Takoma Park Friends Meeting-Preparative gathered on 5/26/2019 at the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, Maryland.
We heard queries from Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice on personal way of life. We heard that seeking employment consistent with beliefs is not as straightforward as the idea may seem, but that service to society can be a useful guide. Avoiding being ruled by possessions can also be an almost impossible standard. A balance might be found in the queries directed to reaching Divinely given potential.
Tricia Crocker, treasurer, handed out copies of the treasurer’s report for the month (attached). We accepted the report.
We decided that the $40 fee level for the Takoma Park Folk Festival (no solicitation of donations) is appropriate.
We decided to defer contributions to both Quaker and non-Quaker groups to 2020, given our cash shortfall in contributions, but to make a $200 contribution to one group each category.
We heard and approved these minutes. We adjourned, to gather next on 6/23/2019 at the rise of meeting, or at the call of the presiding clerk.
Arthur David Olson, presiding
Victor Thuronyi, recording