Minutes 2007

This page summarizes the minutes from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions 2007.   The summary is below.  Detailed minutes of each session are located on individual pages, listed in the menu on the right side of this page.

Summary of daily sessions

March 23 - evening

Introductions

Evening presentation by Mary Lord, AFSC Associate General Secretary for Peace & Conflict Resolution

Minutes of this session

March 24 - morning

Introductions

Epistles

Stewardship of PYM Resources

Remarks by Joe Volk

Minutes of this session

March 24 - evening

Friends International Center in Ramallah

Committee to Revisit our Peace Testimony

Address by New General Secretary

Recommendations from the Budget Process Group

Minutes from this session

March 25 - morning

Committee Work Led by Children’s Sessions

Committee Reports

First Reading of Outgoing Epistle

Clerk’s Minute of Exercise

Meeting for Worship

Final Reading of Outgoing Epistle

Minutes of this session

July 26 - evening

Announcements

Introductions

Introduction of the singing group Faith and Practice

Minutes of this session

July 27 - morning

Worship

Introductions

Consideration of reading Incoming Epistles

Consideration of writing an Outgoing PYM Epistle

Education Standing Committee

Funding Friends Children in Friends Schools

PYM Committee on Friends Education

Minutes of this session

July 27 - evening

Worship

Worship and Care Standing Committee

Climate Action Network

The Greening of Friends Center

Keynote presentation by Benjamin Lloyd: Building Bridges

Minutes of this session

July 28 - morning

Worship

Welcome To Visitors

Reading Of Incoming Epistle

General Services Standing Committee

Recommendations from the Budget Process Group

Minutes of this session

July 28 - evening

Introductions

Peace and Concerns Standing Committee

Committee to revision the Peace Testimony

Arch Street Meeting House Project

Minutes of this session

July 29 - morning

Introductions

Reading of Incoming Epistles

Discernment of Our Priorities

Peace Conference

Minutes of this session

July 29 - evening

Introductions

Youth Program Epistles

Outgoing Epistle

Jordans Preparative Meeting

Minute of Religious Service for Margery Mears Larrabee

Friends World Committee for Consultation’s Triennial

Speakers: Erin McDougall and Andrew Esser-Haines

Minutes of this session

July 30 - morning

Introductions

Reading of Incoming Epistles

Same-Gender Marriage Minute

Treasurer’s Report

Approval of the Budget

Nominating Committee

Friends Fiduciary Corporation

Outgoing Epistle

Clerk’s Minute of Exercise

Minutes of this session