North Pacific Yearly Meeting

of the Religious Society of Friends (QUAKERS)

M&O Consultations

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Ministry and Oversight Committee

The M & O Committee serves the Yearly Meeting by fostering the spiritual life and good order of the Meeting.

The M & O Committee is composed of six members selected by NPYM Nominating Committee to represent all Quarterly Meetings and community meetings of various sizes. It meets by conference call monthly and at least once a year in person at Annual Session. It provides support on request to Monthly Meetings, Worship Groups and Quarterly Meetings mainly through contact with their Clerks of Ministry and Oversight, Ministry and Counsel or Oversight Committees. It offers opportunities of sharing at Annual Session at the Forum for M & O Clerks and Interest Groups. During the year, it offers consultations by free conference call.

Consultations are one-hour conference calls offered around topics of concern to one or more of our community meetings. Participation is by invitation to clerks of M & O Committees or their designated representatives. A consultation is clerked in either a worship sharing or worship discussion format around queries generated by the committee concerning the topic. The queries could be used as a focus for discussion in a Monthly Meeting or Worship Group.

The NPYM Ministry and Oversight Committee has held Consultations since 2012. See the Consultations List for topics. A page of queries on each topic is provided, with accompanying resources, as available.

Consultations List

Consultations are one-hour conference calls offered around topics of concern to one or more of our monthly meetings. Participation is by invitation to clerks of M & O Committees or their designated representatives.

January 8, 2017 - Eldering   pdf

Consultation Clerk: Dorsey Green, University Friends Meeting

February 28, 2016 - Open Topic

Consultation Clerk: Betsey Kenworthy, Multnomah Monthly Meeting

January 17, 2016 - Pastoral Care

Consultation Clerk – Jane Ewert, Bridge City Friends Meeting

May 7, 2015 - Quaker Values and Communication in the Electronic Age

Hosted by NPYM Ministry and Oversights Committee

February 12, 2015 - Quaker Process

Clerk of Consultation: Warren Ostrom, University Friends Meeting

May 4, 2014 - Integrating New People into Our Meetings

Clerk of Consultation: Warren Ostrom, University Friends Meeting

January 12, 2014 - Dealing with Disruptive Behavior in Our Meeting Communities

Clerk of Consultation: Dorsey Green, University Friends Meeting

June 30, 2013 - Membering

Clerk of Consultation: Lucretia Humphrey, Great Falls Worship Group

Discussion led by Ann Stever & Dorsey Green, University Friends Meeting

April 21, 2013 - Dying and Loss

Clerk of Consultation: Georgia Foster, Sheridan Worship Group, under the care of Wyoming Friends Meeting

Jauary. 6, 2013 - “Burnout” in Meeting

Clerk of Consultaton: Sea Gabriel, South Seattle Friends Meeting

September 30, 2012 - Memorials

Clerk of Consultation: Sea Gabriel, South Seattle Friends Meeting