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TCFM Scholarships for Friends Activities – 2016

Funds can be requested for involvement in Friends activities such as Friends General Conference Gathering, Northern Yearly Meeting, Pendle Hill, and travel for Friends concerns, such as representation on Friends committees.  The 2016 TCFM budget for scholarships/travel is $2500. In the past, the committee has met in early May, considered all the requests it has… Read More

A Conversation Regarding Two Dormant Committees: Peace and Social Action, and Community Service

Notes from Feb. 13, 2010 Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business Notes from May 9, 2010 Adult Education Peace Testimony – approved chapter from upcoming Faith and Practice Add your comments to the conversation February 13, 2010 – Meeting for Worship for Business – Nominating Meeting Worship Sharing Regarding our two dormant committees –… Read More

The Right of Peaceful Assembly

Questions arising in my mind in response to recent postings and recent testimony in Meeting for Worship: Does the Republican Party have a right to peaceful assembly? Does that include deciding who may sit and speak in the meeting? Does that include free access of participants to the assembly without threat of violence or insult?… Read More

Parker Palmer on Leadership

Last Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business I read a passage out of the opening silence. Here it is: Unfortunately, our idea of leadership has been deformed by a myth that links leadership to hierarchy, as if leaders were needed only in systems that operate from the top down. But when we are in… Read More

Thank You John, & all the Family

At the April 11 Meeting for Worship with attention to Business, Anne Supplee and I (TCFM Clerk) were directed to acknowledge John Martinson’s letter relinquishing his ministry to TCFM’s physical home. We sent the Martinsons the following letter: April 17, 2008Dear John, & Fran, & Jonetta and Angela, & Kate and Gillian How important all… Read More

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