Subject Index



Audit 139

Abuse 82, 84, 89, 92-93, 98, 147,

150, 226

Addiction 121

Advices 3, 15, 17-18, 26 Affiliation with Friends

organizations 12-13, 177-179

Aging 86, 146

Alcohol 119

American Friends Service Committee 6, 12, 177

Anchor committee 135, 152, 154,

156

Annual Session 8, 11, 145, 166,

170, 173-191

Annual Session Planning Committee 181-183, 189

Archivist 138, 140, 184 Arrangements committee

221-223, 233

Assessments 162, 164, 171, 179,

184

Assistant clerk 128, 134, 137

Assistant treasurer 139

Attenders 50-51, 128, 131, 141,

158, 174, 179, 182, 187, 195,

197, 204, 206, 224

Bean, Joel and Hannah 5-6 Behavioral disorders 148

Bereavement 87, 230

Bible ix, 1-2, 18, 52-54, 98, 202.

See also Index of Sources Quoted

Birthright membership 195, 206 Book of Discipline. See Faith and

Practice

Brinton, Howard and Anna 6, 201.

See also Index of Sources Quoted

Budget

monthly meeting 139

yearly meeting 179, 181,

185-186

Business meeting. See Meeting for business


Called meeting 126, 137, 144, 149,

221, 225, 236

Care committee 146, 152-155, 231

Central Friends 174, 180

Ceresole, Pierre 115

Certificate of transfer 207, 260-261 Challenges in pastoral care ix,

147-150

Children 73, 80-81, 83-85, 87-89,

92, 149-150, 162, 170, 180,

188, 202, 217, 219-220, 227,

230

in meeting for worship 27, 31, 54

membership of 145, 195,

200, 205-206

religious education for 51, 54,

84-85, 133, 149, 152, 166, 198

safety of 147, 150

spiritual nurture of 51, 145,

174, 198, 200

Christ. See Names of the Divine Christianity, Friends place in 18-19,

196, 202

Civic responsibility 67-69

Civil disobedience 68, 70

Clearness committee ix, 134, 152-

154, 156, 225-226, 231

for marriage 40, 153, 217-

218, 220-223

for membership 40, 153, 199-

200, 202-206

Clerk

monthly meeting 128-129,

131-138, 152-154, 158, 197,

199, 204-205, 207-212, 217,

221-222, 234

quarterly meeting 166

yearly meeting 158, 166, 177,

182-183, 185, 188-189

using communication technology 274, 276-277

College Park Association of Friends 5

Committed relationships.

See Marriage

Committee on the Discipline.

See Faith & Practice Committee

Committees 44, 48, 50, 163, 166,

171, 176, 273

monthly meeting 133-136, 140-155

yearly meeting 157, 184-190

Communication technology 273-

277

Community 17, 44, 60, 70-93, 110,

123, 173, 198

Concerns 64, 141, 170, 188 bringing to yearly meeting 174-177

releasing a concerned Friend 155-158

Conflict in meetings ix, 148-149 Conscientious objection to military

service 94, 134, 140

Consensus, contrasted to unity 40, 42, 129

Continuing revelation 4, 15-16, 18,

60, 75

Convincement 59

Coordinating Committee 12-13,

166, 175-177, 179-185, 187,

191

Corporate discernment 15-16, 39-41, 70

Corporate witness 8-11, 18, 64-67,

73-75, 93

Courage 38, 98-101, 109, 230

Covenant relationships.

See Marriage Creativity ix, 54-57

Creeds 1, 16-17, 201


Daily retirement 32, 34

Death, preparing for v, 230-231 Death and memorials 229-234

final affairs, instructions on

265-266

Decision making 39-40, 127-133,

153, 183, 195

Differences of opinion 130


Discernment 11, 39-45, 54, 63-64,

67-68, 73, 86, 174-176, 190,

197, 202, 273

corporate or communal 15- 16, 39-41, 44-45, 64, 70, 127,

176. See also Meeting for business

individual 40-41, 44-45

Discipline. See Faith and

Practice; Spiritual disciplines

Discipline Committee. See Faith & Practice Committee

Disruptive behavior in meeting for worship 148

Divorce 153, 225-227

Drugs 9, 119


Earth care 17, 109, 112, 117. See also Stewardship

Eldering 73, 131, 134

End of life 86-87, 230-231

Endorsement 137, 158

Epistle Committee 189

Epistles 3, 175, 180, 189

Equality 17, 60, 104-110, 112, 114,

117, 198

Establishment of monthly meetings 164-167

Executive Committee 175, 182-185,

187

Exercise, minute of 132 Expectant worship.See Worship


Faith x, 15-23, 52, 66, 190

Faith and Practice vi-x, 10-11, 20, 26,

109, 136, 142, 166, 174, 197,

199, 207

revision process 190-191

Faith & Practice Committee viii-ix, 10, 186, 190-191

Family 80-85, 118-119, 121, 123,

153, 198, 220, 226, 230-234.

See also Home and family Fear 77, 80, 98-101

Finance & Legal Committee 179, 184, 186

First-Day school 4, 27, 85.

See also Children, religious education for

Fisher, Mary 2

Food 114, 118, 121

Fox, George 2, 18, 93, 119, 124-

125, 194. See also Index of Sources Quoted

Friend-in-Residence Committee 171, 183, 189-190

Friends Bulletin. See Western Friend

Friends Committee on National Legislation 12, 64, 177

Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns 12, 178

Friends General Conference 12-13 Friends Peace Teams 12, 178

Friends schools 3, 202

Friends World Committee for Consultation 12, 158, 178,

209

Fry, Elizabeth 114


Gambling 119

Gathered meeting 19, 27, 36, 74 Gender

identity 89, 92-93, 109

inclusion ix, 10, 89, 105 God. See Names of the Divine

Good order of Friends 123, 128,

135, 150, 166, 181, 217, 276

Gospel order 125

Gurneyite Friends 4-5


Harassment 89

Harmony with creation 9, 109,

110-113

Health (physical, mental, emotional) 115, 118, 121, 230

Hicks, Elias 4

Hicksite Friends 4-5, 12

History 1-13

of early Friends 60, 93, 98,

124, 216

Holding in the Light 35 “Holy Experiment” 3 Home and family 80-84 Home meetings 159


Inclusiveness. See Gender inclusion; Spiritual diversity

Independent Friends 4-6, 177 Information Technology Committee

186, 190

Inner Light 4, 7, 190. See also Names of the Divine

Integrity 17, 60-70, 101, 110, 112,

114, 117-118, 198

Intermountain Yearly Meeting 178 Introduction, letters of 137, 158,

207

Inward Light. See Names of the Divine

Isolated Friends. See Remote Friends

Job descriptions 134, 151, 179,

182-184

Junior Friends 170, 174-175, 180-

181, 184, 189, 206

advisors 181

Friendly adult presences 181 Junior membership 200-201, 206


Leadership ix, 86, 135, 150, 173. See also Committees; Officers

Leadings 40, 42-44, 59, 67, 70, 73,

86, 128, 155-156, 162

Letters of introduction 137, 158,

207

Light. See Names of the Divine Listening 39, 43, 80, 85, 126, 132,

134-135, 144, 146-147, 154

London Yearly Meeting 3


Marriage 32, 83, 162-163, 201,

215-227

arrangements committee 221-223

ceremony 216-217, 220-223

certificate 222-223 clearness committee for 40, 153, 217-223

meeting’s care of 81, 123,

146, 216-225

remarriage 219

renewal of vows 223, 225

same-sex 9-11, 105, 216 separation and divorce 153, 225-227

steps and timeline 221 vows 222-223, 225

Meeting and friends of all ages 84-89

Meeting for business 26, 32, 39,

43-45, 50, 78, 81, 123, 126-

128, 141, 143, 165-167, 198,

200, 203, 210, 234. See also

Discernment, corporate or communal

called 137

clerk’s role 136-137

good order of Friends for 128 sense of the meeting 40, 42,

128-129, 132, 135-136

Meeting for worship 26, 30-32,

35-36, 39, 50, 78, 81, 85,

123, 126, 136, 148-149, 152,

159, 161-163, 165-167, 187,

198, 200-201. See also Vocal ministry; Worship

children in 27, 31, 54

closing 143

disruptive behavior in 148

Membership 4-5, 7, 16, 44, 50-

51, 105, 123, 145-146, 158,

160-161, 163, 167, 189-190,

193-213, 220

admission to 197-205, 208

birthright 195, 206

for children and youth 145, 197, 200, 205-206

clearness committee for 40, 153, 199-200, 202-206

in preparative meetings and worship groups 161, 163,

205-206

queries for clearness about 198

record of 145, 195, 204-205,

210, 212, 262-264

for remote Friends 208-209 resignation of 208, 210-211

sojourning 137, 209

termination of 208, 210-213

transfer of 145, 207-208,

260-261

Memorial meetings 32, 187, 201,

229-234

Memorial minutes 139, 234

Memorial societies 231

Ministry ix, 6, 45-48, 55, 135, 144

Friends in 155-158

recorded ministers 7, 157

traveling in 3, 70, 153, 155-

158

vocal ministry in worship 26-31, 34, 45, 143-144, 198,

200, 223

Ministry & Oversight Committee monthly meeting. See Pastoral Care Committee; Worship &

Ministry Committee

name of 142 quarterly meeting

133-134, 160, 165, 170-171,

213

yearly meeting 12, 133-134,

185-187

Minutes 8, 64, 129, 137-141, 158,

163, 166, 183, 186, 188, 206,

210, 212, 274-275

of excercise 132

formulation of 132, 138-139

memorial 139, 234

traveling 137, 157-158

Money 61, 109, 114-118, 219

Montana Gathering of Friends (MGOF) 7, 164, 169, 171

Monthly meeting ix, 2, 6, 10-11,

48, 64, 123-167, 169-171,

173-176, 179, 184-187, 195-

199, 202, 205-212, 220-223,

231. See also Appendix: Chronology of NPYM Meetings and Worship Groups

budget 139

for business. See Meeting for business

clerk 128-129, 131-138, 152-

154, 158, 197, 199, 204-205,

207-212, 217, 221-222, 234

committees 133-136, 140-

155, 221-222

conflict in 148-149

establishment of 125, 165-

167, 171

laying down 171

marriages, care of 81, 123,

146, 216-225

membership process 197-205

officers 133-140 worship groups and

preparative meetings, care of

160-164

Mutual care 71, 77, 80


Names of the Divine x, 15, 26 New gatherings of Friends 159-

167, 169. See also Preparative meetings; Worship groups

Nominating Committee monthly meeting 48, 134-

135, 141, 150-152

yearly meeting 181-182, 184, 187

Nontheist Friends 19, 202

North Pacific Yearly Meeting viii, x, 4, 7-8, 13, 19, 133, 159-160,

166, 169-170, 173, 184, 202

affiliation with other organizations 12-13, 177-179 bringing concerns to 174-177

committees 157, 184-190

corporate witness 8-10

creation of 7

finances 179-180

mission and vision statement 173-174

officers 182-184

staff 190


Oaths, judicial 63

Officers 151, 163, 166, 171, 181-

184

monthly meeting 133-140

yearly meeting 182-184

Opportunity 32

Orthodox Friends 4

Outreach & Visitation Committee 160, 187

Oversight Committee, history of.

See Pastoral Care Committee


Pacific Coast Association of Friends 1, 6-7

Pacific Northwest Quarterly Meeting 7, 138, 169

Pacific Yearly Meeting 7, 10 Participation in the life of the

meeting 45, 48-51, 158

Pastoral care, challenges in ix, 147- 150

Pastoral Care Committee 131, 136,

141-142, 144-149, 153-155,

157, 160, 166, 197, 199, 203-

208, 210-212, 220-221, 224,

226, 231-234

other names for 142

Peace 7, 9, 60-61, 84, 93-101, 110,

112, 114, 117, 188, 198

early peace testimony 17, 93-95

Peace & Social Concerns Committee 12, 141, 156, 188

Penn, William 3. See also Index of Sources Quoted

Personnel Committee 183, 188, 190 Philadelphia Yearly Meeting 3 Plain dress 4, 102

Plain speech 4, 102, 104

Play 119, 121

Plenary session 175, 177, 182, 190

Prayer 16, 26, 31-32, 35-39, 44, 86,

129-130, 174

Pre-Nominating Committee 185-

187

Preparative meetings 11, 142, 159,

164, 169, 174, 186-187

Presiding clerk of yearly meeting 11, 158, 166, 176-177, 182-

183, 185, 188-189


“Quaker” as name 1

Quaker Earthcare Witness 12, 178

Quarterly meetings 2-3, 48, 123,

133, 137, 148-149, 157, 160-

161, 164-167, 169-172, 175-

176, 178, 185-187, 196, 202,

204, 213

formation of 171-172

Queries vii, 15, 17-18, 26


Recorded ministers 7, 157 Recorder. See Archivist Recording clerk

Annual Session 183

Coordinating Committee 183

monthly meetings 129, 138-

139, 234

Recreation 78, 115, 119-120

Release from membership. See Resignation of membership; Termination of membership

Released Friend 155-158 Religious education and study

51-52, 152, 198. See also

Children, religious education for; First-Day school

Religious Education Committee 152

Religious Society of Friends x, 1-3, 13, 18-19, 26, 48, 51, 54,

85, 105, 108, 123, 125-126,

141, 155, 158, 161, 170, 173,

194-197, 200, 204, 206-207,

211-212

as name 15

membership in 145, 153,

195-196, 202, 207, 211

origins 1-2

Remote Friends 173-174, 187,

208-209

Renewal of vows 223, 225 Representatives to Friends

organizations 177-179, 188

Resignation of membership 208, 210-211

Restorative justice 94

Rising clerk 182-183, 185, 188


Sacraments 16, 124, 201

Safety 92, 98, 147, 150

Same-sex relationships 10-11, 105,

216

Science 55, 113

Scripture. See Bible; See also Index of Sources Quoted

Secretary, NPYM 11, 182, 184, 190

Sense of the meeting 40, 42, 76,

128-129, 132, 135-136, 138.

See also Unity

Separation and divorce 153, 225-

227

Sexuality 89-93

Silence ix, 4, 26, 32-35, 127-128,

154, 198, 200, 222

Silent retreats 32, 170

Simplicity 6, 17, 31, 56, 60, 101-

104, 110, 112, 117-118, 198,

222, 231-232

Site Committee 188

Slavery 3, 105, 108, 142

Sojourning membership 137, 209 Spirit. See Names of the Divine Spiritual disciplines ix-x, 25-57,

140, 190

Spiritual diversity x, 5, 78, 198, 201

Spiritual transformation 16-17, 19,

55, 59-61

Standing aside 132 Standing in the way 132

State of Society report 26, 133,

170, 187

Statistical report 145, 179, 184

Steering Committee 8, 11-13. See also Coordinating Committee

Stewardship 17, 60, 109-121, 135,

186, 230-231

Support committee 136, 152, 157


Termination of membership 208, 210-213

Testimonies ix, 7-8, 17, 27, 46, 51-

52, 59-121, 123, 157, 174,

190, 197-198, 201, 231

Threshing sessions 130

Transfer of membership 145, 207-

208, 236

certificate of 207, 260-261

Traveling in ministry 3, 70, 153,

155-158

Traveling minute 137, 157-158 Treasurer

monthly meeting 133, 139

yearly meeting 179, 182, 184,

186

Truth. See Integrity; Names of the Divine


Unity 17, 19, 27, 32, 39-40, 43-

45, 59-60, 74-78, 97, 126-130,

132, 141, 149, 177, 194-196,

210, 212, 221-222. See also

Sense of the meeting contrasted to consensus 40, 42, 129

Universalism 7, 19

Unprogrammed meeting 126


Valiant Sixty 2, 125

Violent offenders 148-149

Visitation 135, 145-146, 158, 161,

174, 187. See also Outreach & Visitation Committee

Visiting Committee 165-167, 170,

207-208, 210-211

Vocal ministry 26-31, 34, 45, 143-

144, 198, 200, 223

Webkeeper 183, 190

Welcoming committee 204

Western Friend 6, 178, 180, 234 Willamette Quarterly Meeting 7,

169

Witness 8, 11, 18, 46-48, 55, 61-68,

71, 73-75, 93, 98, 101, 110,

153, 155-156, 162

Women, role among early Friends 104-107, 124-125

Woolman, John 3, 19, 114. See also Index of Sources Quoted

Worship x, 4-7, 16, 26-32, 35, 39-

40, 44, 54-55, 78, 98, 126-127,

130, 143, 149, 153-154, 159-

160, 170, 173, 175, 198, 201.

See also Meeting for worship

Worship & Ministry Committee 136, 141-144, 148, 154, 156,

166

Worship groups 7, 11, 81, 142, 149-

150, 159, 161, 164, 169, 171,

173-174, 176, 186-188. See

also Appendix: Chronology of NPYM Meetings and Worship Groups

Worship-sharing 26, 84, 162, 175,

181, 189, 273


Yearly meeting vii, 2-3, 7-8, 10-12,

48, 78, 105, 123, 133, 137,

145, 148-149, 158-159, 161,

171, 173-191, 195, 196, 198,

202, 206, 234. See also North Pacific Yearly Meeting

Young Adult Friends 85, 170, 174-

175, 180-182, 188-189

Youth 50-51, 54, 73, 84-85, 145,

147, 152, 174, 188, 205-206

Youth Committee 12, 188, 190 Youth Opportunity Fund 188