Takoma Park Friends Meeting-Preparative gathered on 9/19/2021 through a Zoom audio/video connection.
We heard queries from Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice on the social order. We heard that some social values do not merit appreciation. We heard that members of the meeting understand the importance of civic responsibility, but that navigating how to implement our responsibility in practice may be difficult.
Tricia Crocker, treasurer, presented the budget-year-to-date treasurer’s report for the period 12/1/2020 to 9/19/2021 (attached). We accepted the report.
We considered the budget for FY 2022 (ending Nov. 30, 2022) on first reading. The suggestion was made to increase the amount drawn from unrestricted reserves to $2,750 and from the meeting place fund to $750.
We approved on second reading appointment of Tricia Crocker to continue serving as treasurer, for the term from 12/1/21 to 11/30/22.
We decided to continue an on-line meeting for worship on Thursday evenings (7:30). The format involves worship for about 40 minutes followed by the opportunity for conversation. We decided to publicize it in announcements for Adelphi Friends Meeting and our website.
We heard and approved these minutes. We adjourned, to gather next on October 17, 2021, at 1:30, or at the call of the presiding clerk.
Arthur David Olson, presiding
Victor Thuronyi, recording