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Cannon Valley Friends Meeting decided to mark the one year anniversary of our first Meeting for Worship in the new Meeting House by inviting everyone to an Open House. The celebration, which was held from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 20, 2015, was planned to conincide with the United Nations International Day of Peace. The gathering included live music, along with speakers, refreshments, tours, and fellowship, all surrounded by an atmosphere of joy and gratitude.
Shape Note Singing (Every 2nd Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm)
Friday Song Circle (Every 3rd Friday, 7:00-9:00 pm, beginning August 19, 2016)
Community Singing (Every 4th Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm, )
Each morning Emily Walser-Kuntz helped the early-birds create a collage inspired by that day's topic.
Participants were introduced to five young inventors on the second day of Peace Camp. Many of these ideas were inspired as ways to help other children facing special challenges (image 1).
Louis Braille was just a boy when an eye injury made it difficult to continue reading. Ricky shared the story of how he developed the system of raised dots that is still used by blind people. He was only 12 when he started to develop his system. She also had some familiar children's books with braille. Then each camper made a braille name tag for themselves (image 2).
Starting the first day of Peace Camp 2019, Pat Johnson led a discussion with the twelve participants (ages 6-9) about what makes each of them feel safe.
The camp's theme is about how children have been effective in working for change. This first day focused on Human Rights and Peace. Pat read a book about Sadako Sasaki who worked for peace following WWII by trying to fold a thousand origami cranes. We all folded cranes together.
After outdoor games and snacks, the children created a storyboard about the things we talked about.
When: AUG 25, 2-5 pm
Where: 3241 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407 (second and third floors)
What: Quaker Volunteer Services Twin Cities is beginning its second year with six new fellows placed in local nonprofit organization working for peace and justice and living in a cooperative household. The Open House is an opportunity for Friends from the local meetings to see the QVS house and give it a final blessing before the fellows arrive.