Lake Erie Yearly Meeting’s Harassment Policy

Lake Erie Yearly Meeting wants to make its Annual Gathering and other committee meetings, visits, and programs free of harassment. This policy addresses a number of forms of harassment, described within the policy. Our consciousness of the need to prevent and respond to these types of harassment has been heightened by our realization that such behavior does occur…

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2019 Epistle to Friends Everywhere

Epistle to all Friends  Lake Erie Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends  July 25-28, 2019 Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio   “(We) remain(s) a vibrant community of dedicated, caring, flawed and lovely Quakers. Gathering together for worship, study, fellowship or work strengthens our bonds and renews our spirits.  We face the uncertain future not afraid and…

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LEYM College Scholarship Fund

Do you have young Friends who are planning to attend a Quaker college or university during the 2019-20 school year? Lake Erie Yearly Meeting approved a new college scholarship fund for LEYM young adults who are pursuing an undergraduate degree or Quaker-related internship opportunity. The deadline is 9/30 this year! More information about criteria and next steps is available below.

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2019 Annual Sessions Documents in Advance

In order to reduce paper consumption, please download these documents to a mobile device before traveling to Annual Sessions in Bluffton and please read them before they are considered for action during business sessions. There will be a small number of print-outs available on-site for Friends to share. Policies and Procedures – SHORT – Suggested updates 6-06-19 Policies…

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Vacancy in Ann Arbor’s Quaker House Residential Community

Friends are invited to apply to join Ann Arbor Meeting’s Quaker House Residential Community (QHRC), which has a vacancy opening sometime in August. Quaker House adjoins the Ann Arbor Friends Meetinghouse on a lot near the edge of the University of Michigan main campus. The QHRC typically has 5–6 members of various ages, some of whom are Friends. Learn…

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Draft Revisions to Policies and Procedures

At the fall Executive Committee meeting, Mathilda Navias and Jeff Cooper agreed to consider needed updates to our Policies and Procedures manual. They have compiled a six-page document that groups suggested changes in four categories: A) those requiring discernment by the Meeting; B) those recognizing changes in current practice; C) policies and procedures already approved but not yet included; and D) minor…

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Silence, Contemplation, and Scripture – Pendle Hill Retreat July 11-14 2019

Kairos: Silence, Contemplation, and Scripture A spiritual retreat based on the monastic practice of worshiping, working, and studying while experiencing the dynamic of solitude and community living. July 11-14, 2019 Thursday evening through Sunday noon Register by May 1 for early-bird discount. Facilitated by Francisco Burgos For more information, visit Kairos Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford,…

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Funds Available for Travel to Conferences Reflecting Quaker Values

At the LEYM Annual Sessions in 2018, $1,000 was designated in the budget to assist Friends to attend conferences that reflect Quaker values. Conferences reflecting Quaker values can be conferences developed by or sponsored by Quaker groups or conferences whose purposes are closely aligned with Quaker testimonies, such as peace, equality, integrity, and simplicity. These funds are not meant to…

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LEYM on Social Media

George Lakey is offering free Nonviolence trainings in October on the theme “How to beat an election-related power grab” See http://choosedemocracy.us/trainings

The 5th session of the #YQforclimateaction2020 series will be on Sat 24th October, 8pm UK.

Come along to be part of a conversation to explore how to move forward as an international #YoungQuaker community to care for our #planet. Register online at: https://bit.ly/2GOhJKi

New LEYM Peace and Justice and Earthcare Interest Groups project gets underway. Get involved and see welcome video at https://leym.org/pje-interest-group/

Would you like to experience a #seminary course at ESR? We have several virtual sample classes available to prospective students. You can read the course descriptions and register for one or more sample classes, or other Virtual Visit Day events, at https://esr.earlham.edu/2020FallVirtualVisitDayRegistration

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