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<p class=MsoTitle><b><font size=5 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:18.0pt'>Letter to Friends</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Newsletter of the Santa
Fe Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends</span></font></p>

<h2><b><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Fourth
Month 2007</span></font></b></h2>

<p class=MsoBodyText align=left style='text-align:left'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>&quot;How beautiful upon
the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth
peace; that bringeth good tidings!&quot; (Isaiah 52:6-7)</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<h1><b><font size=4 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Calendar
of Events</span></font></b></h1>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>All events take place at the Meetinghouse, 630 Canyon
Road, unless otherwise noted.� Meeting for Worship is held every Sunday at 9:00
a.m. and 11:00 a.m.� Child care and First-Day School are provided during the
11:00 a.m. Meeting.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Palm Sunday</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>4/1/07������������� 10:00 a.m.������� Singing, First Day School room</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:.5in'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>12:30 p.m. ������ Potluck
following 11:00 a.m. Meeting</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Easter Sunday</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>4/8/07������������� 9:15 a.m.� ������� Ministry and Oversight
Committee, guest apartment.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:1.5in;text-indent:.5in'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt'>Friends bringing
concerns, please come at 10:00.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:.5in'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt'>10:00 a.m. ������� Singing,
First Day School room</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:.5in'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt'>10:00 a.m. ������� Caring
for Earth Committee, Library</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt'>Sunday</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt'>4/15/07 10:00 a.m. ������� Singing, First Day School room</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt'>Sunday 4/22/07 10:00 a.m. ������� Singing, First Day School room</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt'>Sunday 4/29/07 10:00 a.m. ������� Singing, First Day School room</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt'>Please tell the editor of any more items that should be in the
calendar:� Alison Martinez, 438-0729 apapmtz at msn.com.� Thank you.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoTitle><b><font size=4 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt'>Minutes of the Meeting for Worship for Business</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt'>Santa Fe Monthly Meeting
of the Religious Society of Friends, 18 third month 2007</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt'>�� �������� �Present: Philip Balcombe, Ford Robbins, Alison Martinez,
Rebecca Henderson, Peg Martin, Dave Giltrow, Frank Hirsch, Sarah Cutler, Bob
Gaines, John Kretzmann, clerk, Mary Ray Cate, recording clerk.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt'>��� ������� Meeting began with silence and a reading about silence.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>1.� Correction to minutes of second month's meeting
for business:� Ford Robbins was present.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>2.� Change of date:� It was decided to hold sixth
month's meeting for business on the fourth first day so as not to conflict with
IMYM.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>3. Naming committee report (given by Alison): The
naming committee is grateful that Friends representing a wide spectrum within
Meeting have agreed to be our new nominating committee: Kip Corneli, Alan
Rogers, Sarah Cutler.� Meeting approved with thanks to both committees.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>4.� Bob Gaines spoke about the Occupation Project, a
nonviolent action to occupy offices of members of Congress to convince them to
stop funding the Iraq was.� Some people have been and will be arrested.� Bob
plans to participate and would like moral support from Meeting.� The project
plans continued civil disobedience at the offices of those who don't sign a
pledge not to give more funding to war.� The Meeting agreed to support Bob.� M
&amp; O will help him set up a support committee.� Our newsletter will run a
notice about the project.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>5. Ford suggested putting an FCNL poster (&quot;Grieve,
Hope, Act&quot;) in the Meeting room window that faces Canyon Road.� Dave Giltrow
of the Building committee expressed fear that the window might be broken.� We
decided that we need to have M &amp; O and then the whole Meeting consider the
issue of a publicly visible statement related to our Quaker peace testimony
that could give hope to others who oppose the war.� Several suggestions were
made, including a changing display of queries like the Unitarian quotations on Galisteo
Street.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>6. Ministry and Oversight:� Ford Robbins presented the
M&amp;O report. a. Queries for fourth month will include &quot;How do I prepare
myself for worship?&quot;� b. Meeting approved with joy Sarah Cutler's transfer
of membership from Saranac Lake Monthly Meeting, New York, to Santa Fe Monthly
Meeting.� M &amp; O is reconsidering terminating the membership of those whose
whereabouts is unknown.� c. As requested by business meeting M &amp; O has
begun to work on creating a Special Advisory Committee on Stewardship and Long
Range Funding.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>7. Treasurer's report was given by Frank:� Beginning
balance in General Fund was $8,349.60.� Ending balance was $9,736.58.� The
beginning balance in the Maintenance Fund was $7,763.94.� The ending balance
was $7,896.26.� The sufferings fund contains $1,100.00, the Paul Olmstead
Memorial Fund, $224.50, and the Brinton Turkle Memorial Fund $920.00.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>8. Resident's report was given by Peg Martin.� In
second month she worked 43 hours.� Guest apartment income was $410 and
apartment occupancy rate was 53%.� Peg will be gone for a few days at the
beginning of April.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>9.� Building Committee:� Dave reported that a shower
has been installed in the guest apartment bathtub and gave tours at the close
of the meeting.� Dirt leaks from the ceiling in the apartment kitchen have been
fixed.� A carpenter is working on repairing the outer garage doors.� Insurance
issues relating to the incident in which the doors were damaged have not been
resolved.� Approximately 80% of the bulbs inside and outside the Meetinghouse
itself are compact fluorescents.� We need to replace some of the dimmable
bulbs.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>7. Earth Care Committee: Two Tuesday evening
discussions will be held at the home of Jennifer Wellington, 439-9399.�� All
are invited to meet at 7 pm, eat dessert, watch a presentation and participate
in discussion.� On April 10th we will see a slide show, &quot;An Inconvenient
Truth&quot; and on April 24 there will be a movie &quot;The Great Warming.&quot;�
Jennifer and Pierre live at 2307 Calle Brocha, near Zia.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>There will be a compost bucket for non-meat food
scraps after potlucks.� We are working to get permission for a recycling
container in the kitchen as well.� Business meeting approved our Meeting
joining the NM chapter of Interfaith Power and Light, a non-profit
environmental organization.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>8.� Peace and Social Concerns committee:� Ann Anthony
is stepping down as convener.� Meeting expressed appreciation her work.� Letter
writing on issues continues on the portal after meeting for worship.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>Meeting for worship for business was closed with a
silent circle at 2:40 p.m.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<h3 style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:0in'><b><font size=4
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Alternatives to Violence
Project</span></font></b></h3>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>&quot;Alternatives to Violence (AVP) offers an
effective way to build non-confrontational communication and community,&quot;
Audrey Miller says.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>&quot;It's thrilling to see participants become
facilitators,&quot; Margie Willen adds.� &quot;They seem to grow ten feet tall!&quot;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Audrey and Margie are among the dozen or more Friends
and others bringing AVP to northern New Mexico.� The group held one workshop in
Taos and four at the women's prison in Grants last year, plus other
presentations to the community.� This year they've already held one workshop at
the women's prison and one in Santa Fe, sponsored by the Santa Fe Community
Partnership.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>AVP began in 1975, when inmates at Greenhaven (N.Y.)
Prison who were working with youth at risk collaborated with the Quaker Project
on Community Conflict to devise a prison workshop.� Today it's a worldwide
association of volunteer groups offering experiential workshops in conflict
resolution, responses to violence, and personal growth.� Developed from the
real-life experiences of prisoners and others, and building on a spiritual
base, AVP encourages every person's innate power to transform self and world.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>&quot;In AVP we expect wisdom to come from the group,
rather than the facilitator,&quot; Audrey explains.� &quot;We help people to
see that they already have the tools to lead a nonviolent life.&quot;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Margie emphasizes that all people can contribute to
and benefit from AVP.� Exercises like &quot;qualities I want in a friend&quot;
and &quot;why I'd like to co-facilitate with this person&quot; make us aware of
gifts we didn't know we had.� &quot;It's powerful,&quot; Audrey agrees.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>AVP workshops will be offered in Albuquerque May 12-13
and at IMYM.� Outsiders may also attend prison workshops, and Margie says that
is a &quot;profound, life-changing experience.&quot;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Santa Fe Meeting supports Northern New Mexico AVP with
seed money.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>For more information, contact Audrey, 424-1208
audrey88 at clovermail.net or Margie,466-6615 margaretmwillen at yahoo.com.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoTitle><b><font size=5 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:16.0pt'>&quot;The Last Week&quot; of Jesus life, </span></font></b><font
size=3><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:normal'>reviewed by Bob Gaines</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>At the beginning of the Passover week two thousand
years ago, two processions entered opposite sides of Jerusalem.� &quot;One was
a peasant procession, the other an imperial procession...Jesus's procession
proclaimed the Kingdom of God; Pilate's proclaimed the power of empire.&quot;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>&quot;The Last Week,&quot; by New Testament scholars
Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, follows the gospel of Mark in examining
in detail the last eight days of Jesus's life.� Jesus's entry into Jerusalem on
Palm Sunday, according to Mark, was a carefully planned counter to that of
Pilate's.� Pilate's procession displayed not only Roman imperial power but also
Roman imperial theology: the emperor was not only ruler of Rome but also &quot;the
Son of God;&quot; imperial inscriptions proclaimed him &quot;lord&quot; and &quot;savior,&quot;
one who had brought &quot;peace on earth.&quot;� Rival kingdoms and rival
theologies.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>The Kingdom of God directly confronted the Kingdom of
Caesar on Palm Sunday, leading directly to the crucifixion on Good Friday.� Mark
provides a day-by-day account (and an almost hourly account for Friday), which
Borg and Crossan examine to provide a fascinating and readable discussion of
the meaning of Jesus's life, ministry, and death.� &quot;The Last Week&quot; is
available at Santa Fe Public Library and in paperback for $10.46 at amazon.com.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoTitle><b><font size=5 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:16.0pt'>Announcements</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>What are you led to do for Meeting?� <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Nominating Committee</span></b> invites each member
and attender to make his or her interests known.� Please contact Sarah Cutler,
505-216-5219 smcutler at mtholyoke.com; Kip Corneli, 473-3039 knhc at cybermesa.com;
or Alan Rogers, 984-ll71 drdecanto at comcast.net.� Thank you!</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>The Earth Care Committee invites Friends and friends
to a couple of outstanding events this month.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 p.m. <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>&quot;An Inconvenient Truth,&quot;</span></b> a slide
show and discussion facilitated by Unitarian Doug Stewart, who has been trained
by Al Gore's organization.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>&quot;The Great Warming,&quot;</span></b> a film
focusing on solutions.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Both presentations take place at Jennifer Wellington's
house, 2307 Calle Brocha.� Dessert will be served.� Call Jennifer for
directions, 438-9399.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Mary Ray Cate also alerts early rising Friends that
Larry Rasmussen and New Mexico's own La Donna Harris will talk about the moral
implications of global warming on &quot;Interfaith Voices,&quot; Sunday, April
1, 7:05 a.m. on radio KSFR (90.7 FM.)</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Shelley Cohen announces that members of the <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Traveling Ministries Program</span></b> (TMP)
committee will be meeting at our Meetinghouse Friday May 11 and Saturday May
12. The program was started by Friends General Conference (FGC) in 1998. Over
350 meetings have been visited since TMP's inauguration. Meetings and other
Friends' groups contact the TMP coordinator when they are seeking a seasoned
Friend, usually for the purpose of enriching and deepening their faith
community through a retreat, workshop, or worship opportunities. On Sunday May
13, committee members will worship with us and at the rise of meeting, over
potluck lunch, they will facilitate a discussion about their work and the work
of Friends General Conference.� This visit is especially timely as
Intermountain Yearly Meeting's membership in FGC will be among the business
items taken up at the Yearly Meeting in June.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>In offering hospitality to the TMP Committee we will
be providing housing and three meals at the Meetinghouse for the members of the
committee If you are moved to provide housing or assist with the meals please
contact Shelley Cohen at 421-3857 or scohen at plateautel.net.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Bob Gaines describes the <b><span style='font-weight:
bold'>Occupation Project</span></b>, which is a campaign of sustained,
nonviolent civil disobedience to end the Iraq war, begun by Voices for Creative
Nonviolence in February.�� The Project challenges Representatives and Senators
to declare publicly that they will vote against any further funding for the war
in and occupation of Iraq.� The campaign consists of nonviolent actions that
risk arrest.� Typical actions within a Congressional office might be an
interfaith prayer service, a silent vigil, reading the names of U.S. and Iraqi dead
and tolling a bell for each name read.� The office occupation continues until
the Senator or Representative publicly pledges to vote against any additional
war funding, or the participants are placed under arrest.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>The Occupation Project (http://vcnv.org/) is supported by a number of
peace organizations, including Veterans for Peace and United for Peace and
Justice.� Contact Bob Gaines for more information (505-466-1746 voice and fax, gaines
at comcast.net).</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Beverly Busching announces a <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>study group</span></b>, which will meet at the
Meetinghouse at 10:10 a.m. on three First Days. &quot;We will look at some
foundational Quaker beliefs and practices, using historical background but
primarily questioning and sharing how they live in our lives today,&quot;
Beverly explains.� &quot;What do we really mean by these words?� How do they
touch our lives?&quot; </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>SESSION ONE 3/25/07:� The Sources of our Beliefs:� 'that
of God,' and ' inner light.' Different beliefs, individual journeys, and unity
in the community. Discernment.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>SESSION TWO 4/1/07:� Meeting for Worship: ' expectant
waiting,' a dry or 'moist' meeting, questions about when and how to speak.
Being 'ministers' to each other. Deepening our worship experience.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>SESSION THREE 4/8/07:� Faith into Practice:�
Testimonies and queries.� Leadings, clearness, and clearness committees.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>The group will use the new IMYM Faith and Practice.�
You are encouraged to read sections relating to these topics, especially
Section I and II, Living Our Faith, in advance and bring your comments and
questions.� But all are invited to join the discussions, newcomers and longtime
members.� If you didn't attend Session One, you are still welcome to Session
Two or Three.</span></font></p>

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12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Liza
Packard</span></font></b> is asking for housing in July, garage or storage
space, and help with prescription medications.� She writes,</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� Friends, I have been evicted from my housing of 2 years (a
supportive living program for people with disabilities) for the usual reason
for eviction, back rent due.� This month I also lost my main house-cleaning
client because she wanted to go back to a team cleaning service.� This
represents a loss of $250.00/month income.� Last week my doctor prescribed an
additional medication, which increases my monthly expense for medications.� My
needs are for housing in July and help with medication costs, as well as
storage for my belongings.� Does anyone have garage/storage space? Call me
(please don't e-mail) at 310-4104� P.S.� Four friends are hosting and or hiring
me (dog/house-sitting) for April, May, June, and August.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� &quot;The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the
world, and they that dwell therein.&quot; (Psalm 24:1-3.)� Are you a permaculturist?�
Jennifer Wellington says, if you're doing any of the following, you've already
started practicing <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>permaculture</span></b>:�
enjoying the beauty of nature; growing some of your own food; walking, cycling,
or taking public transit instead of driving a car; making purchase decisions
with consideration of the effects on Earth; reusing and recycling; supporting
nature conservation.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� Your next step may be to contact nearby people interested
in permaculture; go see a site where it's practiced; read a library book; have
a permaculture designer come look at your house; attend a course at Ecoversity,
Santa Fe Community College or a nursery; or join our local Permaculture Credit
Union, 954-3479 pcuonline.org.</span></font></p>

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12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>IMYM reminds us that the 2007 Annual Gathering will
take place June 10-17 at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu.� <b><span style='font-weight:
bold'>Yearly Meeting</span></b> sessions begin on the evening of Wednesday,
June 13.� Registration forms are posted at imym.org.� Registration deadline is
April 16.� Don't let a shortage of money keep you away from yearly meeting!�
Our treasurer Frank Hirsch, 466-0109 efhirsch at aol.com, is accepting
scholarship requests till April 1.</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� Peg Martin is available for <b><span style='font-weight:
bold'>spiritual direction</span></b> on Thursday afternoons by appointment.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoTitle><b><font size=5 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:16.0pt'>Some Key Meeting Contacts</span></font></b></p>

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12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Santa Fe Monthly Meeting Websites:</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>http://sf.imym.org </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>http://santa-fe.quaker.org/index.html</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Ministry and Oversight Committee: (to whom you bring
personal or meeting-wide concerns and needs for pastoral counseling) Ford
Robbins, convenor, 466-7665 fordrobbins at earthlink.net; Joan Spencer,
984-2217 ssspencer at pol.net; Dimitri Mihalas, 661-7414; Anne McLaughlin,
995-9655 caunteton at cs.com; Philip Balcombe, 466-2982 pjbalcombe at cybermesa.com;
Beverly Busching, 984-8742 bbusching at mindspring.com; Roland Pool, 983-7241 RolandPoole
at aol.com; Reuben Hersh, 983-5044. </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Meeting Clerk: Beverly Busching, 984-8742 bbusching at
mindspring.com</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Meeting Resident: (to schedule use of building, guest
apartment, report building problems, etc.) Peg Martin, 983-7241. </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Newsletter: Alison Martinez, 438-0729, and David Vaux,
988-9545, co-editors.� Please e-mail submissions to apapmtz at msn.com no later
than the day after business meeting.� Put paper submissions in the Newsletter
box at the Meetinghouse no later than the day of business meeting and alert
Alison to pick them up. </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Recorder: Nina Sammons, 471-6779 NinaSammons at gmail.com.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Treasurer: Frank Hirsch, 466-0109.� Please mail
financial contributions to: Treasurer, Santa Fe Monthly Meeting of Friends, 630
Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM� 87501, or put in &quot;birdhouse&quot; box.� Thank
you!</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Young Friends (18-40ish) get together often.� For
information please contact Sarah Cutler, 216-5219 smcutler at mtholyoke.edu.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>The Peace and Social Concerns Committee welcomes new
members.� Temporary contact people are Kip and Helen Corneli, 473-3039 knhc at cybermesa.com
hfmc at cybermesa.com.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>The Committee on Conscientious Objection, meets as
needed.� For information please call Howard Shulman, 984-9908.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>There's a complete list of committees and members,
attenders and their contact information in the Meeting Directory. Would you
like to receive a paper copy of our new Meeting directory?� Telephone Molly Vaux
at 988-9545 to arrange to receive it via the US Mail.</span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Santa Fe Monthly Meeting</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Religious Society of Friends</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>630 Canyon Road</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Santa Fe NM 87501</span></font></p>

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12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

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correction requested</span></font></b></h1>

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