Hospitality, September 8, 2019

Friends,
We didn't have a Hospitality meeting this month because too few people came, but there are three two matters to attend to which we can do online. These matters are:

  1. We need greeters and potluck helpers
  2. Changes to our mission statement?
  3. Refreshments in the library

1. We still need greeters and potluck helpers for: Greeters and potluck helpers:

2. Hospitality mission statement

Sometime toward the end of this month the Publications Committee will ask us if we have any changes to our mission statement for a new Directory. If you think there should be any changles, please speak now (via email). If we don't hear from you, I'll assume that you agree with the proposed amended version below.

Here is our current mission statement (it didn't get updated on chapelhillfriends.org):

The Hospitality Committee seeks to help all feel welcome and to support deepening connections among Meeting members and attenders. The Hospitality Committee schedules greeters for Sunday Meeting for Worship and provides visitors with information about Quaker worship and how to request a personal follow-up through the visitors book; arranges for refreshments for fellowship after the rise of meeting; manages the monthly potluck on the first Sunday of the month; coordinates Meeting response to requests for meals for Friends in need; connects Friends who would like to share their Thanksgiving meal with other members and attenders of Meeting; assists with special occasions such as holiday parties, weddings under the care of the Meeting, new member welcoming parties, and memorial services. Attendance at committee meetings is open to all.

And, here is a proposed amended version (changed text in blue) including what we agreed on regarding memorials and removing the statement about Thanksgiving .

The Hospitality Committee seeks to help all feel welcome and to support deepening connections among Meeting members and attenders. The Hospitality Committee schedules greeters for Sunday Meeting for Worship and provides visitors with information about Quaker worship and how to request a personal follow-up through the visitors book; arranges for refreshments for fellowship after the rise of meeting; manages the monthly potluck on the first Sunday of the month; helps coordinate Meeting response to requests for meals for Friends in need; collaborates with the Children and Youth Religious Education Committee to put on the annual Christmas party; and a representative from Hospitality along with Care and Counsel work with the family on planning any reception following a memorial service if it is held on the grounds of the meeting. Attendance at committee meetings is open to all.

3. Refreshments in the library

On Sunday, Annette and Buzz, along with members of the Library Committee, met with Buildings and Ground to discuss the document that Hospitality and Library had agreed upon describing possible changes to the library with the upcoming renovation. Two points were emphasized during the meeting with B&G:

Thank you, Friends.
Buzz