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<p class=MsoTitle style='margin-left:0in'><b><font size=6 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:23.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Letter to Friends</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center;text-autospace:none'><font
size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Newsletter
of the Santa Fe Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends</span></font></p>

<h2><b><font size=4 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Eighth Month 2007</span></font></b></h2>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center;text-autospace:none'><b><font
size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";
font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoBlockText><font size=3 face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>�And
whereas men come against us with clubs, staves, drawn swords, pistols cocked,
and do beat, cut and abuse us, yet we never resisted them, but to them our
hair, backs and cheeks have been ready� Our swords are broken into ploughshares
and spears into pruning hooks, as prophesied in Micah iv. Therefore we cannot
learn war any more, neither rise up against nation or kingdom with outward
weapons, though you have numbered us among the transgressors and plotters.�</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoBlockText><font size=3 face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>From
a <i><span style='font-style:italic'>Declaration</span></i> given &quot;on the
21<sup>st</sup> day of the 11<sup>th</sup> month, 1660, by the harmless and
innocent people of God, called Quakers, to the King of England&quot; ��
recorded in the Journal of George Fox, Chapter XVIII.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center;text-autospace:none'><font
size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center;text-autospace:none'><font
size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=5
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>����������������������������������������������� </span></font></p>

<h1><b><font size=5 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:17.0pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Calendar of Events</span></font></b></h1>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><b><font size=1
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";
font-weight:bold'>��������������������������������������������������������������������������� </span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoBodyTextIndent2><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>All events take place at
the Meetinghouse, 630 Canyon Road, unless otherwise noted.� Meeting for Worship
is held every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.� Child care and First-Day
School are in summer recess. The South Santa Fe Worship Group holds Meeting for
Worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at the Jewish Center at 1382 Vegas Verdes.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Sunday 8/5/07������������� 10:00
a.m.������� Singing, First Day School room or in garden</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>����������������������������������������������� 12:30
p.m.������� Potluck </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Sunday 8/12/07����������� 9:15
a.m.��������� Ministry and Oversight Committee</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>����������������������������������������������� 10:00
a.m.������� Singing, First Day School room or in garden</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Thursday��������� 8/16/07����������� 11:00
a.m. � 1 p.m. Peace &amp; Social Concerns Committee</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Saturday���������� 8/18/07����������� from
8:00 a.m. (or when able to join in) Meetinghouse </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:2.5in;text-indent:.5in;text-autospace:
none'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman"'>����������������������������� Garden working
group</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Sunday 8/19/07����������� 10:00
a.m.������� Singing, First Day School room or in garden</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>����������������������������������������������� 10:00
a.m.������� Open discussion with Friends from Quaker</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:1.5in;text-indent:.5in;text-autospace:
none'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman"'>House, Fayetteville, NC (see notice within
newsletter)</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>����������������������������������������������� 12.30
p.m.������ Meeting for Worship for Business</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Sunday 8/26/07����������� 10:00
a.m.������� Singing, First Day School room or in garden</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoBodyTextIndent align=right style='text-align:right'><font size=2
color=black face=Times><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:windowtext'>Please
tell the editors about any items that should be in the calendar:� David Vaux,
988-9545 dvaux@comcast.net. or Alison Martinez, 438-0729 alison1@cybermesa.com.
Thank you.</span></font></p>

<font size=2 face=Times><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times'><br
clear=all style='page-break-before:always'>
</span></font>

<p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><font size=2 color=black face=Times><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;color:windowtext'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoHeader style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoHeader style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<h5><b><font size=5 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:
16.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Meeting for Worship for Business</span></font></b></h5>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><font size=3
face=Arial><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>15<sup>th</sup>,
seventh month 2007</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><font size=3
face=Arial><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>Present: Frank Hirsch, Wyn Lewis, Philip Balcombe, Beverly
Busching, David Giltrow, Sarah Cutler, Bob Gaines, Alison Martinez, Audrey
Miller, Mary Ray Cate, Jennifer Wellington�Clerk, Peggy Giltrow�Recording Clerk</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>Meeting began at about 12:40 with a short period of silence.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>There were two <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>corrections to the minutes of the business meeting of
6<sup>th</sup> Month, 2007</span></b>:</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman";font-weight:bold'>Item 5, South Santa Fe Quaker Worship Group</span></font></b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman"'>.� After sentence 1 of the 2<sup>nd</sup>
paragraph, add a new sentence:� �Practical questions were raised that were seen
by some as critical.��� At end of paragraph 2 add a new last sentence:� �The
new Worship Group has the spiritual support of Santa Fe Friends Meeting.�</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Correction of
the minutes for 6<sup>th</sup> month evolved into the first item of business
for 7<sup>th</sup> month.� Meeting was anxious to affirm its spiritual support
of the new Worship Group, but concerned to discuss right practice, past history
and future responsibilities. After lengthy and thoughtful discussion, Meeting
for Worship for Business came to unity in the decision to take the South Santa
Fe Quaker Worship Group under the care of Santa Fe Monthly Meeting of Friends.�
Meeting thanked Alison for being willing to bring their difficulty before us so
that we were able to mend a potential breach in our Meeting.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman";font-weight:bold'>Item 6, Spiritual Formation groups</span></font></b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman"'>.� The sentence reading �We would need to decide
at our next business in order to apply for funding from IMYM,� is changed to
read:� �We will make further decisions about the spiritual formation program at
next month�s meeting for business after the concern has been addressed by M
&amp; O.�</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>The <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Ministry &amp; Oversight Report </span></b>had been
e-mailed to the Clerk.� A printing glitch meant no written report was available
at the time of the Business Meeting.� A verbal summary was given by a member of
the committee and accepted by Meeting.� No action was requested.� The written
report appears below:</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<h3><b><font size=2 face=Times><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt'>MINISTRY
&amp; OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE REPORT</span></font></b></h3>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>7th Month 2007</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>The Committee met on 8
July 2007 at 9:15 a.m. in the Garden.&nbsp; Present were Philip Balcombe,&nbsp;
Dimitri Mihalas, Michael Simon and Ford Robbins, Clerk.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-tab-span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>����������� </span></font></span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>Ford gave a short reading from the writings of George Fox<span
class=apple-style-span>.</span></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-tab-span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>����������� </span></font></span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>The reading was followed by silent worship. &nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-tab-span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>����������� </span></font></span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>Members of the committee shared concerns regarding
themselves, others within the Meeting, and worship groups under the care of Meeting.
&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-tab-span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>����������� </span></font></span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>The Query for Eighth Month, 2007 will be:<span
class=apple-tab-span>��������� </span></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-tab-span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>����������� </span></font></span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>�Are we charitable with each other?&nbsp;Do we avoid hurtful
criticism and gossip?�</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-tab-span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>����������� </span></font></span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>M&amp;O revisited the Meeting�s request that it make
recommendations to Meeting regarding the members of the Special Advisory Committee
on Stewardship and Long Range Planning.&nbsp; Business Meeting asked that
M&amp;O add a member from the Finance Committee.&nbsp; The list of nominees
will be called by members of M&amp;O.&nbsp;M&amp;O will make a report to
Business Meeting when the calls are completed. &nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-tab-span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>����������� </span></font></span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>M&amp;O discussed at length the request of the Southside
worship gathering/group to be brought under the care of Meeting.&nbsp;Because
the matter needs to be handled with great care and sensitivity (as well as the
need for �seasoning�), a member of M&amp;O will meet with Alison Martinez to
discuss M&amp;O�s concerns at this time.&nbsp;M&amp;O wishes to convey its
support of continued Southside worship while working toward a resolution of
this request.&nbsp;M&amp;O will offer its care and support to the Southside
worshipers as requested or needed.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-tab-span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>����������� </span></font></span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>M&amp;O has been asked to consider creating Spiritual
Formation Groups under guidance provided by IMYM.&nbsp;Before considering this
request, M&amp;O agreed to undertake an informal inquiry into the sense of the
deepness of worship held by members and attenders.&nbsp;The inquiry will take
place over the next several weeks.&nbsp;M&amp;O will then use the gathered
information to begin its discussion of this issue.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-tab-span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>����������� </span></font></span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>M&amp;O laid its discussion of the time and place of its
meetings over to next month.<span class=apple-tab-span>� </span></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>The meeting closed with
silent worship.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-tab-span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� </span></font></span><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Respectfully submitted, </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-tab-span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� </span></font></span><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Ford Robbins, Clerk<span class=apple-tab-span>������ </span></span></font></p>

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face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-tab-span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>The <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Communications
Committee</span></b> reported that David Vaux has agreed to be clerk.</span></font></span></p>

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face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-tab-span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>The <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Committee on
Conscientious Objection </span></b>reported that they will host Eric and
Jennifer Ginsburg, long-time activists and speakers on the topic of military
counseling from Quaker House in Fayetteville, NC, at a 10 o�clock hour
discussion at the Meetinghouse Sunday, August 19.� Additional events with the
Ginsburgs may be scheduled for that weekend. For more information on the work
of the committee contact COCO clerk Howard Shulman, 984-9908.</span></font></span></p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span class=apple-tab-span><font
size=2 face="Arial Unicode MS"><span style='font-size:11.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-tab-span><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>The <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Building Committee</span></b>
reported that a contractor and crew did a lot of work on the exterior stucco of
the building, including sealing of cracks and holes. People were asked to take
a look.� Both appearance and viability of the building for winter were greatly
improved. The committee will meet next week to discuss security issues,
including the possible gate and additional lighting.� Garage door repair is
completed.</span></font></span></p>

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face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-tab-span><b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman";font-weight:bold'>Treasurer�s report for </span></font></b></span><span
class=apple-tab-span><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>6<sup>th</sup> month and
2<sup>nd</sup> quarter were read and accepted, with great thanks for Frank�s
faithful service as Treasurer. He noted that the General Fund is ahead of where
it was last year, due in part to more contributions sooner, and thanks members
and attenders for helping to make it possible to meet commitments for good
works sooner. The Maintenance fund is close to the same. An earmarked
contribution to FCNL raises that amount to $700. As approved at last business
meeting, that earmarked amount will be sent to FCNL as soon as possible.
Expenses seem generally to be on schedule, although the newsletter is spending
way under the amount budgeted, probably because only about 24 copies are being
printed each month.</span></font></span></p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span class=apple-tab-span><font
size=2 face="Arial Unicode MS"><span style='font-size:11.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span class=apple-tab-span><b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman";font-weight:bold'>Nominating Committee</span></font></b></span><span
class=apple-tab-span><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'> proposed the names from
the first reading last month for a second reading. All were approved with
thanks. The committee will report soon on names for still-vacant positions, and
propose those for first reading next month.� </span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:28.35pt;text-align:justify'><b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman";font-weight:bold'>Officers and others approved on
second reading:</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:28.35pt;text-align:justify'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>Archivist: David Giltrow</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:28.35pt;text-align:justify'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>Recorder: Beverly Busching</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:28.35pt;text-align:justify'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>Recording Clerks: Peggy Giltrow and Mary Ray Cate</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:28.35pt;text-align:justify'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>Treasurer: Bob Gaines </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:28.35pt;text-align:justify'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>Ministry and Oversight: Ford Robbins (clerk), Michael Simon,
Roxanne Seagraves</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:28.35pt;text-align:justify'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>IMYM Continuing committee: Bob Gaines</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Note: Officers of the
Meeting, members of M&amp;O, and IMYM representatives are nominated and
approved on first and second readings. Except for members of Ministry and
Oversight, only committee clerks and first conveners are approved by Meeting
(one reading). That happened last month. Committees are encouraged to recruit
their members and are asked to report an accurate list of members to business
meeting. The incoming Clerk, Jennifer Wellington, has already been approved, in
the Spring. </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>�</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";font-weight:bold'>Spiritual
Formation report and discussion</span></font></b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>.� Marty Carroll and Wyn Lewis have asked M&amp;O to help
ascertain whether spiritual formation groups are desired by Meeting. Meanwhile,
they proposed possible dates for events which would help Meeting decide whether
to organize for what will be a 9 month commitment for those who participate. A
written handout helped explain the purpose, �a practical way for people in our
busy culture to turn to God with their minds through spiritual reading, with
their hearts through daily spiritual practices and with their human
relationships through local friendship groups.� Participants attend retreat
weekends at the beginning and end of the program, 2 meetings per month, and are
encouraged to spend at least 15 minutes per day on spiritual practice.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>���� Meeting agreed to
host an introductory session at the rise of Meeting on Sunday, Sept 9.� One
person from the Boulder Meeting and one from the IMYM steering committee on the
Spiritual Formation Program will be invited to lead the two-hour session. An
anonymous donation was promised to meet the transportation costs of bringing
the two leaders for this orientation and was enthusiastically accepted. It was
suggested that a line item be introduced into the next budget for education for
ourselves to cover situations such as this.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>���� October 5�6 or
12�13 was suggested for the opening retreat if Meeting decides to go ahead with
the development of Spiritual Formation groups. Wyn was asked to request that
Kitty Ufford Chase, facilitator, be asked to hold one of those dates for us
until a decision is made.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>The written <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Resident�s Report</span></b> was accepted with thanks.
Resident hours for June totaled 51. (Resident was away from 6/1 to 6/5.)� The
apartment was occupied 66% of the time and brought in income of $590. A set of
lawn furniture was donated by a member of meeting for the soon to be
refurbished ramada.� Expenses included money for supplies for July-September.
That money is accounted for by the resident as it is spent.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>The <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Garden Committee </span></b>announced its gratitude
for an anonymous donation to be used for pruning, which started yesterday. A
called meeting will be held July 29 to discuss the new ramada.� Justin
volunteered to do a timber frame ramada, and will explain the proposal at that
time. Expenses for materials would be about $500. The garden committee will
meet Wednesday, have a work day next Saturday, and thanks all who have worked
on the garden.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<h1 align=left style='text-align:left'><b><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Friendly Sixes:� </span></font></b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";
font-weight:normal'>Some continue; others have been laid down. M&amp;O was
asked to discuss Friendly Sixes and their future in the Meeting.</span></font></h1>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>The Recording Clerk for
today requested that all committees submit written reports. This facilitates
accuracy in preparation of the minutes.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Meeting ended with
silence at about 3:15. Our thanks go to Jennifer for her skill and patience as
she begins her duties as our new Clerk.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Respectfully submitted,
Peggy Giltrow</span></font></p>

<font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman"'><br clear=all style='page-break-before:always'>
</span></font>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=5
face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:
"Times New Roman";font-weight:bold'>Note from the Treasurer</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face=Times><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:
12.0pt'>About half of the Meeting's annual budget -- $11,480 -- is contributed
to local groups such as La Familia and Santa Fe Rape Crisis, and to other
Quaker organizations, such as Friends Committee on National Legislation and
Quaker Earthcare Witness. The other half of our budget goes for internal
functions such as First Day School, the newsletter, and utilities.� To date the
Meeting has received $8,855 of the $22,375 in donations needed to fund our
operations for the year.� (All repairs and maintenance of the Meetinghouse and
garden are covered by income from the guest apartment and outside groups using
the Meetinghouse.)</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><b><font size=5 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:16.0pt;color:black;font-weight:bold'>Meeting
Takes South Santa Fe Worship Group under Care</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=1 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:8.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&quot;We are so happy to
be officially under care of Meeting!&quot; says Alison Martinez. &quot;Thank
you, Friends, for showing faith in us.&quot;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>The South Santa Fe Quaker
Worship Group took shape fast, with an organizational meeting in Fifth Month,
first worship meeting in Sixth Month, and recognition by Monthly Meeting in
Seventh Month.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Attenders point out that
they're saving gas</span></font><font size=4 color=black><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;color:black'> </span></font><font color=black><span
style='color:black'>by not driving so far to Meeting, and that every gallon
saved helps the Earth and gives hope for peace.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>The worship group now
meets at 9:30 every First Day morning at the Center for the Natzratim, 1382
Vegas Verdes. (Note the new, earlier time!) Vegas Verdes crosses Cerrillos Road
between Avenida de las Americas and Zafarano Road. The Center occupies the
furthest back in a row of offices just past the northwest corner of the
intersection. It has plenty of parking and a wheelchair ramp.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>The Center for the
Natzratim is a new Messianic Jewish center. Quakers worship in the room housing
the Torah. �Our worship has been very sweet and deep,� Alison says. �We hope
that everyone will feel free to worship with us, whether occasionally or
regularly.�� Children are welcome. �We keep in touch with Meeting by posting
M&amp;O�s queries of the month, and by sending representatives to potluck and
business meeting,� Alison explains, �and Meeting keeps in touch with us through
members who worship with us�several have already made the effort to attend.� We
hope that more people can benefit by Quaker worship, now that there is an
additional location available.�</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<h6><b><font size=5 color=black face=TimesNewRomanPSMT><span style='font-size:
16.0pt;font-family:TimesNewRomanPSMT'>Meeting Camping Trip</span></font></b></h6>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=1 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:8.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Mark your calendars now
for September 15�16. We are reviving an old Santa Fe Meeting tradition of an
all-Meeting camp-out. The location will be Bandelier National Monument, and
activities will include a pot luck dinner Saturday evening and Meeting for
Worship with Los Alamos Friends Sunday morning. We will car pool from the
Meetinghouse on Saturday morning in time to hike or explore Bandelier, and
return in time for Meeting for Worship for Business on Sunday. More details
later, or call Mary Ray Cate at (505) 989-1630.<br clear=all style='page-break-before:
always'>
</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<h4 align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=5
face=TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT><span style='font-size:16.0pt'>Ninth Annual Peace
Day, Santa Fe</span></font></b></h4>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><b><font size=3 face=Times><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Sunday August 5th, 2007 </span></font></b>�
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Progressive Peace Day � </span></b>commemorating
the 62nd year since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, with events from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m.������� </p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>COME
ONE, COME ALL�</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>to
this city-wide community, improvisational, ceremonial event utilizing the
downtown public spaces as the canvas for an experiential day designed to
inspire a culture of peace. It is an invitation for every peace loving member
of our community to come together, to interact, to expand, to play, to pray, to
imagine, to act in participatory activities, with the sole intent of inspiring
culture and transforming social consciousness towards peace. All are invited to
add to this idea in any way that you feel might enhance the experience. If you
would like to host or present a question for the dialogues, participate in the
processions in some creative and inspiring way�or bring some other offering for
grounding peace in our community and world�please do so. And please bring lots
of children to the Children's Peace Statue. For details of the program contact
Shannyn at networks@networkearth.org, Telefax (505) 989-4482.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center;text-autospace:none'><font
size=1 face=Times><span style='font-size:8.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center;text-autospace:none'><font
size=1 face=Times><span style='font-size:8.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<h6><b><font size=5 color=black face=Times><span style='font-size:16.0pt'>Activity
and Growth in the Meetinghouse Garden</span></font></b></h6>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=1 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:8.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoBodyText><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>There has been lots of
activity in the garden, thanks to the many volunteers who have come forward
with gloves, clippers, saws, and trucks! A professional pruner removed much of
the overgrowth from trees and shrubs, thanks to funds donated&nbsp;anonymously
to cover the cost. We have been trimming the catmint, vinca, ivy and roses�and
other plants I haven't learned the names of yet!&nbsp;And most significantly,
because of those who have come forward with trucks, we have been, and are
still, removing and hauling numerous loads to the dump. And, as added benefit,
we have made several neighbors happy by preventing unwanted leaves and branches
from spilling into their space.&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 face=Times><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 face=Times><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>This is an ongoing process as anyone with a garden
knows,&nbsp;and we will be scheduling another workday on August 18th, a
Saturday morning. If anyone prefers a different day, or perhaps an evening,
please get in touch with me.&nbsp;All help is welcomed and
apprec-iated.&nbsp;For those who might want to contribute some time on their
own, there is a list of suggested tasks posted in the garage. Or you could ask
Peg Martin, the resident, for some guidance. She knows very well all aspects of
the garden! Lorraine Graham (986-5005)</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 face=Times><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>����������������������� ����� [See also Garden
Committee details in Messages &amp; Announcements.]</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=5 face=Times><span
style='font-size:16.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<h6><b><font size=5 color=black face=Times><span style='font-size:16.0pt'>Summer:
A Good Time to Begin a Low Water Diet</span></font></b></h6>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>By Barbara Williamson,
from <i><span style='font-style:italic'>BeFriending Creation</span></i>, the
newsletter of Quaker Earthcare</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center;text-autospace:none'><font
size=3 color=black face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>���� ��������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������Witness,
July-August 2007</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>At a Master Gardener
workshop that I took this spring I learned that most people in the U.S.
over-water their lawns and gardens. Most plants grow best when they are watered
slowly, deeply, and infrequently. Never use a sprinkler if there's a wind of
more than 10mph. Consider installing a drip system. To be efficient and really
save water, drip systems do have to be monitored as seasons change. The
following website lists the top ten easy things you can do to make sure your
drip irrigation system is performing efficiently: &lt;<a
href="http://www.watercasa.org/pubs/drip_top.html"><font color=black><span
style='color:black;text-decoration:none'>www.watercasa.org/pubs/drip_top.html</span></font></a>&gt;.</span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>You should water in the
early morning or early evening.� In addition to a timer that can be used to
control when and how often you water, you can also use a rainfall sensor that
determines when there is enough moisture in the ground.� An automated rainfall
sensor is nice, but you can also use a rain gauge or moisture-sensing probe.</span></font></p>

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face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Collect rainwater and/or
install a graywater system that recycles your shower, dishwasher, and washing machine
wastewater for reuse.� Enjoy the rest of your summer!</span></font></p>

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face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

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face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>The House</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:11.0pt;text-autospace:none'><font
size=3 face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Over the hills�<i><span
style='font-style:italic'>Allaaaah� aah al allah ah�</span></i>the<i><span
style='font-style:italic'>� </span></i>rippling sound in overlapping waves
echoes the shape of mountains, embracing myriad houses set in them just so, not
to break the rhythm.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:11.0pt;text-autospace:none'><font
size=3 face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>But <i><span style='font-style:
italic'>this </span></i>house, beyond a steep incline on a plateau, with random
rolls of barbed wire tossed close by the abyss�this house of naked walls waits
to be filled with life again. It�s Issa�s house, no longer the roost for a
military look-out. These walls, ravaged by those who own history, who know no
bounds, not of law nor of hunger for land stolen house by house. This house in
Hebron.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:11.0pt;text-autospace:none'><font
size=3 face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>So we are here, guardians of
the house becoming home again. All day long and throughout the night, in
shifts, we keep watch�by day as workers restore the shell (first installing a
steel door, barring window frames) and by night lest intruders undo work done
by day. We, a living shield with the Star of David on it�the mirror image of
the would-be marauders�we too know no bounds, no boundary between Arab and Jew,
Palestinian and Israeli; our history goes back to Abraham as well, to Abraham <i><span
style='font-style:italic'>before </span></i>the breaking.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:11.0pt;text-autospace:none'><font
size=3 face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>They face us, implacable,
yelling abuse or aiming cameras from yards away. It�s an old-fashioned
shoot-out, but not with guns. We position our cameras and they theirs�click�
click zoom. Who will outface whom? Click click zoom. The women are yelling now,
women in long dresses and with scarves on their heads, in appearance so like
some of their Palestinian counterparts. Two of the men in our group wear <i><span
style='font-style:italic'>kippas</span></i> on their heads as do the men in
theirs.<i><span style='font-style:italic'> </span></i>We few women here today
wear pants, good for sitting on the ground, for �holding our ground� being
returned to its rightful owner.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:11.0pt;text-autospace:none'><i><font
size=3 face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-style:italic'>&quot;Shalom
aleichem&quot; </span></font></i>I chant-sing to the taunting women across the
way. &quot;<i><span style='font-style:italic'>Shalom aleinu v�al kulanu
b�yachad&quot; </span></i>(Peace unto you, unto us, unto all of us together.) A
hesitation, a ripple across the line, the �front line� of jeering women. They
withdraw like blown leaves, perhaps the spell they were under broken by a familiar
unexpected call�<i><span style='font-style:italic'>Shalom aleinu alei ei ei nuu</span></i>
<i><span style='font-style:italic'>oo</span></i> <i><span style='font-style:
italic'>oo.</span></i> ������������������������������������������������������������� Hadassah
Haskale</p>

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size=5 color=black face=Times><span style='font-size:16.0pt;color:black;
font-weight:bold'>Worship Groups in the Society of Friends</span></font></b></p>

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face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>This is the section from
Faith and Practice of Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of
Friends, 1985, on Worship Groups. Submitted by a Friend, it is included in the
newsletter as of some possible interest to those members in our Meeting who may
have only a hazy idea of the place of Worship Groups in the Society.</span></font></p>

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face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Pacific Yearly Meeting
recognizes as a Worship Group a gathering of persons who meet regularly for
worship after the manner of Friends and desire to be identified with the
principles and practices of Pacific Yearly Meeting. During the time of their
development, Worship Groups are encouraged to seek the care and guidance of a
nearby Monthly Meeting, the nearest Quarterly Meeting and Pacific Yearly
Meeting. Monthly Meetings, in turn, are encouraged to seek out, visit and
assist new Worship Groups. When there is no Monthly Meeting able to take the
Worship Group under its care, application may be made through an appropriate
Quarterly Meeting or the Yearly Meeting, whose committees on Ministry and
Oversight will assume the duties normally performed in the Monthly Meeting.</span></font></p>

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face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><font size=3 color=black face=Times><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>A Worship Group usually names a Correspondent to serve
as a convener and corres-pondent of the group. It should organize sufficiently
to carry out its responsibilities and to nurture the interests and concerns of
its participants. Applications for membership, requests for weddings, or other
such formal actions must be taken through the Monthly Meeting to which the
Worship Group is related. When a Worship Group feels it is ready to organize
and conduct its own business in the manner of an established Meeting it should
consider requesting Preparative Meeting status.</span></font></p>

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face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<h6><b><font size=5 color=black face=Times><span style='font-size:16.0pt'>Editorial
Note</span></font></b></h6>

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face=Times><span style='font-size:8.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 color=black
face=Times><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Readers may remember a
piece in our Seventh Month newsletter, entitled <i><span style='font-style:
italic'>Profiles in Peace</span></i>, which was adapted (with authorization)
from the AFSC web site, and which reported on the work of a Palestinian Quaker,
Jean Zaru, whose lifetime's work has been directed towards humanitarian,
peace-building and feminist projects. This remarkable woman confounds several
assumptions of which we may be guilty. In the report the word <i><span
style='font-style:italic'>nakba</span></i> was used, meaning cataclysm or
catastrophe, a reference to the dispossession of Palestinian lands for the
establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 and the accom-panying suffering
and loss of life. When this was read by Jerusalem resident Hadassah Haskale,
beloved friend to many in this meeting, it caused distress. As she has said,
the language of the report reflected a bias. It is hard to imagine anyone more
qualified than Hadassah to express her concern, because she is another who
confounds our oversimp-lified assumptions�one who is both an Israeli and a true
peace activist. If any should doubt the truth of this, a reading of Hadassah's
contribution to this newsletter may prove to them, as it did to me,
extraordinarily humbling. Her piece on page 7, <i><span style='font-style:italic'>The
House</span></i>, is beautiful, informative and deeply moving. This is peace
activism born of true love of humanity and true courage. Hadassah, there will
be many here in Santa Fe who salute you. We thank you for the work you and your
brave colleagues are doing.<br clear=all style='page-break-before:always'>
</span></font></p>

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font-weight:bold'>Messages and Announcements</span></font></b></p>

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face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� </span></font></p>

<ul style='margin-top:0in' type=disc>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
     face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>The
     Committee on Conscientious Objection will be hosting guests from Quaker
     House, Fayetteville, NC, on 19<sup>th</sup> August, in the Meetinghouse
     from 10:00 a.m. Eric and Jennifer Ginsburg are long-time activists and
     speakers on the topic of military counseling. There will be an hour's open
     discussion with the visiting Friends, between the 9:00 and 11:00 Meetings
     for Worship. For more information on the event and the work of the
     Committee on Conscientious Objection, contact Howard Shulman, Clerk, at
     (505) 984-9908, or Sarah Cutler at smcutler@mtholyoke.edu or (505)
     216-5219 or (mob) 832-217-6916.</span></font></li>
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     face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Betsy
     Bartels would like Friends to know that she has a blog site where they can
     read about her Costa Rica journey: </span></font><font color=black><span
     style='color:black'>http://madrugadora.blogspot.com</span></font></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
     face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>The
     Immigrant and Border Concerns Committee invites you to save these dates:
     August 29<sup>th</sup>, September 5<sup>th</sup>, 12<sup>th</sup> &amp; 19<sup>th</sup>�all
     Wednesdays when evening seminars will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
     on the topic &quot;Immigrants' Lives and Issues in Santa Fe,&quot;
     co-sponsored with the Westminster Presbyterian Church. </span></font></li>
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     face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Friends
     and attenders are reminded that Michele Chrabot collects brown paper
     grocery bags for recycling at the Santa Fe Food Bank. They may be given to
     her after 11 o'clock Meeting for Worship or placed in the designated bag
     in the Meetinghouse kitchen.</span></font></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
     face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>The
     Peace and Social Concerns Committee is regrouping, with Anne McLaughlin as
     Clerk. They will meet on the third Thursday of each month 11:00 a.m. to
     1:00 p.m. at the Meetinghouse. Friends who would like to join the
     committee may like to bring their lunch. Items for discussion include
     co-sponsorship of a September workshop on Alternatives to Violence and
     organizing a Mother's Day Peace on the Plaza Day for 2008. Comments and
     concerns are always welcome. Contact Anne at caunteton@msn.com or (505)
     995-9655.</span></font></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3
     face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>The
     Meetinghouse Garden Committee will hold its August meeting on Wednesday
     the 1<sup>st</sup>, at 7:15 p.m. and a gardening work day on Saturday
     morning, August 18. For details of either event, contact Lorraine Graham,
     (505) 986-5005.</span></font></li>
</ul>

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<h4><b><font size=5 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:16.0pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Some Key Meeting Contacts</span></font></b></h4>

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style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>���������������������������������������������������������������������� </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";
font-weight:bold'>Santa Fe Monthly Meeting Websites</span></font></b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>:
http://sf.imym.org� http://santa-fe.quaker.org/index.html</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in;text-autospace:none'><b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";
font-weight:bold'>Ministry and Oversight Committee</span></font></b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>:
(for personal or meeting-wide concerns, and needs for pastoral counseling) Ford
Robbins, convenor, 466-7665 fordrobbins@earthlink.net; Joan Spencer, 984-2217
ssspencer@pol.net; Dimitri Mihalas, 661-7414; Philip Balcombe, 466-2982
pjbalcombe@cybermesa.com; Jennifer Wellington, 438-9399 jfloresta@gmail.com;
Michael Simon, 989-3817 msimo@lycos.com; Roxanne Seagraves, 438-3714
rstories@aol.com</span></font></p>

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size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";
font-weight:bold'>Meeting Clerk</span></font></b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>:
Jennifer Wellington, 438-9399 jfloresta@gmail.com</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in;text-autospace:none'><b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";
font-weight:bold'>Meeting Resident</span></font></b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>:
(to schedule use of building, guest apartment, report building problems, etc.)
Peg Martin, 983-7241. </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in;text-autospace:none'><b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";
font-weight:bold'>Newsletter</span></font></b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>:
David Vaux, 988-9545 and Alison Martinez, 438-0729 (ph/fax), co-editors.�
Please e-mail submissions to dvaux@comcast.net no later than the day after
business meeting.� Put paper submissions in the Newsletter box at the
Meetinghouse by the day of business meeting and alert the editors. </span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in;text-autospace:none'><b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";
font-weight:bold'>Recorder</span></font></b><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>: Beverly Busching,
984-8742 bbusching@mindspring.com</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in;text-autospace:none'><b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";
font-weight:bold'>Treasurer</span></font></b><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>: Bob Gaines, 466-1746
gaines@Comcast.net� Please mail financial contributions to Treasurer, Santa Fe
Monthly Meeting of Friends, 630 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe NM� 87501, or put in
�birdhouse� box.� Thank you!</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in;text-autospace:none'><b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";
font-weight:bold'>Young Friends</span></font></b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>
(18�40ish) get together often.� For information please contact Sarah Cutler,
216-5219 smcutler@mtholyoke.edu.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in;text-autospace:none'><b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";
font-weight:bold'>The Peace and Social Concerns Committee</span></font></b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>
welcomes new members. </span></font><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Anne
McLaughlin</span></font><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>, 995-9655
gscondon@Comcast.net</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in;text-autospace:none'><b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";
font-weight:bold'>The Committee on Conscientious Objection</span></font></b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>
meets as needed.� For information please call Howard Shulman, 984-9908.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in;text-autospace:none'><b><font
size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";
font-weight:bold'>South Santa Fe Worship Group</span></font></b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>
contact person is Alison Martinez, 438-0729 alison1@cybermesa.com</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in;text-autospace:none'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>There�s
a complete list of committees and members, attenders and their contact
information in the Meeting Directory. Would you like to receive a paper copy of
our new Meeting directory?� Telephone Molly Vaux at 988-9545 to arrange to
receive it via the US Mail.</span></font></p>

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