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October 2017


threshing: def.

a gathering of men who mull over current issues or topics, where all points of view are heard, no decisions are made, and beverages are enjoyed.

Please join us for Threshing at the Tap! Bob Henry will lead conversation at various local craft breweries at 7pm every 3rd Thursday of the month. The first gathering will take place October 19th at Blind Owl Brewery, 5014 E. 62nd St. Please join us for this, or any subsequent gatherings! View the flyer here for more info and for future brewery locations: https://goo.gl/NkXUDF.


Fall Festival! ~ Meridian Street Preschool Co-Op (MSPC) will be hosting their annual Fall Festival on Saturday October 21st from 4-6pm. First Friends attenders and members are welcome to attend and be a part of this fun evening. There will be a bounce house, their annual chili cook-off, crafts, food, games, prizes, and more! Please join us!


Oak Leaf Meeting for Reading ~ Oak Leaf Book Discussion group will meet the 4th Tuesday instead of the last Tuesday of the month because of Halloween. Please join us next week, October 24th at 7:00pm in the Parlor. We will be discussing The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro. All are welcome! Rik L. will be leading the group. If you’d like to read ahead for November, we will be discussing The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier.


Friendly Visitors Luncheon ~ Please plan to join Circle of Care for an Appreciation Luncheon in the parlor Sunday October 29 after Meeting for Worship in the Parlor to thank YOU for your participation in this important ministry! In addition, if you are not currently a "friendly visitor", but have interest in this ministry and becoming a friendly visitor, please join us at the luncheon and learn more about it! Please RSVP to the office at office@indyfriends.org.


Blood Drive! Please join us for a blood drive held in conjunction with the Indiana Blood Center on Sunday, November 5th from 9:00am-1:00pm in Fellowship Hall. Walk-ins are welcome, but anyone interested is encouraged to RSVP here: https://www.donorpoint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/111168Donors must be 17 years old (16 with signed parent permission slip), meet height /weight eligibility requirements, be in good general health, and present a photo I.D. at registration. To view eligibility, visit http://www.indianablood.org/Donors/Learn/Pages/Eligibilty.aspx. If you have any other questions, please contact the office (office@indyfriends.org)


Silent Auction and Talent Show! ~ Friends, music can lift us all up into the light!  We have installed a lift in the choir room which means that the choir room had to move which means that we need a new piano.  We are having a talent show/silent auction to raise money for the new piano.  Do you have a secret talent?  Do you have something to share?  We are looking for your talents.  Please contact the office about the talent show.  Please contact Janis Crawford about the silent auction.  For the silent auction we need anything but clothes.  Own Colts season tickets you can’t use?  Have a son or daughter who can cut grass?  Maybe an old piece of furniture you don’t need?  Maybe someone else can use these things!  Please donate items and leave them on the stage clearly marked for the silent auction. Please plan to attend November 11 at 7pm for Quaker talent night and silent auction!


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Words Matter! Writing for Healing, Action, & Change

part of the Spirit & Place Festival

When and Where:
Friday, November 10, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
at Indianapolis First Friends Meeting
Main Sanctuary, 3030 Kessler Blvd. E. Dr., Indianapolis, IN
 
Special Venue Instructions: Entrance off Kessler; park in back of building and use the back entrance with the striped awning. 

Presenter(s): 
Diana J. EnsignPhilip GulleyBarbara ShoupMatthew SoceyAmber Stearns 

Cost: 
Free

Join four talented writers—Philip Gulley, Diana Ensign, Amber Stearns, and Barbara Shoup—as they explore the power of words to spark compassion, dialogue, and positive change.

Words are powerful! Written language imparts knowledge, shapes thoughts, spurs ideas, and provokes action. Words inspire, uplift, and motivate. Misused, words can be a tool for manipulation or bullying. It matters how we use them. Do our words create positive change in the world? Do our words send waves of fear and anger? Or do our words unify? This panel presentation will examine the power of words and will ask attendees to answer in writing, “How have you been inspired to use your words to create change?” Selected responses will be published in NUVO.

Prior to the panel discussion and after the discussion enjoy music by classically trained guitarist Michelle Qureshi

Walk-ins welcome, but RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 10

Presented by Indianapolis First Friends Meeting, Indiana Writers Center, author Diana Ensign, and NUVO.

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