2020 -11 (November) Documents for Meeting for Business

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Minutes Details: 
Meeting for Worship for Business

November 15, 2020, 12:15 pm via Zoom

Agenda (see document links below)

  1. Opening Worship and Reading Query for the Eleventh Month
  2. Clerk's Report
  3. Landscape Committee Annual Report
  4. Treasurer's Quarterly Report
  5. Worship & Ministry
  6. Ad hoc Committee on Grants & Covenants
  7. Exploring Racism Committee
  8. Philadelphia Quarter
  9. October Minutes for Approval
  10. Announcements
    1. January Annual Reports Due
      1. Worship & Ministry
      2. Library
      3. Treasurer Quarterly Report
      4. Peace & Social Concerns (held over)
      5. PIHN Committee Annual Report (held over)
    2. Release date for January 16 is tomorrow.
    3. Nominating Committee Report will be delivered at a called meeting in December.
  11. Closing Worship

Query for the 11th Month -- Stewardship of Resources

  • Does our Meeting serve social and economic justice in its uses of property and money?

  • How does our Meeting engage its members in the support of the Meeting’s work, its ministry, and the upkeep of its property?

  • How does our Meeting engage its members in the support of the quarterly and yearly meetings and other Quaker organizations?

  • 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?

  • Am I clear that I am the steward, not the owner, of property in my care?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?