Dates Proposed For Fall - Mark Your Calendar
Visioning Meeting. A discussion in our Meeting community about a vision for the future of our Meeting. August 27 from 5:30 p.m. into the evening, in the Meeting House, with potluck dinner.
Pizza Party for Young Adult Friends. Social time and discussion on how these Friends want to participate in our Meeting. September 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Garden
Committee Clerks Meeting. To discuss procedures and decisions as committees and groups work together in our Quaker Meeting. Includes M & O, officers, and any others who want to participate. September 24 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Beverly Busching’s house
Good Works Meeting. Open discussion on what Good Works our Meeting should consider for funding. October 8 at rise of meeting.
Olive Rush Appreciation Day. Information about and celebration of Olive Rush, and the history and importance of her bequest to our Meeting (this year 40 years ago). October 29 at rise of meeting in the Meeting house, with potluck.
A Warm Welcome to Peg Martin, New Meetinghouse Resident,
and a Grateful Farewell To Roland Pool
Meeting welcomes Peg Martin, the new Meetinghouse ramada resident. Peg will be
with us as of 1 September. She will be painting the interior of the
ramada and moving her things in. She would
welcome your help with these tasks, and your help could be a good way to
We extend farewell wishes and thanks to Roland Pool, and wish him the best in all of his post-resident endeavors.
The Residence Committee reports that:
PEG MARTIN, Heartland Monthly Meeting, Wichita, Kansas is the recommendation of the residence committee for the next resident Friend, to begin Sept. 1, 2006
The residence committee advertised the position for three months in Friends Journal and Friends Bulletin, as well as on Friends’ websites. We had around 20 requests for applications. Five people completed applications with references, and we interviewed four of them. From that group we chose Peg for the following reasons:
She seems comfortable with the practice of hospitality and has an openness to caring for guests and being a presence: she owned and operated a retreat house for nine years, and holds weekend retreats now at her meeting and elsewhere.
She’s insightful about spiritual aspects of Quakerism, has practiced spiritual direction and spiritual companionship (has a degree in pastoral care from Friends University (Quaker) in Wichita, KS) and was excited to hear we have spiritual formation groups.
She has edited the newsletter for Peace Connections in Newton, KS.
She ran a volunteer mentoring program for at-risk kids in Newton Public Schools.
In contacting and interviewing Peg we found her to be clear and simple on the telephone and in person. She’s been unpretentious, good-humored, smart and reflective in her answers to our questions plus had questions of her own and perspectives about meeting life.
She seems seriously interested in being part of our community.
She’ll bring Buster, her fourteen-year-old, twenty-five pound arthritic dog, who sleeps most of the time, and when awake totters around a little and seldom barks—when he does it’s one bark only.
Peg’s letters of reference all mention her spirituality: “Her attention to detail, ability to create a sacred space and her own commitment to prayer, permeated the surroundings” [at her retreat center], “Peg’s strong but quiet character and clear thought,” and “she keeps her commitments to herself and others.”
Our committee is in unity in recommending Peg.
June 6, the Philippine Senate voted with no negative votes to abolish the death penalty. Even senators who supported the death penalty voted for abolition. Life without parole
sentences or 40 years in prison will be substituted for execution, depending on
the offense. President Arroyo is strongly in favor of the effort to end the death penalty. Under
the bill, all death sentences will be commuted to life sentences.
One of the senators who was hesitant about ending capital punishment, Sen. Richard Gordon, nevertheless said, "It is so easy to kill a person to bring him to justice, but the lifetime suffering of a nation when it finds out that it has made a mistake is indelible." Some of Gordon's family members had been murdered earlier.
On the same day, the Philippine House of Representatives voted 119-20 for a similar bill outlawing capital punishment. The two bodies are expected to reconcile differences in their bills and President Arroyo is expected to sign the final version of the legislation.
The death penalty had been re-established in the Philippines in 1993. There have been 7 executions since then. Lethal injection was the method of execution. There are currently 1,022 inmates on death row. (Daily Tribune and InQ7.net, June 7, 2006).
Submitted by Joan Spencer (who retrieved it from http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/article.php?did=1793&scid=64), in the hope that New Mexico can do the same.
An invitation to join our Dream Seminar: Marty Carroll and Mary Ray Cate are scheduled to lead a week-long seminar entitled Dreams: A Path to Wholeness and Self-Understanding at Ghost Ranch this summer (not part of IMYM). The dates of the seminar are July 31 to August 6. We'll be looking at methods of recall and interpretation, common dream themes, and the use of artwork to explore dream images. We would love to have our Friends join the seminar! Further details can be found on the Ghost Ranch website, www.ghostranch.org, or you can speak to one of us! Marty & Mary Ray ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ War is still not the answer!! And if you want to make your views known, consider a beautiful yard sign with this message. There is a holder that allows you to stick the sing into the ground. There are some at the meetinghouse. Ask Ann Anthony for help getting a sign. FCNL requests a $5.00 donation, which may be placed in bird house in library with an explanatory note. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Help is needed cleaning up after meeting--washing cups, returning tray with
Santa Fe Monthly Meeting Website: http://santa-fe.quaker.org/index.html
Ministry and Oversight Committee: (to whom you bring personal or meeting-wide concerns and needs for pastoral counseling) Audrey Miller, convener 424-1208, audrey88 at pobox.com; Greg Cliburn, 474-7313, gcliburn at gmail.com; Rebecca Henderson, 989-8627 rebeccahenderson4 at hotmail.com; Jan-Willem Jansons, 471-6167, JanWillemJ at msn.com; Beverly Busching, 984-8742, bbusching at mindspring.com; Roland Pool, 983-7241, RolandPool at aol.com; Reuben Hersh, 983-5044
Meeting Clerk: Beverly Busching, 984-8742, bbusching at mindspring.com
Meeting Resident: (to schedule use of building, guest apartment, report building problems, etc.) Roland Pool, 983-7241, rolandpool at aol.com
Newsletter: Kate Moses, editor, 988.2709, please email submissions, preferably as Word docs, to katemoses at earthlink.net, by the Friday before Business Meeting (held each third First Day).
Recorder: Marguerite Kearns Culp, marguerite at owlmount.com, 505-753-9760 home, 505-670-3124 cell
Treasurer: Frank Hirsch, 466.0109. Please mail financial contributions to: Treasurer, Santa Fe Monthly Meeting of Friends, 630 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
(All Committees and members, attenders and their contact information are listed in the Meeting Directory.)