2021 Annual Sessions

LEYM 2021: Healing Through Truth Quakers affiliated with Lake Erie Yearly Meeting gather annually for fellowship, worship, business and to see how the spirit moves among us. From July 28-Aug 1, 2021 LEYM Friends will be meeting online via Zoom. Financial contributions sent to the treasurer are strictly voluntary, so “pay as you are led”. Contributions will help offset the costs associated with hosting the event. See the latest issue of the LEYM Bulletin for helpful event details.

Annual Session Offerings July 28 - Aug 1, 2021

  • We are hosting nine workshops this year, including one by our keynote speaker Paula Palmer. You can see the full schedule and workshop descriptions in the latest issue of the LEYM Bulletin (see pages 3-8). We'll also have an interest group session where you can learn all about various Quaker organizations.

    Workshops and Interest Groups on Offer

    • Roots and Branches of Quaker Advocacy - Thu 3:00 PM
    • Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children & Families - Thu 3:00 PM
    • Prison Abolition as a Quaker Practice - Thu 7:00 PM
    • Experiment with Light - Thu 7:00 PM
    • Organizational Interest Groups - Fri 1-2:30 PM
      •      FWCC - Friends World Committee for Consultation
      •      AFSC - American Friends Service Committee
      •      RSWR - Right Sharing of World Resources
      •      FCNL - Friends Committee on National Legislation
      •      FGC - Friends General Conference
    • The Intersection of Earthcare and Justice Action - Fri 3:00 PM
    • Spiritual Companion Groups: What they are & how they might serve LEYM - Fri 3:00 PM
    • Native Plants & Native Americans: Models for Healing - Sat 1:00 PM
    • Are We Ready? Helping LEYM Become an Anti-Racist Community - Sat 1:00 PM
    • Paula Palmer - Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change - Sat 3:00 PM
  • We’ll have morning and evening silent worship opportunities, three Bible study sessions, and worship-sharing small group sessions on the theme of healing through truth.

    Worship and Bible Study Sessions

    • Evening Worship - Wed 8:30 PM
    • Morning Worship - Thu 8:15 AM
    • Bible Study - Thu 9:00 AM
    • Evening Worship - Thu 8:30 PM
    • Morning Worship - Fri 8:15 AM
    • Bible Study - Fri 9:00 AM
    • Worship Sharing - Fri 9:00 AM
    • Evening Worship - Fri 8:45 PM
    • Morning Worship - Sat 8:15 AM
    • Bible Study - Sat 9:00 AM
    • Worship Sharing - Sat 9:00 AM
    • Evening Worship (After Talent Show) - Sat 8:45 PM
    • Epistle Sharing and Meeting for Worship - Sun 3:00 PM
  • Friends will gather to conduct the business of the Yearly Meeting across three sessions, with a possible fourth session the following week to attend to remaining items. Click here to review documents provided in advance related to the Business sessions.

    Business-related Sessions

    • LEYM Volunteer Hosts Orientation - Mon 3:00 PM
    • LEYM Executive Committee Meeting - Wed 3:00 PM
    • Business Session 1 - Thu 11:00 AM
    • Business Session 2 - Fri 11:00 AM
    • Committee Meetings & Free Time - Sat 11:00 AM
    • Business Session 3 - Sun 2:00 PM
    • Business Session 4 (as needed) - Sat Aug 7 10:00 AM
  • We'll gather for our shared opening session Wednesday night. On Friday evening, Paula Palmer will provide our keynote on the theme "From Truth to Healing with Native Peoples". The Saturday evening talent show is an annual fan favorite. Sign up during registration if you have a talent to share.

    Large Group Gatherings

    • Opening Welcome & Orientation - Wed 7:00 PM
    • Paula Palmer - From Truth to Healing with Native Peoples - Fri 7:00 PM (see Keynote Resources Handout)
    • Family-Friendly Talent Show - Sat 7:00 PM

Friends Gathering

Cultivating Many Roots

Cultivating Many Roots

"Too many times we pray for ease, but that's a prayer seldom met. What we need to do is pray for ROOTS that reach deep into the Eternal, so when the rains fall and the winds blow, we won't be swept asunder." -- Philip J. Gulley

The calendar of events schedule below is clickable, providing additional information such as full session descriptions and access and tech support links.

Annual Sessions Calendar of Events

TIPS: Use the controls along the left top to select different days, and the controls on the right top to change views. Scroll up and down through the day's time slots by dragging or using the scrollbar on the right side. Click on the title of an individual session to see additional details. Use the "view larger version" link along the bottom right to go to an expanded calendar view.

Note: you can subscribe to the official LEYM events calendar, which includes all the annual sessions events, using this iCal link.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

LEYM 2021

Healing Through Truth