnic for all Twin Cities Area Friends was held
on Thursday 02 August 2001 from about 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Baird's Plaissance
2001 Winter Metro Friends Event
Title: The Ministry of
Date: Saturday, 03 February 2001
Time: 2 to 10 p.m.
The program details follow.
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.: Doors Open and Group Singing with Paul Landskroener
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion moderated by Paul Landskroener:
Topic: Nurturing, Sharing, and Receiving Gifts of the Ministry
This will be followed by time for questions.
Panel members are scheduled to be:
Prospect Hill - Ralph Jacobson; Minneapolis Friends - John Stuart;
4:45 - 5:45 p.m.: Presentation from Jon and Angelika Shafer about their NYM
Sponsored Trip to
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.: Friends reporting on Past and Future Trips to
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: A Cuban Dinner
Child care will be available.
RSVP for dinner to Linda Harding, (612) 824-5687.
RSVP for child care to Raquel Wood, (612) 379-7386.
In addition to the program, the Metro Friends Coordinating Committee wants to have the "Wall of Appreciation" posted again for comments, etc. They might have other means of getting some good quotes before people such as on the walls or tables.
2000 Summer Picnic
A picnic was held during the summer of year 2000. No details are noted here due to inactivity in maintaining this web site.
2000 Winter Metro Friends Event
The annual Winter Event planned by the Metro Friends Coordinating Committee occurred in the afternoon and evening of Saturday, 5 February 2000. This Gathering which was titled: Gifts Differing -- How Discern? How Nourish? was held at the Twin Cities Friend Meetinghouse. The program included the following: a panel discussion of By the Grace Given Us. (Representatives from each Metro Meeting spoke on the topic of how gifts have (and haven't) been acknowledged and nourished within their Meeting.) This was followed by small groups that practiced Worship sharing in response to the panel discussion and on the following queries: How have your gifts been acknowledged and used by the Meeting? How have you acknowledged and nourished gifts of others in your Meeting? There also was a special group discussion about Acknowledging Gifts for Ages 6-16.
After a potluck dinner, members of the
1999 Winter Metro Friends Event
The annual Winter Event planned by the Metro
Friends Coordinating Committee was held on Saturday, 6 February 1999, from 3
p.m. to 9 p.m. The event occurred at the Minneapolis Friends Meeting House at
The following presents more details of the program
and activities. From 3:00 to 4:45 p.m. a Panel representing the various Monthly
Meetings discussed Nurturing, Sharing and Receiving Gifts of the Ministry. A
discussion following the panel was facilitated by Rosalie
Wahl. After a brief intermission for a snack, a talk, Developing
Gifts: How do You View God's Role in the Ongoing Life of the Meeting?, was
presented by Mike Resman of the
From 7:00 p.m. on, there was A Cuban Dinner eaten
by about 150 persons. This was followed by a mixture of Live Caribbean
Music and Stories about
1998 Summer Picnic
A picnic for Metro Area Friends was held on 30
July 1998 at
1998 All Friends Weekend
All Friend's Day, an annual event within Northern Yearly Meeting, was hosted in 1998 by Minneapolis Friends Meeting. Johan Mauer, General Secretary of Friends United Meeting was the guest speaker. The dates were Friday, April 24th through Sunday April 26th. The topic, The Evolution of Quakerism, was presented by guest speaker, Johan Maurer
The heart of Friends spirituality, according to
Johan Maurer, is radical hospitality and profound spiritual intimacy. These
themes are keys to our joyful idealism, but are also linking to one of the most
agonizing challenges of community-building: where do we put the boundaries?
Johan listened to us and spoke to us on these themes of hospitality, intimacy
and boundaries among Friends, using case studies from local meetings and from
Friends United Meeting's work in
Saturday, 21 February 1998
Last year's Metro Friends Winter Event was held on Saturday, 21 February 1998, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Twin Cities Friends Meeting House. The theme was Quaker Ministry: Contradiction or Connection? The last hour before the potluck dinner included special interest groups. One of them discussed our presence on the World Wide Web. The current page is a direct outcome of that discussion.
The Metro Friends Committee is made up of representatives from four monthly meetings. These are:
The last monthly meeting brings the total to five. The Cannon Valley Friends Meeting participates in activities sponsored by the Metro Friends Coordinating Committee, but does not send representatives to the Committee. Cannon Valley Friends Meeting is described in a weekly notice in the Northfield News as: