How Quakers Make Decisions
We meet roughly once a month for Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.
- 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
For those interested in learning more about Quaker decision-making process, the following articles may be of interest.
- CYM Organization and Procedure: Published by Canadian Yearly Meeting
- Spiritual Responsibility in the Meeting for Business: A two-page pamphlet by Patricia Loring. Her book Listening Spirituality, Volume 2: Corporate Spiritual Practice Among Friends gives insight into our process. It is available in CanadaÂ through the Quaker Book Service or online at quakerbooks.org
- Quaker Business Method: The Practice of Group Discernment. A detailed pamphlet from Australia Yearly Meeting
- Quaker Business Meetings: How Friends Make Decisons (from Scottish Friends). A more detailed version can be found on their web site