2023 Annual Sessions will be in-person!

Our next annual session will be held June 15-18, 2023 at Ashland University in Ohio. Our theme is Navigating Anew.

Recordings from Workshops Available

We've posted the recordings from some of this year's annual sessions workshops on our LEYM YouTube Channel. Check them out!
2023 Annual Sessions

LEYM 2022: Many Roots, One Tree Quakers affiliated with Lake Erie Yearly Meeting gather annually for fellowship, worship, business and to see how the spirit moves among us. From July 27-31, 2022 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 Spring issue of the LEYM Bulletin for helpful event details and workshop descriptions. Check out our 2022 Annual Sessions Welcome Video as well.

Annual Session Offerings July 27 - 30, 2022 (see tabs below)

  • We are hosting ten workshops this year, including one by our keynote speaker Christian Acemah. You can see the full schedule and workshop descriptions in the latest issue of the LEYM Bulletin (see pages 8-10). We'll also have several panel sessions where you can learn all about various Quaker organizations.

    Workshops and Panel Sessions on Offer

    • Using Online Resources to Conduct Quaker Research - Thu 2:00 PM
    • Gardening as a Spiritual Practice - Thu 2:00 PM
    • Panel on Quaker Organizations 1 - Thu 4:00 PM
    • Community Safety Beyond Policing - Thu 7:00 PM
    • Exploring our Roots & Sharing our Spiritual Journeys - Thu 7:00 PM
    • Skills for Peaceful Communication - Fri 2:00 PM
    • Confronting the Nuclear Threat: How faith communities can push back against the world's most immoral weapons and protect humanity - Fri 2:00 PM
    • Panel on Quaker Organizations 2 - Fri 4:00 PM
    • Panel on Quaker Organizations 3 - Sat 12:00 PM
    • An Introduction to Spiritual Companioning: What is it? How does it work? - Sat 1:30 PM
    • Cultivating a Career in Peace: Going Where the Roots Lead You - Sat 1:30 PM
    • Interrogating Inclusion - Sat 3:30 PM
    • In-person? Hybrid? Zoom-only? Going back to normal? Going forward to something else? - Sat 3:30 PM
  • We’ll have morning and evening silent worship opportunities, three Bible study sessions, and worship-sharing small group sessions on the theme.

    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 - Sat 8:45 PM
    • Closing Meeting for Worship - Sun 3:30 PM
  • Friends will gather to conduct the business of the Yearly Meeting across three sessions and a special discernment session exploring "What can we say together about anti-racism?"

    Business-related Sessions

    • LEYM Volunteer Hosts Orientation - Mon 3:00 PM
    • LEYM Executive Committee Meeting - Wed 3:00 PM
    • Business Session 1 - Thu 10:30 AM
    • Business Session 2 - Fri 10:30 AM
    • What Can We Say Together - Anti-Racism - Sat 10:30 AM
    • Business Session 3 - Sun 1:00 PM
  • We'll gather for our shared opening session Wednesday night where Meeting will share some of their histories. On Friday evening, Christian Acemah will provide our keynote on the theme "What Lies Within This Tree with Many Roots?" The Saturday evening social fun time is also a fan favorite. New this year we'll have some informal social time over lunch on two days.

    Large Group Gatherings

    • Opening Plenary with Interactive Roll Call - Wed 7:00 PM
    • Business Session 1 - Thu 10:30 AM
    • Business Session 2 - Fri 10:30 AM
    • Plenary with Christian Acemah: What Lies Within This Tree With Many Roots? - Fri 7:00 PM
    • What Can We Say Together - Anti-Racism - Sat 10:30 AM
    • Business Session 3 - Sun 1:00 PM

Friends Gathering Online

Cultivating Our Roots

Cultivating Our 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

10 Great Workshops to Choose From Free online workshops, with something for everyone.

Get prepared for your registration by reviewing what’s on offer. The calendar of events schedule below is clickable, providing additional information such as full session descriptions and access and tech support links. You can also get a helpful printout of the visual schedule as a pdf.

Annual Sessions Calendar of Events

TIPS: Use the controls along the right top to select different days and 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 2022

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