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QREC – Beyond Quakerism 101

QREC – Beyond Quakerism 101

February Conversation Circles Beyond Quakerism 101: How do we prepare Friends to be a Light in the world?  As the crises of the past year shake humanity to the core, the Light is streaming in through the cracks. Wisdom, courage and compassion are needed if global society is to emerge from this time healed and moving toward a just and caring future. Early Friends, ignited by the Spirit during tumultuous times, brought lasting change despite their small numbers. How can we,…

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CYFYM Course Funding

CYFYM Course Funding

During the Pandemic CYFYM has discerned to provide funding for any young Friend wishing to register for a Quaker related online course. Check out the Woodbrooke Course list for some examples of what is available! Pendle Hill also offers courses, as well as Friends General Conference. Please contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have a course you’d like to take!

Representative Meeting

Representative Meeting

Just to let Friends know that there will be additional Representative Meetings this year. If you are not a representative you are still welcome to attend as an observer. Please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required to receive the Zoom Link. What is it? Representative Meeting is a gathering of named representatives from each Monthly Meeting across Canada. They meet to do business and make decisions when Yearly Meeting is not in session. Next Representative Meeting: Saturday January 23rd 2021…

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Yearly Meeting Cancelled 2020

Yearly Meeting Cancelled 2020

We must announce, with regret, the cancellation of our yearly gathering scheduled for Winnipeg this August. Yearly Meeting is normally where much of our business is attended to – and an opportunity for all sorts of fun socializing and spiritual enrichment. For details about this difficult decision, please see the message below from the Clerks of Yearly Meeting. As we plan next steps together, please stay safe and supportive of one another. For updates on how sessions will be held…

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Post- Boxing Day Gathering Report

Post- Boxing Day Gathering Report

Report to Peterborough Monthly Meeting on the Canadian Young Friends Yearly Meeting (CYFYM) Post-Boxing Day Gathering Young Adult Friends (age 18-35ish) gathered at Friends house in Toronto from December 27 to 29. The weekend consisted of two sharing sessions, one around a reading of the article “A Gospel of Quaker Sexuality” by Kody Gabriel Hersh and the other around the ministry of Job Scott (#52 in the Blue Book); an urban hike or writing session; a community night; group singing…

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Toronto Visit

Toronto Visit

CYFYM Representatives met at Friend’s House in Toronto, 9th Month, 27th- 29th. We also met to consult with the CYM Education and Outreach Committee, which met the same weekend. Steve and Zaley observed the Climate March in Toronto, and paid a visit to Yonge Street Monthly Meeting to worship and fellowship with Friends there. Your Reps will next be attending the Online Representatives Meeting of CYM, 11th Month, 30th.

CYFYM Report 2019

CYFYM Report 2019

Canadian Young Friends Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 2019 Report Thank you for blessing us to share with you. We, as Canadian Young Friends Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, continue to find joy, hope, and community in the new life of our Yearly Meeting. Our new structure continues to serve our community well. Thank you for your support in this journey. For the upcoming year, we have asked Zaley Warkentin and Wesley Weima to…

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