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