Rochester Friends Meeting has several individual roles and standing committees which conduct the affairs for the Business Meeting. There are also project-related Working Groups and short-lived committees for Clearness, Support, Anchor, etc. You must log in or request an account to open the links.
Earth Care Witness
guides the Meeting, its members, attenders & their families to live in the light of Friends testimony for care of the earth.
creates and maintains a sense of right order and simplicity in the Meeting house, cares for the plants, reviews selection of furniture and decorations, and reviews all material donations to the Meetinghouse.
reaches out to Friends in the Meeting community; serves as a point of contact for those in need of support, appoints Cleamess Committees for support and oversight of leadings; oversees the Meeting for Healing.
monitors the quality of worship, oversees adult religious education, appoints Clearness Committees for membership and marriage; oversees memorial meetings; helps plan for retreats, Quakerism 101, and other events.
sends children a personal greeting on their birthday.
Child Care Coordinator
organizes paid babysitters for young children.
Child Care Liaison
maintains detailed directory of members & attenders.
presides over Monthly Meeting for Business, keeps in touch with committee clerks, officers and members, and forwards incoming mail and phone calls.
publishes weekly newsletter that includes upcoming events, announcements, news of Friends, and reference materials.
The Rochester Interfaith Hospitality Network provides shelter and assistance to temporarily homeless families. As a Support Congregation, we are paired with the residence facility Downtown United Presbyterian Church.
maintains statistics on members who join, leave, transfer etc. and sends these annually to our New York Yearly Meeting.
records minutes for Monthly Business Meetings and makes them available to the Newsletter Editor, and stores Meeting Minutes and original reports for historical purposes.