Serve

We welcome members and regular attenders to participate in the life of the meeting by serving on committees. We seek members to serve on Ministry and Counsel and the Nominating Committee, but we gratefully welcome anyone to serve on other committees. Please consider where your gifts lead you to participate.

First Day School Committee

The First Day School Committee nurtures and welcomes children into the meeting. This committee provides for the spiritual education and growth of children and organizes materials and lessons for First Day School classes. They also coordinate opportunities for members to participate as First Day School teachers and assistants.

First Day School teachers should be CAP certified. For more information visit the CAP Program page on the SEYM web site.

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Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality Committee creates a rotation for someone to open the meeting house on First Day and provides simple snacks after Meeting for Worship. They set up and clean after potluck meals and arrange refreshments for special events. They create a plan and rotation for us to share in the cleaning of the meetinghouse and purchase cleaning supplies. These responsibilities are organized by this committee but are shared by our meeting community as a whole.

 

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Library Committee

The Library Committee keeps the library organized and in usable order. Also, they make recommendations of purchases that will keep our library current.

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Ministry and Counsel Committee

The Ministry and Counsel Committee nurtures the spiritual life of the meeting with specific concerns for our ministry and worship and pastoral care. They have a special responsibility to watch over, encourage, and develop the care of members for each other and for the life of the meeting.

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Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee identifies and recruits the clerk, assistant clerk, recording clerk, and treasurer, as well as seeing that committees have clerks and a sufficient number of members. They discern gifts that individuals might offer in service to our community, ask members to serve, and make sure committees have strong membership to fulfill their responsibilities.

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Peace and Social Concerns Committee

The Peace and Social Concerns committee addresses a variety of concerns in the community, state, nation, and world. They may plan and carry out service projects as corporate activities of the Meeting, address peace and social justice issues, encourage members to participate in the work for social change of larger Quaker groups or other bodies, or support a member seeking assent to a particular expression of social concern.

We work to:

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Property and Grounds Committee

The Property and Grounds Committee sees to the timely and proper upkeep and repair of meeting property. This committee organizes work days and arranges for outside services that are needed.

Use of the Meeting House
The Property and Grounds Committee will consider requests to use the Meeting House by Quaker and non-Quaker organizations. Those who use the property must complete a request form and agree to the Tampa Quaker Meeting Usage Guidelines (see link in right column).

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