Silence, Contemplation, and Scripture – Pendle Hill Retreat July 11-14 2019

Kairos: Silence, Contemplation, and Scripture

A spiritual retreat based on the monastic practice of worshiping, working, and studying while experiencing the dynamic of solitude and community living.

July 11-14, 2019
Thursday evening through Sunday noon

Register by May 1 for early-bird discount.

Facilitated by Francisco Burgos

For more information, visit Kairos

Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086, USA (map)

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Funds Available for Travel to Conferences Reflecting Quaker Values

At the LEYM Annual Sessions in 2018, $1,000 was designated in the budget to assist Friends to attend conferences that reflect Quaker values. Conferences reflecting Quaker values can be conferences developed by or sponsored by Quaker groups or conferences whose purposes are closely aligned with Quaker testimonies, such as peace, equality, integrity, and simplicity. These funds are not meant to support travel to regularly occurring Quaker meetings such as the FGC Gathering or Yearly Meeting sessions, since other scholarships are available for those events. They should be used for one-time or rarely occurring events, workshops, or conferences.

To request funding submit this form to the Clerk of Lake Erie Yearly Meeting at least six weeks before an answer is needed. The form should be accompanied by a statement of support from the Clerk of the Friend’s monthly meeting, the Convener of their Worship Group, or the designee of either. Funding decisions will be made together by the following officers of Lake Erie Yearly Meeting or their designees: the Presiding Clerk, the Treasurer, and the Clerk of the Ministry & Nurture Committee.

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Deadline for submissions to Bulletin May 15, 2019

The deadline for submissions to the Spring Bulletin of Lake Erie Yearly Meeting is Wednesday, May 15th.

Warmly welcomed:  articles describing activities of monthly meetings, essays, poetry or artwork related to spiritual journeys.

Especially needed:  anything that people need to see prior to our summer sessions in Bluffton.

Send to the Bulletin editors.

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GPQM Spring Gathering May 11, 2019

Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting (GPQM) Spring Gathering will be held at the Michigan Friends Center on Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This gathering will include a meeting for worship for the conduct of business in which we’ll consider a proposal for a new structure for GPQM and a new slate of officers.

The program after lunch, which will be around 12:30, will be a talk on the 25-year history of the Center, followed by a spring wildflowers walk around the Friends Lake property led by a naturalist. We’re hoping for a day in which we’ll discern the future of our Quarter and spend time in strengthening our spiritual bonds as Quakers, surrounded by the beauty of Friends Lake.

Morning snacks and a catered lunch will be provided. Please e-mail Raelyn Joyce at raejoyce10 at gmail.com if you’re planning to come, so the right amount of food can be prepared (with heartfelt thanks to Richard Tucker and Ann Arbor Friends).

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Justice, Environment & the Arts events May 9-11, June 8, 2019

Kalamazoo Friends Meeting (KFM) is hosting a series of programs on Justice, Environment, & the Arts. Lake Erie Yearly Meeting Friends are invited to join us for two upcoming events with presentations and an art exhibit on May 9-11 and June 8.

The following presentations may be of special interest to Friends. Overnight hospitality is offered for them with notice. Contact meymdh at gmail.com, 313.389.6866.

* On Fri. May 10th at 7pm, Mey presents “A Quaker View on Connecting Concerns: Right Relationship, Justice, and the Environment,” where she will share from her experiences traveling in the ministry.

* On Sat. June 8th, special guest Panoka Walker – an indigenous woman and plenary presenter at the 2018 FGC Gathering in Toledo – will join us for “Water and the Grandmothers” to benefit an indigenous grandmother-led campaign, the Women and Water Coming Together Symposium.

The Justice, Environment, & the Arts series brings together community partners and Friends to intersect our concerns in creative ways. The series is organized by Mey Hasbrook, whose ministry is under KFM’s care. The series is also part of the Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts’ annual campaign, “Peace and Justice.”

More information is available on this Facebook event listing and Mey’s web site (for those who don’t have a Facebook account).

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Pendle Hill Quaker Institute to build skills May 30-June 2 2019

This Institute presents an opportunity for Friends to enhance the skills they need to serve their meetings with joy and confidence. We will focus on topics including but not limited to religious education, eldering, pastoral care, clerking, and recording.

For more information visit PH Quaker Institute

Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086, USA (map)

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Young Adult Quaker Conference – Pendle Hill June 7-12 2019

Continuing Revolution 2019: Experimenting Beyond Capitalism

Join young adult Quakers and seekers (age 18-35) at Pendle Hill for our annual young adult conference! The group will interrogate how the economic system functions and its role in fueling inequality and oppression among people of different classes, races, ethnicities, genders, nationalities, and more.

To learn more visit Continuing Revolution.

Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086, USA (map)

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Getting in Touch – Pendle Hill Retreat May 17-19 2019

How often do we get swallowed up in the busyness of the world and the details of daily existence — losing touch with our truer selves and becoming less available even to those we love most deeply? We invite you to come away from the hectic and the fraught, and get in touch. A weekend with John Calvi.

For more information visit Getting in Touch

Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086, USA (map)

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Silence & Meditation Saturday Retreats – Michigan Friends Center 2019

A Day of Silence and Meditation Practice
Led by Carol Blotter

Each retreat is a separate opportunity to enjoy the quiet of the country while practicing sitting and walking meditation. This day is appropriate for anyone interested in meditation: beginners will have break-out instruction; experienced meditators can be in silence all day; those in-between can practice and have their questions answered. These retreats are fundraisers for the benefit of Michigan Friends Center.

Saturday, May 18
Saturday, September 14
Saturday, November 16

Suggested donation $30 or as able.

Pre-registration requested; contact Carol Blotter at 475-0942 or cb.meditate@gmail.com to register.

For more information, go to MFC’s Programs page

Michigan Friends Center is in Chelsea, Michigan. It is run by a volunteer Board of Directors, most of whom are currently members of meetings in Lake Erie Yearly Meeting.

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GPQM Restructuring – Spring Gathering May 11 2019

Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting (GPQM) Spring Gathering will be held at the Michigan Friends Center on Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This gathering will include a meeting for worship for the conduct of business in which we hope to approve a simpler and more meaningful new structure for GPQM and a new slate of officers.

The afternoon program (2–3 o’clock) will be a talk on the 25-year history of the Center, followed by a spring wildflowers walk around the Friends Lake property.

Morning snacks and a catered lunch will be provided.

To register, e-mail Raelyn Joyce, GPQM’s clerk, at raejoyce10@gmail.com.

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