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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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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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CYFYM Discernment Session Report 2018

CYFYM Discernment Session Report 2018

 CYFYM Discernment Session Report 2018 Young Friends and Young Adult Friends gathered for a two night Pre-Canadian Yearly Meeting Retreat at Camp NeeKauNis, and held a threshing session to discuss the work of the Regional Contacts over the past year, and how Young Friends were led to continue forward. We considered the query, “What do we get here that we don’t get anywhere else?” We met again Tuesday night for six hours of discernment, with three elders present to hold…

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Regional Contact Report from Representative Meeting, Spring 2018

Regional Contact Report from Representative Meeting, Spring 2018

Dear Young Friends, We, the Young Friends Regional Contacts, met twice this winter in Ottawa. Over the course of these weekends we engaged in conversations to clarify our roles as contacts, developed a communication strategy for the immediate future, and laid the groundwork for Young Friends events in 2018. As contacts, our roles for the time being are the following: Keeping channels of communication open between Young Friends and CYM Facilitating an open conversation regarding how Young Friends want to…

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