The spring 2013 edition of the LEYM Bulletin, which includes registration materials for the 2013 Annual Sessions at Bluffton, is available to read online and download for printing!
FGC is seeking a Web and Communications Intern to work closely with senior communications staff supporting the implementation our organization-wide communications strategy. Responsibilities will include hands-on work supporting individual programs in their use of the web, social media and other tools to communicate more effectively, writing and posting web and mass-email copy, and maintaining constituent data in our primary database.
We are seeking candidates with strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and an experimental attitude towards technology grounded in a basic comfort level with these tools. Ideal candidates will have some experience with Quakers or a comfort with basic Quaker faith and practice.
This is a year-long paid position with benefits. Upon completion, a successful intern will be qualified for many entry level positions in non-profit communications and web consulting with Drupal. The start date for this position is anticipated to be late June or early July.
To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to email@example.com, with Communications Intern in the subject line, by Wednesday June 5, 2013; early applications are encouraged.
More details and application information available at:
Nurturing our Spiritual Life through the Practice of a Spiritual Discipline is the focus for LEYM’s Spiritual Formation Program next year.
Click here for full information and registration materials.
Representative Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 6, in Pittsburgh. See the Winter 2013 Bulletin for full details and a registration form.
Spiritual Formation Program 2012-13 to address our use of different vocabulary for God/Christ/Spirit/the Divine.
LEYM’s Spiritual Formation Program retreats will be held Sept. 7-9, 2012 and May 4, 2013. The leader will be Merry Stanford of Red Cedar Meeting, and the theme is The Spiritual Practice of Dialogue:
Speaking our Truths and Hearing Where Words Come From. Friends who would like help talking with others in their meetings who use different language for God/Christ/Spirit/the Divine are especially encouraged to attend.
Friends Center in Barnesville, Ohio is the retreat and conference center of Ohio Yearly Meeting
Rediscovering the Quaker Way of Gospel Nonviolence
Facilitated by John Humphries and Noah Baker Merrill
April 26-28, 2013
The recent Occupy movement has evoked comparisons with previous nonviolent movements for social and economic reform, including those led by Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mohandas Gandhi. King and Gandhi – like the early Quakers – drew inspiration for nonviolent witness from the provocative words and deeds of Jesus, as recorded in the Gospels. During this weekend we will explore the integration of Quaker spirituality and nonviolent witness. What is the resonance among the Lamb’s War, as pursued by first-generation Friends, and modern nonviolent movements? What wisdom and inspiration can we draw from that resonance as we seek to heed God’s call to transformation in our own lives and communities? How do we nourish, guide and support Friends (individuals and groups) who are feeling called to lead lives marked by more vigorous outward witness? How can we ground our social witness in Christian principles and Christ’s immediate guidance?
Friends Center is Ohio Yearly Meeting’s retreat and conference center in Barnesville, Ohio.
A Gathering for Friends in the Ministry
Facilitated by Brian Drayton
March 15-17, 2013
“It is a living ministry that begets a living people.” Friends who are under a sustained call to the gospel ministry are invited to meet for mutual refreshment, encouragement, and instruction. Our time together will include open worship, and also structured conversation about challenges that arise today in the life of our Meetings and of those who seek to serve that life under the guidance of Christ.
Friends who have not attended a previous Friends Center weekend in this series are asked to include with their registration request a description of their particular gift, how they have come to recognize it, how they exercise it, and what accountability they have for their gift to their Meeting, another group, and/or another individual.
March 15-16, 2013
Ann Arbor Meeting House
View full details: GPQM Mid-winter 2013 (DOC)
View pamphlet: GPQM mid-winter pamphlet 2013 (basic info) (PDF)