Prior Years

2022 Annual Sessions
Many Roots, One Tree
July 27-31, 2022
Online via Zoom (see 2022 Welcome Video)
Plenary Speaker – Christian Acemah

2021 Annual Sessions
Healing Through Truth
July 28 – Aug 1, 2021
Online via Zoom – (see 2021 annual session website)
Plenary Speaker – Paula Palmer

2020 Annual Sessions
Letting Go: Listening with Whole Hearts & Open Minds
July 30-August 2, 2020
Online via Zoom (see 2020 calendar of events)
Plenary Speaker: Thomas Taylor (Ann Arbor Friends Meeting)

2019 Annual Sessions
Do Justice, Love Mercy and Walk Humbly with God: Finding our calling in disturbing times
July 25-28, 2019
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Joyce Ajlouny of AFSC
Video of 2019 Plenary Session Presentation by Joyce Ajlouny.

2018 Annual Meeting
Building the Beloved Community: Who is My Neighbor?
July 26-29, 2018
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Yvette Shipman
Interview with Yvette Shipman

2017 Annual Meeting
Quakers into the New Millenium
July 27-30, 2017
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Greg Woods

2016 Annual Meeting
What Would John Woolman Do?
July 28-31, 2016
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Natalie Finegar, Deputy District Public Defender for Baltimore City

2015 Annual Meeting
Sowing the Seeds of Friendship
July 30 – Aug. 2, 2015
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Merry Stanford

2014 Annual Meeting
Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges
July 24 – 27, 2014
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Scilla Wahrhaftig

2013 Annual Meeting
Growing in Grace: LEYM Celebrates 50 Years
July 25-28, 2013
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speakers: Conleth Crotser (Cleveland), John Howell (Athens), Don Nagler (Pine River), and Abbey Pratt-Harrington (Athens)

2012 Annual Meeting
Finding Our Way: The Process of Discernment
July 26–29, 2012
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Brent Bill

2011 Annual Meeting
Mindful Consumption as a Spiritual Practice
July 28–31, 2011
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Sally Weaver Sommer

2010 Annual Meeting
Where There are Shadows, There is also Light
July 29–August 1, 2010
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Lloyd Lee Wilson

2009 Annual Meeting
Reflecting Light: Seeing Ourselves in the Other
June 11–14, 2009
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Max Carter

2008 Annual Meeting
Peacemaking from the Inside Out
June  12–15, 2008
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Helen Horn

2007 Annual Meeting
Living Our Witness to Peace
June 14–17, 2007
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Mary Lord

2006 Annual Meeting
Moved by Faith Within Community
June 15–18, 2006
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Michael Wajda

2005 Annual Meeting
The Ground of our Being: Listening to Earth and Spirit
June 16–19, 2005
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Kim Carlyle

2004 Annual Meeting
Integrity: Growing Wholeness from Our Roots
June 17–20, 2004
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Michael Birkel

2003 Annual Meeting
Engaging Fear with Spirit
June 19–22, 2003
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary: Panel discussion on theme

2002 Annual Meeting
Testimonies, where Quaker rubber hits the road: Moving from talking the talk to walking the walk
June 13–16, 2002
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Plenary Speaker: Steve Morehouse

2001 Annual Meeting
Individual Will, Corporate Worship, Corporate Decision-Making
June 14–17, 2002
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio

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