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About Annapolis Friends Meeting
Most of the Meeting's work is planned and coordinated by committees. Working on a committee is perhaps the best way to get to know other Friends. All committees are happy to expand their membership, so don't hesitate to join their meetings. Terms are two years and begin in January. For current officers and committee chairs, see our officers and committees page
Annapolis Friends Meeting Newsletter
To receive this monthly publication by e-mail, contact Phil Caroom by e-mail.
The Meeting has two e-mail lists. The announce list is for announcing events of concern directly relating to the Meeting. The discuss list is for information relating to peace or other Quaker testimonies, and for announcements of Quaker organizations and other groups with which Friends are affiliated. To subscribe to either or both lists, send an e-mail to the webmanager.
The Annapolis Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends makes little distinction between members and attenders. Membership is a personal decision and a serious commitment not to be undertaken lightly. Joining the Meeting is also joining the Religious Society of Friends.
Those interested in becoming a member may write a letter to the Clerk of Ministry and Worship Committee to explain why they feel drawn to the Religious Society of Friends and Annapolis Friends Meeting. The Clerk of Ministry and Worship appoints a clearness committee that meets with the applicant to consider the request. This process may involve several meetings to ensure that the applicant understands what it means to be a Friend.
If the clearness committee and the individual feel clear that membership is the right decision, a recommendation is made to the full Committee which in turn makes a recommendation to Business Meeting.
We rely on members and attenders for regular financial support. A collection box is on the back wall of the meeting room; checks may be mailed to 351 DuBois Rd., Annapolis, MD, 21401.
Local Groups the Meeting Supports
Light House Shelter
The Meeting joins other churches of Annapolis Area Ministries in sponsoring the Light House Shelter. We provide a meal on the first Monday of each month.
Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center
Several of our members were among the founders and volunteer there.
Statements of Concern
- Minute For Peace
- Minute for Gender and Sexual Diversity (02-1994)
- Minute for Same Sex Commitment Ceremonies (03-1995)
- Minute Against Slots
- Minute In Support Of Repeal Of The Death Penalty In Maryland
- Minute supporting the State and Federally-sanctioned Union of two loving, committed Individuals, regardless of Gender
- Minute To Renew Our Support For Justice And Peace In Sudan
Friends are encouraged to put up photo albums of Annapolis Friends events using Picasa, Shutterbug, Snapfish, or other on-line services, and then send the links to the webmanager.