Committees constitute an effective means of facilitating the monthly meeting’s business because much of the work can be done more appropriately in small groups than in the meeting for business or by individuals. Each meeting decides which committees are necessary to carry out its concerns and business. Committees conduct business in the same manner as the monthly meeting does, waiting on the Spirit for direction in their work and unity in their decisions.

Committee work enables Friends to engage in the life of the meeting, it provides familiarity with Friends’ faith and business practices, especially our decision-making process. Service on a committee also offers Friends an opportunity to use their particular gifts and to deepen friendships among the members. – -From IMYM Faith & Practice

Active Committees at Mountain View Friends Meeting

Archives
Building and Grounds
Care and Counsel
Children and the Life of the Meeting (CALM)
Communications
Death and Memorials
Finance
Hospitality
Health
Library
Worship, Ministry and Membership
Officers
Response
Friends for Racial Equity & Education (FREE)
Peace and Justice
School of the Spirit
Treasurer
Trustees

The Care and Counsel committee is here to extend care and a helping hand to those in our community needing some support in these difficult times.  If you feel a need for support, whether it be a visit, a meal, or just a Friendly and sympathetic listener, we are here.  There is also a fund for (limited) emergency financial assistance.  We want to help.

The Response Committee’s role is to serve the community by discerning and implementing protective and supportive responses when children or vulnerable adults in the meeting are harmed or at risk. 

The Friends for Racial Equity and Education committee (FREE) has funds for members and attenders to attend anti-racism courses, workshops, or webinars offered by non-Quaker organizations.

The Health Committee continues to monitor & update COVID precautionary measures to protect our most vulnerable members.

To get involved with committees please contact announcements@mountainviewfriends.org