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Advance Registration for Representative Meeting (due March 13)

The 2020 LEYM Representative Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 4 at Pittsburgh Friends Meeting, 4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For more information, contact emilyanderson257 at gmail.com

Schedule for Saturday, April 4:
Registration & simple breakfast …. 9:00 AM
Meeting for worship …………………. 9:30 AM
Greeting & announcements ………..10:00 AM
Committee meetings ………………….10:15 AM
Lunch ……………………………………….12:15 PM
Meeting for business ……………………1:15 PM
Adjournment by ………………………….4:30 PM

A light breakfast and lunch will be offered for those who register in advance. A donation of $10, more or less, for meals will be appreciated. For other attendees, there are restaurants in the neighborhood.

Childcare will be provided for those who request this by March 13 on the registration form.

A meeting of the Executive Committee (Yearly Meeting officers and committee clerks) will be held on Friday evening, April 3, at the same location, starting at 7:00. Supper will be provided for Executive Committee members and their traveling companions at 6:00; suggested offering $5.

Friends are invited to stay for worship with Pittsburgh Friends on First Day at 9:00 or 10:30.

ADVANCED REGISTRATION FORM

Please use this link to submit your advanced registration information.

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LEYM Winter Bulletin now available

The Winter 2020 LEYM Bulletin can be downloaded here. This issue includes:

  • A Clerk’s Message asking how Executive Committee can help our monthly meetings and worship groups
  • Information on Representative Meeting (at Pittsburgh Meeting on April 4)
  • A preview of the Annual Meeting theme and plenary speaker
  • News from the Executive Committee
  • Descriptions of LEYM scholarships and other financial assistance for youth and adults
  • A report on the FCNL Annual Meeting
  • News from monthly meetings, including the major renovation of the Pittsburgh Meeting House
  • And more, including color photos.

Back issues of the Bulletin are available online as well here.

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Request for Workshop Proposals – LEYM 2020 Annual Meeting

The Program Committee of LEYM is requesting proposals from Friends for workshop presentations at our 2020 Annual Meeting, to be held July 30August 2 at Bluffton University, in Bluffton, Ohio. The theme of this year’s meeting is Letting Go: Listening with Whole Hearts and Open Minds. If at all possible, we hope proposals can be submitted before Wednesday, February 5. However, the deadline for submission is Saturday, February 15th. We cannot guarantee that proposals submitted after that date will be considered. 

We expect to provide about ten workshops on Friday and Saturday afternoons, including one by our keynote speaker on Saturday. Each workshop will be an hour and 45 minutes, and should have some relationship to the theme. 

Please submit the following for each workshop proposal:

  • 1. Name and monthly meeting of leader(s)
  • 2. Committee or organization, if applicable
  • 3. Title of your workshop
  • 4. One or two paragraphs describing the content of the workshop, including its relationship to the theme of the annual meeting.

All proposals should be sent to Greg Mott at mott@findlay.edu, preferably by February 5, but no later than February 15th. We look forward to receiving proposals from individuals or committees and hope that Friends will have thoughtful and interesting ideas to share with all of us.

LEYM Program Committee:

Thomas Taylor (Ann Arbor), Clerk; Claire Cohen (Pittsburgh); Aran Reinhart (Broadmead); Susan Hartman (Ann Arbor); Steve Morehouse (Ann Arbor); Greg Mott (Broadmead)

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LEYM Harassment Discernment Committee Contact Information

LEYM now has a Harassment Discernment Committee. If a Friend ever feels she or he has been poorly or unfairly treated because of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, or any other factor, he or she can reach out to this committee. Friends who witness harassment are also encouraged to reach out. Of course, if it is safe to do so, Friends are encouraged to seek direct, positive solutions first. The complete LEYM harassment discernment policy is attached.

LEYM Harassment Discernment Committee for 2020:

Lisa Klopfer
Email: lklopfer at gmail.com
Phone: 734-436-1031

Aran Reinhart
Email: aranreinhart at yahoo.com.
Phone: 419-619-6810

Pamela Moore
Phone: 215-593-6795

Peter Wood
Email: petrosh.wood at gmail.com
Phone: 517 881-6845.

Kate Enger
Email: psychdrkate at gmail.com
Phone: (740) 591-7255

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Deadline for Winter LEYM Bulletin is Jan 15

The deadline for the Winter issue of the LEYM Bulletin is January 15.  This Bulletin will have registration information for Representative Meeting in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 4.  We welcome other news and contributions from committees, meetings, and individuals.
Send material to Co-Editors Jeff Cooper and Peggy Daub at Bulletinleym@gmail.com

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Policies and Procedures Manual Updated

An updated version of the LEYM Policies and Procedures reflecting current practice is now available as a pdf file. With the exception of a few minor changes in wording, all of the changes in text were approved by the Executive Committee at its November meeting. Please let Jeff Cooper know of any errors you may discover, especially in the index. He can be reached at cooperdaub@hotmail.com. Thank you.

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Save the Date: Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting Midwinter Gathering

SAVE THE DATE:  GREEN PASTURES QUARTERLY MEETING MIDWINTER GATHERING

Theme: “Finding Our Spiritual Foundation for Environmental Work”

Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Red Cedar Meeting, 1400 Turner Street, Lansing; 9:30 am

Featured Speaker:  Gretel Van Wieren, a professor at MSU who teaches courses on religion, ethics, and the environment

More information will be available soon.

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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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