Committee for Care of Members and Attenders (formerly Overseers)

Committee for Care of Members and Attenders (formerly Overseers)

The Charge

We assume leadership in maintaining a caring Meeting community.  We take a  personal interest in and attend to the spiritual and physical welfare of our members.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Newsletter
  • Maintaining and updating the list of meeting members and attenders; publishing a new list [biannually?]
  • Notifying our HMM community of deaths of members and of memorial services, via telephone tree and by e-mail
  • Welcoming new members; addressing inquiries for membership, transfers in or out, providing advice on and handling applications for membership and release from membership; clearness
  • Supplying dedicated/long-time attenders with the interest/talent survey, to be submitted to Nominating committee[?before May[?] of each year if appropriate
  • Overseeing the overall functioning of the HMM community including its committees;
  • Updating the HMM booklet which delineates the mission and responsibilities of HMM committees and their members [currently dated 1981]

Other responsibilities include:

  • Providing pastoral care and counseling to Meeting members
  • Providing framework for conflict resolution
  • Visiting and aiding members who are ill or in material need; supporting Meeting members through life changes (marriage and divorce)
  • Maintaining contact with Meeting members; introducing ne members to other Friends
  • Encouraging good order within Meeting (includes eldering, when appropriate)
  • Nurturing spiritual growth

The Opportunity

  • If you have dedication, tact and discretion,  feel led to help others, and have been an involved member of our Meeting for a number of years, you may contact Nominating Committee for consideration for membership on this committee.
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