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October 2015 includes the Epistles from this year's Annual Sessions, a note from the Clerk, an article on the mission and responsibilities of the Religious Education and Nurture Committee, news from the Meetings, and an announcement of the November 1st workshop on Spirituality and the Body.

June 2015 has all that you need to know about the 2015 Annual Sessions, including the forms required for registration. There are also articles on Miami Quarterly's passage of the Minute on Divestment in fossil fuels, an appeal for contributions to the Yearly Meeting, news about Quaker Heights' new Rahab Wing, and the usual news from Monthly Meetings.

February 2015 has Quarterly and Monthly Meeting news, a poem, entitled the Challenge to be Patient, American Friends Service Committee 2014 Highlights, information about the 2015 FGC Conference (July 5-11 in North Carolina), new construction at Quaker Heights, and the latest from the Quaker Heritage Center.

October 2014 contains the 2014 OVYM Annual Session Epistles, greetings from the Clerk, and articles on the Quaker Diversity Event, the Quaker Heights ground breaking, and news from Monthly Meetings.

June 2014 with all that you need to know about the 2014 Annual Sessions, including the program and the forms required for registration. There are also the regular articles from individual Monthly Meetings that are a normal part of the Quill.

February 2014 opens with a greeting from the Clerk and Phillis Martin's Quaker Convincement. There's also an article on Olney Friends School's decision against "fracking" on their property, and news from Quarterly and Monthly Meetings.

October 2013 contains lots of good information, including news from the Executive Committee, the OVYM Epistle, News from Monthly Meetings, the final word on Faith and Practice Close Relationships Part II, and the OVYM Statement on Abolishing Nuclear Weapons.

June 2013 with all that you need to know about the 2013 Annual Sessions, including the forms required for registration. There are also the articles from individual Monthly Meetings that are a normal part of the Quill.

June 2012 about the 2012 Annual Sessions, including the forms required for registration.

February 2012 with information on the 2012 Teens Service Trip to Washington DC, News from the Treasurer, Quarterly and Monthly Meeting News.

October 2011 containing the Epistles from the 2011 Annual Sessions.

June 2011 announcing the 2011 Yearly Meeting and an article from the Clerk on "Yearly Meeting as an Extended Meeting for Worship."

February 2011 announcing the OVYM Women’s Retreat, Earthcare Actions by Monthly Meetings, and the Clerk’s Note on "Friends and United Diversity".

October 2010 has the Clerk’s Note on "Traveling in the Ministry," recap of Yearly Meeting, and the Yearly Meeting Epistles.

June 2010 with Joint Youth Retreat, Teen News, Religious Education, and "Alive and Quiet-Come Be With Us" by the Clerk.

February 2010 with articles on the survival of "Friends Journal," notes for Young Adult Friends, and "Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship."

October 2009 includes a recap of Yearly Meeting, "All God’s Children got Shoes!" by the Clerk, and the YM Epistles.

June 2009 contains honors to Quaker Heights Trustees, an announcement of the Mount Gilead Friends Retreat, and the Quaker Heritage Center’s annual report.

October 2008 with the Yearly Meeting recap, Epistles, and Nominating Committee report.

June 2008 announcing the 2008 Yearly Meeting’s Annual Sessions at Earlham.

February 2008 with Epistles and announcements.

June 2007 announcing the 2007 Yearly Meeting and the Budget Committee report.

February 2007 including an article by the Assistant Clerk and Monthly Meeting recommendations for religious education curriculum.

October 2006 recapping the 2006 Yearly Meeting, Epistles, and coming events.

Jume 2006 includes Queries for Ecological Mindfulness and an overview of the 2006 Yearly Meeting.

February 2006 contains an announcement of the First OVYM Quaker Work Camp and Notes from the Annual Session Planning Committee.

October 2005 contains a recap of the 2005 Yearly Meeting and a request for feedback from Monthly Meetings by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee on what actions have been taken by Monthly Meetings to address the Peace Testimony.

June 2005 announced the 2005 Yearly Session with details of sessions and speakers.

February 2005 contains an announcement of the Strengthening Worship, Strengthening Community workshop by Advancement and Nurture and Appointees to the 2005 World Gathering of Friends.

October 2004 includes a recap of the 2004 Annual Session with the Epistles.

February 2004 features Cindi Goslee’s essay, "Roads and Paths," an invitation by Advancement and Nurture to utilize their services, and a recap of the Teen Trip to the Appalachian South Folk Life Center.

October 2003 recapped the Annual Sessions and includes Epistles, a report by the Nominating Committee, and announced the availability of the position of Teen Secretary.

June 2003 announced the July Annual Sessions and there was an article about FGCs Traveling Ministries Consultation.

February 2003 contained an essay by Deborah Jordan and Byron Branson on the growing global threat of terrorism and war entitled, "Friends' Peace Witness in a time of Crisis" discussing the FWCC gathering to consider our responses to these threats.

October 2002 contained the Yearly Meeting Epistles, including one on sustainability.

February 2002 contained Lisa Cayard’s article, "Thoughts about Discipline," and an article on the American Friends Service Committee's No More Victim's Campaign.

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