World Quaker Day is October 3

Friends around the world are celebrating World Quaker Day, a project of the Friends World Committee for Consultation, on Sunday, October 3, 2021. You are invited to join in. The theme this year is Resilience and hope: drawing strength from our Quaker faith. You can learn more and see reports of activities at worldquakerday.org.

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Fall 2021 Bulletin Now Available

The Fall issue of the LEYM Bulletin is now available. Contents include a message from Clerk Susan Loucks on findings of the ad hoc committee that went through a Visioning process last year, the LEYM Epistle, news from our Annual Sessions, reports from three monthly meetings on their recent anti-racist work, and more. Current and back issues of the…

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Detroit Friends Plan New Meetinghouse

After years of discernment and uncertainty over the path forward, the Detroit Friends Meeting (DFM) is enthusiastic about building a new meetinghouse to provide a permanent spiritual home in Detroit that will serve the community and generations of future Quakers. Detroit Friends Meeting has had a presence in Detroit since the early 1920s. DFM’s twenty-five current members, along with a…

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Broadmead October Retreat to Feature Christopher Sammond

The annual Broadmead Monthly Meeting Friends Fall Retreat is scheduled for October 1-3 2001 on the theme “Openings to Transformative Worship.” The event, to be held at the St. Francis Spirituality Center in Tiffin, OH, features retreat leader Christopher Sammond. Christopher Sammond is a member of Poplar Ridge Monthly Meeting, New York YM. He has facilitated workshops and…

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Fall Spiritual Formation Retreat Details

LEYM Spiritual Formation Program Opening WorkshopGoing Deeper Togetheronline Sept 10-12, 2021with Marcelle Martin The LEYM spiritual formation planning committee invites all of you to participate in this year’s spiritual formation program. The year’s program is kicked off with a weekend fall retreat in September and culminates in a one-day spring retreat in May. In between the two retreats, small…

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Annual Sessions Registration Now Open

LEYM 2021: Healing Through Truth – https://leym.org/annual/Quakers affiliated with Lake Erie Yearly Meeting gather annually for fellowship, worship, to conduct business and to see how the Spirit moves among us. This year, from Wednesday July 28 – Sunday Aug 1 LEYM Friends will gather online via Zoom.  The Program Committee has prepared a wonderful program for us, with expanded…

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GPQM Annual Worship and Picnic, August 8, in Battle Creek

Every year in early August Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting remembers the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and celebrates peace in the historic Quaker Park in Battle Creek. GPQM will hold an in-person worship planned for 11 a.m., August 8, outdoors at Quaker Park. Worship will be followed by a picnic, with Friends may bring a chair/blanket,…

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Read Epistles from Friends around the globe

As groups of Quakers gather in their annual sessions, they often write something known as an “Epistle” that is then shared with other Friends around the world. Back in the 17th century the Quaker movement revived the Gospel use of this word to mean an advisory or admonitory letter, sent to a group of people. In modern usage, you can…

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Exploring Hybrid Worship Models

LEYM’s Ministry and Nurture Committee has been exploring the many ways that Quakers are adapting to a more virtual life of the spirit as groups adopt online meeting practices. Quakers are worshiping online across the globe, as these extensive lists of worship opportunities compiled by Western Friends and Friends World Committee on Consultation make clear. As more…

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LEYM on Social Media

Looking for ways you can meaningfully impact the cause of racial justice? Sign up now for Aiming for Justice: Race Reparations and Right Paths with K. Melchor Quick Hall and her team.
https://pendlehill.org/events/aiming-for-justice-race-reparations-and-right-paths-4/
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On Thurs, November 4, at 6 p.m. ET, join AFSC online to hear from leaders of the #PoorPeoplesCampaign and see how Quakers across the U.S. and AFSC staff can together take action for economic, racial & gender justice.
https://www.afsc.org/action/poor-people’s-campaign-quaker-support-then-and-now

Register now for FCNL Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute 2021 NOVEMBER 17 - 21, 2021 ONLINE https://www.fcnl.org/events/annualmeeting2021

LEYM Environmental Interest Group session coming this Saturday - The 3rd Battle for Lake Erie
October 9, 2021  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm https://leym.org/pje-interest-group/

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  • American Friends Service Committee - afsc.org
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation - fcnl.org
  • Friends General Conference - fgcquaker.org
  • Friends World Committee for Consultation: Section of the Americas - fwccamericas.org
  • Friends World Committee for Consultation: World Office - fwcc.world
  • Right Sharing of World Resources - rswr.org