This announcement of November events just in from Carol Forsythe, the Clerk of Putney Friends Meeting:

Nov. 6 – Annual Fall Meeting Clean-up and Workday, from 9:30 – 10:30 and at 11:30 – 12:30, followed by a potluck.

Nov. 13 – A Quaker Men’s Group gathering, at 6pm in the Meeting House. A few of us Quaker men are putting together a potluck, open to all men of the meeting for food, fellowship and fun.

Nov.20 – Annual Meeting Thanksgiving Potluck at rise of late meeting (somewhere around 11:45 am).

We invite anyone of any age interested in singing simple songs from the Quaker Hymnal, Rise Up Singing songs, Taize chants, songs that can be learned by ear, to come together this coming Sunday, Oct 16, in the meeting room.

We’ll begin a little after 9:30 as soon as the 8:30 meeting for worship rises and leaves the meeting room. We’ll sing until about 10:20 to give people time to get ready and settle in for the 10:30 meeting for worship if they like. Rise Up Sing books will be available. We were a dozen last time.

Is there interest in singing regularly? Does third Sunday’s of the month work? Let Noah or El know.

At the 2010 Friends General Conference Gathering in Bowling Green, Ohio, PFM’s Noah Baker-Merrill read a piece that was recently published in the young adult Quaker anthology called Spirit Rising. Here is a video of Noah reading his piece, which is entitled “Dispatches From The Lamb’s War.”

PFM member Sadie Forsythe also has a piece in the anthology, as does her husband Chris Pifer. Sadie’s piece is entitled “Tokenism” and Chris’ piece is called “A Gathering Storm.” To order this book, with over 200 contributions by young adult Friends from around the world, go to Quaker Books.