2023 - September Meeting for Business Documents

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Meeting for Worship for Business

September 17, 2023 at 12 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 Ninth Month
  4. Clerk’s Report
  5. Care and Counsel: Approval of New Members for Nominating
  6. PIHN/FPP Annual Report
  7. Minutes for Approval: June
  8. Announcements
    1. Reports due in October
      1. Addressing Racism Annual Report
      2. Office and Administration Annual Report
      3. Outreach Annual Report
      4. Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting Annual Report
      5. Property Annual Report
      6. Religious Education Annual Report
      7. Treasurer’s Quarterly Report
      8. Release date for Oct. 21 (3rd Sat) is tomorrow
    2. Upcoming activities to celebrate our meetinghouse’s10th anniversary
  9. Closing Worship


Query for the Ninth Month – 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”?