2020 -01 (January)Meeting for Business Minutes Draft

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Meeting for Worship for Business
January 19, 2020, 12:15pm

Agenda (see document links below)

  1. Opening Worship and Reading of the First Query
  2. Peace & Social Concerns
  3. Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting
  4. Worship & Ministry
  5. Library
  6. Treasurer Quarterly Report
  7. Property
  8. Clerk's Items
    1. Goldenberg Letter
    2. Grants and Covenants ad hoc working group
    3. Sojourn
  9. Approval of November Minutes
  10. Announcements
    1. February Annual Reports Due
      1. Recorder
      2. Office & Admin
      3. Skyspace
    2. Easy Evens
      1. January -- Worship & Ministry
      2. February -- Religious Education
      3. March -- Peace & social Concerns
    3. Clerks' Meeting is April 26 at noon in the worship room (originally scheduled for April 12 which is Easter)
    4. Release Date for March 21 is tomorrow.
    5. Closing Worship

Query for 1st Month -- Meeting for Worship

  • Are our meetings for worship held in stilled, expectant waiting upon God?
  • As we worship is there a living silence in which we are drawn together by the power of God in our midst?
  • Is the spirit of our worship together one that nurtures all worshipers?
  • How does our Meeting respond when the vocal ministry seems inappropriate, or when the meeting for worship is consistently not gathered?
  • Do I faithfully attend meeting with heart and mind prepared for worship, clear of any predetermination to speak or not to speak, and expecting that worship will be a source of strength and guidance?
  • Does worship deepen my relationship with God, increase my faithfulness, and refresh and renew my daily life, both inwardly and in my relationship with others?
  • Have I experienced in worship that direct leading to listen or to speak, and have I been faithful to my own experience?