Volunteers on the Ministry and Counsel Committee (formerly known as Worship-Ministry-Nurture) provide pastoral care typically provided by a paid minister and ministerial staff. Our fundamental belief about Quaker ministry is that everyone is a potential minister, both in Meeting for Worship and in caring for each other.
During the COVID-19 state of emergency we keep our community connected by offering opportunities for worship together, whether virtually or in person. Learn more.
- On the second Sunday of each month at 12:45 p.m., we offer Worship Sharing. Queries allow us to go deeper into our interior spiritual life and to share what we learn with others.
- We Hold in the Light (a Quaker form of prayer) those who are unable to attend worship in community for any reason.
Our Committee cares for the Meeting’s spiritual life. Friends believe in “continuing revelation,” that God or Spirit continues to speak to us and direct us. We offer a clearness committee as a way to aid an individual with discerning the Truth of a message, and becoming clear about next steps.
- We convene a clearness committee upon request to help when someone is faced with an important decision or when one feels a “calling” or “leading” to take on a new challenge.
- We convene a clearness committee for membership when a person feels called to join the Religious Society of Friends.
Our committee nurtures the everyday needs of individuals in our community and accompanies people through major life events.
- Our community can call on us for help with rides, meals, and other kinds of care. During the COVID-19 state of emergency we have made a special effort to reach out to those in the Meeting about their needs.
- We may convene a care committee for those with chronic needs.
- We convene clearness committees for marriages under the care of the Meeting.
- We make arrangements for memorials upon the death of a beloved member of our community.
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