2020-05 (May) Documents for Meeting for Business

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Meeting for Worship for Business
May 17, 2020, 12:15pm

Agenda (see document links below)

  1. Opening Worship and Reading of the Fifth Query
  2. Clerk's Report
  3. Tuition Assistance
  4. Finance
  5. Finance Proposed Budget
  6. Care & Counsel
  7. Peace & Social Concerns (decision needed)
  8. ad hoc Committee on Racism (decision needed)
  9. PIHN (decision needed)
  10. Philadelphia Quarter
  11. Discernment- PYM and Quarterly Meeting Covenants
  12. April Minutes for Approval
  13. Announcements
    1. May Annual Reports Due
      1. First Day School
      2. Finance (approval of budget)
    2. The meetinghouse will not be used as a polling place in the Pennsylvania primary on June 2.
    3. All rentals at the meetinghouse have been cancelled through June 4 so far.
    4. Release Date for June 20 is tomorrow.  Any requests will be held as tentative.

Query for the 5th Month --Nurturing Our Community: Religious Education in the Home and Meeting

  • How does our meeting prepare its members, attenders and children for worship, for the conduct of its business and for a way of life consistent with the principles of the Religious Society of Friends?
  • What opportunities do we provide for all in the meeting to learn about Friends’ history, practices and testimonies, the Judeo-Christian tradition, the life and teachings of Jesus, and other religious traditions?
  • How does our meeting’s religious education program provide experiential learning that enhances the sense of belonging to our worshipping community?
  • How do I help create a home where all members of the family receive affection and understanding and where visitors are welcome?
  • How does my manner of living enrich body, mind and spirit; enable all to learn what it means to live a life of Spirit-led commitment; and demonstrate a high regard for family, community and the integrity of creation?
  • How do I engage with my family and others who are dear to me regarding such sensitive topics as death, faith, money, sex and drugs?