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"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding." Albert Einstein

Calendar PageThe Calendar Page has our scheduled events (many with a linked map) and the Activities Page provides a general description of our recurring events.

SEPTEMBER 2015

10-11: Thu-Fri: Justice and Peace: a call to Local and Global Community. The 40th Anniversary Conference of the Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College. See the Complete Schedule of Events document for all of the details and registration information. Registration for the Keynote Dinner is 9/2/2015.

15: Tuesday: Submissions for the October Quaker Quill are due to the .

17-20: Thu-Sun: Quakers in Pastoral Care and Counseling (QPCC) is celebrating its 25th annual conference in Richmond, IN, Quaker Hill Conference Center, 10 Quaker Hill Dr, Richmond, IN 47374. Read the QPCC Retreat Flier for all of the information. QPCC is an organization of Friends and others who are called into ministry in the areas of pastoral care, counseling, and chaplaincy. We share a commitment to taking our Quaker practice seriously and grounding our work in our faith. This year's conference is entitled "Prayer and Connection: A Practice Retreat" and will be led by Jennie Isbell, a Quaker spiritual director, workshop facilitator, and co-author of Finding God in the Verbs: Crafting a Fresh Language of Prayer. For more information and to register, go to the QPCC Website.

OCTOBER 2015

03: Saturday: 12n. Executive Committee Meeting at Community Friends Meeting.

18: Sunday: Miami Quarterly Meeting at Yellow Springs Friends Meeting. Adult Program will be by Dayton Friends.

NOVEMBER 2015

6-8: Fri-Sun. Retreat for Friends of Color and their Families at the Colombiere Conference and Retreat Center in Clarkston, MI. FGC's Ministry on Racism program is sponsoring an opportunity in the Midwest for Friends of Color and members of their immediate families to come together to build an incredible multigenerational community. Please download and read the Friends of Color Retreat flier for all of the details and registration information.

DECEMBER 2015

JANUARY 2016

Statistical Reports are Due this month to the .

15: Friday: Submissions for the October Quaker Quill are due to the .

17: Sunday: Whitewater Quarterly Meeting.

FEBRUARY 2016

06: Saturday: 12n. Executive Committee Meeting will be telephonic..

21: Sunday: Miami Quarterly Meeting at Community Friends Meeting. Adult Program by Miami.

MARCH 2016

APRIL 2016

02: Saturday: 12n. Executive Committee Meeting at Ealham College.

14-17: Thu-Sun. 2016 FGC White Privilege Conference (SPC17) at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Join FGC's Ministry on Racism and the Quaker Group at this annual conference. For more information or to register, visit the FGC WPC17 Website.

16: Saturday: Whitewater Quarterly Meeting.

MAY 2016

15: Sunday: Submissions for the June Quaker Quill are due to the .

15: Sunday: Miami Quarterly Meeting at Louisville Friends Meeting. Adult Program by Eastern Hills (State of the Society Reports).

JUNE 2016

04: Saturday: 12n. Executive Committee Meeting at North Meadow in Indianapolis.

15: Wednesday: Reports in Advance are due to the . See the Reports in Advance Document for more details.

JULY 2016

01: Wednesday: OVYM Directory Corrections are due to the .

27-31: Wed-Sun: OVYM Annual Sessions at Earlham College. See the Annual Sessions Page for all of the details as they are published.

AUGUST 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016

15: Thursday: Submissions for the October Quaker Quill are due to the .

OCTOBER 2016

01: Saturday: 12n. Executive Committee Meeting at Community Friends Meeting.

15-16: Sat-Sun: Joint Quarterly Meeting, Miami to host at a location yet to be determined. Youth Program will be hosted by Whitewater Quarterly and OVYM MY & Teens Committees.

NOVEMBER 2016

DECEMBER 2016

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LAURA HYDE WORKING WITH QUAKER VOLUNTARY SERVICE
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Laura Hyde of Yellow Springs Meeting will spend the next year in the Quaker Voluntary Service program working for the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta. She needs to raise funds for this program and needs our help. Please read Laura's QVS Appeal Docuemt containing the full details of the program and links to the fund-raising websites.

2016 YEARLY 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.

OHIO 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 position of Assistant Treasurer remains open and needs 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.

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The June 2015 Quaker Quill is available!

June issue of the Quaker Quill was published to the Website. It has the information about the upcoming Annual Sessions. Visit the Quaker Quill Page for an overview and to download the PDF copy of the Quaker Quill Newsletter.