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The Calendar Page has our scheduled events (many with a linked map) and the Events Page provides a general description of our recurring events. You can get to the Events Calendar Page by clicking on the calendar image on the left.
Just a note that September is a really busy month at the Quaker Heritage Center at Wilmington College. For all of the information about all of the special events, please visit the Quaker Heritage Center Website.
24: Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm. Mount Gilead Friends Retreat Workday. Need a little work in the woods therapy? Join us for the fall work day with a potluck lunch to follow. The center is at 3363 N. Mt. Gilead Road Bloomington, IN 47408. For more information, please phone 812-332-4074.
30: Friday: 7pm. Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation (IFCL) conversation and new book-signing with environmentalist author Scott Russell Sanders and environmental advocate Jodi Perras! Scott Russell Sanders is the author of twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including A Private History of Awe and A Conservationist Manifesto. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University, where he taught from 1971 to 2009. The event is being held on Friday, September 30 at 7pm in the Parlor of Indianapolis First Friends Meeting, 3030 Kessler Boulevard East Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46220. For more information, contact IFCL clerk Bill Chapman at 317-255-4739 or check out the IFCL Event Flier.
01: Saturday: 9:30-11:30am. Mount Gilead Friends Retreat presents Fireflies "Dramatic Play." Natural environments open a child’s imagination. A child’s imagination can stimulate creativity, problem solving, wonder, self expression, and unrestricted play. After reading, Dancing Deer and Foolish Hunter, by Elisa Kleven, children will be invited to "act out" the story they heard using the fantastic MGFR woods and creek as a stage! Recommended for ages 4 to 7. 3363 N. Mt. Gilead Road Bloomington, IN 47408. RSVP to 812-332-4074 helpful, but not necessary.
01: Saturday: 12n. Executive Committee Meeting at Community Friends Meeting.
08: Saturday: 9am. Fall Creek Meeting is planning a work day at the meetinghouse, with outdoor and indoor work. We'd love some outside help. Anyone interested can contact .
08-11: Sat-Tue: 2016 Westheimer Peace Symposium: The Art of Nonviolence, at Wilmington College, Pyle Center 1182, Wilmington, OH 45177 There are a number of events associated with the Symposium this year, all of which are outlined in the 2016 Westheimer Schedule.
29-30: Sat-Sun: Joint Quarterly Meeting, Miami to host at Camp Kern, 5291 OH-350, Oregonia, OH 45054, Youth Program will be hosted by Whitewater Quarterly and OVYM Middle Youth and Teens Committees. Download the Flyer with Schedule and the Mail In Registration Form and mail it in. Registrations are due by October 9th.
17: Thursday: 6pm. Annual Memorial Meeting for Worship at Quaker Heights Care Community, 514 High Street, Waynesville, OH 45068.
Statistical Reports are Due this month to the .
15: Sunday: Submissions for the February Quaker Quill are due to the .
15: Sunday: Whitewater Quarterly Meeting.
19: Sunday: Miami Quarterly Meeting.
01: Saturday: 12n. Executive Committee Meeting in room 150 of the Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Earlham College Richmond, IN.
15: Sunday: Whitewater Quarterly Meeting.
15: Monday: Submissions for the June Quaker Quill are due to the .
21: Sunday: Miami Quarterly Meeting at Miami with Oxford (State of the Society Reports).
03: Saturday: 12n. Executive Committee Meeting at North Meadow.
14-18: Wed-Sun. OVYM Annual Sessions (early for 2017) at Earlham College, Richmond, IN. The Annual Sessions Page will be updated as decisions are made and information becomes available.
Do you have news about an event or achievement by your meeting that you want to share? Just send an Email to the . You can get to the Latest News Page by clicking on the newspaper image on the left.
PLEASE NOTE: To go to the full news article or other associated page, simply click on the news HEADLINE TITLE.
2016 YEARLY MEETING REPORT FROM FCNL
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The 2016 Yearly Meeting Report from Friends Committee on National Legislation has been received. Please read the FCNL Report.
SESSIONS WILL BE AT EARLHAM COLLEGE
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The 2016 Annual Sessions will again be at Earlham College, July 27- 31. See the Annual Sessions Page for the latest information as it becomes available.
VALLEY YEARLY MEETING COMMITS TO DIVESTMENT
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Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) commits to divesting our yearly meeting's financial resources from all fossil fuel extraction companies. OVYM will publicize this act of divestment from all corporations involved with extracting coal, petroleum, and natural gas as one way to raise awareness of the critical global challenge of climate change. We will make these financial changes to reflect right relationship with Earth, as well as other Quaker values, including equality and integrity. We will do so as soon as reasonably possible. We encourage our members and other Quaker bodies to take similar action. (Minuted August, 2015)
OVYM STILL NEEDS AN ASSISTANT TREASURER
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The important positions of Youth Secretary and Assistant Treasurer remain open and need to be filled. Please prayerfully consider this opening on the Quaker Job Openings Page and use the Contact Us Page to let us know of you, or someone you know, would consider serving in this capacity.
DO YOU HAVE AN EVENT, NEWS ARTICLE, PAGE UPDATE, OR OTHER DOCUMENT FOR THE WEBSITE?
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Your OVYM Website needs your input. If you have anything you want to submit for any of the pages of the website, please let us know.
The June Quaker Quill has been published and is available for download from the Quaker Quill Page.