6/23/2019 minutes

Takoma Park Friends Meeting-Preparative gathered on 6/23/2019 at the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, Maryland.  

We heard queries from Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice on Home and Family.  We heard that these queries as formulated may not correspond with each of our living situations, but this is recognized in the further text.  We heard about the concept of accountability, the arising of anger, and the opportunity for dealing with anger by separation.

We considered gifts to Quaker and community groups.  We decided to reduce our gifts this year given a tight budget, and to support William Penn House and Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform at $200 each.  We expect to support more organizations next year, assuming that contributions materialize.

We heard and approved these minutes.  We adjourned, to gather next on 7/28/2019 at the rise of meeting, or at the call of the presiding clerk.

Arthur David Olson, presiding

Victor Thuronyi, recording