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Meeting was originally the Sunderland P. Gardner lecture given by Deborah Haight at Canadian Yearly Meeting in 1987 and published as No. 26 of the Canadian Quaker Pamphlet Series.
Canadian Yearly Meeting 2007 requested this reprint, as recommended by its Consultation and Renewal Working Group (C’nR) because too few Friends have experienced either the spiritual community or the profound sense of a spirit-led Meeting for Worship for Business that can occur at Yearly Meeting. Very few have any understanding of the work of our various committees. We found that many Friends in local Meetings felt that Yearly Meeting was not highly relevant to them, although intellectually they knew it was important to be connected to other Quakers.
By: Deborah E. Haight