Being in community with one another is essential to our spiritual beliefs. Quaker Committees conduct work in the ‘manner of Friends,’ meaning that work is always done with attention to the divine spirit and love for one another.” — London Grove Monthly Meeting
This document has been prepared by the Implementation Committee. It describes the details of the authority, responsibility, accountability, available resources and means of accessing the governance structures and substructures of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
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The Administrative Council holds full authority and responsibility for managing the affairs of PYM except for the authority and responsibility assigned to the Quaker Life Council or reserved to Yearly Meeting in session, the yearly meeting officers, or staff.
With divine assistance, the Nominating Council brings Friends with needed gifts and skills into service for the yearly meeting’s primary structures and roles. The council identifies yearly meeting officers, members of the councils, representatives to outside groups and ad hoc structures, and brings their names forward for approval by the yearly meeting in session.
With divine assistance, the Quaker Life Council maintains the community and the spiritual depth within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Council stewards yearly meeting programs and relationships with other organizations.