Monday, 5 June 2017
June minutes of meeting for business
WITNEY LOCAL QUAKER MEETING
Minutes of a meeting for worship for business held Sunday 4 June 2017 in the Bethany Room, Methodist Church, Witney.
8 Friends were present. §2.17 of Quaker Faith and Practice was read during our opening worship.
24/17 Matters arising
a) Response to Quaker Stewardship Committee – QSC has sent questions relating to good practice on stewardship and trusteeship in our meetings. Our Area Meeting representative has reported on the response to this in her report on Meetings for Sufferings. We ask that the report be posted on our website.
b) Picnic arrangements for 11 June: the picnic will be held at Minster Lovell ruins. Friends are reminded to bring chairs or rugs as well as food. Lifts can be arranged.
c) We note that Sue Bowers’ testimony was read at the last Area Meeting and will be forwarded to Britain Yearly Meeting.
25/17 Spiritual and Pastoral Care Gathering
We agree to change the date of our next gathering from 25 June to 23 July at 12 noon following meeting for worship. This will enable Lesley Morris to lead us in a consideration of the experience of pilgrimage.
26/17 Nomination of Area Meeting elders and overseers
We appoint Lesley Morris to represent Witney on the nominations group which will bring forward names of elders and overseers in the Area Meeting for the triennium 2018-2020.
There being no other business, we closed with worship at 11.50 am.