Nurture Coordinating Committee

About Nurture Coordinating Committee

Nurture Coordinating Committee (NCC) oversees and coordinates the work of Yearly Meeting committees and institutions that serve Friends of all ages within New York Yearly Meeting, including Powell House Retreat & Conference Center and Oakwood Friends School. Through representatives, it also supports Friends institutions in the wider Quaker community—Friends General Conference, Friends United Meeting, and Friends World Committee for Consultation. On behalf of the Yearly Meeting, the Epistle Committee communicates with “Friends everywhere” through an annual letter prepared by the Epistle Committee.

The Nurture Coordinating Committee (NCC) meets four times a year: at NYYM Spring, Summer and Fall Sessions, and during Coordinating Weekend at the end of January. NCC appoints a representative to NYYM Sessions Committee and to the Meetings for Discernment Steering Committee. Six at-large members may serve for two staggered three year terms. Each of the committees listed above appoints a representative to serve on NCC as well.

Link to the Committee's Handbook page.

Nurture Section Committees

Epistle Committee

During Summer Sessions, the Epistle Committee drafts a letter from NYYM to Friends throughout the world to let them know about our concerns, challenges and milestones on our spiritual journey. The Epistle Committee also receives epistles from other yearly meetings, and may read some of these during NYYM business sessions.

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.