Wilmington Yearly Meeting 2017 Session: The Context | jplund

Wilmington Yearly Meeting 2017 Session: The Context | jplund

However, the geography is not the main problem.  This yearly meeting barely functions.  One of the Ohio quarters does not meet, and quiet a few meetings do not participate in yearly meeting activities, apparently having no need for the yearly meeting.  Like other volunteer organizations, most of the work is done by committees, and in this yearly meeting, most of the committees do not work… When Community Friends Meeting, another bridge meeting, took the marriage of two women under its care in the late 90’s, there was plenty of energy.  Suddenly, the session was overflowing with angry Friends…

Wilmington YM negotiates differences on marriage equality

Wilmington YM negotiates differences on marriage equality

Members of 28 Friends meetings in Ohio and Tennessee gather next week for what “may someday be remembered as the most important days in living memory for Wilmington Yearly Meeting.” Presiding Clerk Dave Goff announced the annual-session business focus in a letter sent last month and offered that if a way forward cannot be found on marriage equality, “We may need to begin the process of a separation.”