Jan 18 Civil Rights Teach-in

CIVIL RIGHTS TEACH-IN: Unsung Civil Rights Hero(ine)s The Peace and Social Action Committee at North Columbus Friends Meeting (NCFM) is hosting a “Civil Rights Teach-In” to be presented on Martin Luther King Jr Day (January 18 at 7pm) to recognize and honor unsung civil rights heroes and heroines. The Teach-In will start with an historical overview and contextualization of racism…

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Request for Proposals for 2021 Annual Meeting

Request for Workshop Proposals 2021 Annual Meeting The Program Committee of LEYM is requesting proposals from Friends for workshop presentations at our 2021 Annual Meeting, to be held Wednesday evening, July 28 – Sunday, August 1 by videoconference. The theme of this year’s meeting is Healing Through Truth. The deadline for submission is Monday, February 15th. We cannot guarantee that…

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2020 Annual Records Now Available

The 2020 edition of the Lake Erie Yearly Meeting Annual Records has at last been published. Among the features are minutes and reports from both the Representative Meeting in April and the Annual Sessions in July/August, a full slate of committee officers, committee members, and representatives, and useful information on all of our monthly meetings and worship groups, giving details…

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LEYM Bulletin Seeks Submissions

SUBMISSIONS FOR LEYM WINTER BULLETIN DUE JAN. 15, 2021 Please send articles, essays, reports, or artwork for Lake Erie Yearly Meeting’s Winter 2021 Bulletin to the editors, Jeff Cooper and Peggy Daub, by Friday, January 15, 2021 (send to bulletinleym@gmail.com)   As always, we welcome items reflecting the business of the Yearly Meeting, such as reports and announcements from committees.  Reports on activities in monthly meetings…

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Quaker Records Collection at Ancestry.com

Friends may be interested to learn that Ancestry.com now has a special collection of historical records related specifically to Quakers. A helpful research guide provides information about the types of available records and how to interpret the various terms and abbreviations used. Information sources include meeting minutes, births, marriages, burials, memberships, records related to discipline,…

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FWCC Seeks New General Secretary

The Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) has opened a global search for its next General Secretary. They ask: Are you ready to provide both spiritual and administrative leadership to FWCC’s small and thriving international Quaker organization? Applications due by Jan 4, 2021. To find out more, and how to apply, to go here. General Secretary…

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Green Pastures Quarterly Special Called Meeting

Joe Mills has requested a Special Called Meeting of Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting on behalf of Friends School Detroit Trustees to discuss the following issues: Amending the bylaws of Friends School in Detroit such that:The minimum number of Trustees for Friends School be reduced from 9 to 3Eliminate the provision that a trustee serving for 3 consecutive full terms must…

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Looking Deeply at Thanksgiving event

English colonists first touched land on New England soil some 400 years ago. The 400 Years Project, Beacon Hill Friends House, and Justice & Witness Ministries of the S. New England UCC are offering a unique opportunity to hear and reflect on Indigenous voices around Thanksgiving next week. The program will be led by two Wampanoag leaders joined by…

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New Interest Groups Project Underway

Lake Erie Yearly Meeting’s Executive Committee approved a virtual interest group discussion forum for the upcoming year to focus on topics relating to Peace, Justice and Earthcare.   The purpose of this newly formed interest group is to provide a space where members/attenders of monthly meetings can have a virtual Zoom platform to discuss important Peace, Justice…

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Fall LEYM Bulletin Now Available

The LEYM Bulletin for fall 2020 is now available. On the website, go to the tab for “News” and choose “Bulletins,” and check out the newly designed website while you’re there! This issue includes a clerk’s message on “Living in the Next Normal,” highlights of the 2020 Annual Meeting, news from monthly meetings, and more. Please…

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LEYM on Social Media

Did you miss our Radical Acting in Faith e-course? The online, self-study version of this course is now available for individuals and small groups. We encourage you to check it out, and engage with the materials and course work!
https://www.afsc.org/radicalAIF

AFSC event “Under the Mask: How communities are resisting authoritarianism during COVID-19” set for Jan 26 http://www.afsc.org/action/register-today-under-mask

Special Quaker Records Collection available on Ancestry website https://leym.org/quaker-records-collection-at-ancestry-com/

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