CHFM Bulletin, 14 June 2013

Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting

Bulletin, 14 June 2013

Meeting for Worship for Business, Sunday, 16 June


  1. Opening Worship
  2. Sixth Query- Equality
  3. Review Minutes of May 2013
  4. Care and Counsel Committee - Membership matters
  5. Client and Coordinating Committees – Move details
  6. Office and Communications – Guidelines for pets and safety
  7. Outreach Committee – member information and photos available online
  8. Ad hoc Committee to explore building rental – update on school and also on NPIHN requests
  9. Finance Committee – Budget for year ending June 2014
  10. Children’s Religious Education – Annual Report
  11. Closing worship


Other news

Adult Class: Sabbath Economics

Will O'BrienFriends who attended last week’s class on Sabbath Economics, led by Will O’Brien (pictured), found it stimulating. You have one more chance, as he’ll be back again this Sunday, 6/16), for the concluding class at 9:00am in the Social Room. You need not have attended the first session to appreciate the second.


Registration for PYM Annual Sessions

Tricia Coscia, Sessions Coordinator, writes: "It is time to register for Annual Sessions! From July 24 through 28th we will gather again to share as a community our blessings, ministries, business and fellowship. There are programs for all ages, inspiring speakers Jennifer Karsten, Niyonu Spann and Lucy Duncan, and many friends who will share their work and witness in workshops; all of which I look towards with great excitement! If you haven't done so already, please register by the June 20th deadline."

Furniture for Sale (and thanks for that which sold)

The silent auction for meetinghouse furniture that will not accompany us to the new meetinghouse brought $1330 for the new meetinghouse fund. Thanks to Mickey Abraham, Joe Byers, Ernie Cuff, Eileen Flanagan, Roberta Foss, Katy Hawkins, Ben Heller, Ann and Phil Jones, Laura Melly, Miriam Schaeffer, Lynne Shivers, and Dennis Wint for purchasing the furniture.

We still have meeting room benches, social room tables, and two chairs in the middle school room for sale. We will accept any offer for the benches and tables. The sofa in the middle school room is free to a good home. Please contact Storm Evans ( if you would like benches, tables, chairs or sofa.

We will be releasing all furniture on Saturday, August 3. You must pay for and remove anything that you purchased by August 3 unless you make other arrangements with Storm.

Book Forum list

If you missed the final forum of the year but want to know what books were recommended and by whom, simply follow this link.

John Bieniek’s studio show/open house

John Bieniek will demonstrate painting hand-painted wooden Memory boxes, and showing Paintings, Prints, Drawings and cards, on Saturday, June 22 at the Ambler Manor Community Room, 48 N Main Street, Ambler Pa 19002, from 11am to 7pm. Visit the show and the new restaurants and movie theater. Contact John for more information: 267-879-4318

Study participants sought

Jan Collins writes: "I am looking for participants for a study that I am conducting, to complete the requirements of a Doctoral program in Spiritual Science, revised as a result of last year's study. The study is around a generic spiritual topic. Participation involves about 5 minutes a day for 10 consecutive weeks. If you are interested in exploring this further, please let me know and I will give you more detailed information." Contact her at

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