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Pastoral Care and Concerns Committee

by Taun P Chapman last modified Mar 27, 2017 10:01 PM
The PC&C members are responsible for the operational care of the Meeting and for the pastoral care of the members and attendees of the Meeting. Meets monthly except in the summer. Committee members must be members of Westtown Monthly Meeting.


  1. Pastoral care includes: visiting shut-in, ill or bereaved members. Providing in-home Meeting for Worship, meals, transportation, childcare and other assistance at times of crisis. Sending cards or notes to members at Christmas and at times of significant lifetime events. Maintaining contact with members who are inactive or who live at a distance. Helping to resolve conflict within the Meeting. Helping to identify the concerns and priorities of the Meeting, and channeling those concerns to the appropriate working group. Providing aid to member families at the time of severe sickness and/or death.
  2. Membership duties include: giving preliminary consideration of membership applications, transfers, releases, resignations and requests for marriage before presentation to Monthly Meeting. Nurturing attenders.
  3. Overseeing functions of the meeting, including but not limited to the following: reviewing the agenda for Monthly Meeting for Business. Reviewing requests for clearness committees. Maintaining address lists, phone chains and committee handbook. Facilitating events such as: Hymn Sing, Lake Suppers, Monthly Meeting suppers. Custodial functions related to preparing for and cleaning up after Meeting for Worship. Refreshments after Meeting for Worship. Inviting new faculty members of Westtown School and attenders to Monthly Meeting suppers.


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