Annual Sessions

The 2020 Annual Sessions will be HELD ONLINE July 30-August 2.


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Logo for 2020 Annual Sessions: Letting Go - Listening with Whole Hearts and Open Minds

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Attention Committee Members: LEYM 2020 Business Session Documents can be found here.

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:
2021  July 29- Aug. 1

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

2019 Annual Sessions

July 25-28
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio

Theme: Do Justice, Love Mercy and Walk Humbly with God: Finding our calling in disturbing times

Plenary Talk: Joyce Ajlouny of AFSC: “It Takes Courage: Quaker Values in Action”

Workshop Proposals: due by Feb. 15 to Susan Hartman

On-line registration for 2019: Click here.

Full information and the registration form & instructions are in the Spring 2019 Bulletin.

Preliminary Schedule

Preliminary Reports to download and read prior to meeting for worship with attention to business at Annual Meeting.

Prior Years

Plenary Talks & Interviews