The Quaker Life Council approved the following minutes of appreciation as a sincere expression of gratitude to the Friends who facilitated the recent January 26 Threshing Session on Membership and to the monthly meeting that hosted. In addition to continuing a process of discernment about membership that has had many years of seasoning in our wider yearly meeting, this was an opportunity for intervisitation during which Friends from across our yearly meeting community could join a meeting for its worship on Sunday and take part in its community life. Intervisitation is an important part of Quaker tradition because it serves to reinforce the bonds we need in spiritual growth.
A report on the recent Threshing Session can be found here.
Tenaja Henson and Walter Sullivan
On behalf of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the Quaker Life Council minutes its deep appreciation to Tenaja Henson and Walter Sullivan for their service to our community. They facilitated the recent Threshing Session on Membership held at Haddonfield Friends Meeting on Sunday, January 26, 2020 with deftness, poise, and expert care. We benefited greatly from the relationships we built throughout the day in the spirit of worship and play. This was a beneficial element of our yearly meeting’s continued discernment on the role of membership, commitment and belonging.
Haddonfield Friends Meeting
On behalf of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the Quaker Life Council minutes its deep appreciation to Haddonfield Friends Meeting for hosting the recent Threshing Session on Membership, Sunday, January 26, 2020. We benefited greatly from your generous attention, hospitality, and spiritual grounding throughout the day, which began with joining your meeting for worship. You joyfully integrated Friends from many other places into the life of your community, which supported intervisitation and connection.