"I find it disturbing that a meeting would consider a person's spiritual well being "none of their business". Sadly, I don't find it surprising. At a recent regional spiritual retreat, number of Friends said, "my meeting just…"
I agree that it's important for meetings to consider.
I'd asked for a committee of care in a couple of instances, and nearly left Friends because two meetings in this area said "no". In one instance, the…"
"Thanks for the thoughtful replies! My workshop is over, but I think this is a perennial issue. I know of one case when a meeting said no to taking something under its care because it was confused about what that meant and another case when a meeting…"
"I have been on care committees and I have been the focus care committees.
The experience was different each time, due to circumstances and the particular meetings involved. I think that Christine has a point - "The key is caring about members…"
"My partner and I are about to be married under the care of our Meeting and while I am very glad about that, I do wonder what does it mean, as Adria Gulizia writes below, to say that marrying under the Meeting's care means that "our…"
"Hi, Eileen --
Having worship groups or other groups for specific purposes is a part of how I learned to be a Friend -- in the West, and also in Canadian Yearly Meeting, where worship groups are often under the care of a larger meeting. …"
"Thanks, Adria and David. Those examples fit my impression. I think there have been times when we said we were taking something under our care, but in truth we cared about the Friend bringing the issue more than the issue itself and never really felt…"
"I think it means that there is a corporate responsibility for the success of the endeavor. So, my husband and I were married under the care of the my meeting, and that means that our marriage is the meeting's business. In the context of…"
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