Ways to get involved

benches1-300x225There are many ways to get involved in the life of Newtown Meeting and become a part of the community.

  • Attend meeting for worship.
  • Attend First Day School.
  • Host refreshments during Fellowship after worship.
  • Attend Friendly First shared meal on the first Sunday of the month. 
  • Serve on a committee.
  • Participate in Friendly 8’s.
  • Attend Simple Supper or Lasagne Dinner.
  • Attend meeting for business.
  • Participate with others in social justice actions. 
  • Attend Quarterly Meeting & Yearly Meeting Sessions.

Committee List:
Participating in committees not only attends to the work of the meeting but is a wonderful way to get to know other Friends while serving together.

Adult Religious Ed: Coordinates and plans speakers for Adult First Day School.

Auditing: Makes an annual audit of the financial records of the Controller.

Building & Grounds: Oversees the maintenance and care of the meeting building and property.

Care and Counsel: Provides pastoral care for the meeting community, as well as preliminary consideration for applications for membership, marriage and transfers. Open to members only. 

Children’s Religious Ed: Coordinates program, oversees teachers, plans fund-raising dinners and Christmas programs for the  children’s first Day program.

Communications: The Communications Committee oversees announcements,  monthly newsletter, display media (bulletin boards), social media (Facebook), press releases, and the website. By having these functions together under one umbrella we are able to streamline communication processes and create systems for curating and updating information in a timely and efficient manner. These systems enable Newtown Meeting members and attenders to access the information they need in the way that works best for them. The Newsletter Team assembles and writes items of interest to Meeting members ten times a year from September to June. Publishes calendar of events. 

Financial Oversight: Guides the meeting in its financial affairs, including handing conference grants requests( funding requests from the meeting community to participate in Quaker conferences and/or gatherings to nurture their spiritual growth and understanding of Quakerism).

Inreach/Outreach: Enhances both the social life of the Meeting as a faith community and its relations with the wider community – including but not limited to various forms of hospitality for members, attenders and visitiors, social activities, public relations, media relations and participation in activities of the Newtown and Bucks County communities. 

Library: Maintains the meeting library. Hosts a yearly used book sale using proceeds along with budgeted amount, to purchase books that would contribute to the spiritual life of Newtown Meeting and enhance our understanding of Quakerism and related topics. 

Newtown Friends School Committee: Responsible for the care and operation of our school, Newtown Friends School, under the charter provided by the Meeting. 

Nominating: Responsible for full staffing of Meeting committees.

Peace and Service: Builds a bridge between the individual concerns of those in the meeting community and the meeting as a whole, and seeks ways for the Meeting to support the leadings and social conerns activities of individual members. 

Tuition Assistance for Friends School: Responsible for disbursing tuition assistance to children of Meeting members attending primary and secondary Friends Schools.

Worship and Ministry: Nurtures the spiritual life of the Meeting, and attends to the various pastoral needs of the Meeting that are rooted in our spiritual foundation. Open to members only. 

 

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