Pastoral Care Committee: 2021 Committee Report

The Pastoral Care Committee of Third Haven works to provide and maintain a caring meeting community.

The committee is currently represented by the following members: Adrienne Rudge (clerk), Lorraine Claggett, Marsie Hawkinson, Katherine Johnson, Dee Rein, Bill Schauer, Dona Sorce and John Schreiner.

In addition to ongoing efforts to reach out and maintain regular communication and support with individual members and attenders, as well as families and children, the Pastoral Care Committee sponsors the following activities:

Pastoral Care Committee:Assigned members and attenders:
John Schreiner:A - CLAG (K.)
Katherine Johnson:CLAG (L.) - DANS
Lorraine Claggett:DAV - GRA
Adrienne Rudge:GRE - LAN
Dona Sorce:LAN (B.) - MUL (N.)
Marsie Hawkinson:MUL (S.) - RUD
Dee Rein:RUS - TUR
Bill Schauer:VIR - ZIN

Whenever we begin the new year with new committee members the meeting community is reapportioned among current Pastoral Care Committee members in the hope of providing all members and attenders with attention and a resource in times of need. Please feel free to contact any Pastoral Care Committee member if they can be of aid to those seeking membership, planning a wedding, or facing other life events. Telephone numbers and mailing addresses of your member can be found in the directory.

Minute about Joys & Concerns:

Our weekly practice of sharing Joys and Concerns at the end of meeting for worship is one way in which our community of Friends becomes aware of important developments in the lives of our members and attenders. Out of concern for the privacy of those we mention during Joys and Concerns, we ask that members and attenders consider the following question: How do we balance our wish to reach out to members and attenders who are having a health crisis, for instance, with that person's right to confidentiality?

Prior to sharing information about a member or attender with the entire meeting, it is suggested that a conversation with that person occur regarding what they would like communicated in the public arena of our meeting. Sometimes it might be a simple wish to be held in the light. We are a caring community and we welcome the opportunity to be able to offer comfort or assistance. Part of that caring is making sure that we honor the wishes of those we would comfort.

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: 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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