of this committee have a special responsibility for
taking a personal interest in the spiritual and physical
welfare of each member of the Meeting.
committee considers requests for membership, and transfer and withdrawal
considers requests from persons who wish to be married under the
care of the Meeting. It sets up clearness
committees for the purposes of membership or marriage, or
when otherwise requested by a member or attender. <See
Clearness and Clearness Committees, p. 91>
It ensures that
an accurate list is maintained of all members and regular attenders
of the Monthly Meeting, including
mailing addresses and telephone numbers.
offers emotional care and practical assistance at the time of death
in a family.
is concerned for the nurture of the religious life of children
and young people, for their participation in the
Meeting, and their preparation for membership.
It tries to be of help in reconciling differences among people
in the Meeting.
endeavors to welcome newcomers and attenders, to respond to inquiries
about Friends, to promote the
Meeting’s interests to prospective members, and to make
clear to them the interest of the Meeting in their joining its
encourages visitation and fellowship within the Meeting and seeks
to assure that those who are ill, troubled, or in
material need receive visits, spiritual listening and support,
and other assistance.
oversees funds available to assist members and active attenders.
encourages Friends to attend Yearly Meeting sessions and other
gatherings of Friends, advising on possible financial
assistance for this purpose.
keeps in touch with related committees and may form sub-committees
charged with specific responsibilities (e.g.,
marriage or a fund for special needs).