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Faith and Practice

Pacific Yearly Meeting

of the

Religious Society of Friends

a guide to quaker discipline in the experience of pacific yearly meeting of the religious society of friends.
published 2001

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iv: organization of the society

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The Monthly Meeting

pym in context
quaker faith & spiritual practice
testimony & experience of friends
organization of the society
activities & organization of the YM
sources of quotations
index of sources
subject index

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finance committee

 Monthly Meetings must have income in order to pay for space (rent or maintenance), communication, outreach, insurance, educational materials, and other items. The procedures for securing the income are unobtrusive. The Finance Committee may send an annual letter to members and attenders, describing the broad budgetary picture and suggesting an average “share” per contributor. Such a letter always explains that actual contributions may be less for some and more for others, depending on personal circumstances.

 Other duties of the Finance Committee include maintaining orderly accounts and expenditure procedures, and advising the Monthly Meeting on financial aspects of its affairs. In Meetings without a Finance Committee, the Treasurer may carry these responsibilities..