The meeting opened with a period of silent worship with 28 present.  Late arrivals brought the total to 36 attendees.

The Clerk read the following aloud:

Queries for the 10th Month:  The Peace Testimony

Do you endeavor to live “in virtue of that life and power which takes away the occasion of all wars?”  Do you work to make your peace testimony a reality in your life and in your world? Do you weigh your day-to-day activities for their effect on peace-keeping, conflict resolution and the elimination of violence?  Are you working toward eliminating aggression at all levels, from the personal to the international?

Holding Meeting in the Light

Several Friends begin silent worship ten minutes before noon to ground a worshipful space.  They help to keep Monthly Meeting centered through our discussion.  One member of the Ministry and Worship Committee sits during Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business holding the Meeting in the Light.     

Building Committee

The contract with the owner’s representative Mike Adams has been finalized and will be signed today.

  • The owner’s representative charges by the hour.  The estimated total cost is about $60,000 over the course of the next year.
  • The committee now will move on to identify and interview three architects and hopes to hire one of them in the next two months.
  • A very tentative timetable for the project is:
    • Construction to begin Fall 2019
    • Move-in Spring 2020

Search for New White House Resident

The search committee considered five finalists for this position and recommended Joseph Ndayisenga to be the next White House resident.

2018-10-01: This recommendation was Approved: 

Nominating Committee

The following names were presented for a first reading:

Name Committee Term Dates
Carol Ann (Pud) Baker House and Grounds Committee 2019-2021
April Downs Trustees (continuing) 2019-2021
Patricia (Tricia) Crocker Takoma Park Preparative Meeting Assistant Treasurer 12/1/18 – 11/30/19

 

2018-10-02: The following names were presented for a second reading and were Approved:

Name Committee Term Dates
John Stith Assistant Treasurer (continuing) 2019-2020
Reuben Snipper Treasurer  (continuing) 2019-2020
J.D. Gore Outreach and Fellowship Committee 2019-2021
Victor Thuronyi Trustees (continuing) 2019-2021

 

Pastoral Care Committee

The committee recommended that Mike Mangiaracino’s request for membership be accepted.

2018-10-02: This recommendation was Approved.

Finance Committee

Donations Report

As of September 30:

Donations through the auto-donor program have dropped off slightly.  A higher percentage of donors switching to the auto-donor program would help to create predictability in budgeting.

Single donations have also dropped off, possibly due to the new tax rules affecting charitable giving.

If we have our usual surge of November donations, and underspend our budgeted amounts (which we are currently doing), we should be able to cover all our 2018 expenses.

2019 Budget

The 2019 budget was presented for a first reading.

Concerns focused on the reduction in the amount allocated to the Peace and Social Concerns Committee, impacting the amounts the committee can provide to both Quaker and non-Quaker organizations.

Several suggestions were offered to address this issue:

Each committee could review its budget request for 2019 with an eye towards reducing the requested amount.

A mid-year budget review could allow for some readjustment of budget allocations.

Maybe a second hour would be a good forum for further discussion of the budget.

Facilities Use Policy Update

The policy has been updated with some changes and editing for clarity.

The following policies were reiterated:

The White House Resident is the point of contact for all requests for use of the facility.

Generally if the activity is under the care of the Meeting, there is no charge for use.  If the request comes from an outside group, there generally is a charge, though exceptions can be made.

Outreach and Fellowship Committee Report

The committee continues its weekly duties greeting attenders before and after Meeting.  It plans another newcomers’ breakfast in the near future, and in the spring will again send care packages to college students with connections to Adelphi.

Discussion followed on the best ways to greet newcomers.  The Clerk charged the committee to develop and present recommendations for best practices in greeting, possibly as part of a Second Hour on Meeting and Greeting Newcomers.

 

Ad Hoc Committee on End of Life Concerns

This committee has been established and still needs members.  The intention is to hold a Second Hour on end of life options in the near future. 

Ministry and Worship Committee

Responding to some of the issues raised in the Spiritual State of the Meeting, the committee sponsored three Second Hours on the topic of vocal ministry.  These have been very rich sessions of sharing.

The committee will compile a document based on these discussions containing queries and guidelines for vocal ministry.  One more Second Hour this year will be held on December 30.

Worship and birthday celebration for Friends Community School will be held at the school on Sunday, October 28 beginning at 10:30 AM.  An abbreviated Meeting for Worship will be held at Adelphi from 9:30 – 10 AM that day.

Approval of September Minutes

2018-10-0x: The September minutes were Approved with edits.

The meeting ended with a period of silent worship.

Paul Jolly /Carole Hoage, Presiding                                                                     Amy Greene, Recording

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The meeting opened with a period of silent worship with 28 present.  Late arrivals brought the total to 36 attendees.

 

The Clerk read the following aloud:

 

Queries for the 10th Month:  The Peace Testimony

Do you endeavor to live “in virtue of that life and power which takes away the occasion of all wars?”  Do you work to make your peace testimony a reality in your life and in your world? Do you weigh your day-to-day activities for their effect on peace-keeping, conflict resolution and the elimination of violence?  Are you working toward eliminating aggression at all levels, from the personal to the international?

 

 

Holding Meeting in the Light

Several Friends begin silent worship ten minutes before noon to ground a worshipful space.  They help to keep Monthly Meeting centered through our discussion.  One member of the Ministry and Worship Committee sits during Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business holding the Meeting in the Light.    

 

Building Committee

The contract with the owner’s representative Mike Adams has been finalized and will be signed today.

  • The owner’s representative charges by the hour.  The estimated total cost is about $60,000 over the course of the next year.
  • The committee now will move on to identify and interview three architects and hopes to hire one of them in the next two months.
  • A very tentative timetable for the project is:
    • Construction to begin Fall 2019
    • Move-in Spring 2020

 

Search for New White House Resident

 

The search committee considered five finalists for this position and recommended Joseph Ndayisenga to be the next White House resident.

 

2018-10-01: This recommendation was Approved:

 

Nominating Committee

The following names were presented for a first reading:

 

Name Committee Term Dates
Carol Ann (Pud) Baker House and Grounds Committee 2019-2021
April Downs Trustees (continuing) 2019-2021
Patricia (Tricia) Crocker Takoma Park Preparative Meeting Assistant Treasurer 12/1/18 – 11/30/19

 

2018-10-02: The following names were presented for a second reading and were Approved:

 

Name Committee Term Dates
John Stith Assistant Treasurer (continuing) 2019-2020
Reuben Snipper Treasurer  (continuing) 2019-2020
J.D. Gore Outreach and Fellowship Committee 2019-2021
Victor Thuronyi Trustees (continuing) 2019-2021

 

Pastoral Care Committee

The committee recommended that Mike Mangiaracino’s request for membership be accepted.

 

2018-10-02: This recommendation was Approved.

 

Finance Committee

Donations Report

As of September 30:

Donations through the auto-donor program have dropped off slightly.  A higher percentage of donors switching to the auto-donor program would help to create predictability in budgeting.

Single donations have also dropped off, possibly due to the new tax rules affecting charitable giving.

If we have our usual surge of November donations, and underspend our budgeted amounts (which we are currently doing), we should be able to cover all our 2018 expenses.

 

2019 Budget

The 2019 budget was presented for a first reading.

 

Concerns focused on the reduction in the amount allocated to the Peace and Social Concerns Committee, impacting the amounts the committee can provide to both Quaker and non-Quaker organizations.

 

Several suggestions were offered to address this issue:

Each committee could review its budget request for 2019 with an eye towards reducing the requested amount.

A mid-year budget review could allow for some readjustment of budget allocations.

Maybe a second hour would be a good forum for further discussion of the budget.

 

Facilities Use Policy Update

The policy has been updated with some changes and editing for clarity.

 

The following policies were reiterated:

The White House Resident is the point of contact for all requests for use of the facility.

Generally if the activity is under the care of the Meeting, there is no charge for use.  If the request comes from an outside group, there generally is a charge, though exceptions can be made.

 

Outreach and Fellowship Committee Report

The committee continues its weekly duties greeting attenders before and after Meeting.  It plans another newcomers’ breakfast in the near future, and in the spring will again send care packages to college students with connections to Adelphi.

 

Discussion followed on the best ways to greet newcomers.  The Clerk charged the committee to develop and present recommendations for best practices in greeting, possibly as part of a Second Hour on Meeting and Greeting Newcomers.

 

 

Ad Hoc Committee on End of Life Concerns

This committee has been established and still needs members.  The intention is to hold a Second Hour on end of life options in the near future.

 

Ministry and Worship Committee

Responding to some of the issues raised in the Spiritual State of the Meeting, the committee sponsored three Second Hours on the topic of vocal ministry.  These have been very rich sessions of sharing.

 

The committee will compile a document based on these discussions containing queries and guidelines for vocal ministry.  One more Second Hour this year will be held on December 30.

 

Worship and birthday celebration for Friends Community School will be held at the school on Sunday, October 28 beginning at 10:30 AM.  An abbreviated Meeting for Worship will be held at Adelphi from 9:30 – 10 AM that day.

 

Approval of September Minutes

2018-10-0x: The September minutes were Approved with edits.

 

The meeting ended with a period of silent worship.

 

 

Paul Jolly /Carole Hoage, Presiding                                                                     Amy Greene, Recording

Attachments