State of Society Committee

About State of Society Committee

The State of Society Committee writes New York Yearly Meeting's annual State of Society Report, which is published in the Advance Reprots for Summer Sessions, is read at Summer Sessions, and is then published in the annual Yearbook

The Committee works with state of the meeting reports submitted by local meetings and worship groups to inform its own document. Ministry Coordinating Committee decides at Fall Sessions on queries to be sent to the local meetings as possible guides for their state of the meeting reports shortly aftwards, asking local meetings to submit their reports early in the next year. The Committee brings a draft of the State of Society Report to Spring Sessions for review by Ministry Coordinating Committee.

The State of Society Committee does not have a Handbook page.


Your Meeting's Report for 2022-2023

  • Process Document - Guidance, submission instructions, recommended practices, and helpful links

  • Letter with queries for your consideration as you write your State of the Meeting Report

  • Data Survey - In order to present the most specific and accurate Monthly Meeting data, we ask for a Monthly Meeting or Worship Group representative to complete this short survey.

  • Questions? Email the State of Society Committee: [email protected].


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.

2017-2018 Process—Document outlining the process for 2017-2018 State of Society Reports.