Saturday, December 20, 2008

Minutes from December 14 Business Meeting

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Calendar of Meeting Events Mid-December through Mid-January

Christmas Gathering
Potluck, silence, and small gift exchange ($10 or less)
Location: at the Bonds' 6993 Sacramento
Sunday, December 21
2:00 p.m.

Meeting for Worship @ Methodist Church
(Children & food covered by Doris )
Sunday, December 28,
11:00 a.m.

Dinner Among Friends @ Tom & Susie's. Potluck Dinner. Theme will be looking ahead at the New Year.
Friday, January 2
5:30 p.m.

Meeting for Business @ Methodist Church
Sunday, January 11
9: 45 a.m.

Meeting for Worship @ Methodist Church
(Children & food covered by Tom & Susie)
Sunday, January 11
11:00 a.m.

There will be no mid-week meetings in December and January

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Minutes from November 9 Business Meeting

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Calendar of Meeting Events Mid-November through Mid-December

Meeting for Worship @ Methodist Church
(Children & food covered by Susie )
Sunday, November 23,
11:00 a.m.

Midweek Meeting for Worship & Thanksgiving Dinner @ the Bonds' home
Please call Doris to RSVP. by 11/20
Thursday, November 27
3:00 p.m.

Dinner Among Friends at the home of the Coopers
Topic: What is Quakerism all about?
Friday, December 5
5:30 p.m.

Meeting for Business @ Methodist Church
Sunday, December 14
9: 45 a.m.

Meeting for Worship @ Methodist Church
(Children & food covered by Doris )
Sunday, December 14
11:00 a.m.

Christmas Gathering @ Ed's home in Oak Run
Potluck dinner with main dish provided by Ed. Please bring a side dish to share.
Bring something for an informal gift exchange: $10 limit or something homemade or re-gifted/recycled.
Sunday, December 21
3:00 p.m. meet
5:00 p.m eat

January Save the Date:
American Friends Service Committee (AFCS) presentation on the Prison System and Prison Reform.
Meeting for silence & potluck lunch @ Methodist Church, 11:00
Presentation by Eric Moon at Redding Library 2:00
Save the date. More details to be announced next month.
Sunday, January 25
11:00 Regular meeting for worship
12:00 potluck lunch
2:00 Presentation

Monday, October 20, 2008

Minutes from October 13 Business Meeting

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Calendar of Meeting Events
Mid-October through Mid-November

Midweek Meeting for Worship @ the Bonds' home
Wednesday, October 15
5:30 p.m.

Meeting for Worship @ Methodist Church
(Children & food covered by Tom & Susie)
Sunday, October 26,
11:00 a.m.

Provide Catered Brunch @ Methodist Church
This is a fund raiser for the Meeting, which allows us to make charitable donations.
Please come and help prep, cook, serve, or clean up. Contact Susie 244-6216 or email suemorehouse(at)
Saturday, November 1
5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 2
8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Dinner Among Friends at Morehouse home. Baked potatoes will be provided. For potluck bring toppings for potatoes, salad, side dish and/or dessert.
Topic: Video, Love Lived on Death Row
Friday, November 2
5:30 p.m.

Meeting for Business @ Methodist Church
Sunday, November 9
9: 45 a.m.

Meeting for Worship @ Methodist Church
(Children & food covered by Doris or Lorna)
Sunday, November 9
11:00 a.m.

Presentation sponsored by our meeting
Evening of Hope & Healing: Speaking of Forgiveness versus the Death penalty and Songs of Healing
location: 1st United Methodist Church
Monday, November 10
7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Meeting Minutes
Redding Monthly Meeting of The Religious Society of Friends
Date: September 14, 2008
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Present: Doug, Lenore, Tom, Susie, Ed, Doris

Review & Approval of Minutes: minutes were reviewed and approved
Treasurer's Report: Balance is $2084. Rent is paid through December. There are $400 in donations scheduled still to go out, set by the Budget Committee, which meets every January. Unity with Nature has a donation request.


Peace & Social Order:

2) We now have a new family in the Faithworks apartment that we sponsor. The new family may still need a dresser. Doris will find out if this is still needed, and if so the meeting will purchase a used dresser for the apartment.

Interfaith Report:


SCIFF (Shasta County Interfaith Forum) held its first fall meeting:


1) We may be asked to help by providing cookies for the AIDS Day Celebration on December 1 at the Spiritual Enrichment Center.

2) The 3rd Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration will be held on Sunday November 23 at the LDS Stake Center on Churn Creek, with presentations by local faith leaders.

3) For the first three Sundays of October, the Sikh Center will be inviting local faith leaders to share a 15 minute presentation telling about their faith community and what it stands for. Doug will consider representing us.

4) At the SCIFF meeting flyers for many local events were shared. We are invited to submit flyers to SCIFF to be shared via their email list.

Unity with Nature:

1) There is an upcoming event at Ben Lomand Quaker Center, Walking Lightly on the Earth, weekend retreat, October 31-Nov. 2.

2) Our meeting should consider ideas for a group activity for Unity with Nature. Some ideas included a service activity or recycling education.

Old Business:

1) Doug will send out a reminder about September 17's midweek meeting.

2) Organization of our Quaker storage cabinet (books, etc.) is still pending. Doris will help with this, along with either Lorna or Susie.

3) Western Friends subscriptions: Doris will send in for three subscriptions, including one for the meeting.

4) AFSC Prison Presentation: Eric Moon will be available to do a presentation about the prison system and reform in February or March. Doug will request an outline of the presentation before we plan further.

5) Proposition 8 and other propositions: We will discuss these at our Oct. 3 Dinner Among Friends. Information from the Friends Committee on National Legislation (   and the Friends Committee on Legislation of California ( may be useful resources for Quakers considering upcoming ballot issues.


New Business:


1) The meeting will be sponsoring an Evening of Hope & Healing: Forgivness vs. the Death Penalty, featuring the songs of singer/songwriter Bess Klassen-Landis from the Hanover Friends Meeting in Vermont. The meeting will sponsor this event with a $100 budget and other support.


2) We have been invited to sponsor the AFSC Eyes Wide Open exhibit, which features a display of combat boots per each of our California troops killed in Iraq. Our meeting will consider this for possibly a project this spring.


Coming Events:

-Doug is headed to Quarterly Meeting Oct. 17-19 and welcomes others to travel with him. For more information see

-The Ben Lomand Quaker Center has some interesting upcoming events and workshops. For details, visit their website

-CROP Walk is coming October 18.


Sunday, September 28: Meeting for Worship at Methodist Church, 11:00 a.m. (Children and Food = Doris)


Friday, October 3: Dinner Among Friends. Potluck at the Morehouse home. Bring a dish to share. We will review and discuss the propositions slated for the November election.


Sunday, October 12: Meeting for Business at 9:45 a.m., Meeting for Worship at 11:00 a.m. at Methodist Church. (Children and Food = Tom & Susie)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Meeting Minutes
Redding Monthly Meeting of The Religious Society of Friends
Date: August 10, 2008

Present: Doris, Tom, Doug, Lenore, Ed
Review & Approval of Minutes: We reviewed and approved the minutes
Treasurer's Report: $2384 balance, with rent and some scheduled donations due
Ministry & Oversight: no report
Peace & Social Order: A possible topic for the October Dinner Among Friends is Proposition 8 (concerning gay marriage) and/or Doris has a video about gay/lesbian issues.
Interfaith Report: no report (next meeting is Sept. 10)
Unity with Nature: Ed will share information at the August 17 cabin outing
Other Business:
1. Address and phone list is now updated. We'll keep it on our Google documents server. Lenore will email a copy to the list.
2. Organizing our cabinet reading materials and other items. This task is overdue! Doris and Tom and/or Susie will work on this.
3. Subscriptions to Western Friend are available at a reduced group rate if you place an order through our meeting. Contact Doris if you'd like to purchase a subscription. The meeting has a subscription if you'd like to see a sample copy.
4. Review of mail received: Thank you letters for donations for Quaker Youth Pilgrimage and Right Sharing
Report from Pacific Yearly Meeting:
1) Doug brought back some books to donate to our library.
2) Eric Moon (AFSC) would like to visit Redding to present a program on the prison system and prison reform. Our preliminary plans for this event will be for the Redding Friends to sponsor the event, with co-sponsorship and donations from other groups. We could include this event in the Season of Nonviolence calendar (February or March)--entries are due by October 30. Doug will make initial contact with Eric and forward information to Doris.

Coming Events:
1. Chico Friends will have an open house Sunday 9/28 9:30-3:00. Some of our members may attend this open house and/or we could go down as a group on a Sunday when we are not scheduled to meet in Redding.
2. Visit to find out about upcoming events at Ben Lomand Quaker Center
3. Fall Quaterly Meeting (October 17-19) visit
4. Andrea Asebedo Retirement on August 16 6:30 p.m.
5. AFSC Fundraiser at St. Mary's in San Francisco, August 27, 6:00-9:00
Sunday, August 17 Outing to Milhous cabin. See special email for details.
Sunday, August 24 Meeting for Worship 11:00 a.m. at Methodist Church (food & children = Doris)
Sunday, September 14 Meeting for Worship 11:00 a.m. at Methodist Church (food & children = Tom & Susie) 9:45 a.m. Meeting for Business (*NEW: earlier time for business meeting).
Friday, September 5 Dinner Among Friends plus Fun Folk dancing. 5:30 potluck dinner at Morehouse home. 7:00 introduction to international folk dance at Redding Ballet Academie 1726 Market Street (Across from Cascade Theatre) hosted by Lenore/Redding Folk Dancers.
Wednesday, September 17 5:30 p.m. Mid-week Meeting for Worship at the Bonds' home.
Sunday, November 2 Host breakfast at Methodist Church. Save the date to help with preparation, serving, and clean-up. This event is an important fund-raiser for our meeting and allows us to make many charitable donations).

Friday, July 18, 2008

Meeting Minutes
Redding Monthly Meeting of The Religious Society of Friends
Date: July 13, 2008
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Present: Doug, Doris, Tom, Susie, Ed, Lenore
Review & Approval of Minutes: We approved the minutes from the last meeting.
Treasurer's Report: $2526 balance with outstanding bills including phone, donations to Bay Area American Friends Service Committee, Right Sharing, and SCARR (memorial scholarship fund).

Friday, July 19 Dinner Among Friends 6:00 (see email for details).
Sunday, June 27 Meeting for Worship 11:00 at Methodist Church (Children & Food = Susie)
Sunday, August 10 Meeting for Business (10:00) and Meeting for Worship (11:00) at Methodist Church (Children & Food = Doris)
Sunday, August 17, Dinner (Lunch) Among Friends at the Milhous cabin in Mt. Shasta. (See email from Doug for directions). Meet at 10:00 for socialization and worship. 12:00 potluck lunch bring side dishes, salad, or dessert (BBQ grill and hamburgers/hotdogs will be provided). Come ready to relax, hang out, and enjoy Lake Siskiyou.

Ministry & Oversight: Susie cannot make the July dinner among friends to lead the discussion. Doug will lead instead.
Interfaith Report: No meetings until September (they will be 2nd Wednesdays at noon at the First Christian Church, led by Lynn Fritz). IWJP has disbanded and is a new subcommittee of SCIFF; they are working on the idea of an interfaith summer camp.
Unity with Nature: no new business
Coming Events:
1) The Pacific Yearly Meeting (PYM) is coming up. Doug and Ed are going.
2) October 17-19 is Quarterly Meeting at Sierra Friends Center: Doug is planning to go, is anyone else interested? It's possible for the Meeting to sponsor some expenses.
3) Woolman 50th Anniversary Celebration, August 9 at Sierra Friends Center
Other Business: Lenore will update the address list and send out a copy for review and then make the updated list available. (Thanks to all who have checked the draft of this address list already and forwarded corrections as needed).

Respectfully Submitted,

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Meeting Minutes
Redding Monthly Meeting of The Religious Society of Friends
June 8, 2008
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1) Present:
Tom, Susie, Doug, Doris, Lenore
2) Review & Approval of Minutes: We reviewed and approved the minutes from the last
3) Treasurer's Report: Bills paid included $20 to Spiritual Enrichment Center (peace lantern), $50 to FCNL, $44 two phone bills, $25 PFLAG.
4) Ministry & Oversight:
5) Interfaith Report:
The next meeting will not be until September. Mercy Hospital is having a grief workshop. The Spiritual Enrichment Center is putting on a green workshop in June--dates to follow.
6) Report from Quarterly Meeting: Doug reported that the Palo Alto meeting has some old books to give away and are proposing a regional library. There will be a trip for teens to El Salvador (July 13-18). The theme of this meeting was diversity among Quakers, resulting in a possible discussion question for our meeting, "What kind of Quaker are you?", such as theist vs. non-theist, activist vs. non-activist.
7) Other Business:
Midweek Meeting for Worship
: Starting in September 2008, we will meet once a month for a midweek worship. This will be the 3rd Wednesday of each month 5:30 at the Bond home.
Beginning of Worship: To create an atmosphere of silence, we'll be designating the circle of chairs in our meeting room as a silent area. The other half of the room will be used for socializing prior to worship.
We will return to reading Queries once a month during silence. This will occur on the weeks that we have a business meeting. Ministry and Oversight will provide Queries from regional newsletters.
Clerical Recording:
-Lenore will create an updated document of member/attender names & addresses, starting with an email to all requesting updated information. She will also add a link to our website at the top of the minutes each month.
-We need to forward an updated list of members and attenders for the Quarterly Meeting Directory.
8) Upcoming Events:
-Pacific Yearly Meeting ( ) July 28-August 2 in Marin County. Doug is probably going. Contact him if you're interested in traveling together.
-Friends General Conference ( ) June 28-July 5 in Johnstown, PA
-Fall Quarterly Meeting ( ) at Sierra Friends Center

9) Calendar:
(Tentative date July 18) Dinner Among Friends, topic: "What kind of Quaker are you?". At Robert and Deb's. Details TBA.

Sunday, June 22: Meeting for Worship 11:00 at Methodist Church. (Children = Susie; Food = leftovers from Bonds' Anniversary party)
Meeting will be followed by an informal luncheon.

Sunday, July 13: Meeting for Business 10:00, Meeting for Worship 11:00 at Methodist Church. (Children & Food = Lorna)

Sunday August 17, Summer Outing: We will be meeting at the Milhous cabin at Mount Shasta. Meet at 10:00, potluck at 12:00. Details TBA.

10) News of Friends:
All are invited to the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Glen and Doris Bond. 12:00 p.m. at the Methodist Church social hall.
(You can also come early to help make salads, starting at 9:00 a.m.)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Meeting Minutes
Redding Monthly Meeting of The Religious Society of Friends
May 11, 2008

Present: Lenore, Doug, Tom, Ed, Lorna, & Doris

Minutes from the previous meeting were reviewed and approved.

Treasurer’s report: $2426 balance, with payments out for rent, Pacific Yearly Meeting dues ($288), donation for youth travel to Friends international conference.

Ministry & Oversight: (no meeting)

Peace & Social Order
Doug shared some upcoming events (included below)

Unity with Nature
Ed shared a draft of a minute from our meeting to be forwarded to PYM. We discussed and agreed on some revisions. Ed will revise the document and redistribute via email for online discussion as well as a last review at our May 25th meeting.

Other Business
1. State of the Meeting Report: Tom shared copies. With a few minor changes, we approved the report.
2. Other business was postponed: summer outing, our purchase of a peace lantern, mid-week meeting, beginning of worship decorum

Coming Events
1) Quarterly Meeting May 16-18
2)Pacific Yearly Meeting annual session
July 28 - August 2 Petaluma, CA

3) Friends General Conference
June 28-July 5 Johnston, PA

Monday May 12 at Morehouse home
Jim Douglass Prsentation 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 25 at Methodist Church
11:00 Meeting for Silent Worship (children's activities = Tom, refreshments = Doris)

Sunday, June 8 at Methodist Church
10:00 Meeting for Business
11:00 Meeting for Silent Worship (children's activities & refreshments = Lorna)

Sunday, June 1,
7:00 p.m. dinner @ Thai Cafe, 820 Butte Street
Please RSVP by May 28 to Tom if you plan on meeting for dinner (244-6216); we'll need a reservation
8:30 p.m. Floating of Peace Lanterns

News of Friends
On June 21, Doris & Glen will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a luncheon at the Methodist Church social hall. Our meeting will be hosting the luncheon.

Closing Silence

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Hello Friends. This is not an official event sponsored by the Meeting, but I hope that many of you can come anyway. Tom and Susie are hosting a presentation by Jim Douglass at their home on Monday May 12th at 7:00 pm. Mr. Douglass is a Catholic peace activist and author of a new book titled "JFK and the Unspeakable". The book is on the topic of the life and assassination of JFK and the relevance to the times we live in now. There is a lot of information about Jim Douglass and this book on the internet. I have also sent you an e-mail with further information.
Peace and Goodwill. Doug

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Meeting Minutes
Redding Monthly Meeting of The Religious Society of Friends
April 13, 2008

Present: Susie, Tom, Lenore, Doug, Doris

Minutes from the previous meeting were reviewed and approved.

Treasurer’s report: $2799 balance; pending expenses include $20 to Spiritual Enrichment Center (peace lantern), $15 PFLAG, $25 Sponsoring youth to international Quaker conference

Ministry & Oversight: (no meeting)

Peace & Social Orde
1) Interfaith Witness for Justice & Peace has disbanded and is joining SCIFF (Shasta County Interfaith Forum), which will be coordinated by Lynn Fritz.
2) Season of Nonviolence: still some events remaining. May 16 Dances of Universal Peace; May 17 Rumi: Love & the Spiritual Path Workshop; June 1 Floating of the Lanterns For more information visit the Spiritual Enrichment Center website.
3) On May 4th at 5:30 there will be a potluck dinner at the Pilgrim Congregational Church honoring the retirement of minister Ann Lougee

Unity with Nature:
We listed ways we've reduced our individual energy consumption and/or carbon footprint, for a report requested by PYM.

Other Business:
1. We've received multiple solicitations for donations from various AFSC (American Friends Service Committee) organizations. Doris will check on the relationship between the national and San Francisco groups to determine whether our meeting should donate to just one or both.
2. Redding Searchlight Religion Page: Doug has enjoyed writing responses for inclusion in this newspaper feature; Susie will write on occasion.
3. Doug will inquire whether 2008 Quaker history calendars are still available from the Berkeley meeting and order if available.
4. State of the meeting: We need to write this statement and for Quarterly meeting by May 9. To participate in drafting this document, you may attend a special meeting on April 27, to be shared and revised at the Dinner Among Friends (see calendar for times/dates).

Doug will be attending Quarterly Meeting at Ben Lomand May 16-18. Contact him is you would like to join him for the trip.

News of Friends
Doris' brother passed away recently. We will keep her in the light, with thoughts of peace and sympathy.

Sunday, April 27 at Methodist Church
9:45 State of the Meeting--write draft
11:00 Meeting for Silent Worship (children's activities = Susie, refreshments = Doris)

Sunday, May 11 at Methodist Church
10:00 Meeting for Business
11:00 Meeting for Silent Worship (children's activities & refreshments = Susie & Tom)

Friday, May 2, 6:00 p.m.
Dinner Among Friends
Potluck at the Morehouse home

Monday, March 17, 2008

Redding Monthly Meeting of The Religious Society of Friends
March 9, 2008

Present: Doris, Tom, Susie, Ed

Minutes from the previous meeting were reviewed and approved.

Treasurer’s report: $2547.18 after paying rent, Darfour donation, P.O. box payment.

Peace & Social Order:
Friends are reminded about the Walk for Peace (5th anniversary of Iraq invasion) on 3/16 at 1:00 pm in front of City Hall. Bring a picnic lunch at 12:00 to and meet on the front Cypress Ave. facing steps.
Ed will order documentary Prison Town USA which we will watch at a future dinner among Friends or we will hold a interfaith function to view it together.

Unity with Nature:
PYM Unity with Nature committee has asked meetings to report changes we have made to help slow global warming. Please email Ed at or bring input to the next business meeting. Ed reported that a Harmony with Earth Testimony has been proposed.
Ed encouraged Friends to look at the simple water heater design in the Sat. 3/8 Homes section of the Record Searchlight. There will be a credit given for installing a solar water heater. Ed is available if Friends want help with a design for their homes.

Nominations Committee:
Doug - clerk
Tom - asst. clerk & mail clerk
Lenore - recording clerk
Doris - treasurer
M & O - Susie, Richard, Kathleen

No dinner among Friends in April. Easter (3/23) will be a regular silent meeting at the Methodist Church.


March 23 Easter - 11:00 AM meeting for worship at Methodist Church.
Snacks and childcare undecided.

April 13 - Business Meeting 10:00 AM
Meeting for Worship 11:00 AM

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Redding Friends Quaker Meeting
Minutes for February 10, 2008

Submitted by: Lenore Frigo, Recording Clerk

In attendance were: Doris Bond, Lenore Frigo, Tom & Sue Morehouse, Ed Marek. We opened the meeting with silence.

1. Review of Minutes:

Minutes from the last meeting were approved. Minutes and other information are available at the website

2. Treasurer's Report:

-Current balance is $2770.

-The budget committee met to draft the 2008 budget. The meeting approved this budget. It includes funding for fixed ($1234) and variable ($450) operating expenses, as well as $1000 for charitable giving.

3. Ministry & Oversight:

-A committee met with Richard; in order to maintain ordination, necessary for his job as hospital chaplain, he will be applying for membership at First Baptist Church, but will maintain his membership with this meeting, as well.

4. Unity with Nature

-Ed shared low-energy LED nightlights, to help us in reducing our individual energy consumption.

-Ruah Swennerfelt & Louis Cox continue their Peace for Earth Walk, after traveling through Redding. Click here to view their travel blog online or sign up for email updates.

-We're reminded to continue in our individual efforts to reduce and save resources, especially through making small changes that add up.

5. Peace & Social Order:

There will be a peace rally and march in Redding on March 16, with multiple sponsors. Our meeting agreed to contribute $50 for the event. There will be a sign-making party on February 23 in preparation for this event. For more information about the peace march & rally and other Season of Nonviolence events, view the Spiritual Enrichment Center website or calendar of events

6. Other Business
Letters from our meeting for the Record Searchlight religion section have been published the last two Saturdays, with thanks to Sue Morehouse (writing on the role of spirituality and social change, published February 9) and Doug Milhous (writing on the "Bodies Revealed" upcoming Turtle Bay exhibit). You can view these and other responses to the weekly religion page question at the Record Searchlight online. (The webpage is updated regularly, with only the most recent topics available for viewing).

7. Calendar

Sunday, February 24 11:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship (children's activity: Sue refreshments: Doris)

Friday, March 7 Dinner Among Friends
6:00 p.m. at the Bonds
Video and discussion about global warming and reducing your own carbon footprint.
Dinner will be baked potatoes plus potluck. Bring toppings, salad, or dessert to share.

Sunday March 9

10:00 a.m. Meeting for Business

11:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship (children's activity & refreshments: Sue)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Redding Friends Quaker Meeting
Minutes for January 13, 2008

Submitted by: Lenore Frigo, Recording Clerk

In attendance were: Doris Bond, Lenore Frigo, Tom & Susie Morehouse, Doug Milhouse. We opened the meeting with silence.

1. Review of Minutes:

Minutes from the last meeting were approved. Minutes and other information are available at the website

2. Treasurer's Report (Doris)

Current balance is $2971, with regular rent due. A budget committee meeting is scheduled for January 27th at 10:00 a.m. Contact Tom or Doris before then if you have budget requests or suggestions; the meeting is also open to anyone who wishes to come.

3. Peace & Social Order (Doug)

The Peace for Earth walkers, Ruah and Louis, will be coming through Redding later this month. Our Meeting is hosting them, including a scheduled potluck dinner and public presentation, the evening of January 29th (see calendar for details).

The Season for Nonviolence, hosted by the Spiritual Enrichment Center starts this month. For more information about the various events go to

4. Business

Concerning the Record Searchlight request for letters in response to religious topics: we revisited this issue and decided as a Meeting to possibly respond to some of the weekly topics. Doug and Susie will be our official representatives to the Record Searchlight. They may work with others within the Meeting, responding not each week, but only when the subject is compelling, based on Quaker Faith & Practice. Tom will contact the Record Searchlight to designate our two official representatives

Doris brought mail from the past month, including multiple solicitations for donations. Some of those requests will be reviewed at the budget planning meeting.

5. Calendar

Sunday, January 27 11:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship (children's activity: Susie, refreshments: Doris)

Tuesday, January 29

6:00 p.m. Potluck dinner at Morehouse home

7:30 p.m. Presentation at Methodist Church (room 10), Walking in the Light, Peace for Earth discussion

Sunday February 10

10:00 a.m. Meeting for Business

11:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship (children's activity: Susie, refreshments: Richard, coffee: Tom & Susie)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Climate Change: Ideas for Action

Redding Friends Meeting
Possible Action Items to Address Climate Change

Individual Level
Unplug or shutdown appliances when not in use.
1) Be careful to turn off lights in house when not in use
2) Less use of plastic
3) More efficient source of heat for the house
4) Avoid driving to the store to buy just a thing or two
5) Walk or ride a bicycle rather than driving your car
6) Turn down the thermostat by four degrees.
7) Install fluorescent lights in house
8) Drive highly fuel efficient cars
9) Take public transit such as buses or trains
10) Avoid airplanes as they are not efficient
11) Cancel a trip – ie. to Europe
12) Heat your water with solar energy
13) Generate electricity with solar or wind energy
14) Weather proof and insulate your home – ie. seals on doors
15) Educate ourselves about the problem and solutions
16) Install ceiling fans
17) Energy efficient appliances
18) Shop locally in our neighborhood
19) Grow a big organic garden and share with neighbors
20) Build community locally. Trade goods and services with friends and neighbors
21) Assess your climate impact at
22) Work towards a personal goal of reducing personal use of green house gases by 10% in the coming year
23) Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me

Influencing the wider world
1) Labor with government to utilize environment friendly buildings.
2) Install billboard signs asking people to conserve.
3) When talking to people about global warming, emphasize what is happening morally. We are stewards over the land.
4) Build Cypress pedestrian bridge
5) Eliminate subsidies, so that we experience true costs. Airlines are subsidized because they are used by rich people. Buses are not subsidized because they are used by poor people
6) Roads should be subsidized by those that use them
7) Work for energy efficient van transportation for Shasta College students from remote sites
8) Build pedestrian ways and bike ways rather than highways. More walker-friendly cities
9) Less imports of un-essentials from other countries
10) Keep climate change as an ongoing concern of the Quaker Meeting, engaging in collective discernment and action
11) Network with other Meetings and like-minded groups
12) Labor with those shaping public opinion and policy to care for the earth
13) Speak truth to power in support of public policy that cares for the earth and assists the most vulnerable

(Compiled Spring 2007)

Click here for this list as an active document.