Electronic communications within the Meeting has been diligently addressed in the past few years as we recognize that this is a widely used cost and time efficient method for outreach and increasing awareness of Quakerism. We find that using our Meeting’s website for newcomers is as important as using it as a place for internal communication among members and attenders. Plans are underway to improve the content, establish policies and procedures for ongoing maintenance, establish a policy for restricted access, and encourage the Meeting community to make more use of the site.
In past several years, a worship sharing group for loss created by Ministry and Counsel has been held annually. Our custom has been to mindfully observe loss between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day each year. As loss takes on many forms, this is open to anyone who may benefit from this comforting gathering of Friends and attenders.
For the third straight year, Religious Education rewards the hard work of First Day teachers, students, and parents. Our Family Weekend at Camp Catoctin will be held May 20-22. Individuals are also welcome to join in the communal fun-filled activities, too. This is an energetic opportunity to get away from the dense metropolis with family and friends over toasted marshmallows, campfire stories, shared meals, and all-around fellowship. A great chance to get to know each other better while enjoying ourselves, community and nature.
We are now in the planning stages for hosting Chesapeake’s Quarterly Meeting which will be held in September at our Meeting House. We look forward to seeing all of you then.