July 22nd Business Meeting
7-8:30 pm by Zoom
Please click the links to review the reports
Note: Please bring something in each of the following colors:
White, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow.
The Clerk will use these to assess the sense of the Meeting.
- Opening Worship
- Clerk’s Comments
- Approval of June Minutes
(click link to review the minutes)
- Treasurer’s Report:
— Click for Treasurer’s Report for June
— Click for End-of-June Balance Sheet
— Click for End-of-June Statement of Activities
- Naming Committee:
— Bringing forward three names for the Nominating Committee
- Ministry & Oversight:
— Click for M&O Report
— Click for Property Committee Report
- Religious Education:
— Click for Religious Education Report (not yet posted)
- Peace and Social Concerns:
— Approved a donation of $100 to the Catholic Worker Tiny House project, which had been pending since the start of the pandemic
- Looking ahead to future Quaker activities:
— SCYM is beginning to plan for Fall Yearly Meeting sessions online. Information at SCYM.org
— Pendle Hill has various online activities open to Quakers worldwide
- Future Forums:
— We have begun discussion forums on the Wednesday evenings when we do not have Business Meeting. 1) What forums would you like to have? 2) Are there forums you would like so lead?
- Opportunities for Leadings:
— Cielo Grande Quarterly Meeting had to cancel its March meeting. Scheduling another is only possible if enough Friends are led to organize it. Please see Greg Koehler or the Clerk is you feel led.
— Texas and the Federal Government are ramping up executions. We are invited to write letters requesting clemency and/or opposition. Please see the Clerk for how to get information. There is also an opportunity to coordinate letter-writing for the Meeting.
— The Newsletter editor thanks those who have taken on monthly ‘columns’ on topics of their choosing. Peggy is creating “Know your Friends” pages. Julia is writing on FCNL issues and opportunities. Gretchen regularly writes on various topics. Others are welcome to take up topics as well.
FCNL’s July Quaker Changemaker event “Advocacy and the Arts.”
July 29 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. EDT We’ve seen how creative advocacy, like singing to senators, has brought imagination and humanity to Friends’ advocacy with FCNL—and how it has led to major breakthroughs in relationship-building with members of Congress. The event will feature Friend Tom Rawson, a folksinger, FCNL General Committee representative, and Advocacy Team member; and Hassan El-Tayyab, a musician and FCNL’s lead lobbyist for Middle East policy. Together, we will discuss music, Quaker advocacy, and FCNL’s lobbying to advance peace in the Middle East.
— Click the link above to RSVP to participate.
- As it arises …
- Closing Worship