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3rd Annual SnowQuake
This year's SnowQuake has a new option to retreat overnight at 57th Street Meeting's Quaker House. SnowQuake will be Saturday/Sunday, February 4-5, 2017 starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday and ending with lunch on Sunday. SnowQuake will be held at 57th Street Meeting Meetinghouse. You can come just for Saturday or make it a weekend.
The program for the weekend of winter fun and fellowship follows:
Saturday: 10 am - Semiprogrammed all ages worship; Noon - Potluck Lunch; Afternoon: Ice skating on the Midway (walking distance) and free time; 6 pm - Communal Dinner; Evening - Games, singing and outdoor play weather permitting.
Sunday: 9 am - Pancake Breakfast. 10:30am - Unprogrammed worship and First Day School; Noon - Potluck Lunch.
Children's Religious Education
First Day School for children’s religious education is held concurrent with Meeting for Worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. The children are divided into two age groups: Explorers (ages 8 and older) and Wonderers (ages 3-7). Childcare is provided for children too young to participate in the programs.
Adult Religious Education Program
Adult Religious Education meets on Sundays 9:15-10:15 a.m. The program is currently exploring Quaker faith and practice though the use of the Quaker 101 curriculum.
January Western Work
The January issue of the Western Yearly Meeting newsletter is available online. In addition to information about events happening at various monthly meetings, it include overviews and photographs from WYM events.
Summer 2016 Among Friends
The Summer 2016 issue of ILYM's Among Friends is now available online. This issue includes "We Are the World: The Work of the Friends World Committee for Consultation" by Nancy Wallace, "On Being a Quaker and a Small Business Owner" by Dawn Crimson, and "Reflections on Illinois Yearly Meeting" an interview with David and Nancy Finke.