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Faith and Practice

Pacific Yearly Meeting

of the

Religious Society of Friends

a guide to quaker discipline in the experience of pacific yearly meeting of the religious society of friends.
published 2001



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preface
pym in context
quaker faith & spiritual practice
testimony & experience of friends
organization of the society
procedures
activities & organization of the YM
glossary
bibligraphy
appendices
sources of quotations
index of sources
subject index

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Act of Toleration, (1689), <p. 3>
Addictions, <p. 040>
Adult Religious Education Subcommittee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 127>
Advices and Queries, <p. 12>, <p. 23>, <p. 31-44>, <p. 135>, <p. 146>
American Friends Service Committee, <p. 11>, <p. 133>
Apology, Barclay's, <p. 2>, <p. 17>
Archives deposit form, <p. 142>
Archives gift form, <p. 143>
Arrangements Clerk of Yearly Meeting, <p. 123>
Arrangements Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 129>
Attendance Assistance Fund of Yearly Meeting, <p. 130>
Attenders, <p. 99>, <p. 135>
Barclay, Robert, <p. 2>, <p. 3>, <p. 17>
Bean, Joel and Hannah, <p. 8>, <p. 9>
Ben Lomond Quaker Center, <p. 9>, <p. 81>, <p. 134>
Bible, <p. 4>, <p. 5>, <p. 12>, <p. 12>, <p. 14>, <p. 17>, <p. 25>, <p. 33>
Birthright membership, <p. 97>, <p. 135>
Boulding, Elise, <p. 39>
Brinton, Anna, <p. 9>, <p. 131>
Brinton, Howard, <p. 4>, <p. 9>, <p. 131>
Brinton Visitor Program, <p. 9>, <p. 127>, <p. 130>
Britain Yearly Meeting, <p. 12>, <p. 44>, <p. 117>, <p. 135>, <p. 163>
Cadbury, Henry, <p. 12>, <p. 14>
Called Meeting, <p. 85>, <p. 135>
Capital punishment, <p. 4>
Caregivers, <p. 115>
Casa de los Amigos, <p. 9>
Celebrations, <p. 15>
Children, <p. 22>, <p. 38>, <p. 41>, <p. 71>, <p. 77>, <p. 79>, <p. 102>, <p. 111>, <p. 118>, <p. 157>
Children and abuse, <p. 41>, <p. 110>
Children and divorce, <p. 112>
Children and remarriage, <p. 111>
Children at Yearly Meeting, <p. 118>, <p. 118>, <p. 120>
Children membership, <p. 97>146
Children’s Program Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 129>
Christ, <p. 3>, <p. 5>, <p. 8>, <p. 13>, <p. 14>, <p. 16>, <p. 17>, <p. 17>, <p. 26>, <p. 29>, <p. 135>, <p. 135>, <p. 135>
Christianity, <p. 3>, <p. 5>, <p. 6>, <p. 12>, <p. 13>, <p. 15>, <p. 19>, <p. 31>, <p. 44>, <p. 146>
Civil disobedience, <p. 37>
Civilian Public Service, <p. 9>
Clearness committees, <p. 22>, <p. 91>, <p. 112>, <p. 135>, <p. 144>, <p. 145>, <p. 146>, <p. 157>
Clearness committee divorce, <p. 112>
Clearness committee marriage, <p. 106>, <p. 110>, <p. 157>
Clearness committee membership, <p. 96>, <p. 146>
Clearness committee remarriage, <p. 111>
Clearness committee resignation of member, <p. 101>
Clerk, <p. 84>, <p. 85>, <p. 86>, <p. 87>, <p. 88>, <p. 89>, <p. 90>
Clerk duties and responsibilities, <p. 21>, <p. 85-90>, <p. 98>
Clerk of Monthly Meeting, <p. 67>
Clerk of Preparative Meeting, <p. 78>
Clerk of Quarterly Meeting, <p. 81>
Clerk of Yearly Meeting, <p. 79>, <p. 123>
College Park Association, <p. 8>
College Park Friends Education Association, <p. 134>
College Park Quarterly Meeting, <p. 8>, <p. 64>, <p. 81>, <p. 134>, <p. 134>
Committee on Environmental Concerns of Monthly Meeting, <p. 74>
Committee to Name the Nominating Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 124>, <p. 129>
Committees. See also under names of individual committees
Committees of Monthly Meeting, <p. 68-74>
Committees of Quarterly Meeting, <p. 81>
Committees of Yearly Meeting, <p. 124-129>
Community, <p. 22-23>, <p. 30>, <p. 43>
Concerns and leadings, <p. 22>, <p. 37>, <p. 44-46>, <p. 91>, <p. 135>, <p. 135>
Conscientious objectors, <p. 9>, <p. 11>, <p. 29>, <p. 42>, <p. 130>, <p. 131>,
Consensus, <p.135>
Conservative meetings, <p. 5>, <p. 7>, <p. 135>, <p. 162>
Cooper,Wilmer A., <p. 24>
Correspondence of Monthly Meeting, <p. 67>, <p. 89>
Corresponding Clerk of Monthly Meeting, <p. 67>
Creed, <p. 5>, <p.16>
Death and grieving, <p. 71>, <p. 113-117>
Death preparation, <p. 113-117>, <p. 161>
Death records, <p. 137>, <p. 161>
Death support, <p. 113-117>
Decision making. See Meeting for Business Discipline Committee of Yearly Meeting
Decision making and non-member attenders, <p. 99>
Decision making mystical roots of, <p. 21-22>
Decision making personal responsibility for, <p. 35>
Decision making procedures, <p. 83-91>
Discipline Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 129>
Discipline, Book of. See Faith and Practice
Discrimination, <p. 27>, <p. 29>, <p. 30>, <p. 37>
Divorce, <p. 112>
Dogma, <p. 2>, <p. 5>
Durable Powers of Attorney, <p. 114>, <p. 161>
Dyer, Mary, <p. 4>, <p. 5>
EarthLight, <p. 129>, <p. 132>
East-West Relations Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 129>
Ellwood, Thomas and Mary, <p. 102>
Epistle Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 120>, <p. 129>
Epistles, <p. 135>, <p. 141>
Epistles of Yearly Meeting, <p. 123>
Equality, <p. 27>, <p. 30>, <p. 135>, <p. 135>
Evangelical Friends International, <p. 6>, <p. 10>, <p. 162>
Evangelical Friends Church Southwest, <p. 129>, <p. 133>
Evangelical Friends Church Southwest, See also Friends Church Southwest Yearly Meeting
Evangelism, <p. 5>
Faith and Practice, <p. 5>, <p. 6>, <p. 9>, <p. 13>, <p. 24>, <p. 95>, <p. 135>, <p. 135>
Faith and Practice Revision Committee of Yearly Meeting, See Discipline Committee of Yearly Meeting
Fell, Margaret, <p. 3>, <p. 16>
Final Affairs Instructions, <p. 137>, <p. 161>
Finance Committee of Monthly Meeting, <p. 68>, <p. 73>
Finance Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 124>, <p. 129>
Fisher, Mary, <p. 4>
Five Years Meeting of Friends. See Friends United Meeting
Fox, George, <p. 3>, <p. 4>, <p. 5>, <p. 14>, <p. 16>, <p. 17>, <p. 17>, <p. 23>, <p. 27>, <p. 65>, <p. 83>, <p. 92>
Friend in the Orient Committee, <p. 9>
Friends Association of Services for the Elderly, <p. 9>, <p. 134>
Friends Bulletin, <p. 9>, <p. 12>, <p. 131>, <p. 136>, <p. 136>, <p. 141>
Friends Church Southwest Yearly Meeting, <p. 10>, <p. 133>, See also Evangelical Friends Church Southwest
Friends Committee on Legislation (California), <p. 11>, <p. 129>, <p. 133>
Friends Committee on National Legislation, <p. 11>, <p. 129>, <p. 133>
Friends Committee on Unity with Nature, <p. 129>
Friends for 300 Years, <p. 4>
Friends General Conference, <p. 6>, <p. 10>, <p. 67>, <p. 133>, <p. 162>
Friends House (Santa Rosa), <p. 81>
Friends House Moscow, <p. 9>, <p. 129>
Friends United Meeting, <p. 6>, <p. 6>, <p. 9>, <p. 10>, <p. 129>, <p. 133>, <p. 162>
Friends World Committee for Consultation, <p. 6>, <p. 10>, <p. 98>, <p. 129>, <p. 133>, <p. 133>
Representatives, <p. 133>
Fry, Elizabeth, <p. 5>, <p. 45>
Fund for Concerns of Yearly Meeting, <p. 130>
Gambling, <p. 40>
General Reunion of Friends in Mexico, <p. 10>, <p. 129>, <p. 133>
God’s will, <p. 4>, <p. 19>, <p. 21>, <p. 21>, <p. 26>, <p. 26>, <p. 29>, <p. 32>, <p. 91>, <p. 102> , <p. 106>, <p. 106>
Gorman, George, <p. 22>
Great Separation, <p. 5>
Grellet, Stephen, <p. 4>
Grief. See Death and Grieving
Guatemala Scholarship Loan Program, <p. 9>
Gurney, Joseph John, <p. 5>
Gurneyites, <p. 5>, <p. 6>
Harmony with creation, <p. 36>, <p. 46>
Haverford College, <p. 4>
Hicks, Elias, <p. 5>
Hicksites, <p. 5>, <p. 5>, <p. 6>
Historian-Archivist of Yearly Meeting, <p. 123>
History of California Quakers, <p. 7-8>
History of Quakerism, <p. 3>, <p. 33>, <p. 95>
Hospitality Committee of Monthly Meeting, <p. 68>
Howard and Anna Brinton Memorial Visitor Fund, <p. 130>
Memorial Visitor Subcommittee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 130>
Inner Light, <p. 5>, <p. 5>, <p. 13>, <p. 13>, <p. 25>, <p. 84>, <p. 135>, <p. 135>
Integrity, <p. 24>, <p. 25>, <p. 25>, <p. 27>, <p. 30>, <p. 40>, <p. 102>, <p. 135>
Intermountain Yearly Meeting, <p. 6>, <p. 9>, <p. 127>, <p. 130>, <p. 131>, <p. 162>
Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative), <p. 8>
Iowa Yearly Meeting (Orthodox), <p. 7>, <p. 8>
Jesus, <p. 3>, <p. 5>, <p. 12>, <p. 22>, <p. 30>, <p. 42>
John Woolman School, <p. 9>, <p. 81>
Jones, Rufus, <p. 92>
Junior Membership, <p. 97>
Junior Yearly Meeting Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 129>
Kelly, Thomas, <p. 39>, <p. 116>
Latin America Concerns Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 129>
Laying down, <p. 69>, <p. 135>
Laying down of Monthly Meeting, <p. 81>
Leadings. See Concerns and leadings
Letter of introduction, <p. 89>, <p. 135>, <p. 153>
Living Trusts, <p. 114>
London Yearly Meeting, See Britain Yearly Meeting
Marriage, <p.102-112>
Marriage “ after the manner of Friends”, <p. 109>, <p. 135>
Marriage arrangements committee, <p. 107>
Marriage certificate, <p. 108>, <p. 158>
Marriage clearness committee, <p. 106>, <p. 157>
Marriage continuing support, <p. 110>
Marriage legality, <p. 103>, <p. 108>, <p. 160>
Marriage of nonmembers, <p. 105>
Marriage outside Meeting, <p. 110>
Marriage records, <p. 108>
Marriage remarriage, <p. 111>
Marriage same-gender, <p. 104>, <p. 159>
Marriage "under the care of the Meeting", <p. 105>, <p. 106>
Meeting for Business, <p. 12>, <p. 21>, <p. 83>
Meeting for Business clerking, <p. 85>
Meeting for Business committee work, <p. 68>, <p. 85>
Meeting for Business deferred decisions, <p. 86>, <p. 135>
Meeting for Business minutes of action, <p. 90>
Meeting for Business minutes of exercise, <p. 90>
Meeting for Business nonmembers, <p. 99>
Meeting for Business of Preparative Meeting, <p. 78>
Meeting for Business standing aside, <p. 85>, <p. 135>
Meeting for Worship, <p. 2>, <p. 9>, <p. 15>, <p. 17>, <p. 20>, <p. 30>, <p. 32>
Meeting for Worship care by Worship and Ministry Committee, <p. 70>
Meeting for Worship closing, <p. 135>
Meeting for Worship for marriage, <p. 108>
Meeting for Worship gathered, <p. 17>, <p. 135>
Meeting for Worship of Preparative Meeting, <p. 78>
Membership, <p. 71>, <p. 92-101>
Membership application, <p. 96>
Membership birthright, <p. 97>
Membership clearness committee, <p. 100>, <p. 146>
Membership dual, <p. 98>
Membership history, <p. 93>
Membership Junior, <p. 97>
Membership records, <p. 96>, <p. 148>
Membership sojourning, <p. 98>, <p. 155>
Membership termination, <p. 101>
Membership transfer, <p. 89>, <p. 100>, <p. 148>, <p. 149>, <p. 150>
Membership welcome, <p. 90>
Memorial Meetings, <p. 116>
Ministry, <p. 1>, <p. 4>, <p. 135>
Ministry traveling, <p. 4>, <p. 23>, <p. 81>, <p. 91>
Ministry vocal, <p. 2>, <p. 9>, <p. 17>, <p. 20>, <p. 32>, <p. 135>
Ministry and Oversight Committee, See also Oversight Committee
Ministry and Oversight Committee laying down of Monthly Meeting, <p.80>
Ministry and Oversight Committee of Monthly Meeting, <p. 68>, <p. 72>
Ministry and Oversight Committee of Preparative Meeting, <p. 78>
Ministry and Oversight Committee of Quarterly Meeting, <p. 81>
Ministry and Oversight Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 127>
Minutes, <p. 135>
Minutes of action, <p. 90>
Minutes of exercise, <p. 90>, <p. 135>
Minutes of Monthly Meeting, <p. 90>, <p. 137>
Minutes of Monthly Meeting Committees, <p. 68>
Minutes of Quarterly Meeting, <p. 123>, <p. 141>
Minutes of Yearly Meeting, <p. 141>
Minutes preparation, <p. 139>
Monthly meetings, <p. 44>, <p. 64>, <p. 135>
Monthly meetings committees, <p. 68>
Monthly meetings establishment, <p. 79>
Monthly meetings laying down, <p. 80>
Monthly meetings officers, <p. 67>
Monthly meetings origins, <p. 83>
Monthly meetings representatives to Yearly Meeting, <p.89>, <p. 119>, <p. 125>
Mott, Lucretia, <p. 5>, <p. 110>
My Part in the Quaker Adventure, <p. 39>
Mysticism, <p. 2>, <p. 15>
Naming Committee, See Committee to Name the Nominating Committee
Nayler, James, <p. 3>
Nominating Committee, Committee to Name the Nominating Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 129>
Nominating Committee of Monthly Meeting, <p. 68>, <p. 69>
Nominating Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 129>
Nonmembers, <p. 99>, (See also Attneders)
Nonviolence, <p. 12>, <p. 29>, <p. 42>
North Pacific Yearly Meeting, <p. 7>, <p. 9>, <p. 127>, <p. 130>, <p. 131>, <p. 133>, <p. 162>
Northwest Yearly Meeting, <p. 7>
Oaths, <p. 25>, <p. 40>, <p. 135>
Officers. See also under specific officers
Officers of Monthly Meeting, <p. 67>
Officers of Preparative Meeting, <p. 78>
Officers of Quarterly Meeting, <p. 81>
Officers of Yearly Meeting, <p. 123-124>
Older Friends, <p. 22>, <p. 35>
Orthodox meetings, <p. 5>, <p. 6>
Oversight Committee of Monthly Meeting, <p. 69>, <p. 71>, <p. 89>, <p. 91>, <p. 96>, <p. 98>, <p. 101>, <p. 106>, <p. 110>, <p. 116>, <p. 117>, <p. 135>, <p. 138>, <p. 144>, <p. 148>
Pacific Ackworth School, <p. 81>, <p. 134>
Pacific Coast Association, <p. 9>
Pacific Friends Outreach Society, <p. 9>, <p. 133>
Pacific Oaks College, <p. 81>
Pacific Yearly Meeting annual gathering, <p. 118>
Pacific Yearly Meeting committees, <p. 124-129>
Pacific Yearly Meeting founding, <p. 9>
Pacific Yearly Meeting funds, <p. 130>
Pacific Yearly Meeting links to Friends organizations, <p. 133>
Pacific Yearly Meeting officers, <p. 123>
Pacific Yearly Meeting publications, <p. 131>
Pacific Yearly Meeting Holding Corporation, <p. 123>, <p. 141>
Palmer, Parker, <p. 30>
Pasadena Quarterly Meeting, <p. 7>
Pastoral care, <p. 22>, <p. 43>, <p. 64>, <p. 95>, <p. 135>, <p. 144>, <p. 145>
Peace and Social Order Committee of Monthly Meeting, <p. 68>
Peace and Social Order Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 129>
Peace Tax Fund of Yearly Meeting, <p. 130>
Peace Testimony, <p. 12>, <p. 29>, <p. 42>
Pendle Hill Pamphlets, <p. 132>
Penington, Isaac, <p. 3>, <p. 5>, <p. 26>
Penn,William, <p. 3>, <p. 5>, <p. 12>, <p. 17>, <p. 29>, <p. 36>, <p. 37>, <p. 116>
Personal relationships, <p. 41>
Peyton, Catherine, <p. 4>
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, <p. 4>, <p. 5>, <p. 6>, <p. 7>, <p. 26>, <p. 28>, <p. 114>, <p. 135>, <p. 158>
Pickering, Aquilla and Hannah, <p. 7>
Place Called Community, A, <p. 30>
Prayer, <p. 17>, <p. 19>, <p. 28>, <p. 32>, <p. 33>, <p. 70>, <p. 91>, <p. 102>, <p. 112>, <p. 135>, <p. 135>, <p. 135>, <p. 144>
Preparative Meetings, <p. 78>, <p. 79>, <p. 80>, <p. 81>, <p. 98>, <p. 126>, <p. 135>, <p. 135>
Preparative Meetings officers, <p. 78>
Programmed meetings, <p. 5>, <p. 6>, <p. 135>
Property Committee of Monthly Meeting, <p. 68>
Quaker Decision Making Process, <p. 87>
Quaker dialogue, <p. 88>, <p. 135>
Quaker United Nations Offices, <p. 11>, <p. 133>
Quarterly Meetings, <p. 135>
Quarterly Meetings committees, <p. 81>
Quarterly Meetings officers, <p. 81>
Quietism, <p. 4>
Reading Clerk of Yearly Meeting, <p. 123>
Recorder, <p. 135>
Recorder of Monthly Meeting, <p. 67>, <p. 96>
Recording Clerk, <p. 135>
Recording Clerk of Monthly Meeting, <p. 67>, <p. 90>
Recording Clerk of Yearly Meeting, <p. 123>
Records of Monthly Meeting, <p. 137>
Records of Quarterly Meeting, <p. 141>
Records of Yearly Meeting, <p. 142-143>
Released Friend, <p. 135>
Religion and Life, <p. 22>
Religious education, <p. 33>, <p. 79>, <p. 95>, <p. 146>
Religious Education Committee of Monthly Meeting, <p. 68>
Religious Education for Children Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 129>
Remarriage, <p. 111>
Representative Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 125>, <p. 141>
Reunion General de los Amigos en Mexico, <p. 10>, <p. 129>, <p. 133>
Rowntree, John Wilhelm, <p. 15>
Sacraments, <p. 12>, <p. 15>, <p. 28>
Scott, Janet, <p. 30>
Secretariat Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 129>
Selleck, George, <p. 84>
Sense of the Meeting, <p. 12>, <p. 85>, <p. 135>, <p. 135>
Sexual orientation, <p. 27>, <p. 29>, <p. 30>, <p. 104>
Sharing Fund of Yearly Meeting, <p. 130>
Simplicity, <p. 8>, <p. 12>, <p. 28>, <p. 30>, <p. 32>, <p. 39>, <p. 108>, <p. 116>, <p.135>
Site Committee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 129>
Slavery, <p. 4>, <p. 45>
Sojourning members, <p. 154>
Some Fruits of Solitude, <p. 36>
Southern California Quarterly Meeting, <p. 7>, <p. 64>, <p. 81>
Special Funds Subcommittee of Yearly Meeting <p. 127>
Spiritual life, <p. 33>
State of the Meeting, <p. 31>
State of the Meeting reports, <p. 81>, <p. 138>
Statistical Clerk of Yearly Meeting, <p. 79>, <p. 123>
Steere, Douglas, <p. 87>
Stewardship, <p. 35>
Student Conscience Fund of Yearly Meeting, <p. 130>
Swarthmore College, <p. 4>
Testament of Devotion, A, <p. 39>, <p. 116>
Testimonies, <p. 24-30>
Testimony of Integrity in the Religious Society of Friends, The, <p. 24>
Threshing sessions, <p. 88>
Travel. See Minute of travel
Treasurer of Monthly Meeting, <p. 67>
Treasurer of Preparative Meeting, <p. 78>
Treasurer of Yearly Meeting, <p. 123>
Unity, <p. 26>, <p. 30>, <p. 135>, <p. 135>
Vocation, <p. 35>
Vogel, Robert, <p. 12>
Western Association of Friends, <p. 6>
Western Gathering of Friends, <p. 6>
Western Young Friend, <p. 133>
What Canst Thou Say?, <p. 30>
Whittier College, <p. 4>, <p. 7>
Wider Fellowship Among Friends Committee, <p. 10>, <p. 129>, <p. 133>, <p. 133>, <p. 133>, <p. 133>, <p. 133>
Wider Quaker Fellowship, <p. 6>, <p. 98>
Wilbur, John, <p. 5>, <p. 135>
Wilburites, <p. 5>
Wills, <p. 114>, <p. 140>
Woolman, John, <p. 4>, <p. 9>, <p. 13>, <p. 27>, <p. 29>, <p. 29>, <p. 35>, <p. 45>
Worship, <p. 12>, See also Meeting for Worship
Worship family, <p. 33>
Worship and Ministry Committee of Monthly Meeting, <p. 70>, <p. 89>, <p. 91>, <p. 138>
Worship Groups, <p. 7>, <p. 9>, <p. 77>, <p. 81>, <p. 98>, <p. 135>
Worship-sharing, <p. 135>
Worship Sharing Subcommittee of Yearly Meeting, <p. 127>
Yearly Meeting. See Pacific Yearly Meeting
Yearly Meetings, <p. 135>
Yearly Meetings origins, <p. 83>
Young Friends, <p. 121>