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 Wickering (wickedeb@aquinas.edu) or Elliott Brannon (esbrannon@gmail.com). We hope to see you there.

Agenda

  1. Query related to Environment and Sustainability (Elliott Brannon)
  2. Roll call (Elliott Brannon)
  3. Previous Meeting’s Minutes (Elliott Brannon)
  4. Reflections on Mid-winter gathering (Deb Wickering)
  5. Report on Called Meeting for Friends School in Detroit (Joseph Mills)
  6. Treasurer Report and Budget
  7. Nominating Committee 
  8. Michigan Friends Center Update (Richard Tucker)
  9. Michigan Quakers for Environmental Action: (Peggy Daub, Phil Volk and/or Richard Tucker)
  10. GPQM moving forward

Zoom information: https://umich.zoom.us/j/91769618384 | Meeting ID: 917 6961 8384

GPQM Newsletter and Facebook group

You will notice that we have attached our Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting newsletter to this post. Please share it far and wide!

As we explore ways of keeping Friends connected throughout GPQM, we have begun a newsletter that is distributed in pdf format four times per year, as well as a Facebook group. Perhaps you have news to share with other Meetings and Worship Groups in GPQM, or you would like to invite Friends to an upcoming event. Send your news to April Allison at (gpqmcommunications@gmail.com) and we will spread the word though Facebook and/or this periodic newsletter. We hope to hear from you.

LEYM on Social Media

FGC is hiring a Conference Director. Apply by Feb 22 https://www.fgcquaker.org/2023/01/24/conference-director/

Pendle Hill is hosting an online event featuring Beverly Ward speaking on The Battered Earth on Feb 6 at 7:30 Details at https://pendlehill.org/events/the-battered-earth-injury-loss-and-healing/

Bookings are open for the 2023 @QuakerUNOffice summerschool in Geneva, which has changed the lives of many participants. 20-26 year olds from anywhere in the world can apply.

More info here: https://quno.org/timeline/2023/1/quaker-united-nations-summer-school-2023-applications-now-open

Reminder: FCNL’s Young Adult Program Assistant Fellowship opportunity application deadline is Feb 10th. Great opportunity for young friends interested in public policy and good causes! https://apply.workable.com/friendscommittee/j/C6399D659C/

2023 Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival and Forum starts Saturday, Feb 4th, runs through April 8. See all the details at https://quakerfahe.com/2023/01/13/2023-black-quaker-lives-matter-film-festival-forum/

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