February 29, 2020

Meeting Care Day

A Gathering for Nominators and Pastoral Caregivers in Local Meetings
9:00 a.m.


194 Long Plain Rd
Leverett, MA 01054-9507
United States

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Friends will gathering to strengthen their skills and share experiences serving in vital meeting roles: Pastoral Care, Nominating, Ministry & Counsel.

Registration is now open here.  Note: If you are requested childcare, please registered by February 16th (we may not be able to accommodate requests made after that date). 

Participants choose from two workshops:

1. A pastoral care training led by Abby Matchette (Burlington, VT, Friends Meeting) and Honor Woodrow (Framingham, MA, Friends Meeting).  This training will cover the foundations the Quaker approach to pastoral care, what pastoral care might look like across the lifespan, how meetings can respond to disruptive behavior, and how to maintain loving boundaries in pastoral care relationships.

2. A consultation on best practices in naming gifts led by Jackie Stillwell (Monadnock, NH, Friends Meeting) for Friends serving on local meeting Nominating or Ministry & Counsel committees. This workshop will be an opportunity to learn how to draw out gifts and grow leadership in our meetings as well as an opportunity to share best practices and challenges in nominating.

Draft Schedule:



9:00-9:30 Friendly gathering over tea and coffee

9:30-10:15 Opening circle

10:30-12:15 Workshops Part 1

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30 Workshops part 2

2:45 Closing worship & reflections

3:30 Departures

This workshop is sponsored by the New England Yearly Meeting Ministry & Counsel and Nominating Committees.

Registration is now open here.

Quaker Practice & Leadership Facilitator
Nia Thomas