Roles of Presiding Clerk, Rising Clerk and Alternate Clerks under Review

Governance

PYM’s Administrative Council has initiated a Sprint to evaluate the current expectations for those positions and determine what, if any, modifications might be desirable. The current roles, responsibilities, and terms of the Presiding Clerk, Rising Clerk and Alternate Clerks are set out in the Governance Handbook. The Sprint is considering …

Updating Our Threads

Governance, Monthly Meeting Management, Outreach, Pastoral Care, Pastoral Care Support, Peace & Social Concerns, Quaker Life Council, Religious Education, Worship and Ministry

The Quaker Life Council has recently approved an updated set of Threads, which are ways of organizing the work and witness that all of the communities in PYM face on a regular basis. The new list is: Peace & Social Justice Ministry & Care Religious Education Outreach & Communications Governance …

How-To: State of the Meeting Reports

Annual Sessions, Continuing Sessions, Faith & Practice, Governance, Pastoral Care Support, Quaker Life Council, Religious Education, Resource Friends, Worship and Ministry, Young Adult Friends

This is the story of how one monthly meeting developed a great way to write a state of the meeting report that can also serve as a community-building tool. History: Lancaster Friends Meeting  has been doing state of the meeting reports for a long time. At least by the mid-1990’s, …

Change of Status for the PYM Clerk Role

Governance

Dear Friends, After March Continuing Sessions Presiding Clerk Penny Colgan-Davis communicated with Melissa Rycroft, Clerk of Nominating Council that, due to health concerns, she was stepping down immediately as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Penny simultaneously shared this news with the Clerks of Administrative and Quaker Life Councils, the PYM …