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Providing support to the Lake Erie Yearly Meeting (Religious Society of Friends).

Homepage: http://leym.org

LEYM Fall Bulletin Deadline is 10/15

A FRIENDLY REMINDER
Items to be published in the Fall Bulletin of Lake Erie Yearly Meeting should be received by the Bulletin editors by Tuesday, October 15.

Examples of items to send:

  • news items from yearly meeting committees
  • photographs from Annual Sessions or monthly meeting activities
  • articles or photographs from local monthly meetings or worship groups
  • news of regional conference/retreats
  • news of individual Friends

Send to: bulletinleym@gmail.com

Thank you, Peggy Daub & Jeff Cooper Co-Editors, LEYM Bulletin

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World Quaker Day is October 6, 2019!

World Quaker Day, supported by Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), is happening this Sunday, October 6 across the globe. You can find out more at the worldquakerday.org website. Here’s a message from FWCC regarding the day:

This year’s theme is Sustainability: Planting Seeds of Renewal for the World We Love

FWCC invites you to join Quakers around the world for the 6th annual World Quaker Day.

Across our churches, meetings, countries and sections, we feel the power of God connecting us in to a faithful family. We celebrate all expressions of Quaker worship!

Visit the resources page for ideas on how to get involved.

Please send us your photos and reports from the day by emailing submit@worldquakerday.org. If you have a video to share, please send it to submit@worldquakerday.org via WeTransfer.

World Quaker Day Logo

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Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting September 21, 2019

Quick Reminder: The Fall 2019 Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting (GPQM) is next Saturday:

September 21 2019
9AM-3PM
Michigan Friends Center
Chelsea Michigan
http://mfcenter.org/map.html

GPQM Associated meetings: Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, and Red Cedar. Associated Worship groups: Manitou, Pine River, and Tustin.

The Meeting for Business will discern proposed new by-laws.
Following lunch there will be an informal program focused on communication and future of GPQM.  Peace!

Deborah Wickering
Co- Clerk Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting
Professor Emerita of Anthropology

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Friends Couple Enrichment Retreat Nov 15-17 2019

There are few things more fulfilling in life than being deeply understood by the one who loves you, and deeply understanding the one you love. The Couple Enrichment Dialogue, in which we listen tenderly and speak authentically, is a spiritual practice that helps us gain this kind of deep understanding. If you would like to learn how to use the Couple Enrichment Dialogue to give and receive the gift of understanding with your beloved, and to introduce this spiritual practice to your partnership, please join us for this residential retreat. It will be a special time!  (get Friends Couple Enrichment Retreat flyer)

When: We begin on Friday, November 15 at 6 pm and end with lunch on Sunday at 1 pm. We will finish each evening at 9 pm.

Where: Weber Retreat Center, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221-1793. The center is close to Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Toledo, and is a one-hour drive from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). http://www.webercenter.org.

Cost: $350 per couple covers rooms, food, and retreat costs. Please note: In order to keep costs as low as possible, Merry and Peter are donating their time to this event and are not able to offer a discounted rate. However, more couples participating means that costs can be shared. Invite your friends so that the cost can be reduced for everyone! Limited to 10 couples.

Who: Open to any committed couple, regardless of marital status, religious affiliation, gender identity, sexual orientation.

Retreat Leaders: We are Merry Stanford and Peter Wood, of Red Cedar Friends Meeting in Lansing, Michigan, and have been leading Couple Enrichment events since 1995. Peter is a psychotherapist in full-time private practice, working with individuals and couples. Merry is a psychotherapist, spiritual director, and energy medicine practitioner. We have been married for 29 years, following previously failed marriages. We credit the Couple Enrichment dialogue process with helping us grow a healthy relationship through difficult as well as joyful times, while also growing individually. We have used the principles of Couple Enrichment to raise two children, now grown, and to help faith communities speak together about sensitive and divisive issues.

To pre-register or to ask questions, please contact us at https://www.merrystanford.com/email-us.html . To find out more about Couple Enrichment, and to see a sample of dialogue in action, view our Quaker Speak video! Go to https://friendscoupleenrichment.wordpress.com/ .

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Broadmead MM Fall Retreat – Steps towards Anti-Racism and Justice

Broadmead Monthly Meeting is hosting a Fall Retreat that all of LEYM is invited to participate in.

Date: Oct. 11th – 13th 2019
Retreat Theme: Steps towards Anti-Racism and Justice

Presenters: Carolyn Lejuste & Jamie Archer

Location: St. Francis Spirituality Center, Tiffin, Ohio

A brochure with additional registration information is available here.

Checkin starts at 6:30 pm Fri. (supper is NOT provided)
Program starts at 7:00 pm

More about the Presenters:

Carolyn Lejuste is a member of Red Cedar Friends in Lansing MI. She has represented LEYM on the Friends General Conference Central Committee and served on the Institutional Assessment on Racism Task Force. She currently is co-clerking the assessment Implementation Group whose charge is to encourage FGC to implement the report’s recommendations.

Jamie Archer is a member of Red Cedar Friends Meeting in Lansing, MI. She currently works at Michigan State University for the College of Education, where she implements the Intercultural Development Inventory, an assessment that helps students, staff, and faculty grow in their cultural competence. She is also serving her fourth year on the Midwest Region Executive Committee for the American Friends Service Committee.

 

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Write for Friends Journal Special Issue on Quaker Kids?

Friends Journal is devoting a whole issue to Quaker kids later this year. Everything from activity pages to mini-graphic novels to memes to serious articles on growing up Quaker or teaching religious education are fair game. Submissions are due Sept 16.

More information here

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The Spiritual Practice of Letting Go – Pendle Hill Retreat July 26-28 2019

How many times in your life have you realized it was better to let go of something–a job, a habit, or a person–rather than keeping it in your life? Release what no longer serves you. Make room for Spirit to work more freely and deeply in your life. Whether you pull your hands off the controls or take out the trash, you arrive lighter and freer for it. Experience various practices, including guided meditation, prayer/personal reflection time, and group discussions.

For more information visit The Spiritual Practice of Letting Go

Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086, USA (map)

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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, PA 19086, USA (map)

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Deadline for submissions to Bulletin May 15, 2019

The deadline for submissions to the Spring Bulletin of Lake Erie Yearly Meeting is Wednesday, May 15th.

Warmly welcomed:  articles describing activities of monthly meetings, essays, poetry or artwork related to spiritual journeys.

Especially needed:  anything that people need to see prior to our summer sessions in Bluffton.

Send to the Bulletin editors.

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GPQM Spring Gathering May 11, 2019

Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting (GPQM) Spring Gathering will be held at the Michigan Friends Center on Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This gathering will include a meeting for worship for the conduct of business in which we’ll consider a proposal for a new structure for GPQM and a new slate of officers.

The program after lunch, which will be around 12:30, will be a talk on the 25-year history of the Center, followed by a spring wildflowers walk around the Friends Lake property led by a naturalist. We’re hoping for a day in which we’ll discern the future of our Quarter and spend time in strengthening our spiritual bonds as Quakers, surrounded by the beauty of Friends Lake.

Morning snacks and a catered lunch will be provided. Please e-mail Raelyn Joyce at raejoyce10 at gmail.com if you’re planning to come, so the right amount of food can be prepared (with heartfelt thanks to Richard Tucker and Ann Arbor Friends).

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