2019 -10 (October) Minutes of Meeting for Business DRAFT

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Minutes Details: 
Minutes Details: 

Meeting for Worship for Business
October 20, 2019 beginning promptly at 12:15

Agenda (see document links below)

  1. Opening Worship and Reading of the Ninth Query
  2. Outreach Committee Annual Report 

  3. ad hoc Committee on Racism

  4. Treasurer Quarterly Report

  5. Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting Annual Report

  6. Finance Committee

  7. Care & Counsel Committee

  8. ad hoc Committee for for Grants and Covenants 
  9. Announcements

    1. November Annual Reports Due
      1. Property (held over from October)
      2. Landscape
      3. Peace & Social Concerns
      4. Nominating (new officers)
    2. Easy Evens 
      1. October -- Adult RE
      2. November -- Landscape
      3. December -- Property and House
    3. Clerks' Meeting is January 19 at noon in the worship room
    4. Release Date for December 21 is tomorrow.
    5. Christmas Breakfast is December 8 with set up from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 7.
  10. Closing Worship

Query for 9th Month -- Grounding for Transformed Lives: Equality and Justice

  • How does our meeting benefit from established patterns of prejudice, exploitation and economic convenience? What are we doing to change this?
  • How and how often does our meeting engage in a self-examination of its attitudes and actions regarding race, ability, gender, sexual orientation or class?
  • What steps are we taking as a meeting to inform ourselves about social injustice and ecological violence embedded in our political and economic systems?
  • What steps are we taking as a meeting to assure that our meeting and the committees and institutions under our care are respectful of the earth and its people?
  • Do I regularly examine myself for attitudes and behavior that indicate any hidden prejudice regarding race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or class?
  • How do my lifestyle choices affect—positively or negatively—the causes of justice and peace in our nation, the community of nations and the whole of creation?
  • How do I demonstrate in my way of living, and in what I teach my children, that love of God entails acknowledging “that of God in every person”?