QM/Ph/YM. Yearly Meeting business and committees
Record Group Term
YEARLY MEETING: A large autonomous body of Quakers, which meets for several days once a year. In theory, its decisions are binding on the monthly and quarterly meetings within its jurisdiction and on the committees and staff which carry out the work of the yearly meeting. It meets annually to conduct business, formulate the discipline, receive reports and concerns from its constituent meetings, review the state of the Society, and communicate with other yearly meetings and non-Quaker organizations.
Found in 69 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Records of the Coordinating Committee of PYM for Education and Care of Members (CC1) include: Minutes, Correspondence, and other administrative papers (1974-1998). For the most part though, this collection encompasses the records of other committees and groups, some technically under the CC1 umbrella and others not, as they relate to CC1. These records were held by CC1 and are thus kept with the CC1 collection. Groups with records included in the CC1 collection are...
Coordinating Committee for Testimonies & Concerns of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and the Associate Secretaries' Records
Overview In 1974, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting was restructured: three Coordinating Committees were each given oversight of the committees and programs under its care. The Coordinating Committee II, more frequently referred to as CC-2, had general responsibility for Testimonies and Concerns. In 1998, a system of standing committees replaced the three Coordinating Committees within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Peace and Concerns Standing Committee assumed responsibility for many of the programs that...
Overview Records, 1911-1996 of the Faith and Practice Revision Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and its predecessors. Records include revisions to the ?book of discipline,? commonly called Faith and Practice, published in 1913, 1927, 1955, 1972, and 1997.
Overview The Drug Concerns Working Group, a project of the Peace and Concerns Standing Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, grew out of a committee of the same name appointed by Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting in 1997.
Economic Development Fund for Disadvantaged Minority Groups and of the 1970 Working Party of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records
Overview The 1970 Working Party was appointed in the spring of 1970 to examine racism within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Working Party issued a Preamble in June which in turn was the impetus for the establishment of the Economic Development Fund for Disadvantaged Minority Groups in March of 1971. The objective of the fund was to make "substantial resources available to projects which may be expected to result primarily in the development of growth, self-sufficiency, and economic independence of...
Overview The Committee on Education of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends acts primarily as an advisory and consultative body. It has various funds at its disposal for use in assisting Friends schools and individual Quakers in the Yearly Meeting. An Education Committee was first appointed by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1833 to survey the state of education within its limits. Hicksites and Orthodox Friends subsequently named a sucession of subroups on...
Scope and Contents Records of Extension Committee of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Delaware County, PA), 1921-1953, including Minute Books (1921-1952), Financial Records (1928-1953), Printed Materials (1921-1939) and minutes of the Approach to Public Subcommittee (1921-1927).
Scope and Contents Records of PYM's Family Relations Committee at Haverford include the Committee's Minutes (1963-1992), its Financial Records (1987-1994), those pertaining to its Counseling Services (1989-1992) and the Newsletters of its Subcommittee on Lesbian and Gay Concerns (1991-1992).
Scope and Contents Records of PYM's Field Committee at Haverford include the group's Minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records, Annual Reports and Reports of Visitations and Acclivities of the Field Committee--the development of the handbook and the sponsorship of intervisitation weekends for members of Monthly Meetings.
Scope and Contents Records of the Financial Stewardship Committee and some summary records of a predecessor, the Yearly Meeting Finance Committee, 1990-2003.