by the Outreach Committee of North Pacific Yearly Meeting
This handbook has been written by and for the multitude of small meetings and worship groups stretching over the 1,000 miles and more of the Yearly Meeting. Survival of meetings in small communities or in towns where there are few Friends takes creativity, perseverance, and a deep belief in the power of Quaker faith and practice. In a small meeting one family moving away, a multitude of children, one divorce, or the burn-out of one key person can place the survival of the group in question.
Often, a few ideas for new ways of doing things, or perhaps temporary outside assistance can help a small (or any) meeting over low points to find a renewed faith.