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Finding Your Place:
Committees and Other Ways to Serve

Serving on a committee at Adelphi is a great way to serve the community, to get to know other members and attenders, and to learn more about Quaker process.  If you would like this experience, contact the Nominating Committee.

Main Committees

Adult Religious Education
Conducts programs for the religious education of adults, particularly in the second hour after the first Meeting for Worship of each month.
Finance
Prepares the annual budget, and collects from members and attenders funds sufficient to meet the Meeting’s responsibilities, supports its interests and cares for its property.
House and Grounds
Maintains and improves the physical property of the Meeting, coordinates work days, and supervises maintenance.
Library
Oversees circulation of books, keeps them in good repair, and selects new materials based on member and attender requests.
Memorial Garden Committee
Is responsible for all matters related to Adelphi's Memorial Garden.
Ministry and Worship
Ensures that Meeting for Worship or for Business proceeds on the basis of a silent and attentive search for Divine guidance; arranges Meetings for marriage; prepares the annual Spiritual State of the Meeting report.  This committee is responsible for adult religious education and silent announcements and is the Committee on committees.  Committee members must be members of the Religious Society of Friends.

Communications sub-committee

Responsible for all online communications

Nominating
Considers capabilities, experiences, special gifts and talents of members and attenders as well as duties and responsibilities of each committee and office to select friends to serve the Meeting.
Outreach and Fellowship
Greets folks on Sunday mornings before Meeting for Worship; welcomes newcomers and provides them with information and resources; and reaches out to members, attenders, and the surrounding community.
Pastoral Care
Oversees the nurture and support of members and attenders, convening clearness committees for those who need or request them; assists with arrangements at time of death and sees that ill, troubled, or needy Friends are visited. Follow this link to Pastoral Care's web page.
Peace and Social Concerns
Ensures that the Meeting makes a suitable contribution to the furtherance of the testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends in the important areas of peace and social concerns.
Religious Education
Guides and conducts the formal religious education of the Meeting’s children, enhancing opportunities for them to experience and be guided by the Inner Light, and facilitates intergenerational events and celebrations.
Trustees
Holds title and executes legal business pertaining to property and securities held by the Meeting.  Committee members must be members of the Religious Society of Friends.
Building Our Future
Follows our leading to be more responsible stewards of our facilities and property, and to make them into a safe and welcoming place of refuge and restoration.
Capital Campaign Committee
Leads and conducts our capital campaign to fund the Building Our Future project.

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Last updated:  2017-04-03