Miami Quarter – Second Month 2021

Miami Quarter
Religious Society of Friends
Meeting For Worship with Attention to Business
Second Month, 21st Day, 2021
Via Zoom
Hosted By Community Monthly Meeting
Cincinnati, Ohio

Peter Hardy, Presiding Clerk
Cecilia Shore, Recording Clerk

Query and silent worship
How can we make the meeting a community in which each person is accepted and nurtured, and strangers are welcome? Seek to know one another in the things which are eternal, bear the burden of each other’s failings and pray for one another. As we enter with tender sympathy into the joys and sorrows of each other’s lives, ready to give help and to receive it, our meeting can be a channel for God’s love and forgiveness.” Query #18, Quaker Faith and Practice, 2nd Ed. Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain.
Friends were invited to respond to the query from out of the silence.

Opening comments and welcome to new attendees
The clerk welcomed everyone present, and will capture the list of participants. 

Roll call of representatives of Monthly Meetings
Campus Friends Meeting:  none
Community Friends Meeting: Deborah Jordan
Dayton Friends Meeting: Nikki Coffee Tousley
Eastern Hills Friends Meeting: JP Lund and Marvin Dickman
Lexington Friends Meeting: Richard Mitchell and Betsy Neale
Louisville Friends Meeting: Barry Zalph
Miami Monthly Meeting: none
Oxford Friends Meeting: Cecilia Shore
Yellow Springs Friends Meeting: Carol Simmons

Agenda review
The clerk asked for any additional items for the agenda.  The question was raised as to whether we want to try to host a Joint Quarterly Meeting in the fall.  We will take this up in May when we have more information.

Slate of Stewards of the Quarter
Peter Hardy, Clerk
TBA, Recording Clerk
Veronica Frost, Treasurer
Cecilia Shore and Richard Mitchell, Committee of Two
Friends accepted this slate of stewards for the coming year.

Treasurer’s report: Veronica Frost
Veronica’s report is pasted below. $500 was disbursed from the Benevolent Fund. Veronica was successful in closing the Calvert account. She is trying to disentangle the Benevolent and Cincinnati Funds. We accepted the Treasurer’s report.

OVYM Report: Carol Simmons
Yearly Meeting will be June 16-20 online. If possible, there may be a face-to-face closing meeting for worship, following safety protocols. The theme is “From Revelation to Revolution: Walking Together in Radical Love.” A plenary panel of OVYM Friends will address this theme. A second speaker is to be determined.

Announcements & Future events
Front Porch session on Anti-Racism work in our Monthly Meetings. Details: Friends are invited to gather in a time of sharing of their journeys — from personal reflections, toward taking Anti-Racist actions in our monthly meetings and in our local communities.
Wednesday Feb 24th at 7:00. Friends are encouraged to attend.

Future meeting of Miami Quarter
5th month, 16th, 2021: a review of the State of Society Reports, hosted by Lexington Friends Meeting. Please submit State of Society reports by May 1 to Peter Hardy and Deborah Jordan.

We closed with silent worship.


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