Texts Currently Under Discussion

At Sessions in August 2019, the Faith and Practice Revision Committee presented a chapter on Membership and one on Dying, Death and Bereavement; both were given for preliminary approval at Sessions. You can find those texts here.

In the fall of 2019, the Faith and Practice Revision committee mailed to all the monthly meetings and worship groups a copy of a draft chapter on Marriage, asking Friends to consider the text. Six meetings sent the committee their responses before the pandemic upended meeting schedules. At Sessions in August 2020 the committee held a Listening Session on the chapter that was well attended. The committee encourages meetings to send their responses to the Marriage chapter to the committee.

At Sessions in August 2021, Friends gave preliminary approval to the chapter on "Personal Spiritual Experiences"; you can find that chapter here.

In October 2021 the Yearly Meeting office emailed the draft chapter on Ministry & Counsel, together with a cover letter explaining the feedback we need from meetings. Those documents are posted below; every Friend is invited to download and read the chapter and participate in the discernment process.

File Downloads

Draft Table of Contents and Outline for Faith and Practice.pdf
November 2019 cover letter to meetings sent with Marriage chapter
Draft chapter on Marriage
Discussion Guide for the Marriage chapter
Poster for a Discussion Session on the Marriage chapter
October 2021 cover letter to meetings sent with Ministry & Counsel chapter
Draft chapter on Ministry & Counsel
Passages from the draft chapter on Ministry & Counsel

These passages from the draft chapter are offered for meeting and individual reflection and/or discussion.