2023 - May Meeting for Business Documents

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Meeting for Worship for Business

May 21, 2023 at 12:15 pm

Hybrid - Attend in person or join via Zoom

Agenda (See documents attached below)

  1. Opening Worship
  2. Reading of the Land Acknowledgement Statement
  3. Reading of Query for the Fifth Month
  4. Clerk’s Report 
  5. Finance: First Budget Reading 
  6. Treasurer’s Quarterly Report 
  7. Addressing Racism Committee Updates: 339 Manumission and Beyond Project and Ujima Friends Peace Center
  8. Care and Counsel: First Reading of Membership Request 
  9. Peace and Social Concerns: Proposals on Funding Donations and Grants
  10. Minutes for Approval: April
  11. Announcements
    1. Reports due in June
      1. Finance Annual
      2. Finance: Approval of Budget
      3. Library Annual Report
      4. Office and Administration Annual Report
      5. Religious Education Annual Report
    2. Release date for June 17 (3rd Sat) is tomorrow 
  12. Closing Worship

Query for the Fifth 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?