2/24/2019 minutes

Takoma Park Friends Meeting-Preparative gathered on 2/24/2019 at the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, Maryland. We heard queries and advices from the second set of queries from Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Faith and Practice on meeting for business. We heard of how we can not only act or fail to act but can also take a long time to act. We heard of how meeting personal financial needs can make financial support of the meeting difficult. We heard mention of the fact that as a small meeting with no committees we have no committee responsibilities. We heard a sense that we as a meeting and as individuals have not adequately considered that inaction speaks. We heard a desire to learn the reasons of those who support the meeting at low levels, and a desire to avoid the traditional demands of tithes.