Outreach Committee Annual Report

Committee members: Jeanne Halpin, Outreach Committee Clerk, and its members Lorraine Claggett, Pete Howell and Mary Yancey, and associate member Harvey Zendt.

The Outreach Committee focuses on increasing our visibility in the wider community and supporting our Meeting in sharing our perspectives as Friends. Our activities and initiatives over the past year include the following:

Hosting public events:

Letting the wider community know about us:

Welcoming and retaining newcomers:

Effective outreach involves so much more than publicity or public events; it also involves the willingness of individuals to identify themselves as Friends and to give voice to their faith and practice. We are grateful to the many committees and initiatives here at Third Haven which support us all in walking our talk and talking our walk, In particular, we are grateful to the Worship and Ministry Committee for providing a wealth of opportunities to speak of our faith amongst ourselves and learn more about our Quaker ways. These opportunities prepare us not only to more fully participate in the life of our Meeting, but also to feel comfortable expressing our faith and practice when participating within the wider community. We are also grateful to the Testimonies and Concerns Committee for their initiatives and willingness to present our views to governmental agencies. And we are especially grateful to the First Day School Committee for their outreach efforts. Their innovative efforts in partnering with like-minded organizations have brought us much joy and many new faces here at Third Haven.

There are many other activities and initiatives which our Meeting sponsors which provide us the opportunity to put our faith into practice and make ourselves known. We encourage you to check them out: Marilla's lunches, the Talbot County Detention Center library project, P.E.A.C.E. vigils, and the new initiative underway for supporting the local immigrant community are just some of them.

We thank you all for showing up as you do and making Third Haven the nurturing community that it is.

Third Haven Friends Monthly Meeting is a member of Southern Quarterly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends General Conference of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Meetings for Worship: Sundays 10:00AM, Wednesdays 5:30PM

Childrens' program: 1st and 3rd Sundays 10:00AM

Meetings for Worship with Attention to Business: 2nd Sunday of the Month following Meeting for Worship (except for the months of July and August)

Contact: 405 S. Washington St., Easton, MD 21601; (410) 822-0293; 3rdhaven@gmail.com; Find Us on Facebook


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