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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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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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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LEYM on Social Media

Your meeting may be wrestling with matters related to virtual and hybrid gatherings. A workshop was held on Saturday May 7, and we returned to the questions about navigating the new normal through the ongoing pandemic. https://www.pym.org/workshop-on-gathering-virtually/

AFSC is partnering with the Poor People’s Campaign to support the June 18 Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington. They are seeking to mobilize attendance and have buses ready to take people. See https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/june18/ to get involved.

AFSC’s Michigan Criminal Justice Program is hiring a Program Coordinator for the ending life and long sentences project. Apply by May 16 at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/AME1068/JobBoard/34b788f5-e07e-3fb3-8e73-08c36602a07b/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=f1994089-620c-4f9a-b4ff-8c3d3ba303dc

Quaker Worship Sharing online this Thursday! All are welcome https://quakerearthcare.org/event/worship-sharing-with-quaker-earthcare-witness-and-friends-general-conference-3/

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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