Archive | 2009

Minute for Marriage Equality

Holding to our longstanding Testimonies of equality and integrity as they relate to justice for all peoples, we recognize the discomfort we feel when we provide civil marriage for straight couples but are unable to do the same for same-sex couples within the state of Minnesota. The Quaker tradition is one of Spirit-led activism on… Read More

Reflections on my 17-month term as clerk

by Richard Fuller Wow! What a ride! My assistant clerk, Anne Supplee, and I celebrated out last day on the job on August 31. We had a running query through our term which I believe we repeated to each other monthly: “Are we (still) having fun?” The shared answer has always been “yes!” And it… Read More

Photos from Construction, Gallery 1

These were taken in late May, and in June and early July, 2009. Before Any Construction Yikes! We have to move everything out of the new addition! The pianos, [Clicking on any photo gets you a somewhat larger version.] the benches, and tables, shelving… Empty the moldy rugs & furniture from the Grotto into the… Read More

MOMSAH Update, June 14, 2009

Work proceeds well. Mold work is nearly completed. Roof work has started. Details of heating and ventilation systems are being finalized before installation. Stucco will soon be replaced around FIR west window and back entry wall. Biggest news: it’s now become clear we must plan to be out of the meetinghouse until mid-October. Inspector requires… Read More

MOMSAH Update, May 10, 2009

A contract has been signed with Whole Builders, and they have obtained a permit for the work. We expect a dumpster on site and work to begin May 11. We will receive a work timetable in the next few days, after which we will be able to let Friends know what work will be done… Read More

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