Minutes 2009

This page summarizes the minutes from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions 2009.   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 27 - afternoon

Opening worship

Words from the Clerk

Minutes of this session

March 27 - evening

Introductions

Reading of epistle from Canada Yearly Meeting

Creation of the Theater of Transformation

Minutes of this session

March 28 - morning

Introductions

Reading of epistle from New England Yearly Meeting

Governance Report presentation

Minutes of this session

March 28 - evening

Introductions

Continued consideration of the Governance Project Report

Report on Heeding God’s Call: A Gathering on Peace

Peace and Concerns Standing Committee

Reading of epistle from Intermountain Yearly Meeting

Annual Fund report

Minutes of this session

March 29 - morning

Introductions

Reading of epistle from Ohio Yearly Meeting

Report on the effects of the economy on the Yearly Meeting budget

Priorities Process Standing Committee report

Children’s activities report

Consideration of the Query, “Are all hearts clear?”

Reading of Minute of Exercise from Aotearoa Yearly Meeting, New Zealand

Minutes of this session

March Minutes of Exercise

“Is This a Good Time to Talk? Creating a New Conversation About Race In America.”

Discussion of nurturing our Spirit-led decision-making process

Governance Report

Letter from Deborah Fisch, FGC Regional Staff, and Clerk of Iowa Yearly Meeting Conservative

Minutes of this session

July 29 - evening

Introduction

Presentation of a short excerpt from the film “Home”

Introduction of our celebration of earthcare

Presentation by Prof. Peter Brown of McGill University, Montreal Monthly Meeting and the Moral Economy Project

Presentation by Melanie Douty-Snipes

Minutes of this session

July 30 - morning

Introductions

Reading of epistle from Iowa Yearly Meeting Conservative 131st Annual Session

Report from Yearly Meeting Governance Implementation Committee

Presentation of new implementation proposals

Report from Gathering On Peace

Report on Peace and Concerns Standing Committee

Minutes of this session

July 30 - evening

Introductions

Reading of epistle from North Pacific Yearly Meeting of Friends

“Behind the Budget: are we stuck with this monetary system?”

Report from Green Street Monthly Meeting

Explanation of PYM expenses

Presentation of PYM budget for FY2010

Minutes of this session

July 31 - morning

Introductions

Reading of epistle from Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association

Report from Interim Meeting

Proposal of a minute of appreciation for Jada Jackson’s tenure as clerk of Interim Meeting

“Burning Concerns”

Inspiring more Friends to be involved between Yearly Meeting sessions

Engaging members of Monthly Meetings with important concerns

Minutes of this session

July 31 - evening

Reading of epistle from Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting Young Adult Friends

Introductions

General Secretary’s Report

Standing Committee Reports

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August 1 - morning

Opening worship

Introductions

Reading of epistle from Baltimore Yearly Meeting

Nominating Committee Report

Priorities Process Standing Committee Report

Minutes of this session

August 1 - afternoon

Introductory remarks on the approval sought for four presented proposals

Questions and concerns from those attending regarding proposals

Minutes of this session

August 1 - evening

Introductions

Outgoing Epistle Committee

Earthcare Panel presentation

Keynote talk by Joe Volk, Executive Secretary of FCNL

Minutes of this session

August 2 - morning (part 1)

Opening worship

Children’s Groups reports

Reading of Young Friends outgoing epistle

Thanks to Annual Sessions Planning Group

Minutes of this session

August 2 - morning (part 2)

Consideration of the recommendations of the Priorities Process Standing Committee

Reading of full session minutes

Minutes of this session