Our Meeting has been working to define procedures for maintaining membership records. Ministry and Counsel is responsible for collecting birth, death, membership and marriage information and is experimenting with new practices to promote a settled atmosphere at the beginning of Meeting for Worship and decrease numbers coming and going during the settling period, in the hope that this might enhance the quality of our worship.
Our Peace and Social Concerns Committee, working with Women in Black Frederick, organized a panel discussion and workshop focusing on Afghanistan. This event was part of the 5th Annual Frederick Area Season for Peace and Nonviolence. Our current focus is listening, sharing and participating in our Spiritual State of the Meeting report.