PLAN FOR MEETING FOR WORSHIP IN THE HOMES OF FRIENDS ON SUN MAY 17
As most everyone now knows, Meeting Worship for the next few months cannot occur at TCFM due to building reconstruction. On May 17 and June 14, TCFM will also not be able to meet at the Friends School of Minnesota as that building is also unavailable. While details for June 14 remain uncertain, Advancement had been asked by the Meeting to assist in creating some smaller Meetings for Worship in the homes of Friends on these days. Here is the list of Friends who have graciously offered to host Meetings for Worship on Sun May 17:
Sunday May 17, all Meetings for Worship begin at 9:30 and conclude at 10:30 in these homes:
- Joe LandsbergerST PAUL West 7th, has 1 cat, 20 people
- Ava-Dale Johnson ST PAUL Mac Groveland, has no pets, 20 people
- Sarah Cledwyn, ST PAUL Mac Groveland, has one cat, 12 people
- Carol Bartoo, ST PAUL Mac Groveland, has one dog, 15-20 people
- Susan DeVries ST PAUL Saint Anthony Park, has two dogs, 15 people
- Chris Clauson and Sandi Bandli, NEW HOPE (NW suburb), has no pets, 14 people
- Nancy Beecher MPLS Longfellow, not sure of pets, 15 people
- Mary and Jack Phillips MPLS Uptown, has no pets, 17 people
Some important points to keep in mind for these house Meetings:THE TIME FOR MEETINGS IS DIFFERENT THAN NORMAL: 9:30 AM on Sunday!
In order for the meetings to be attractive to both 8:30 and 11 AM meetings, Advancement decided that 9:30 AM might be the most attractive time for attenders from both meetings to attend. We understand this could also engender some confusion as this is not a normal time for meeting, but this would also place least burden on hosts to not have to have two separate meetings at two separate times. This will also help mix attenders who normally do not see each other!
CAN CALL HOST BUT NO RSVP REQUIRED
You may wish to call the host to let them know you plan on attending, but you do not need to call a house before arriving. As with meeting for worship, we would recommend that attenders arrive 10-15 minutes or so early to get the full experience of the Meeting and minimize interruptions for worship. Some hosts may encourage the group to meet for worship outside.
LOOK UP ADDRESS INFORMATION IN DIRECTORY
We are not posting addresses here, but all of these individual’s addresses are located in the TCFM directory, so that is how attenders will know how to get to houses.
NOT DESIGNED FOR FIRST TIME ATTENDERS
First time attenders are welcome but there will be no directions from TCFM to any of these locations if someone would just show up at the meetinghouse. There should just be a sign on the door that TCFM is closed for that week.
The meetings will be intergenerational in style, so if a family wishes to attend and bring children, it would be the expectation that the children participate in the meeting for worship. There will not be any formalized childcare at the locations. It was our understanding that FDS was planning a picnic for families on the same day, which we believe would be a great compliment to these house based meeting for worship.
NO FOOD EXPECTATION
There is no expectation that hosts are providing food or drink, as this is very last minute we are trying to minimize work on hosts. Attenders may wish to bring simple food, but there is no expectation for this.
Advancement also wishes to thank Susan DeVries for helping to coordinate a number of these meetings. Thanks Susan!
You can contact Joel Krogstad at 651 646 1993 or if you have any questions about the gatherings. We hope that they are a success!