North Pacific Yearly Meeting

of the Religious Society of Friends (QUAKERS)

Plenary #8 - Sun AM

2013.24 Minute of Record: Children's Program Epistles

2013.25 NPYM Epistle Committee

2013:26 Minute of Record: Donations to Nicaraguan Project

2013:27 Minute of Record: Registrar's Report

2013:28 Minute of Record: Memorials

2013:29 Minute of Record - The Clerk's Final Report


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.

2013.24 Minute of Record: Children's Program Epistles

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

2013.25 NPYM Epistle Committee

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.

2013:26 Minute of Record: Donations to Nicaraguan Project

The Presiding Clerk announced that the amount raised during the Annual Session to be donated to the project has yet to be determined.

2013:27 Minute of Record: Registrar's Report

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.

2013:28 Minute of Record: Memorials

The lives of the following Friends were remembered in a Meeting for Memorials held Saturday afternoon, July 22, 2013.

Ruth Affolter, Olin M. Byerly, Jim Clarke, Gregory Albert Ewert, Doris B. Ferm, William Lewis Hanson, Mary Jarvi, Eve Malo, Jean Maryborn, Arnold Chase Satterthwaite, Clare Sinclair, Hanna K. Still

2013:29 Minute of Record - The Clerk's Final Report

Friends

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