New York State Council of Churches

About the New York State Council of Churches and NYYM's Named Representatives

Contact Information

1580 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205

New York Yearly Meeting has been part of the New York State Council of Churches since 1935. In 1997 this organization changed its structure and was renamed the New York State Community of Churches, Inc. The old Council of Representatives has been laid down and replaced by several new bodies.

The Collegium consists of the bishops and executives (or equivalent persons) of the statewide Protestant denominations or judicatories. Representatives from each denomination plus those from local councils of churches form the Community Stewards, a group that oversees programs. There are two mission groups: Public Policy and Chaplaincy. Within Public Policy there are working groups on campaign-finance reform, criminal justice, racism, and economic justice. There are several other administrative committees.

Functions of Representatives

Representatives bring Friends' testimonies and concerns to the work of the Community and make an annual written report on the Community to the Yearly Meeting.

Link to the Committee's Handbook page.

Resources for Members and Clerks of NYYM Committees

Guidelines for Committee Service—Relevant sections from the yearly meeting Handbook on committe membership and committee clerking.

Guide for Committee Clerks—A resource packet designed to make clerking a NYYM committee easier.

Coordinating Committee Timeline—A guide to the year's tasks for coorcinating committee clerks.

Accountability Queries—Queries for use by committees and the coordinating committees for considering the spiritual state of the yearly meeting's committees.

Documents & Resources