Category Archives: Meetings for Listening

From our “Life” page: Meetings for Listening (also called “threshing sessions”) may be called when we have particularly deep or difficult issues to address. Our experience has shown that the deep and respectful listening we do in these meetings helps us find a basis for unity and moving forward. To help facilitate that listening, no decisions are made at these meetings, but the listening we do helps inform discussions in our business meetings.

Threshing Session on Youth Safety, 3/2006

Child Safety Threshing Session/Ad Hoc Committee Formed The threshing session was held in good order on March 26, 2006. Notes from the session will be sent out to the Meeting email list for review. Friends attending the session generally supported … Continue reading

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Threshing Session on Making Financial Contributions

October 23, 2005 Topic:  Whether or not Patapsco Friends Meeting should make financial contributions Fourteen Friends were in attendance.  A couple of people left without speaking. Questions: A.    Should (or Why should) the Meeting support any Quaker or non-Quaker organizations, … Continue reading

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Threshing Session on Becoming a Monthly Meeting

First Day-April 21, 2002 Patapsco Preparative Meeting’s Threshing Session on Becoming a Monthly Meeting (ad hoc Monthly Meeting Committee clerk Ken Stockbridge, Sherri Morgan, Johanna D., Bob Rhudy recording.) Eleven persons participated in the threshing session, which began at 12:15 … Continue reading

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Threshing Session on the Quaker Peace Testimony

On 3/3/2002, the Peace and Social Justice Committee sponsored a threshing session on the Quaker Peace Testimony.  A summary report was made to the business meeting on 4/28/2002 and was to be sent to York Friends Meeting and Baltimore Yearly … Continue reading

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