Announcement about Spiritual Formation 2022-2023

LEYM’s spiritual formation program will not be holding its fall retreat this year due to a number of stumbling blocks confronting the committee.  We encourage current spiritual formation groups to continue to meet throughout the coming year.  Many groups meet twice a month, once to share responses to material all group members are reading and once to share about their spiritual condition.  We recommend that groups consider using a book titled Imagination & Spirit: A Contemporary Quaker Reader, edited by J. Brent Bill and available through QuakerBooks.org.  The book includes selections from writings of popular twentieth and twenty-first century Quaker writers: Thomas Kelly, Douglas Steere, D. Elton Trueblood, James Michener, Jessamyn West, Jan de Hartog, Daisy Newman, Tom Mullen, Richard Foster, Phil Gulley, Scott Russell Sanders, Elizabeth Gray Vining, Elfrida Vipont Foulds, and David Yount. 

The spiritual formation committee is getting ready to plan for the 2023-2024 fall and spring retreats.  To function effectively, the committee needs new members.  Please consider joining the committee to help create meaningful retreats to deepen the lives of Friends across LEYM.  To express interest in joining us or to ask questions about the work of the committee, please contact one of the current committee members:

Ellerie Brownfain at ellerieb@gmail.com

Kathleen Helbling at kathleenhelbling@yahoo.com

Sally Weaver Sommer at sallyweaversommer@gmail.com

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Right Sharing of World Resources has a job opening for Associate Secretary for Operations. Care about economic justice and have some financial management skills? This might be the position for you. See https://rswr.org/careers

Our panel sessions with Quaker Organizations at LEYM 2022 have been quite good. Here’s the recording from Panel 1 featuring FCNL, Friends Publishing, School of the Spirit, Quaker Voluntary Service, and Olney Friends School

https://youtu.be/6gze07ZcuA4

We had a really great sharing of Monthly Meeting Story Trees Wednesday night. Our Story Tree gallery (a Prezi) can be viewed here: https://leym.org/story-tree-gallery/

Last night we shared some history of our Monthly Meetings using a Story Tree format. Check out the amazing gallery here: https://leym.org/story-tree-gallery/

Our Annual Sessions get started this Wednesday! Friends will be sharing Story Trees illustrating their Meeting histories. Looking forward to it!

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  • 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