"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding." Albert Einstein
01: Wednesday: OVYM Directory Corrections are due to the .
05-11: Monday-Friday: 2015 FGC Gathering: Seeking Wholeness, will be at Western Carolina University, 1 University Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723. Details and registration information are available on the FGC Gathering Page.
27: Monday: 1pm. The Friends Home Museum, 115 S 4th Street, Waynesville, is hosting a book signing and meet the author event with Janet Kaster Olshewsky, author of "The Snake Fence" about a young adult Quaker boy in 1755 and the choices he faces as he finds his own way in the world.
29: Wednesday: Opening Day for OVYM Annual Sessions at Earlham College. See the Annual Sessions Page for all of the details. Annual Sessions run through Sunday, August 2nd.
02: Sunday: Last day of OVYM Annual Sessions.
08: Saturday: 9-5. Quaker Diversity Conference: Leadings, Service & Ministry. Community, Cincinnati, and Eastern Hills Meetings invite you to explore some of the many varieties of service found among Friends in an all-day gathering on Saturday August 8, 2015 at Cincinnati Friends Meeting (8075 Keller Rd, Cincinnati). The event will provide Friends in the region with an opportunity to understand different forms of ministry within the Religious Society of Friends, from preaching on Sunday morning to serving on a meeting committee to providing service in the wider world-any work that arises from a divine call. Read the Full news article, which contains a link to the Registration Page, or read the Full Information Flier for all of the details.
14-16: Friday-Sunday. 2015 ESR Leadership Conference: Transformational Leadership & the Prophetic Witness at Earlham School of Religion, 228 College Avenue, Richmond, IN 47374. Keynote speakers are Jay Marshall and Joyce Schroeder. See the Conference Website for the details and registration form.
15: Tuesday: Submissions for the October Quaker Quill are due to the .
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.
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.
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.
06: Saturday: 12n. Executive Committee Meeting will be telephonic..
21: Sunday: Miami Quarterly Meeting at Community Friends Meeting. Adult Program by Miami.
02: Saturday: 12n. Executive Committee Meeting at Ealham College.
16: Saturday: Whitewater Quarterly Meeting.
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).
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.
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MIAMI QUARTERLY COMMITS TO DIVESTMENT
Updated 01/01/2015 by the
Miami Quarter of Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) commits to divesting our quarter’s financial resources from all fossil fuel extraction companies. Miami Quarter 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 as soon as reasonably possible to reflect right relationship with Earth, as well as other Quaker values, including equality and integrity. (Minuted May, 2015)
PEACE RESOURCE CENTER VIGIL OF REFLECTION
Posted 05/07/2015 by the
08/06/2015 at 8:15am - 8:15pm, the Peace Resource Center will hold a vigil of reflection on the 70th Anniversary of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the Harcum Gallery on the Wilmington College campus. See the Peace Resource Center Website for location and all of the details.
PEACE RESOURCE CENTER 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
Posted 05/07/2015 by the
Save the Dates: 09/10/2015 - 09/11/2015! The Peace Resource Center will celebrate 4 decades of peace making. See the Peace Resource Center Website for location and all of the details.
EUGENIA MILLS HONORED FOR HER SERVICE AS CLERK OF QUAKER HEIGHTS BOARD "QH MISSION MOMENT - EUGENIA MILLS"
Updated 01/01/2015 by Quaker Heights
Eugenia Mills has been honored by Quaker Heights for her service to Quaker Heights as the Clerk of the Quaker Heights Board. Read the "Mission Moment Document", for the full complete details of her service.
OVYM STILL NEEDS AN ASSISTANT TREASURER
Updated 06/01/2015 by the
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.
2015 YEARLY SESSIONS WILL BE AT EARLHAM COLLEGE
Updated 01/06/2015 by
The 2015 Annual Sessions will again be at Earlham College, July 29 - August 2. See the Annual Sessions Page for the latest information.
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Updated 04/01/2015 by the
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