Spring 2017 Bulletin with info on Annual Sessions available

The new Bulletin has been posted on-line. It has information and registration forms for LEYM’s Annual Sessions.

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Brent Bill’s Humble Stumble Hymnbook – Broadcast from Quaker radio

Humble Stumble Hymnbook

One hour broadcast 5/28/2017 from Northern Spirit Radio: Quaker radio programs available on the web at www.northernspiritradio.org.

Description: J. Brent Bill is the author of Life Lessons From a Bad Quaker: A Humble Stumble Toward Simplicity and Grace, reviewed in Friends Journal to much acclaim. He’s also been an avid consumer and creator of music, and joins us this week to discuss one section in particular of his book, the Humble Stumble Hymnbook.


This broadcast is the latest of Northern Spirit Radio’s Song of the Soul programs. Song of the Soul invites you to a soul-level encounter. Music has the ability to proclaim the soul’s language beyond what mere words can speak. That’s what we seek as we invite our guests to share their Song of the Soul. You will hear the music that has charted the steps of their spiritual journey, that has provided a touchstone in the soul’s dark night, and sung the hearts awe and joy when come to the Light. As you listen to Song of the Soul, you are both witness and companion to our guest’s spiritual path and sacred testimony.


Northern Spirit Radio

Illuminating the connections between the roots and fruits of the Spirit

NSR promotes world healing by broadcasting inspirational and educational voices of peace and social justice using the language of personal story, music, and spirituality.

Other programs include: Spirit in Action, Citizens’ Climate Radio, and History and Our Best Future.

Quaker radio broadcasting on 32 radio stations in the U.S. All programs are available on the web at www.northernspiritradio.org.

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How Corporations are Remaking America – Broadcast from Quaker radio

How Corporations are Remaking America

One hour broadcast 5/21/2017 from Northern Spirit Radio: Quaker radio programs available on the web at www.northernspiritradio.org.

Description: One of the most informative & persuasive writers ever, Gordon Lafer is author of The One Percent Solution: How Corporations are Remaking America One State At A Time. Both empowering & maddening, the piercing exposé of the destruction of labor & the middle class by moneyed interests is essential to mounting an effective reply. Gordon Lafer is a political economist and Associate Professor at the Labor Education and Research Center of the University of Oregon in Eugene.


This broadcast is the latest of Northern Spirit Radio’s Spirit in Action progerams. Each week, Spirit In Action brings you stories of people living lives of fruitful service, of peace, community, compassion, creative action and progressive efforts. We will trace the spiritual roots that support and nourish them in their service. Above all, we will seek out Light, Love and Helping Hands, being shared between our many neighbors on this planet, hoping to inspire and encourage you to sink deep roots and produce sacred fruit in your own life.


Northern Spirit Radio

Illuminating the connections between the roots and fruits of the Spirit

NSR promotes world healing by broadcasting inspirational and educational voices of peace and social justice using the language of personal story, music, and spirituality.

Other programs include: Song of the Soul (music performance & interviews), Citizens’ Climate Radio, and History and Our Best Future.

Quaker radio broadcasting on 32 radio stations in the U.S. All programs are available on the web at www.northernspiritradio.org.

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Come join the 2017 LEYM Service Project on July 25-27 before LEYM Begins

Information & Registration form for Service Project prior to LEYM 2017 Annual Sessions.

 

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Invitation to attend Baltimore Yearly Meeting annual sessions for free

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Friends have extended an invitation to other yearly meetings to send one or two Friends as visitors to BYM’s annual sessions from July 31–August 6, 2017 at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. BYM will cover registration costs as well as room and board! BYM is an FGC-affiliated yearly meeting. See the abridged letter below for more information.

If you are interested or feel led to serve as a visitor and report back to LEYM, contact the clerk of LEYM’s Advancement & Outreach Committee, Mathilda Navias, at galaxy [at] woh.rr.com or 419 448-0578.


Dear Friends,

On behalf of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, I invite Friends from your Yearly Meeting to join us for our Annual Session, July 31–August 6, 2017 at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. The theme for the 2017 Annual Session is “Growing Towards Justice—Acting on Faith.” We are delighted to welcome all visitors, first-time or returning, for a day or the whole session.

Our Intervisitation Working Group will sponsor your members’ visits to our Annual Session and will serve as your hosts. We enthusiastically welcome all visitors from across the entire Quaker spectrum. Baltimore Yearly Meeting is able to pay full costs of registration, as well as room and board at Hood College, for up to two members of your Yearly Meeting. These funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so early registration is recommended. If you wish, you may request partial support rather than the full registration, room, and board offered. So we may reserve funds for as many visitors’ registrations as possible, we are unable to cover travel or visa expenses.

From its beginnings in 2005, our Friends in the intervisitation program have visited with and welcome visitors from all Yearly Meetings of North America, as well as around the world. We enjoy the presence of and being present with Friends all over, finding deep joy in our diversity.

Travel Minutes or Letters of Introduction from your community are encouraged but not required. We read travel minutes at our meetings for worship with a concern for business. We hope your visitors can join us not just this year but also at subsequent annual sessions, thus coming to share with us more deeply.

In the Light,

Ken Stockbridge, Presiding Clerk

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FGC eRetreat on Beloved Community June 4-30, 2017

FGC’s Spiritual Deepening Program is proud to launch a new eRetreat on the theme of Beloved Community. This four-week online experience invites Friends and newcomers to explore what it means to live into Beloved Community, the ways we are called to recognize patterns of marginalization and exclusion and to act toward justice, and tools for transforming and vitalizing our meetings and communities.

The four-week course runs from June 4th through 30th, 2017, and registration will be limited to the first 75 participants. The cost for the course is $20/participant, on a pay-as-led basis. Reserve your spot for the Beloved Community eRetreat now! Click here to learn more and register.

Want to learn more? You can watch a short video overview of the Spiritual Deepening Program’s eRetreat offerings on our website now (scroll down the page).

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GPQM 2017 Spring Gathering – Schedule & Agenda

Click the link below to open a Docx file that you can print or download.

2017 GPQM Spring Gathering Schedule & Business Agenda

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Invite an FWCC Traveling Minister to your Meeting

“The heart of FWCC’s mission calls us to serve as an instrument of healing and inspiration in the midst of polarizing tensions among Friends.”

If you would like to bring this healing and inspiring experience to your local meeting, invite an FWCC Traveling Minister to visit this year. These Friends are ready and willing to bring the Friends World Committee to you – face to face and heart to heart.

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Job Openings at Friends General Conference May 2017

Database Associate
Launch your career in database management. We are looking for someone with six to twelve months Salesforce experience (or equivalent Trailhead badges) eager to increase their skills and responsibilities. We will provide training and mentorship support. The position also includes data entry, management of relationships with a variety of tech consultants, and responsibility for generating non-payroll checks within QuickBooks. This position is based in Philadelphia.

Click here to read the full description and apply!

Development Manager
Help fulfill donors’ dreams by assisting FGC in turning their donations into vital, life changing ministries. FGC is looking for a Development Manager to works closely with the Associate Secretary for Development to plan and implement a comprehensive development program for Friends General Conference. Responsibilities include the preparation and management of all mail appeals; grant proposals and reports; acknowledgement letters; and communications with our constituents. This position is based in Philadelphia.

Click here to read the full description and apply!

Bookstore Fulfillment Clerk II
For our summer season, QuakerBooks & More is searching for a temporary part-time Bookstore Fulfillment Clerk II (10 hours per week). The person selected for this position will primarily work with summer consignment and on-line orders. It is temporary at this time — going until August 31, 2017, with the possibility to become permanent part-time. This position is based in Wallingford, PA.

Click here to read the full description and apply!

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Green Pastures Spring Gathering May 20, 2017

The Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting (GPQM) Spring Gathering will be held at Friends Lake, in Chelsea, Michigan, on Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Friends, you’re are all invited to this spring gathering at beautiful Friends Lake! Let’s enjoy this opportunity to meet and get better acquainted with other Friends in Michigan.

In the morning, we’re planning a program that will allow us to continue our exploration of the topic and the question posed at the midwinter gathering held last February at Red Cedar Meeting, hosted by Detroit and Birmingham Meetings, and led by Pam Melick and Marvin Barnes.

The topic was racism in our Quaker meetings and the question was “Why can’t we be F/friends?”  On May 20, we plan to hold a panel discussion among Friends who attended the February gathering, who will briefly reflect on their experience and share their thoughts on “Now, what?”

(Those who would like to be members of this panel — we’re looking for no more than 5 Friends–should  let me know.)

In the afternoon. we’ll have our meeting for worship for the conduct of business (after lunch provided by Ann Arbor Friends), from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  An important report from the transitional Friends School Board will be on the agenda.  (Please send other agenda items to me.)

RSVP is not required but if you can let me know that you’re planning to come, that would definitely help with  food preparations.

I’ll send out the schedule and agenda a week before the spring gathering.

In the Light,

Raelyn Joyce
Clerk of GPQM
Kalamazoo Friends Meeting
269 345-0489
raejoyce10 [at] gmail.com
(the e-mail has the number 10)

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