The New Garden Friends Meeting Nominating Committee is in the process of matching volunteers to open positions on our Meeting committees. We are also looking for people to serve as NGFM representatives to Meeting-affiliated Friends organizations.
Serving on a committee is a great way to get to know other members/attenders and to contribute to our community. Serving as a representative offers an opportunity to learn about the wider Society of Friends. We hope all members and attenders who are able will volunteer, helping create a strong, viable community.
The following committees have been suspended during the the pandemic, but will become active when it is safe to use the building;
- Coffee Fellowship – serves coffee & tea on Sundays in Friendship Hall between 10:30-11 am.
- Hospitality – coordinates/staffs carry-in meals,
usually held on the first Sunday of each month.
- Memorial/Receptions – plans and staffs funeral and memorial receptions.
Some members provide refreshments.
- Communications – oversees communications within the Meeting and to the broader community. Meets as needed.
- Finance & Stewardship – formulates and proposes financial plans. Meets monthly.
Grounds – oversees maintenance of the grounds, including the sidewalks and parking lot. Undertakes hands-on projects. Meets as needed.
- House – oversees upkeep of the Meetinghouse and the parsonage and the scheduling of use of the building. Meets as needed.
- Literature/Library – updates literature racks and selects new book, video and journal titles to be kept in the library. Meets quarterly.
- Meeting on Ministry and Counsel – supports the Pastoral Minister in the spiritual and religious welfare of the Meeting. Oversees Caring Friends.
- Music – supports the Music Director and the Organist. Recruits new members to the adult and children’s choirs. Meets as needed.
- Nominating – recommends members and attenders to serve as officers, representatives and committee members. Meets in spring.
- Peace and Social Concerns – provides education and action opportunities for Quaker concerns such as promoting peace, ending poverty and hunger and promoting race relations. Meets monthly.
- Quaker Relations – educates the Meeting about the purpose and activities of the Friends organizations we are affiliated with. Representatives serve on Quaker Relations as well as at-large members.
- Religious Education – supports the Religious Education Coordinator and Youth Leaders. Oversees First Day School programs for children and adults and special programs.
- Scholarship – informs students about available scholarship funds and selects recipients. Meets in spring.
Committees that may need additional members:
- Special Events – coordinates and staffs the annual picnic, the progressive dinner for Guilford College students and the Christmas Eve social.
- Ushers, Greeters and the Sound system – greets and assists attenders to Meeting for Worship, passes collection plates and operates the sound system.
NGFM affiliate Quaker organizations that may need representatives:
- NC Fellowship of Friends www.ncfriends.org
- American Friends Service Com. www.AFSC.org
- Quaker House – website: www.quakerhouse.org
- Piedmont Friends Fellowship – url below
- Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting – url below