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World Quaker Day
The Friends World Committee for Consultation has set Sunday, October 2, 2016 as World Quaker Day. The theme this year will be “Inspired by Faith – Witnessing Together in the World.” Information can be found at worldquakerday.org.
Children's Religious Education
Children's Religious Education has gone on summer break. Childcare will be available during Meeting for Worship throughout the summer. Children's Religious Education will resume in September. In the fall, Children's Religious Education (First Day School) will be 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 Relgious Education
Adult Religious Education has gone on summer break. When it resumes, Adult Religious Education will meet on Sundays 9:15-10:15 a.m. Topical discussion of Quaker aspects of a concern that is on the hearts of those who gather.
WYM 2016 Annual Sessions
Western Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions will be held July 14-17 at the yearly meetinghouse in Plainfield Indiana. This year’s theme is “so that Faith, Truth and Love Might Flourish.” Registration and further information is available at westernyearlymeeting.org.
Friendly Mystics Gathering (in Chicago)
The Fourth Annual Gathering of Friendly Mystics is scheduled for September 30-October 3, 2016, at The Cenacle in Chicago. The theme will be Immersed in Prayer. The first two days will be spent in large and small groups, including some interest groups. The final morning will be devoted to extended worship. Costs vary depending on days attending and accommodation options. For registration and further detail see: whatcanstthousay.org/s/MysticsRegistration-2016.pdf. Registration is due September 1.
May Western Work
The May issue of the Western Yearly Meeting newsletter is available (3.7M PDF). In addition to information about events happening at various monthly meetings, it include overviews and photographs from WYM events.
Winter 2016 Among Friends
The Winter 2016 issue of ILYM's Among Friends is now available online. This issue includes articles on learning from younger Friends, fixing and listening, reflections on attending a recent meeting of the Parliament of the Worlds Religions, and a Quaker statement on climate change.