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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.
28-July 1: Quaker Spring at Olney Friends School in Barnsville, Ohio. Quaker Spring is a "radically unprogrammed" gathering offering open-ended time for prayer, reflection, and discernment. For more information, visit the Quaker Spring Website or read the Quaker Spring Flier.
3-9: Sun-Sat. The Gathering. The 2016 Friends General Conference Gathering will be at the College of St. Benedict, St Joseph, MN. The Theme is Be Humble, Be Faithful, Be Bold. Taste the vibrancy and the variety that is available by immersing youself in this community of Friends for a week. Full details and registration are available on the pages of the The Gathering Website.
15: Friday: OVYM Directory Corrections are due to the .
17: Sunday: 10am. Annual Fort Ancient Worship and Picnic, 6123 St. Rt. 350. Oregonia, Ohio 45054, hosted by Miami Monthly Meeting. Enter the park via the driveway to the caretaker's house and follow the signs to the pavilion. Those wishing to may tour the historic grounds following the picnic.
21: 7-8pm. Mount Gilead Friends Retreat presents "Reflections by Firelight: Climate, the Environment, and Policy," led by Phil Emmi. Join us for topic-based discussions around the fire, surrounded by nature's songs and percussion. If it's raining at 6pm, reflections will not be held. Phone 812-332-4074 with any questions. Mt Gilead Friends Retreat, 3363 N. Mt. Gilead Road Bloomington, IN 47408.
27-31: Wed-Sun: OVYM Annual Sessions at Earlham College. See the Annual Sessions Page for all of the details as they are published.
18: 7-8pm. Mount Gilead Friends Retreat presents "Reflections by Firelight: Climate, the Environment, and Policy," led by Phil Emmi. Join us for topic-based discussions around the fire, surrounded by nature's songs and percussion. If it's raining at 6pm, reflections will not be held. Phone 812-332-4074 with any questions. Mt Gilead Friends Retreat, 3363 N. Mt. Gilead Road Bloomington, IN 47408.
15: Thursday: Submissions for the October Quaker Quill are due to the .
15: 7-8pm. Mount Gilead Friends Retreat presents "Reflections by Firelight: Climate, the Environment, and Policy," led by Phil Emmi. Join us for topic-based discussions around the fire, surrounded by nature's songs and percussion. If it's raining at 6pm, reflections will not be held. Phone 812-332-4074 with any questions. Mt Gilead Friends Retreat, 3363 N. Mt. Gilead Road Bloomington, IN 47408.
15-18: Thu-Sun. 26th Annual Quakers in Pastoral Care and Counseling Conference: Centered in Wholeness; Body and Spirit. Join Friends / friends in the ministry of pastoral care, counseling, and healing at our 26th annual gathering at the Quaker Hill Conference Center in Richmond, IN. This year, Stephanie Ford (former professor of Christian spirituality at ESR, will lead us in a weekend of learning, reconnecting, and restoration. See the Conference Website for more details.
01: Saturday: 12n. Executive Committee Meeting at Community Friends Meeting.
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.
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 Ealham Collegek Richmond, IN.
15: Sunday: Whitewater Quarterly Meeting.
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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.