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Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting (OVYM) is a spiritual community of 19 Monthly Meetings—in Indiana, Kentucky, and Southwestern Ohio—organized under two Quarterly Meetings: Miami and Whitewater.  Monthly Meetings meet weekly for worship and conduct their business once a month; quarterly meetings conduct business quarterly; Yearly Meetings meet annually, and have an appointed Executive Committee to conduct business between annual sessions.

 

We gather each summer at the end of July for our Annual Sessions: five days of worship, spiritual renewal, and fellowship.  We also conduct the business of the Yearly Meeting: lay ministry, religious education, finance, and Faith and Practice.  All members of the Yearly Meeting and their guests are welcome to attend.

 

A Yearly Meeting is the central organizing unit of the Religious Society of Friends with no larger body exercising authority over it. As such, Yearly Meetings develop their own concepts of beliefs and operations, which they publish in a Faith and Practice document. The Yearly Meeting ties the Monthly Meetings together and exists as a support organization to those Monthly Meetings. Like a Monthly Meeting, the Yearly Meeting exists to build community, support the life of the spirit, and discern appropriate action as an active witness to the world.

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