London Grove Meeting Records 1942-1950
The source for the text below is London Grove Friends Meeting Minutes archived at Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College.

1942 - 1950

Friends Historical Library

Swarthmore College

Notes on Helen Corson from London Grove Meeting Records 1942-50

7/5/42 Representatives to attend Quarterly Meeting included Helen Corson

8/2/43 Helen Corson asked to defer report on Quarterly Meeting as she was unprepared to report.

9/6/42 Helen Corson reported on the Quarterly Meeting. Six of the seven appointed attended. She commented on the reports sent in and the talk given by Edward Newman for director of San Demas Civilian Public Service Corp in California (no detail)

Helen Corson named to attend Joint Peace Conference of the two Yearly Meetings to be held 9/26.

10/4/42 Helen Corson gave brief report of Yearly Meeting Joint Peace Committee Meeting

12/?/42 Report of Nominating Committees. Helen Corson named to Social Service and Ministry and Counsel Committees

2/7/43 Helen Corson is Clerk for the Day

9/5/43 Helen Corson was asked to notify Louise Woerz of her acceptance into London Grove Monthly Meeting

11/7/43 Helen Croson (sic) reported on the Ministry and Council meeting.

11/5/44 Helen Corson gave a report of the address delivered by Rufus Jones at the Conference of the Field Committee of the Representative Committee

12/3/44 Helen Corson provides the following answer to the second Query. ‘Our Meeting for worship provides suitable opportunity for validation and communion with God. However the fact that our evening attendance is probably not more than twenty is evidence that the opportunity is used by only a very small proportion of our meeting. Does this not raise the question as to whether our type of worship service really appeals to the majority of our Members?’

Report of Nominating Committee for 1945: Helen Corson on Committee for Ministry and Council

3/4/45 “Helen Corson reported that the Social Service Committee is getting information concerning the Allied Youth Organization which in interested In the welfare of young People.”

4/8/45 Helen Corson named as representative to Quarterly Meeting.

5/13/45 Helen Corson gave a report of the Quarterly Meeting at which Rufus Jones was the speaker.

8/5/45 Helen Corson read an article from a magazine proposing the abolition of compulsory military training by all nations of the world.

11/4/45 Helen Corson named Assistant Clerk of the Day Helen Corson gave brief account of the meeting of the Ministry and Counsel committee.

12/2/45 Report of Nominating Committee for 1946: Helen Corson Ministry and Counsel and Social Service Committees

1/6/46 Helen Corson asked to attend American Friends Service Meeting 1/11-1/12 at Race Street Meeting

Helen Corson named to attend Quarterly Meeting

Helen Corson named to attend Yearly Meeting

6/2/46 Helen Corson asked to represent Meeting to cooperate with churches of the community to raise funds for famine relief.

7/7/46 Helen Corson named as representative to Quarterly Meeting

8/4/46 Quarterly Meeting reports provided. Helen Corson reported on talk by James Andrews on the possibility of relief work in Finland.

9/1/46 Helen Corson named to attend annual Peace Meeting

12/1/46 Nominating Committee Report for 1947: Helen Corson – Ministry and Counsel

3/2/47 Helen Corson asked to attend meeting in Philadelphia on 3/18. R. Wilson and others will speak on the issue of military training.

4/6/47 Helen Corson reported that she had been unable to attend the meeting in Philadelphia.

10/5/47 Helen Corson reported on the American Friends Service Committee Conference of 9/7/47

12/7/47 Report of Nominating Committee for 1948: Helen Corson Ministry and Counsel

4/4/48 Helen Corson attended Field Committee Conference reporting on deep religious message from Dr. Henry Gillet of Oxford. Helen Corson attended Wilmington Meeting Conference and provided report on Bible Study Course given by Alexander Purdy.

9/6/48 Helen Corson reported that 11 young men old enough to register in Meeting had been contacted.

12/5/48 Report of Nominating Committee: Helen Corson Ministry and Counsel

1/2/49 Helen Corson appointed chair of Committee on Ministry and Counsel

2/6/49 Helen Corson reported on Pendle Hill Conference

3/6/49 Helen Corson expressed hope that all will join Worship and Bible reading prior to Meeting for Worship.

5/1/49 Helen Corson gave report on Quarterly Meeting held in New Garden on 4/16

7/3/49 Helen Corson appointed representative to Quarterly Meeting

9/4/49 Helen Corson asked that Meeting write to Senator Myers thanking him for his support of Displaced Persons Legislation

12/2/48 Report of Nominating Committee: Helen Corson, Chair of Ministry and Counsel

4/2/50 Helen Corson gave report of Yearly Meeting

5/7/50 Helen Corson appointed representative to Cape May Conference