2018 -11 (November) Minutes for Meeting for Business

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Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting
Meeting for Worship for Business
18 November, 2018 beginning promptly at 12:30

Agenda (see document links below)

  1. Opening Worship and Reading of the Eleventh Query
  2. Care and Counsel Committee (Decision(s) Needed)
  3. Lancscape Committee Annual Report
  4. Nominating Committee Report (Decision(s) Needed)
  5. Philadelphia Quarter Representatives
  6. Property Committee Report
  7. Approval of Minutes of October Meeting for Business
  8. Announcements
    1. January Annual Reports Due
      1. Worship & Ministry
      2. Library
      3. Peace & Social Concerns
      4. Treasurer Quarterly Report
    2. Easy Evens 
      1. December--Property and House
      2. January--Worship and Ministry
      3. February--Religious Education
    3. Reserved January Saturday (January 19) will be released tomorrow for rentals.
  9. Closing Worship

Query for 11th Month -- Stewardship of Resources

  1. Does our Meeting serve social and economic justice in its uses of property and money?
  2. How does our Meeting engage its members in the support of the Meeting’s work, its ministry, and the upkeep of its property?
  3. How does our Meeting engage its members in the support of the quarterly and yearly meetings and other Quaker organizations?
  4. To what extent does our Meeting rely on current members for financial support, and what role does endowment income serve? Does the Meeting consider carefully the appropriate role of invested funds?
  5. Am I clear that I am the steward, not the owner, of property in my care?
  6. Do I simplify my needs, making choices that balance self-sufficiency (to avoid unnecessary dependence on others) and fair sharing of resources? Do I make choices as a consumer that support the equitable distribution of income?
  7. Do my employment and other activities allow for use of time and energy in spiritual growth and in service to the Religious Society of Friends?
  8. Do I contribute generously within my means to the funding of the work of Friends in my Meeting, in the yearly meeting, and in the wider world of Friends?