Redding Friends Quaker Meeting
Minutes for December 8, 2007
Submitted by: Lenore Frigo, Recording Clerk
In attendance were: Doris Bond, Lenore Frigo, Tom & Susie Morehouse, Doug Milhous, Ed Marek. We opened the meeting with silence.
1. Review of Minutes:
Minutes were approved, with the note that minutes were also posted on our new website (reddingfriends.blogspot.com).
Correction to minutes: Doug will be traveling to Quarterly meeting on January 20, 2008.
2. Treasurer's Report (Doris)
a. Balance is $2772. Recent deposits include $1525 from the brunch that we hosted. Recent expenditures include food costs for the brunch, Quarterly meeting dues, a donation to AFSC (for migrant workers affected by the S. California fires), rent, and telephone bill.
b. Members are encouraged to contribute $200/year to cover operating costs, including PYM and Quarterly Meeting dues.
3. Ministry & Oversight
We discussed Christmas gifts for the Faithworks family that the meeting sponsors. These will be two $75 gift cards (Safeway and Target) for the family. Susie will arrange for these.
4. Peace & Social Order (Doug)
a. We'll be hosting the guests who are conducting the Walking in the Light, Peace for Earth Walk, on January 29. This will include a potluck dinner and presentation (see calendar for details).
b. Doug will be traveling to Quarterly Meeting on Jan. 20, 2008, and welcomes traveling companions.
c. Record Searchlight: Religious Faith Articles
The Record Searchlight is starting a new format for the religion section. Local congregations will be given a topic per week to write about. Articles will be published in the paper and/or online. As a group, we decided to wait and see how this works out before determining whether we will participate. (Doris will notify Lynn, who is coordinating this project).
5. Unity with Nature (Ed)
Lenore will post our 8/2007 minute on Unity with Nature to the new website, as well as the list of 20 suggestions for conserving environmental resources. Ed will email Lenore with additional information to be posted. Lenore will also create a chart that we can use within our individual households to track energy/resource use and to set goals for reducing our usage during 2008.
Sunday, December 16, 6:00 p.m. Christmas Dinner Among Friends & Gift Exchange. At the Morehouse home. We'll have ham and potluck sidedish & desserts. Bring a dish to share, plus one gift ($10 or under) for the exchange, something you've made, if possible.
(Sunday, December 23--NO MEETING, even though it is the 4th Sunday)
Sunday, December 30, 11:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship. Tom & Susie will provide children's activities (if needed) and refreshments
Sunday, January 13: 10:00 a.m. Meeting for Business, 11:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship (Susie for children's activities, Lenore will bring refreshments)
Tuesday, January 29: Potluck dinner at Morehouse home for Walking in the Light, Peace for Earth Walk guests at 6:00. Presentation at Methodist Church (room 10) at 7:30.