Takoma Park Friends Meeting-Preparative gathered on 7/28/2019 at the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, Maryland.
We heard queries from Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice on Caring for Others. We heard of the challenge of treating people how they want to be treated based on their culture or life experience. We heard that acceptance of differences is perhaps too low a bar. We heard of the importance of treating people equally and as individuals, not based on their status.
Tricia Crocker, treasurer, handed out copies of the treasurer’s report for the month (attached). We accepted the report.
We heard that the first reading for nomination for Treasurer will take place next month.
We decided to use the facilities of Takoma Park Presbyterian Church for meeting for worship on a three-week trial run basis on September 1, 15 and 22. We authorized the Treasurer to use the meeting place fund to pay for the trial period if needed.
We heard and approved these minutes. We adjourned, to gather next on 8/25/2019 at the rise of meeting, or at the call of the presiding clerk.
Arthur David Olson, presiding
Victor Thuronyi, recording