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Interbranch Young Adult Friends Gathering

The theme of this year’s gathering will be Spiritual Seeking and keynote speaker will be Michael Birkel. The Interbranch YAF GatheringIt will be held January 2- 4, 2015 at Community Friends Meeting (3960 Winding Way, Cincinnati, OH 45229).  Regardless of branch or political leanings, young adults are Quaker for a reason. This gathering will focus on seeking out the spirituality that brings Quakers together. Through speakers, workshops, and general fellowship, there will be a seeking of deepen spiritual understanding, as well as understanding of each others' spirituality. The gathering will include a trip to the Freedom Center, and time to hangout with other Young Adult Friends from all around. Registration is $40, for additional information go to



2nd Friday Movie

Second Fridays of the month at 7:30 pm, 57th Street Meeting will be showing a selection of documentary, drama, and comedy movies focused on spiritual issues and concerns.  A short discussion of the movie will follow the viewing.

January 9 - American History X (1998)


After release from prison tries, a former neo-nazi skinhead leader tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.



Trailer for American History X


Upcoming movies and trailers

  • Feburary 13 - Keeping the Faith
  • March 13 - Jesus of Montreal
  • April 10 - Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians


Children's Religious Education

Children's Religious Education (First Day School) 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.


Vocal Ministry and Quaker Ministry

The Fall Adult Religious Education program will be exploring what distinguishes Quaker worship from other types of worship and what kind of ministry is best adapted to further this particular type of worship.  A paper present by Howard Brinton entitled “Vocal Ministry and Quaker Worship” will help guide this exploration.

Dec 21: Third Type of Quaker Ministry & Education/Teaching
Dec 28: Types of Worship



Spring 2014 Among Friends

The Spring 2014 issue of ILYM's Among Friends is now available online.  This issue includes Reflections on a Lifetime of Pastoral Counseling, Listening Towards a Spirit of Inclusion, ILYM Programming Committee Update, and much more. 


December Western Work

The December issue of WYM newsletter is available (488K PDF). In additon to information about yearly meeting and monthly meeting events.
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