[saymaListserv] IMP^o^ 160 Rep Meeting, all welcome!
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Sun Oct 26 11:34:53 JEST 2003
IMP ^o^ Bulletin 0NN
... at SAYMA's Rep Meetings
Next one: December 6 at Atlanta FM
Please share with your meeting ~
<|> Winter Representative Meeting will be held Saturday, December 6, at
10:00 am Eastern time, hosted by Atlanta (GA) Friends Meeting.
<|> Each meeting and worship group is encouraged to send a Representative.
These f/Friends are important channels of two-way communication between
SAYMA and local meetings. (Presently, SAYMA is comprised of 31 meetings and
worship groups; about two thirds of these groups count themselves as
<|> Any f/Friend may attend and participate; those gathered represent the
Yearly Meeting. (Attending without "official" duties can be a delightful
chance for fellowship and taking part in Quaker process.)
<|> "Representative [no s!] Meeting carries out the ongoing work of the
yearly meeting and acts in the name of the yearly meeting between sessions."
(A Guide to Our Faith and Our Practice)
<|> "Our name ... in traditional Quaker language indicates that we meet
annually to conduct our business. The yearly meeting, however, is a
cooperative association and exercises no authority, other than moral and
advisory, over any local meeting or individual Friend." (Faith and
<|> SAYMA "... is organized ... to provide fellowship and a central
coordinating group of Friends ... through which individuals and Monthly
Meetings are nurtured, and whereby inspiration, spiritual revitalization,
mutual irradiation, exchange of ideas, comparison of problems, and
coordination of spiritual/religious efforts may be accomplished." (from
"...Articles of SAYMA," an "approved operating description for ... legal and
<|> Registration packets will be mailed soon to f/Friends listed in the
SAYMA office as
-- clerks/contacts for their meetings or worship groups
-- SAYMA representatives
-- members of Yearly Meeting Planning Committee,
and the SAYMA Ministry & Nurture Committee
-- clerks of SAYMA committees
-- SAYMA clerks and treasurer
-- SAYMA staff, web manager, and newsletter editors
<|> Others wishing to attend may contact their clerk (or visit the web-site
www.sayma.org after registration materials have been mailed).
~~~~~~ end ^o^ ~~~~~~ postdate 102603 ~~~~~~
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