2024 February Stewards Minutes

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 Stewards Minutes

Feb 11, 2024

Present: Marjory Bankson, Peter Bankson, Ken Burton (moderator), Cynthia Dahlin, Joan Dodge, Judy Lantz, David Lloyd (meditation), Sandra Miller, John Morris (recorder), Trish Nemore, Deborah Sokolove, Jacqie Wallen, Glen Yakushiji, Margreta Silverstone.

Absent:  Keith Seat, Brenda Seat

Meditation: Dave read a passage from an article in the Christian Century about Transfiguration and digital images

Housekeeping: Stewards will next meet Sunday, March 10, at 4 pm EDT on Zoom.

Moderator – Deborah

Recorder — Ken

Meditation – Sandra

FOG Report: Marjory gave the end-of-year report (attached).  Both contributions and space rental are well above budget, which is good news. …

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2024 January Stewards Minutes

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 Stewards Minutes

January 14, 2024

Present: Marjory Bankson (recorder), Peter Bankson, Ken Burton, Cynthia Dahlin, Joan Dodge, Elizabeth Gelfeld, David Lloyd, Sandra Miller (meditation), John Morris, Trish Nemore, Keith Seat, Brenda Seat, Margreta Silverstone, Deborah Sokolove (moderator), Jacqie Wallen, Glen Yakushiji.

Absent: Judy Lantz,

Guests:  Liz Gould-Leger, Anita Jackson

Meditation: Sandra read a passage from Psalm 139

Housekeeping: Stewards will next meet Sunday, Feb 11, 3-6pm, in person

Moderator – Ken

Recorder — John

Meditation – Dave

FOG recommendation for Bequest from Jean Adams: Marjory … APPROVED

Total bequest: $180,000

Distribution: $75,000 to Bokamoso in 3 yearly payments (2023, 2024 and 2025)

                       $45,000 to Christ House (where Jean taught art for residents)

                       Remainder put into a Money Market account at Hope Credit Union

                                  (serving unbanked low-income households in Southern states)

Additionally, we will remove $100,000 from CityFirst Bank and deposit that additional amount in Hope Credit Union, leaving $33,000 at CityFirst.…

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2023 December Stewards Minutes

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 Stewards Minutes

December 10,2023

Present in person: Marjory Bankson, Peter Bankson, Ken Burton (Moderator), Cynthia Dahlin, Joan Dodge, Judy Lantz, David Lloyd, Sandra Miller,  Trish Nemore (Meditation leaders and recorder), Keith Seat, Brenda Seat, Deborah Sokolove, Jacqie Wallen, Glen Yakushiji.

Absent: Elizabeth Gelfeld, John Morris, Margreta Silverstone

Meditation: Trish read “A Modern Day Mary and Joseph”, meditation chosen by Margreta who was unable to get back in town in time for the meeting

Housekeeping: Stewards will next meet via zoom Sunday, January 14 from 4-6 pm

            Moderator – Deborah

            Recorder — Meditation

            Meditation – Sandra.

Because the budget, usually adopted in the December meeting, had been adopted in the November meeting, we had no open business to conduct and moved to

Pastoral Concerns

Soul Talk

Christmas Celebration

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2023 November Stewards Minutes

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Stewards minutes

November 12, 2023 in person

Present: Marjory Bankson, Peter Bankson, Ken Burton, Joan Dodge, Elizabeth Gelfeld, Judy Lantz (recorder), David Lloyd, Sandra Miller, John Morris (meditation), Trish Nemore, Brenda Seat, Keith Seat, Deborah Sokolove (moderator), Jacqie Wallen.

Absent: Cynthia Dahlin, Vince Shepherd.

Guest: Kolya Braun-Greiner

Housekeeping: Stewards will meet on Sunday, December 10 at 4:00 pm in person.  Cynthia will organize our Christmas party that will be pot luck.

          Moderator – Sandra

          Meditation – Margreta

          Recorder – Ken

Meditation: John

He read Doubt Is A Doorway To Truth by Madeleine L’Engle.

REPORTS & DECISIONS

Meetings going forward: Trish

SLT proposed:

  1. In person meetings 4X a year – February, June, October & December on the 2nd Sunday of the month. 

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2023 October Stewards Minutes

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Stewards minutes

October 8, 2023 – in person

Present: Peter Bankson, Marjory Bankson, Ken Burton (moderator), Cynthia Dahlin, Joan Dodge, Judy Lantz (recorder), David Lloyd, Sandra Miller (meditation), John Morris, Trish Nemore, Margreta Silverstone, Deborah Sokolove, Jacqie Wallen, Vince Shepherd, Glen Yakushiji.

Absent: Elizabeth Gelfeld, Keith Seat

Guests: Ron Kraybill, Katie Fisher

Housekeeping: Stewards will meet in person on Sunday, November 12 at 3:30 pm.

          Moderator: Deborah Sokolove

          Worship – John Morris

          Recorder – Sandra Miller

Agenda: This meeting’s worship was led by Sandra Miller.  She read “To Be of Use” from Marge Piercy’s book of poems The Art of Blessing the Day

Takoma Park Street Festival – Joan

This first festival since Covid. …

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