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.
Takoma Park Friends Meeting-Preparative gathered on 8/27/2017 at the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, Maryland. We heard queries and advices from the 2013 draft Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice on vocal ministry. We took to heart the advice to be careful in speaking. We heard of an urge to speak when newcomers are present, to avoid them going away bored, and of a need to watch this tendency. We heard appreciation for the reminder that not all messages may speak to us individually; part of listening is exercising patience, made easier when we remember past messages that have been on point. We heard that all we need to do is listen to messages, not form judgments about them; doing so is a great exercise.
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.