Upcoming LEYM Spiritual Formation retreats:
- The annual spring retreat will be hosted by Kalamazoo Meeting Saturday, May 3, 2014. Anyone who has ever attended an LEYM Spiritual Formation retreat is invited. The theme this year is Nurturing our Spiritual Life through the Practice of a Spiritual Discipline.
- The fall 2014 retreat will be held Sept. 5-7 at Colombiere Conference Center in Clarkston, MI. All Friends are invited.
For more information, please check the web page or contact Mathilda Navias, Clerk of the Planning Committee, at galaxy at woh.rr.com or (419) 448-0578.
Go to the Peace Committee’s web page to read the text of LEYM’s minute on boycotting and divesting from companies that make consumer goods in illegal West Bank settlements and download files with information on the products.
The theme for our 2014 Annual Sessions is:
Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges
The plenary speaker will be Scilla Wahrhaftig (Pittsburgh Meeting), AFSC Program Director for Pennsylvania and instructor at Pendle Hill
Save the date:
The LEYM Spring Teen Retreat will be held March 28-30 at the Pittsburgh Meeting.
Friends Center of Ohio Yearly Meeting, Barnesville, OH
Facilitated by Marcelle Martin
Those who became the first Quakers changed from being people conformed to their society and out of touch with God, to people filled with the Spirit and whole-heartedly responsive to divine promptings. During this weekend workshop we will look at passages from the writings of early Friends that reveal the spiritual transformation process they collectively experienced as they allowed Christ to be active within and among them. There will be opportunities to share with one another our own experiences of God’s transforming work in us, and together we will listen for how Christ is guiding us today.
Full information is at www.ohioyearlymeeting.org/programs/friends-center.
The Fall 2013 edition of the LEYM Bulletin is available to read online and download for printing.
November 15-17, 2013
Athens Friends Meeting
22 Birge Drive, Chauncey, OH 45719
Sorry about having information for the wrong retreat in the previous post. Here is the correct information:Teen Retreat Information
Annual Fall Youth Retreat Friday October 4 – Sunday Oct. 6, 2013
UCC Camp Templed Hills, 5734 Durbin Road, Belville, OH 44813
Calling All LEYM Youth 5-14 years! We will play and pray together in a comfortable meeting facility on the grounds of the Templed Hills UCC camp in Belville, Ohio. For information and registration materials: K-8 Youth Activities. RSVP by September 28 to reserve your spot.
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM) of the Religious Society of Friends seeks candidates for the position of General Secretary of the Yearly Meeting. The PYM Search Committee will begin active consideration of candidates in December 2013.
Under the direction of the Yearly Meeting, the General Secretary leads the operations of PYM and its programs, supervising a staff of approximately 20 full- and part-time employees. Responsibilities include fundraising, personnel management, budget and finance, public relations and outreach, and communications with and support for PYM committees, member Meetings and other Friends organizations. Qualifications include active membership in the Society and a demonstrated record of servant leadership, team building and management skills.
A detailed description of the position and qualifications will be posted on the PYM website (www.pym.org) in mid-October. Information regarding the application process will also be posted on the website. Questions or nominations may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can view and download a revised preliminary schedule.
You can also print out registration materials.
Go to the Spring 2013 Bulletin for additional information on the upcoming Annual Sessions.
Note: the registration form printed in the Bulletin is hard to read. A clear copy is available in the separate registration materials.