Friends, Quarterly Meeting is upon us!
The subways are running normally this weekend through downtown Brooklyn, where our Quaker meetinghouse on Schermerhorn Street is waiting to host you. Please come on Sunday, January 18!
There will be worship (and First-Day School and childcare) at 11, potluck lunch at noon (bring what you can – there will probably be hot soup and surely hot beverages), and meeting for business at 1:00.
Our plans for the meeting include plenty of time to appreciate who we are, and plenty of time to turn to an agenda that includes widely various good works, as well as our annual budget to support them.
Click on these links to see more (pdf) about any of the things before us:
News from our six very different local Meetings – Staten Island, Morningside, Manhattan, Flushing, Fifteenth Street, and Brooklyn (draft).
The annual report of our Relief Committee.
The report of our Audit & Budget Committee, with their proposed 2015 Budget (sized for legal/14″ paper)
A couple of nominations of Friends for appointment to the committees that do our work.
An interim report for our information from Friends Seminary, which has some big plans.
A periodic report from our Committee on the relationships among Quarterly Meeting, Fifteenth Street Meeting and Friends Seminary.
A report from our ad hoc group on our relationship with Friends House at Rosehill.
A minute for our consideration from Brooklyn Meeting’s Peace & Social Action Committee about divestment of fossil-fuel enterprises from the QM’s investment funds.
[More documents will be linked to this agenda as they are finalized, so check back to see.]
I look forward to seeing you at Brooklyn this Sunday, Friends!
- Andy von Salis, Clerk, NYQM