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