Philadelphia Yearly Meeting requested (and supported my creation of) this guidance document for hybrid and virtual Quaker meetings. When we responded as faithfully as we could to rapidly changing circumstances back in 2020, many of us started holding online meetings for worship. We may not have realized then that long-term online worship has additional implications. Now, some meetings and churches are ready to ask the question: now that we are a hybrid (or online) meeting, what are our next steps?
The document offers twenty brief sections, each with queries at the end, to support meetings in discernment about pastoral care, generational relationships, outreach, witness, property, budgets, and much more. This is not a Covid resource. It is designed to be timeless, for the use of hybrid and virtual meetings well into the future.