Canadian Young Friends Yearly Meeting 2015 Epistle

by yaf-clerk on September 2, 2015

This year at CYM there were a lot of conversations about communication and how we share our message. With this in mind, Young Friends also experimented with different modes of communication when writing our epistle. This year’s epistle was collaboratively written through a game sort of like ‘broken telephone.’ We each reflected on something we had experienced at yearly meeting and wrote a sentence about it at the top of a page. The paper was passed in a circle and the next person drew and illustration of the sentence. The original sentence was then folded over so that only the illustration was visible and it was passed again. The next person wrote a caption for what they saw in the illustration, folded over the illustration so that only their caption was visible and passed it on. The paper continued to be folded and passed around the circle until we reached the end of the page. We hope you enjoy our collaborative epistle, and the adventures that sprang from our reflections on this week.Learning Quaker process  (5)

Chair dance party (6)

Mum, can we use the kitchen to bake a cake (2)

A late night walk (4)

A late night walk (4 ending)We sat through 2 business meetings (1)

Swipe right to hold in the light (3)

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CYFYM 2015- Nominations

by yaf-clerk on August 18, 2015

CYFYM is in session in Charlottetown PEI! Nominating Committee is looking for nominations for the following positions. These are all two year positions that would begin at the rise of this years meeting and continue on until the rise of meeting in 2017. If you would like to name a f/Friend for one of these positions or have questions about what these entail, please contact

CYFYM Positions:
Young Friend Clerk
Co-recording clerks
Nominating Committee
Listener

CYM Committee Positions:
Education and Outreach
Webminder & Publications and Communications Committee Rep
Program Committee Rep
Canadian Friends Service Committee Rep

We will be having our next Meeting for Worship for Business on Thursday, please send any nominations by Thursday afternoon (EST).

Thinking of you,
Christina (YAF co-clerk)

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Radical Nonviolence: a Camp for Peacemakers

August 13, 2015

Canadian Friends Service Committee is running a camp on Radical Nonviolence! We will spend a week outdoors building community and deepening our understandings of what nonviolence means. This camp will offer practical skills and group work with short (20 to 30 minute) presentations by facilitators. The camp is open to all over the age of […]

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Youth Challenge 2015

June 10, 2015

Under 35? Get yourself to CYM this summer and be part of the 2015 Youth Challenge! In 2012 Canadian Young Friends Yearly Meeting received $25,000 to bring together Young Friends and Young Adult Friends at CYM 2013. The 2013 and 2014 Youth Challenges were a great success, bringing together many Friends between the ages of […]

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Youth and Militarism Conference- April 24-26

March 5, 2015

Education and Outreach Committee of CYM is hosting a conference entitled Youth and Militarism from April 24-26, 2015, for youth aged 15-35. The conference will be held concurrently in two locations: in Peterborough, ON, hosted by Peterborough Friends Meeting, and in Shawnigan Lake, BC, at OUR Ecovillage on Vancouver Island. The two conferences will share […]

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Canadian Young Friends Yearly Meeting 2014 Epistle

August 16, 2014

After the abundant youth presence because of the Youth Challenge at last year’s CYM, this year had a comparably small and intimate YF/YAF community. Throughout the week, many Young Adult Friends were involved with CYM business. We became reacquainted on Sunday over word games and multigenerational activities. That night we had the privilege to attend […]

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CYFYM 2014: Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business

August 11, 2014

Agenda Monday 9-10pm – Residence basement lounge Opening Worship Introduction to Meeting for Worship for Business Overview of this week’s major business / review of the agenda Naming from the floor: Epistle Committee Nominations Report from the Clerks Threshing Session Part 1: How do we foster connections and community amongst Young Friends and Young Adult Friends […]

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Nominations at CYFYM 2014

June 28, 2014

Canadian Yearly Meeting is on its way and CYFYM Nominating Committee is hoping to have a head start this year. All in all, we’re in good shape, but there are a number of positions that we are looking to fill. All position terms are 2 years in length (those nominated this year will serve until […]

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Call for Sporadical Submissions

June 28, 2014

The next issue of Sporadical (Young Friends’ newsletter/publication/e-zine) is getting underway, and the coordinators need content relating to militarism in Canada. Sporadical is produced by Young Friends, so get involved! (No prior experience necessary.)

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Youth Challenge 2014 is Live!

June 2, 2014

Under 35? Get yourself to CYM this summer and be part of the 2014 Youth Challenge! In 2012 Canadian Young Friends Yearly Meeting received $25,000 to bring together Young Friends and Young Adult Friends at CYM 2013. The 2013 Youth Challenge was a great success, bringing together 45 Friends between the ages of 13 and 35 […]

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