Plenary Session #8
Sunday July 21, 2013
10:00 - 10:45 AM
The Plenary gathered, following a short break after Plenary 7A, in a period of waiting worship.
The following Epistles were accepted by the plenary.
The Epistle of the Central Friends
The Epistle of the Early Elementary Friends
The Epistle of the Upper Elementary Friends
The Epistle of the Pre-School Friends
The Epistle of the Junior Friends
Framing: a draft of the NPYM Epistle was presented by the Committee, consisting of Jana Ostrom, Elinor Jordan, Angelia Alexander
Minute of Exercise (comments, questions, concerns from the floor)
Minute of Decision : The NPYM Epistle is accepted . The Annual Session supports the Epistle Committee as it considers how to use the concerns raised in the Minutes of Exercise to shape the current draft. The Epistles from all age groups were read out. Copies of all Epistles will be appended to the Account of the Proceedings for Annual Session 2013.
The Presiding Clerk announced that the amount raised during the Annual Session to be donated to the project has yet to be determined.
Margaret Coahran, Registrar of the Annual Session, read out her report of the statistical profile of those attending the Annual Session 2013.
Friends accepted her report, with thanks.
The lives of the following Friends were remembered in a Meeting for Memorials held Saturday afternoon, July 22, 2013.
We have labored and we are laboring now together to bring out Love at our Annual Session.
We are washing the feet. We start with ourselves, and just as I let Peace begin with me, let the washing also start with each of us and move on in service to those we love.
So, let transformation start with me and lead me to labor far beyond my comfort zone.
This is now the opportunity for the Presiding Clerk to give gratitude for this service:
I am grateful.
We will be well served in the next year by our singing, rising clerk. Welcome to Friend Tom Rawson in this service.
John Allcott Presiding Clerk, Annual Session North Pacific Yearly Meeting 2012 and 2013
The Plenary closed in waiting worship and transitioned into the final worship of the Annual Session.
Timothy Travis Recording Clerk Annual Session 2013