Coordinating Committee Weekend 2021
Registration for Coordinating Committee Weekend is open. Scroll down to view the schedule.
Coordinating Committee Weekend is a time when all coordinating committees have the chance to meet. Most New York Yearly Meeting committees are grouped by their focus under organizing "coordinating committees." There are three coordinating committees: for Ministry (spiritual life), Witness (social justice and activism), and General Services (administrative). Friends can attend any or all of these meetings to learn how the Spirit is moving in our yearly meeting. In addition to committee meetings there will be a plenary, Re-Imagining the NYYM Body, at which ideas will be shared and concerns will be explored.
A Message from the Clerk
I invite you to Coordinating Committee Weekend, January 29-31, and I hope you will come. Join people from around the yearly meeting to hear about what’s going on in the committees and how the work gets done. Be part of considering how the yearly meeting might use everyone’s gifts and leadings and how each of us, all of us, can reimagine how we build this community every day. I look forward to seeing you!
— Elaine Learnard, Clerk of NYYM
Registration for Coordinating Committee Weekend is now open. An email with the schedule and further info will be sent out to registered participants.
Our Work Together
Witness Coordinating Committee (WCC)
On Friday evening from 7-9, WCC will consider our budget, take action on any items in the advance documents (available ahead of time -- email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy), and we’ll hear from Witness committees about what is most exciting to you in your current committee work. On Saturday from 4-6, we’ll share reflections on the plenary, consider possible shared actions and collaborations between Witness committees, and consider how we are using our spiritual gifts in community... are we emphasizing some over others? Which ones feel particularly strongly led right now? And more!
Ministry Coordinating Committee (MCC)
On Friday evening from 6:30-8:30, we will reflect on how MCC is functioning and communicating in a relatively new to us structure; reflect on the spiritual life of monthly, quarterly & yearly meetings; follow up on a request to record a Friend in ministry; and hear from MCC committees and task groups. On Saturday afternoon, we will reflect on the plenary and see where we are led.General Services CC is the administrative part of the yearly meeting. We will be hearing about our finances, considering a significantly revised Personnel Handbook, revising some procedures for Nominating Committee, and other business. We have serious business, but we love being together and we laugh a lot.
General Services Coordinating Committee (GSCC)
GSCC is the administrative part of the yearly meeting. We will be hearing about our finances, considering a significantly revised Personnel Handbook, revising some procedures for Nominating Committee, and other business. We have serious business, but we love being together and we laugh a lot.
Friday, Jan. 29
6:00-9:00 p.m.: All coordinating committees (CC) will meet concurrently for two hours within this window of time. Register to receive exact times and Zoom links.
Saturday, Jan. 30
9:00-10:30 a.m.: Plenary: Re-Imagining the NYYM Body
10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: General Services CC
12:45-1:30 p.m.: Break
1:45-3:45 p.m.: Ministry CC
4:00-6:00 p.m.: Witness CC
Sunday, Jan. 31
2:00-4:00 p.m.: Plenary: Re-Imagining the NYYM Body
Coordinating committee meetings are open to anyone who is interested. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the work being done in the yearly meeting. Register now to receive Zoom links and other information in advance of the weekend.