Warm greetings from the Ministry and Care Committee of Quaker Life Council!
We trust this communication finds you well, grounded in Spirit and in your community of faith. This a reminder that if you haven’t already sent yours, we would like to receive the Spiritual Life of the Meeting report from your meeting by May 1, 2021. This will give the Ministry and Care Committee ample time to receive and read what you share, and to craft a document describing the Spiritual State of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and send it to the Quaker Life Council in advance of PYM’s summer sessions, July 27-August 1.
Please also send a copy to the clerk of your Quarterly meeting. Please contact them directly since the Quarter’s deadline may differ.
As a reminder, here are the queries we proposed:
- How have we sustained our commitment to be a covenant spiritual community during this past year?
- What have been the joys and the learnings of this past year and where have we encountered challenges?
- How has our faith supported our social witness?
- How have our community members supported one another?
If these queries do not speak to your condition, please feel free to use the queries found in Faith and Practice (pp.213-14) or to provide us with a narrative that describes your meeting’s spiritual condition at this time.
You may respond directly to this email or use the form on the PYM website.
We look forward to hearing how the movement of the Spirit is faring in your meeting.
In the Light,
Jean-Marie Prestwidge Barch, Clerk
On behalf of the Ministry and Care Committee of Quaker Life Council
Image: Princeton Monthly Meeting