Takoma Park Friends Meeting-Preparative gathered on 1/17/2021through a Zoom audio/video connection.

We heard queries from Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice on meetings for worship.  We heard appreciation for encouraging special gifts of ministry and the sharing of spiritual insights.

Tricia Crocker, treasurer, presented the budget-year-to-date treasurer’s reportfor the period ending 1/17/2021 (attached).  The budget reflects a transfer from unrestricted reserves to take into account contributions received prior to thisfiscal year, but allocable to this fiscal year. We accepted the report.

We commenced discussion on a response to Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s queries to spark preparation of our spiritual state of the meeting report for 2020.  We plan to finalize the queries to be considered at next business meeting and subsequently hold a second hour on this topic.

We agreed to offer to lend to Adelphi friends Meeting $50,000 out of our meeting place fund at 2% annual interest and to finalize the arrangement at our next business meeting. 

We heard and approved these minutes.  We adjourned, to gather next on Feb. 21, 2021, at 1:30, or at the call of the presiding clerk.

Arthur David Olson, presiding

Victor Thuronyi, recording