407-739-4150  office@seym.org

The 49th Annual Dwight & Ardis Michener

Michener Lecture & Seminars

Sunday, January 20th, 2019 

Luncheon • 11:30 am

Lecture & Seminars • 1 pm – 4 pm

Orlando Friends Meetinghouse • 316 E. Marks St., Orlando, Florida 32803

The 2019 Michener Lecture will be presented by

Eden Grace

Eden Grace holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a Certificate in International Mission and Ecumenism from the Boston Theological Institute. In addition to Eden’s extensive involvement with Friends’ organizations, she has also served in leadership roles in the World Council of Churches and the Massachusetts Council of Churches. Eden has been FUM’s Global Ministries Director since 2013. From 2004 – 2013, she served as the Field Officer for FUM in the Africa Ministries Office. FUM staff writes:

“She has a passion for the holistic and transformational witness of Friends that arises from deep worship in the gathered body.”

This passion is reflected in a recent QuakerSpeak video, How Quakers Make Decisions (It’s Not Just Consensus!), where she talks about how our business meetings are “an opportunity for a sacramental encounter with God.”

Winter Interim Business Meeting & Michener Lecture flyer 

Winter Interim Business Meeting details

About the Micheners & Michener Lecture 

Sunday Worship

Friends attending the Michener Lecture are invited to worship with Orlando or Winter Park Friends:

  • 9:30 am at Orlando Meeting , 316 E. Marks St. , Orlando, FL 32803
  • 10:00 am at Winter Park Meeting, Winter Park Christian Church, 260 N. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park FL 32792


All are welcome! We do appreciate any and all contributions to help cover costs. Suggested Registration Donation for lunch, lecture & seminars is $30.00, register at the door.


We need to know in advance if children are coming! To request childcare, please contact the SEYM Office: office@seym.org, (407) 739-4150.


For overnight hospitality in Friends’ homes, email Ray Jenkins   or reach him by phone (9am-5pm only) at 407-803-2109.

Recommended Hotels:

Courtyard by Marriott, 730 N. Magnolia, Orlando 32803. To get our group rate, call the hotel direct at 407-996-1000 BY DEC. 11th and ask for the SEYM GROUP RATE. Double rooms (any beds, 1-2 people) are $119 + tax per night, which includes parking. Visit their website for more information. 

Best Western Orlando West2014 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32804. 

Hosted by Orlando Monthly Meeting


From I-4: Exit I-4 onto SR 50, go east two blocks to Magnolia; turn left, go north four blocks to light; turn right on Marks, go east two blocks; turn right into driveway or onto Broadway.

From East-West Expressway: Exit Magnolia; go north to Marks; turn right, go east two blocks; turn right into driveway or onto Broadway.

Parking is available in the parking lot behind the Meetinghouse and on Broadway Avenue.

Michener Lecture 2016 Gallery