How do you become a member? New attenders are encouraged to come to Meeting for Worship for at least one year, participate in committee work, and Monthly Meeting for Worship for Business enough times to have a basic understanding of the Quaker decision-making process. Attending a Quaker retreat or residential gathering is also highly recommended.
The interested person submits a letter requesting membership when they are ready and a clearness committee is appointed to help them to explore their reasons for joining. After a positive recommendation from the committee, the new member is joyfully welcomed and membership is minuted at the next Meeting for business.