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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.
Betsy Neale's article on, FGC Friends: Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting, has been published on the Friends General Conference website.
The Indiana Friends Committee on Legistation just released their October Newsletter, which they welcome you to download and read. October was an eventful month for IFCL and they think Friends will be pleased with the organizational dynamism reflected in this issue.
Statistical Reports are Due this month to the .
13-16: The Quake that Rocked the Midwest in Chicago, IL. Come January 13-16. The OVYM Teens are gathering a group to journey to Chicago to join more Quaker teens for The Quake that Rocked the Midwest. Contact , read the Quake News Article, or check out the Quake Facebook Page.
15: Sunday: Submissions for the February Quaker Quill are due to the .
15: Sunday: Whitewater Quarterly Meeting.
17: 5:30-6:60. Bloomington Friends Meeting has revived its mid-week meetings at the Bloomington Hospital Chapel on Tuesday evenings. Please come if you can, the invitation is open to all. Parking is available at the hospital parking lot.
24: 5:30-6:60. Bloomington Friends Meeting has revived its mid-week meetings at the Bloomington Hospital Chapel on Tuesday evenings. Please come if you can, the invitation is open to all. Parking is available at the hospital parking lot.
31: 5:30-6:60. Bloomington Friends Meeting has revived its mid-week meetings at the Bloomington Hospital Chapel on Tuesday evenings. Please come if you can, the invitation is open to all. Parking is available at the hospital parking lot.
04: 10am. OVYM Executive Committee will be held telephonically. Keep an eye on your email for insstructions on connecting and the agenda.
13: Deadline for Friends Journal 4th Annual Student Voices Project Submission: Dear Mr. President. Visit the Friends Journal Student Voices Project Website for complete details.
19: Sunday: Miami Quarterly Meeting. at Eastern Hills 1671 Nagel Road, Anderson Township, Cincinnati, Ohio. Due to some construction issues at Wilmington College, Campus Meeting will be unable to host this upcoming Miami Quarterly Meeting. Eastern Hills, who was co-hosting, has graciously offered to step in and host. Food, Fellowship and a little business. Get the inside scoop on what other Meetings are doing.
23-26: Thu-Sun. 2017 Quakers in Pastoral Care and Counseling (QPCC) Annual Conference: Centered in Wholeness: Body and Spirit at Quaker Hill Conference Center, 10 Quaker Hill Dr, Richmond, IN 47374. (765) 962-5741. Please read the QPCC Conference Document for all of the details and links to the Registration and QPCC Websites.
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.
20-23: AFSC's Centennial Summit. As part of their 100th anniversary celebration, AFSC is sponsoring a summit from April 20-23, 2017 in Philadelphia. With the summit, they will articulate a vision forward for peace and justice by joining movements that are making the connection between militarism, racism, and materialism. The summit consists of an academic symposium and a variety of workshops, culminating in a day of action to "let our lives speak." Everyone is welcome to participate in the summit, but pre-registration is required to attend the workshops. If you would like to stay or eat at the hotel during the summit, there will be a cost for registering. If you choose to eat on your own and stay elsewhere, the registration is free. For full details, please visit the AFSC Centennial Website.
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).
01: Thursday: OYYM Directory Corrections due to the .
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.
15: Friday: Submissions for the October Quaker Quill are due to the .
07: Saturday: 12n. Executive Committee Meeting at Community Friends.
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.
FRIENDS JOURNAL ANNUAL STUDENT VOICES PROJECT
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Friends Journal Annual Student Voices Project is underway. This year the project asks students to write a letter to the next president of the United States. It's open to all middle school and high school students (Quaker and non-Quaker). The Theme is Dear Mr. President. Write a letter to President-elect Trump suggesting what you think he should focus on during his first year. The deadline is February 15. Visit the Friends Journal Student Voices Project Website for complete details including suggested questions to consider when you write.
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 October Quaker Quill has been published and is available for download from the Quaker Quill Page.