[saymaListserv] IMP^o^ 116 Rep Meeting, all welcome!

Mary Calhoun moriah at preferred.com
Thu Aug 16 14:13:29 JEST 2001

IMP ^o^ Bulletin 116
All welcome...
... at SAYMA's Rep Meetings
Next one: September 8th at Birmingham FM

Please share with your meeting --

<|>  Fall Representative Meeting will be held Saturday, Sept 8th, at
9:00 am
Central time, hosted by the Birmingham (AL) Friends Meeting.

<|>  Any f/Friend may attend and participate; those gathered represent
Yearly Meeting.  (Attending without "official" duties can be a
chance for fellowship and taking part in Quaker process.)

<|>  "Representative Meeting carries out the ongoing work of the yearly
meeting and acts in the name of the yearly meeting between sessions."
Guide to Our Faith and Our Practice)

<|>  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
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
other purposes.")

<|>  Each meeting and worship group is encouraged to send a
These f/Friends are important channels of two-way communication between
SAYMA and local meetings.

<|>  Presently, SAYMA is comprised of about 31 meetings and worship
(ranging in size from under half a dozen to over 300 members and
About two thirds of these groups count themselves as "up-to-50"

<|>  "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

<|>  Registration packets will be mailed soon to f/Friends recorded in
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

<|>  Others wishing to attend may contact their clerk or
visit our web-site www.sayma.org

~~~~~~ end ^o^ ~~~~~~ postdate 081601 ~~~~~~

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