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How Quakers Make Decisions

We meet roughly once a month for Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.

“Friends’ business meetings are quite unlike other business meetings you might have experienced. Their form differs from that of a debating society or a union or board meeting… There is a form to it, but it is a flexible one, sensitive to the needs of the individual meeting. Perhaps a Friends’ business meeting can be described as an exercise in attentiveness, in listening to the promptings of the Spirit. The overriding need is to discern the will of God in the meeting… everything from the initial silence to the final handshake is to be regarded as worship.” (Quakers Scotland)

Friends Serving

  • Quaker Study: arranges for educational sessions for the Meeting, including spiritual and social justice topics (Members: Penni, Tammy)
  • Finance Committee: keeps track of donations, prepares the budget, and manages our bank account. (Members: Marilyn, Penni)
  • Meeting of Ministry and Counsel: strengthens the spiritual life of the Meeting, including arranging for support for individuals in times of need, encouraging participation in spoken ministry as well as silent communion, and arranging for weddings and funerals (Members: Barbara, Marilyn)
  • Nominating Committee: helps make good matches between individuals and committees.  If you would like to contribute to the meeting in some way, these are the people to contact. (Members: Bruce, Penni)
  • Outreach Committee: maintains our website, facebook page, and calendar; organizes events for newcomers (Members: Bruce, Mylène)
  • Truth and Reconciliation Committee: works toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
  • Wolfville Area Inter-Church Council (WAICC): As a member of WAICC, we are represented at their business meetings by Bruce.

Annapolis Valley Meeting Records

Meeting Minutes are password protected. Please contact the clerk for access.

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