Seven women gathered together at the home of Martha Hinshaw Sheldon on the 20th of May. After signing cards to be sent out for encouragement and birthdays Kat Langelier brought the program. She invited us to look at how we welcome children into our meeting. This conversation was inspired by a concern shared from Kathleen Wooten, a traveling Friend within New England Yearly Meeting. Kathleen had visited meetings that were discouraging to children being in Meeting for worship. How can we be welcoming to all? How can we creatively imagine ways to be with differing opinions about worship? How can we be careful not to unintentionally alienate others? How can we elder nicely?
Business matters. Minutes were read and approved. Treasures report was given and accepted with appreciation. Prayers were shared for Oscar Mmgali, a Kenyan who recently started ministry work in Belize. Tedford meals were discussed to make sure all is well. All officers renewed their positions for the next year: President – Dorothy Curtis, Treasurer – Nancy Marstaller, Recording clerk – Martha Hinshaw Sheldon, Cards ministry – Margaret Wentworth and Vice President – Kitsie Hildebrandt. The June meeting will be at Dorothy Hinshaw’s home at 5:00 with Jo-an Jacobus giving the program. If you are interested in carpooling meet at the Meeting parking lot at around 4 to drive to Sumner.
We closed with a poem on Kind hearts and a moment of silence.
Humbly submitted by Martha Hinshaw Sheldon