Committees

Mt Toby Friends Meeting is run by a variety of committees, ranging from standing committees to ad hoc committees for short-term projects. The members of standing committees are proposed by the Nominating Committee and approved by the monthly Meeting for Business. Committee clerks’ names are given on the Contacts page. Click on the colored links for more information about specific commitees. These committees are as follows:

Ministry & Worship Has under its care the meetings for worship, meetings for business (jointly with Care and Counsel}, and memorial meetings. Appoints clearness for membership committees. Presents recommendations to meeting for business on membership requests, transfers, and terminations.
Nominating Presents to the meeting for business nominations to twenty committees and eighteen individual positions.
Care & Counsel Gives pastoral care to the Meeting and general care of the functioning of committees. Appoints committees on clearness for marriage. Appoints clearness and support committees for individuals on request.
Trustees Legally responsible for taking, holding, managing or conveying property of the Meeting.
Religious Education Oversees programs of religious education and spiritual exploration for children and adults on Sundays before meeting for worship.
Young Friends Supports and assists the coordinator of youth in grades 7-12, who meet for activities and discussions.
11:40 Hour Plans programs and discussions following meeting for worship.
Fellowship & Hospitality Coordinates refreshments after meeting for worship, and monthly fellowship lunch, and plans social events.
Finance Coordinates budget and finances for the Meeting.
Grounds Maintains grounds adjacent to the meetinghouse and burial ground, schedules volunteer lawn mowing and work days. (web page)
History & Records Preserves information from the past and present for the future.
Land Use Manages the meeting’s forest and farmland. (web page)
Library Manages the Meeting library, including book selection and displays.
Meetinghouse Oversees the use and care of the meetinghouse.
Burial  Oversees the Burial Ground and its use.
Child Care Oversees care provided in the nursery during meeting for worship and for young children during 11 :40 Hour and meeting for business.
Peace & Social Concerns Advances the peace testimony and other social concerns in the larger community.
Climate Witness Brings forward and supports ways the Meeting can become more sustainable. Supports those who are led to a climate witness based on Quaker values.
Communications Responsible for a wide range of communications at Mt. Toby
Cambodian Support Committee Maintains contact with and provides support for the Cambodian families under the care of the Meeting in the Amherst area.
Current ad-hoc committees:
Retreat A volunteer committee formed in Spring 2012 to plan for a follow-up to the highly successful retreat in January 2012. The retreat in March 2013 was also very well-attended, deep, and joyous, and we probably will carry on the ad hoc tradition.