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Children’s Religious Education

Children’s religious education is held concurrent with Meeting for Worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, expect on Second Sundays due to the multigenerational religious education program. Childcare is provided during meeting for worship for children too young to participate in the children’s religious education program.




All Ages Religious Education

Every Second Sunday through June, at 9:45-10:30 a.m. there will be a multigenerational program that will focus on build up and strengthen our meeting for worship "muscles."   This program is for everyone, including newcomers, children, adults, and seasoned Friends.  On these 2nd Sundays there will not be an Adult Religious Education Program or First Day School. Childcare will be available during meeting for worship.



Children’s Program Concurrent with ILYM Fall Continuing Committee

There will be a children’s program that will run concurrent with ILYM Fall Continuing Committee.  The program will be religious education and play in the morning, joining the adults for worship before lunch, lunch with the adults, and then a visit to a local trampoline park in the afternoon.  There is a $15 suggested donation for the trampoline park.



ILYM Fall Continuing Committee

ILYM The Fall Continuing Committee will be held on Saturday, October 14 at South Bend Friends Meeting. (Charles Martin Youth Center, 802 Lincolnway West, South Bend, IN 46616). Fellowship with coffee and snacks will be ready at 9:30 a.m (Central)/10:30 a.m. (Eastern). Childcare during meeting sessions will be provide by South Bend Friends. Settling into Worship to seek Divine Guidance for business at hand will begin at 10:00 a.m. (Central)/11:00 a.m. (Eastern) South Bend Friends will provide lunch. There will be a basket for contributions to cover the modest costs of the meal. The meeting usually concludes between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m (Central)/ 5:00 and 6:00 pm (Eastern). Reports and other advance documents will be posted on the ILYM website by October 6 ( For lodging accommodations, childcare, or additional information, see the ILYM website. Continuing Committee is open to all who have concern about the work of ILYM. Each person’s presence (whether delegated or not) will enrich the meeting’s deliberations.


ILYM Fall Middle School Retreat

Truth will be the theme of the retreat.  Early Friends were called Friends of Truth and Seekers of the Truth. The retreat will explore how we seek the truth, how to live as we are led and what we need to do this. The main activity will be baking and seeing how the right preparation, ingredients, and process affects the outcome--and how this relates to Truth. The retreat will be Oct. 28-29, 2017 on the ILYM Campus (outside McNabb, IL). All Friends grades 6th-8th are invited.  Arrive Saturday at 1 pm and depart Sunday at 1 pm after meeting for worship and lunch.  Cost is $20 for one middle schooler, $30 for 2. Scholarships are available. Parents and siblings may stay overnight at Clear Creek House upon request. To Register or for more information use the contact form


Take Action, Contact Congress

Concerned about the dreamers, war, the environment, or healthcare? Friends Committee on National Legislation provides an easy, efficient, and effective resource for letting your national legislators hear your voice—sign up for emailed action alerts, get addition information on issues of concern, make use of sample letters. All of this can be found at the FCNL website.


Summer 2017 Among Friends

The Summer 2017 issue of ILYM's Among Friends is now available online. This issue includes articles summarizing a series of forums on aging and a retreat for small meetings, sharing thoughts on experiencing Children’s Sessions from a youth’s viewpoint, and providing a reflection on insight gained from being involved in Quaker Earthcare Witness.




September Western Work

The September 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.

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