Coordinating Committee Weekend 

January 26-28, 2018 (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch) Powell House


Join Friends from around New York Yearly Meeting at Powell House for what has become known as Coordinating Committee Weekend. The weekend is open to anyone: please come to join in fellowship by the fire, worship, and worshipful (and at times light and lively!) consideration of the structure of our yearly meeting. There will be coordinating committee business but you don’t have to be a part of a coordinating committee to come! You can attend committees that interest or excite you, but much of our time will be focused on finding a structure that best supports our lives as Friends.


In order to make the best use of our time together, we (the YM clerk, assistant clerk, and general secretary, with input from Liaison Committee) are providing a means of sharing ideas ahead of time. This link,, will open an online form that asks a series of questions both specifically about Nurture Coordinating Committee (which is without a clerk) and more generally about yearly meeting structure. We will collate these ideas into a report, which will be shared by email during the week before we gather. Then we can all begin the weekend knowing the variety of ideas already on each other’s minds. We can then use our group time together to expand, revise and discern. We will not be making any decisions about the long-term structure of the yearly meeting during this weekend but we are likely to start shaping it. We may, out of necessity, make some immediate decisions about temporary fixes to the problems facing the Nurture Coordinating Committee.


Please take the survey and please come! Register now at For further information contact Lucinda Antrim, NYYM Clerk, [email protected] or 914-473-2981.