A successful rummage sale was held at the Meeting House to raise funds for the Peace Award Project, which awarded eight local high school students who have demonstrated a commitment to the ideals of peace keeping and peaceful conflict resolution. The project was expanded this year with support from five other faith communities and was renamed “The Northern Virginia Student Peace Award.” Selection of students is done by the guidance department at individual schools, with the assistance and oversight of a school sponsor from the project. We are hoping to expand the project further for 2010.
Our business meeting, in support of the Ministry & Oversight Committee, has held discussions on the possible division of duties of M&O to two separate committees – a Ministry committee overseeing issues that deal with the congregate Meeting, and a Pastoral Care committee for the support of individual Meeting members/attenders. At this time, however, consensus on a change has not been reached, and the matter has been laid over for later discernment.