Stewards: Marjory Bankson Peter Bankson, Kevin Barwick (designated worship leader), Ken Burton (recorder), Pat Conover, Cynthia Dahlin, Michele Frome, Judy Lantz (dinner angel), David Lloyd (angel), Sandra Miller, Trish Nemore (angel), Brenda Seat, Keith Seat, Vincent Shepherd (dinner angel), Deborah Sokolove (moderator), Jacqie Wallen.
Absent: Margreta Silverstone.
Guests: Larry Rawlings.
Housekeeping: Stewards will meet on Sunday, September 13 at 5:30pm (Conover-Nemore house)
Moderator: David Lloyd Worship: Sandra
Notetaker: Marjory Angels: Judy & Trish
Ken announced that Celebration Circle would be meeting on Tuesday evenings beginning in September and continuing through May. This is to allow Michele to attend meetings while also participating in the clinical aspect of her second CPE unit. (Subsequent to the meeting, CC determined to meet at 5:00 on Tuesday evenings to permit members to participate in the School of Christian Living.)
Worship consisted of the reading of the Stewards commitment statement preceded and followed by silence.
Additional Member(s) for the SLT: Brenda
Brenda announced that she and Trish, the current SLT members, were ready to have additional members. The process for doing this will be a follows:
- Takoma Park Folk Festival: Larry
- Jacob Folger Update: Brenda and Trish
Jacob’s request to return was discussed, but the consensus (with one member standing aside) was that this would not be good for Jacob or the community, and Stewards agreed to have Brenda draft a letter to be sent to Jacob to that effect.
Children’s Program: Trish
The Children’s Team report is attached. Now is a time of challenging transition both in membership of the team and in the needs of the children.
Outreach Discussion: Part 1: Keith and others
This was the introductory planned discussion about what we mean by “outreach” and how we do it. We were asked what our experience with outreach has been prior to Seekers and ways that we see Seekers doing outreach now.
Among the ways that we do outreach now, the following and many others were mentioned.
Front window display and box of flyers
Takoma Park Folk Festival participation
School of Christian Living
Sharing financial resources
Books written by Seekers
Books mentioning Seekers
Articles in journals
Wild Goose Festival
Outreach in the C of S context
A longer segment will be part of the September Stewards meeting.
Two Stewards sharing: Keith and Ken
Soul Talkconcluded our meeting.
Submitted by Ken Burton
September 4, 2015