Quaker consultations on “Combining/Merging Meetings”

April 6, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Combining/Merging Meetings

(for anyone who is interested)

We’ll begin with “why.” Why might meetings consider merging or combining? What are some different models for this–for example, what if two local meetings became preparative meetings or worship groups but shared a monthly meeting for business, or what if one meeting came under the care of another? What does research tell us about the opportunities and the pitfalls that often arise? This conversation will be mostly about combining local meetings, but many of the principles will be just as relevant for Friends who are thinking about combining larger groups.

Thursday, April 6: 5pm West Coast – 8pm East Coast – 10am Friday in Sydney, Australia

AND/OR Thursday, April 20: 11am West Coast – 2pm East Coast – 7pm Britain