Takoma Park Friends Meeting-Preparative gathered on 10/27/2019 at the Dance Exchange in  Takoma Park, Maryland.  

We heard queries from Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice on the peace testimony.  We heard of the challenge of family conflicts.  We also heard how it is difficult to deal with other conflicts without making threats. Negotiating power inequalities and overcoming barriers to communication can add to the challenge.

Tricia Crocker, treasurer, handed out copies of the treasurer’s report for the month (attached).  We accepted the report. 

We decided to hold our meeting for worship in the library of Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, and to make arrangements as soon as possible to do so, probably at the beginning of December. There are continuing concerns about noise at the Dance Exchange. Because of concerns due to limited parking spaces, the church has requested that we start meeting for worship ½ hour after their service begins, which would mean 11:30.

We approved the budget for FY 2020 (Dec. 1, 2019 – Nov. 30, 2020) on second reading (attached). 

We heard and approved these minutes.  We adjourned, to gather next on 11/24/2019 at the rise of meeting, or at the call of the presiding clerk.

Arthur David Olson, presiding

Victor Thuronyi, recording