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Pacific Yearly Meeting

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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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4G: Letter of Release

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

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Friends who have permitted us to use material for this Faith and Practice.




Dear ____________ ,

 Thank you for your letter of November 9, 1995 requesting to resign your membership in the Palo Alto Friends Meeting. Although we are sorry to see a member drift from us and the Society when we remember her vibrant participation in Palo Alto Friends Meeting, we recognize the truth that Quakerism may not always satisfy one’s spiritual needs, especially at a distance. The Oversight Committee considered your request and felt united in recommending to the Meeting that you be released from membership. In its Meeting for Business of April 14, 1996, Palo Alto Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends approved a minute releasing you from membership.

 We hope that your future spiritual journey will be fruitful for you, whatever direction it may take. If you should find that you are drawn into membership in your local Friends Meeting, do write to us so we may forward your membership record to them. Of course you are always welcome to worship with us if you are in this area.

With love,