Takoma Park Friends Meeting-Preparative gathered on 4/28/2021 through a Zoom audio/video connection.

We heard queries from Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice on personal spiritual life.  We heard that “meditation” can have different meanings, and that there are different practices that people follow concerning all the queries.  Questions were raised about how to seek guidance, both specifically and through reading.               .

Tricia Crocker, treasurer, presented the budget-year-to-date treasurer’s report for the period 12/1/2020 to 4/18/2021 (attached). The transfer of $50,000 as a loan to Adelphi Friends Meeting is not reflected yet, pending confirmation of the transaction from Friends Fiduciary Corporation.  We accepted the report. 

We considered the spiritual state of the meeting report for 2020, to be approved next month.

We considered the Quaker organizations to which we would contemplate making contributions.  We approved as a first reading to fund the same groups as last year, but removing the earmark from Friends Peace Teams and removing William Penn House.

We heard and approved these minutes.  We adjourned, to gather next on May 16, 2021, at 1:30, or at the call of the presiding clerk.

Arthur David Olson, presiding

Victor Thuronyi, recording