Worship and Ministry Committee
A committee on worship and ministry nurtures the spiritual life of the meeting and its members attend meeting for worship regularly. The members of this committee are seasoned in Friends practice of worship and are good listeners, able “to hear beyond words.” The committee nurtures the spiritual gifts of members and attenders, with appreciation for the diversity of such gifts and also the diversity of prior religious traditions and experience often represented in a meeting’s membership. It encourages those who bring depth to vocal ministry and those who are hesitant to speak.
The committee recognizes and addresses repeated behavior that disrupts shared worship. The committee may also welcome the contributions of children and young people in meeting for worship and it may have a special role in recognizing their spiritual contributions. The murmurings of the very young and the bustle of children can enrich the meeting community.