For our July 15th Quaker Discussion, we will have a guest speaker to talk to us about his thesis on Quaker history. Details are below:
Jason Aglietti earned his Bachelor’s Degree in history from Towson University in December 2014. He went on to earn his Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where he graduated in May, 2018. At UMBC, Jason primarily studied Public History (museum work), the American Revolution, and early American Christianity.
His master’s thesis: The Friends They Loathed: The Persecution of Maryland Quakers During the Revolutionary War, was researched and written between 2016 – 2018 and successfully defended in April, 2018.
Continue reading Quaker Discussion, 6/15/2018
Our Quaker discussion after the rise of meeting this week will be a continuation of last month’s discussion of how to move forward based on last year’s spiritual state of the meeting report.
Just a reminder that Worshipful Business Meeting is this week for December, not the fourth Sunday as is usual. The current agenda is:
Continue reading December Worshipful Agenda
As is traditional, our December business meeting will be held on the third Sunday of December (12/17) to avoid the Christmas holiday.
The current agenda for the next worshipful business meeting is:
- Treasurer’s Report
- Apportionment Surveys
- December business meeting date (17th or 31st?)
- Holiday Party
- Tithe.ly report
- Mailing list testing
- Request to use the PO Box for prisoner pen pals
If you are aware of any other items that should be on the agenda, please talk to the presiding clerk or email presiding_clerk at takomaparkfriends dot org.
At our next Quaker discussion on November 19th, we will discuss our spiritual state of the meeting for 2017. The queries offered by Baltimore Yearly Meeting this year are: Continue reading Quaker Discussion 11/19
Next Sunday, October 15th, we will have a Quaker Discussion on queries. We ask ourselves queries at every business meeting and record our answers. Since I’ve been clerk we’ve been through the queries in the draft BYM Faith & Practice twice. Next Sunday, we’ll try to come up with some new ones.
If you’re interested, think about what we need to be questioning ourselves about, and what questions we should be asking. Then come by and join the conversation.
We will have a booth at the Street Festival this coming Sunday, 10/1/17. If you can, please stop by and help us man the booth. We will have our shared meal at the booth after the rise of meeting for worship.
The agenda for meeting for worship with a concern for business on 9/24 is:
- Treasurer’s Report
- Charitable Contributions
- Singing after Meeting
- Street Festival
If you have any other agenda items, please reply here.
On 9/17 we will have a Quaker discussion about charitable giving after Meeting for Worship. Specifically, we will be discussing where the meeting should give charitable gifts. Please come with any ideas you may have. All are welcome.