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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FCNL 2021 Report to Yearly Meetings

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) has released their 2021 Report to Yearly Meetings. Many Friends within LEYM have been active on FCNL Advocacy Teams or via participation in some of FCNL’s ongoing events series. This report includes some of the highlights of this year’s work, made possible by the advocacy, engagement, and financial support of…

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Spring Bulletin Submissions Due May 15

MAY 15, 2021:  DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO LEYM SPRING BULLETIN  Please send articles, essays, reports or artwork for Lake Erie Yearly Meeting’s Spring 2021Bulletin to the editors, Jeff Cooper and Peggy Daub, by Saturday, May 15, 2021 (send to bulletinleym@gmail.com)    This issue will provide information about Annual Meeting – the program, schedule, workshops, etc.  Remember, those sessions will again be virtual, from Wednesday, July 28, through Sunday,…

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AFSC to Offer New Youth Opportunities

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is developing an exciting new program for young Quakers and Quaker college students and alumni, ages 18-25. To help them develop this program, AFSC is inviting young Quakers and current and former students from Quaker colleges to participate in an upcoming Zoom focus group on either May 11 or May 12 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. If…

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Spring Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting

Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting spring business meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 15, 2021, via Zoom (see below for link). In addition to business items, Friends will hear updates from the Michigan Friends Center and the Michigan Quakers for Environmental Action. To add an item to the agenda, please contact one of our Co-Clerks, Deb…

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Quaker House at Chautauqua ready for 2021 Season

Sue Tannehill is sharing the good news that the new Quaker house at Chautauqua is ready for the 2021 Chautauqua Season. She writes: Dear Quakers and other interested F/friends, It is with great joy that we are now accepting requests to stay at Quaker House at Chautauqua for the 2021 season!!  Please note all visitors must be fully…

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Register for April 2-3 Representative Meeting

The 2021 LEYM Representative Meeting will be held online this year, beginning on the evening of Friday April 2 (for the Executive Committee), followed by the broader gathering of Friends on Saturday, April 3 from 10am to 3pm. This year we will be hearing from the ad hoc Visioning Committee on their work considering an updated structure for LEYM. It will be a…

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AFSC April Workshop Series for Friends

The American Friends Service Committee invites you to join them for a week of events and workshops on the occasion of AFSC’s annual meeting, a virtual program exploring different dimensions of “Making New Worlds: Pursuing Peace with Justice,” from Sunday, April 11 through Thursday, April 15.In six workshops, one panel presentation, and one plenary address AFSC will explore questions…

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Possibilities of Peace Education Event in May 2021

Are you a teacher, youth worker, young adult, volunteer, parent/carer interested in peace education? Would you like to meet people from across Europe and beyond, share practice and ways to strengthen the call for peace education? The Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) and Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) invite you to their conference “The Possibilities of Peace…

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LEYM on Social Media

Why should peace education be a priority? Watch one of three videos produced in the context of our big conference on peace education last month:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ4nmB7kBD8
#PeaceEducation #Peace #PeaceMediation #Quakers #nonviolence #EUPolicy

In a 2016 @friendsjournal article by former AFSC staffer Stephen McNeil, we look at AFSC’s decades of work alongside people and communities to challenge homophobia, heterosexism, and transphobia. Happy #Pride and sending best wishes for equality for all! https://bit.ly/3x0D7jM

We're hiring! If you're looking to get involved in our work for peace and justice, take a look and see if any of these opportunities are a good fit. There are positions available in strategic advocacy, policy work, and development. https://www.fcnl.org/about/work-fcnl

Preparations are well underway for LEYM’s 2021 annual sessions July 28 - Aug 1 https://leym.org/annual-meeting-info/

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Related Organizations

  • 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