Annual Sessions

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What It Is

Every year, Lake Erie Yearly Meeting gathers from Thursday through Sunday in late July to conduct business, worship together, and experience the Spirit’s movement among us. While the purpose of the gathering is to conduct yearly meeting business, the four days also include worship sharing, programs for children and teens, a plenary presentation, workshops, committee meetings, and many opportunities for getting to know Friends throughout the yearly meeting and from various Quaker organizations. Books of interest to Friends are available for sale. We are eager to welcome newcomers and greet old Friends. See you in Bluffton!

Who Attends

Members and attenders of LEYM meetings and worship groups are invited to attend. Visitors from outside LEYM often include staff or representatives from various Quaker organizations such as FGC, FWCC, and FCNL.

When and Where it is Held

Anticipated dates:
2018 July 26-29
2019  July 25-28
2020  July 30-Aug. 2
2021  July 29- Aug. 1

Annual Sessions are held on the campus of Bluffton University, a Mennonite college in Bluffton, Ohio.

2018 Annual Sessions

July 26-29
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio

Theme: Building the Beloved Community: Who is My Neighbor?

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
(Matthew 22: 37-39)

What am I and my meeting doing to reach out to, include, and love a diversity of neighbors?

How does Lake Erie Yearly Meeting support and sustain beloved community?

Plenary Talk: Yvette Shipman,Being a Good Neighbor Takes Practice”

On-line registration for 2018

Full information and the registration form & instructions are in the Spring 2018 Bulletin

Preliminary Schedule only

Paper registration form & instructions only:

Preliminary Reports to download and read prior to meeting for worship with attention to business at Annual Meeting: none so far

Prior Years