All Meetings for Worship and for Business have been held in good order. In the fourth quarter of 2009, we joyfully welcomed long-time attender Karen White as a member.
The Ministry and Counsel Committee is focusing on the spiritual state of our Meeting and we seek Meeting-wide participation to nourish our worship community. We have sent out a query in this regard to all committees, book groups and social gatherings in the hope that all will reflect on the nature of spiritual commitment (see below).
Transition is in the air for Frederick Monthly Meeting. The Clerk of Meeting, Treasurer, and Clerk of Ministry and Counsel will be changing in June. Meeting is already in transition with its Newsletter Editor, Webmaster and Recorder. With this comes an opportunity for people to find new ways to serve the Meeting. However, there is recognition that learning new roles and responsibilities may be challenging and not always comfortable. The hope is that this is ultimately healthy for Meeting growth.
FMM began a new time of holding monthly Meetings for Worship for the conduct of business at the rise of regular Sunday worship rather than just prior. The preliminary feedback from those in attendance was positive. This arrangement will be reviewed in the business session to be held on March 30, 2008.