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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.

JULY 2015

29: Wednesday: Opening day of the 2015 OVYM Annual Sessions at Earlham College. See the Annual Sessions Page for details and registration forms. Annual Sessions run through Sunday, August 2nd.

AUGUST 2015

02: Sunday: Last day of OVYM Annual Sessions.

08: Saturday: 9-5. Quaker Diversity Conference: Leadings, Service & Ministry. Community, Cincinnati, and Eastern Hills Friends 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 Information Flier for the complete 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.

SEPTEMBER 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.

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 2015

Latest News

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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.

REX SPROUSE'S NEW ESSAY "THOUGHTS ON EQUALITY"
Posted 02/19/2015 by
Rex Sprouse's essay, "Thoughts on Equality", written during his trip to Ankara, Turday, was published on the website this morning.

OPEN POSITION FOR A MIDDLE YOUTH COORDINATOR
Updated 06/01/2015 by
The position of Middle Youth Coordinator is open. Please see the Open Positions Page for more information.

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.

DO YOU HAVE AN EVENT, NEWS ARTICLE, PAGE UPDATE, OR OTHER DOCUMENT FOR THE WEBSITE?
Updated 04/01/2015 by the
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.

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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.