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Proposed Comments on SAYMA Faith and Practice Revision

Posted by admin on Feb 11, 2010 in documents, Meeting News

Dear Friends,

Shortly after our 01/2010 meeting for business, the SAYMA Faith and Practice Revision Committee asked our Meeting to review their proposed changes to the “Marriage” section. Given the very short time frame between their request (about two weeks ago) and their next meeting (about two weeks hence), there was not sufficient time for Asheville Friends to engage in a good seasoning process, with an ad hoc committee meeting to determine what recommendations to propose, which could then be reviewed by the Meeting, further seasoned, and finally approved.

Instead, our clerk invited any Friend who felt led to consider the work of the Revision Committee to take a written copy of their proposals and submit their comments to her in advance of the business meeting. Five Friends took up the invitation and two Friends have written responses. The Meeting is being asked to review their recommendations to see if we can unite with them. Whichever of these recommendations we can unite with can then be submitted on behalf of our Meeting. If there are any of these recommendations that a Friend does not feel comfortable with, then those recommendations will not be submitted on behalf of our Meeting.

Our clerk asks that each of us take the time in advance of the business meeting to read over the proposed section as well as the recommendations being submitted, so that the time we have available to spend on this in business meeting can be devoted to discussion and discernment. The two Friends’ recommendations are attached to this email in a single pdf document. The proposed section on marriage can be found at the SAYMA website, at this link:

Marriage section, proposed revisions

Best wishes,
Steve

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Marriage procedure now online

Posted by admin on Apr 30, 2008 in documents

Our Meeting’s newly approved Marriage Procedure is now available online! You know what to do – just click here.

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State of the Meeting Report

Posted by admin on Apr 26, 2008 in documents

This year, Asheville Meeting completed its State of the Meeting Report in record time! In recent years we’ve consistently missed the SAYMA deadline, and last year did not have a report at all. This year’s report was approved at 3rd Month Meeting for Business, well ahead of the deadline, with only a few minor changes to the draft submitted by our clerk Barbara E. The process we have been developing in recent years seems to have served us well. To read this year’s report, click here.

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