I couldn’t be more pleased that our NYQM website is back, after required software upgrades have been completed. While it will take a few days to post all the usual reports and other materials, I am happy to announce:
Everyone is heartily invited to enjoy the hospitality and spirit at Brooklyn meetinghouse, 110 Schermerhorn Street, 11201, on Sunday afternoon January 26th! At 12 noon, we’ll have potluck lunch – please bring food if you can, but be sure to bring yourself to meet the Brooklyn crowd and eat with Friends citywide. (Fasten your seatbelt if you’re not used to large and lively crowds of Quaker children and earnest young adults.) Come early, and you’ll experience worship with us at 11:00 am.
At 1:00 p.m., we convene the Quarterly Meeting for business in a spirit of worship. We’ll hear and decide the proposed QM budget for 2014, which includes some new projects. We’ll hear how we’re all doing, in short reports from the clerks of each Meeting in the Quarter. We’ll contemplate some inspirational words, re-ground ourselves in some silence, and get an idea of where we’ll head in the coming months. We’ll make one really specific decision: Should we change the date of our Spring Quarterly Meeting, which is currently set for Fifteenth Street Meeting on April 20? (That’s Easter, so we’ve been asked to re-think it.)
Assistant Clerk Ted Ehrhardt and I are looking forward to seeing you all!
- Andy von Salis, Clerk of QM