Providence Meeting community members keep the meeting ministry alive by our involvement in leadership and on committees.
Care and Counsel Committee provides pastoral care for meeting members and attenders. The Committee responds to inquiries for membership and transfers from other monthly meetings. Clearness committees are arranged by this committee. This committee supports concerns about membership, marriage, or other requests for assistance.
The Climate Crisis Committee was formed at Providence Monthly Meeting in 2021 to help fulfill PMM and PYM’s commitment to address climate change, to promote increased awareness about climate issues in our Meeting, to educate our Meeting on how locally we can reduce our carbon footprints, and to help identify opportunities for witnessing to our faith in creating a more sustainable society. Global Warming turned into Climate Change which has evolved into a Climate Crisis - where will we be next year?
Communications Committee coordinates the meeting's communication channels. These include the newsletter, the calendar of events & activities, the website, paper mailings, e-mail, social media, and the bulletin boards in the meetinghouse.
Finance Committee prepares the annual budget of the Meeting and recommends it to the Meeting for approval. Operating budget items are generally allocated to the various Committees, and they can operate within their budget item to accomplish their mission. The Treasurer implements day-to-day finances of the operating budget, pays bills, etc. The Finance Committee offers oversight to this activity. The Treasurer, acting as an agent for the Trustees and with advice from the Trustees, also manages the various other funds and investments of the Meeting, exercising good fiduciary principles. The Finance Committee also administers the Meeting’s Scholarship Fund.
Graveyard Committee manages the maintenance and operation of the graveyard by coordinating burials, issuing certificates of ownership and assisting families and burial services in locating lots and burial sites.
Landscape Committee oversees the care and maintenance of trees and other plantings around the Meeting’s grounds. The Landscape Committee cooperates with the Property and Graveyard Committees in the overall upkeep of the grounds. Contact the Landscape Committee.
Library Committee cares for the Meeting’s collection of books, selects and acquires new books to keep the library current, and provides information about the library to encourage its use by all members of the community.
Life Center Dinners Committee prepares full dinners for those people who live at the Life Center of Delaware County, as part of a group of 30-40 faith communities in Delaware County. The twenty-five year project has assured there is dinner each night for those who live at the Life Center. We also work with other resources for justice work around food insecurity.
Contact the LCD Committee.
Memorial Committee extends the sympathy of the Meeting to families at the time of death. The Committee guides arrangements for a memorial meeting for worship, if one is requested.
Nominating Committee proposes names of persons to serve as Providence leadership and works to find volunteers for our committees. We strive to bring each community member into the service of the Meeting. Service to Providence bonds our community. If there is a committee that you have interest in,
Program and Outreach Committee supports other committees in planning events as well as arranging refreshments after Meeting for Worship by scheduling volunteers. The committee coordinates programs in order to share Quaker information and experiences with the larger community. The Committee maintains the Meeting directory.
Property Committee oversees the maintenance meetinghouse and grounds. The committee makes recommendations to the Business Meeting (Providence) for approval. The Committee works cooperatively with the Landscape and Graveyard Committees to ensure uniformity in the upkeep of the entire Meeting property.
Racial Justice Committee strives to build a pluralist, anti-racist community that encourages participation and leadership among all Friends, and supports and elevates partners and community members most affected by racism and bias.
Religious Education advises the Meeting’s religious education program for children. The Committee also carries out the Meeting’s concern to develop pathways to spiritual discovery and to promote knowledge and understanding of the faith and practice of Quakers.
Sandy Bank Burial Ground Committee oversees the maintenance and preservation of this inactive burial ground. The committee researches burials, maintains documents and communicates historical information about Sandy Bank Burial Ground.
Trustees serve the meeting as overseers of the Meeting Corporation. The charter of Providence Meeting provides for seven trustees, who must be members of the Meeting. Officers are appointed at an annual meeting of the Trustees. All members of Providence Monthly Meeting are members of the Corporation.
Worship and Ministry provides stewardship of Providence's Meeting for Worship and provides religious education for adults by sharing resources for the spiritual development of our community. The committee supports others in being sensitive to Divine promptings. Community members who feel they are in of need spiritual direction should feel free to