Western Half-Yearly Meeting, Spring 2019

The 2019 spring gathering of Western Half-Yearly Meeting will take place on the May long weekend (May 17-20) at the Sorrento Centre east of Kamloops. We invite all Friends and friends of Friends to join us in this vibrant gathering of Western Friends.

Registration is at whym-registration.ca, along with more information available there about costs, accommodation, etc.

Please note that the deadline to register is May 1.

This year’s gathering will have a theme of rising up in difficult times and will include an interactive workshop, led by Meredith Egan on Saturday evening, on “Taking Care of Creation: Self-Care in these Savage Times.”

The usual items will all be included in the Half-Yearly Meeting schedule – worship-sharing groups, special interest groups, Meetings for Worship including business Meetings, and the phenomenal Family Night sharing of talents and fun. There will also be the traditional “retreat day” on the Friday of the long weekend, for those who are able to arrive early.

To see the schedule, agenda, and welcome letter for Western Half-Yearly Meeting, please visit the Spring WHYM 2019 page on the business side of our site. (Note that you will be prompted to login into the business section of our website, or create an account, to see that page).

Canadian Young Friends Gathering 2019

Dear Young Friend Community,
Join us this August for Fellowship and Community Building!

This year’s Young Friends Gathering will take place Thursday August 1st to Sunday August 4th on the Campus of Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The gathering is open to those between 13-35 years of age. Children of YF attendees are welcome to attend!

Our past two gatherings have taken place at Camp NeeKauNis, and this year marks a departure as we move to an urban setting where new adventures and opportunities await!

YF Gathering Schedule – Winnipeg 2019 – Schedule

Registration
The registration for the YF Gathering has been combined with the CYM registration process. YF can register for the YF Gathering only, CYM in Session only, or a combination of both events. Young Friends must complete the CYM in Session registration (TBA) to register for attendance at any of these events.

Costs
Education and Outreach Committee is providing support for the costs of the YF Gathering. For those who are able, we suggest a registration fee of $50 per person to help offset costs – this fee is not mandatory.

Young Friends can work with the CYM Secretary to pay for travel expenses up front, or can apply for reimbursement by the Dec 31st, 2019 deadline, by completing the CYM Form for Committee Travel (under forms): https://quaker.ca/resources/other-materials/ 
*Financial assistance may also be available through your Monthly Meeting!


Accommodations
Accommodations are in the Poettcker Hall Dormitory. Rooms are double-occupancy with a shared bathroom down the hall. Tenting option is also available! Please let us know if you require special accommodations. 

Please register by July 15th 2019!
*Registration can be accessed at: 

https://quaker.ca/yearlymeetinginsession/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2019/03/CYM-Registration-Form-2019-fillable.pdf

*Friends who may be interested in aiding with childcare during the gathering should contact the Gathering Committee at:email hidden; JavaScript is required (Valid Record Check Required)

Website: yf.quaker.ca
FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5872430401/
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2178703738859062/

Carpooling Coordination:
Use this Google doc for any travel / ride sharing:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ws6cGn0GzbYBPfFkPR9Q6YUMFOsDQq79s_iP_hip6_w/
If you’re having trouble with the Google doc, contact Evelyne by email at email hidden; JavaScript is required or call her at 416-272-1448, or email email hidden; JavaScript is required

Canadian Yearly Meeting in Session 2019

CYM 2019 Gathering: August 3-10, Canadian Mennonite University
(South Campus, 600 Shaftesbury Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB)

Canadian Yearly Meeting’s annual gathering is open to all. Its Business Meetings are the main decision-making body of Quakers in Canada.

There’s also lots of time for fun and games, and sessions focusing on spiritual development, social justice, and Quaker history.

Register here:

https://quaker.ca/yearlymeetinginsession/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2019/03/CYM-Registration-Form-2019-fillable.pdf

Questions? Need more info?

For questions about CYM 2019, registration, or the financial application email email hidden; JavaScript is required or phone 613-235-8553 (or 1-888-296-3222).

Friends General Conference 2019

https://www.fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering

Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us in America’s heartland to create Peace in our Hearts, the first step toward Justice in the World. Be part of a week of opportunities for transformational growth.  Connect to the inner peace that flows from the Spirit through joy in movement, worship, study and conversation with old and new friends. 

The 2019 Gathering will be held on the Grinnell College campus in the small town of Grinnell, Iowa, a lovely level, green space with good accessibility.  Friends will find the college’s ambience of diversity, community, and social responsibility a welcoming environment. The location provides many opportunities for family recreation as well as afternoon field trips to historical, cultural and natural sites.

The peace that we generate in our hearts through personal and collective transformation radiates out and is reflected in increased peace and justice in the world. To that end this Gathering will feature daily peace themes raising awareness of specific troubled areas in the world.

Please join us for a week of inspiration, renewal, and fun, a chance to recharge and return home bringing the peace, joy, love and healing so badly needed in today’s world, the Divine vision for a restored creation.

Jan Michael and Liz Yeats

Co-Clerks, 2019 Gathering

South Central Yearly Meeting