Monday, 4 June 2018

Minutes of the June meeting for business

Witney Local Quaker Meeting
Minutes of a Meeting for Worship for Business held on Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 11.30, Bethany Room, Methodist Church, Witney.
9 Friends were present. &23.23 from Quaker Faith & Practice was read out during our opening worship.
Matters Arising
12/18 : Mahalla Mason gave an update on the Witney Homelessness Strategy Group. A progress report by Rev Ness Whiffen of Churches Together in Witney was read out and is attached to these minutes.
13/18 : Quaker Outreach Week
This is to take place the week 29th Sept to 7th October and the theme is ‘Room for More’. Judy is willing to take the information cards. She will look through them for ideas and bring them to the next Business Meeting. We will then decide whether we want to take it further.
14/18 : Area Meeting Day for Elders and Overseers
This is to take place on Saturday 30th June at Oxford Meeting House. We appoint Sue Hubbert and Ann White to attend (and Yvette Hubbert subject to availability).
15/18 : Spiritual and Pastoral Care Gathering
This is on 24th June after Meeting for Worship. Our topic will be how our support network operates.
16/18 : For Information
a.       At the Clerks’ Meeting it was decided not to respond to charities asking to keep us on their mailing lists.
b.      We have updated our photo gallery.
c.       We have received Ann White’s travelling minute from New Zealand.
We received a short financial update from Ruth Slade, the Treasurer as she is away for the next Business Meeting.
-Members’ contributions are in line with commitments
-Gift Aid is slightly up
-Reserves from last year are slightly over what was budgeted.
-We note that in our reserves we have £1,000 put aside for Witney Homelessness Strategy Group.
All is in hand.
There being no other business, the meeting closed with a short period of worship at 12.05