Our regular October meeting for business has extra energy this Fall. We’ll hear from our three venerable yet rapidly-developing Friends Schools, who’ll present their annual reports; but we’ll also have some decisions to make on Sunday afternoon, October 25.
Reports are great to read in advance, and I hope all Friends in NYC will check back here, right up to Sunday, because hardly any were submitted even one full week in advance! We all regret that, but our Schools and other Committees are continuing to work for more results this week. I’ll be posting their reports in pdf, with links right here in this paragraph whenever the report has been submitted in advance. . . . starting with the regular quarterly report from Brooklyn Meeting, Morningside Meeting, . . . and moving on to our proposed Agenda and our committees’ reports:
Brooklyn Friends School trustees’ annual report; Committee on the Relationship between the Quarterly Meeting, Fifteenth Street Meeting and Friends Seminary; report from Friends Seminary on its separate incorporation and Redevelopment; brief report from our QM Trustees on that separate incorporation; Ministry & Counsel annual report; . . . Your clerk has been advised that there will be no annual report this month from Friends Seminary or Mary McDowell Friends School, although MMFS has sent us some interim commentary.
So please plan now on attending at Morningside Meeting at 1:00 p.m. on the 25th. If you’ve never worshiped in a tower in the sky before, you’re in for a treat – the 12th Floor at Riverside Church, high above the Hudson, has lots of windows. Come for worship with Friends citywide at 11am, potluck lunch and socializing at noon, and our meeting for business at 1:00 pm. The church is a few short blocks north and west from the 1 Train at 116th Street. See you there!
Note that the 1 Train is scheduled for service changes this weekend: it provides no service south of 14th Street or north of 137th Street, so plan well where you’ll need to make transfers.
- Andy von Salis, clerk, NYQM