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Circus McGurkis, Reborn & Reinvented

Circus McGurkis, Reborn & Reinvented

Circus McGurkis, “the People’s Fair,” was reinvented and reborn for 2017, becoming a deliberately smaller, simpler, community-centered event. Its theme was Circus McGurkis: The Next Generation. Organized by St. Petersburg Friends since 1971, this year’s fair was held on Nov. 11th at a new location, the Lakewood United Church of…

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Half Yearly Meeting 2017

Half Yearly Meeting 2017

The annual SEYM Half Yearly Meeting gathering, held over Thanksgiving weekend (November 23 -26), again was celebrated at the Youth Camp in Wekiwa Springs State Park. Thanksgiving Day itself was rainy and misty but the fog burned off by Friday with refreshing weather throughout the weekend. For our turkey dinner we had…

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FWCC Traveling Ministry Corps

FWCC Traveling Ministry Corps

The SEYM Worship and Ministry Committee recommends that each Monthly Meeting consider taking advantage of a great resource available for them, the FWCC Traveling Ministry Corps. A program of the FWCC Section of the Americas, the Traveling Ministry Corps is a group of Friends---Spanish- and English-speaking volunteers---who are to be…

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Circus McGurkis, Nov. 11th

Circus McGurkis, Nov. 11th

Circus McGurkis is ‘A People’s Fair celebrating Peace Education, Diversity and Community Activism, ’ with a focus on peace education and service to the community--- and with a special focus on activities for children and families of all ages and types. It features arts, crafts, music, games and ideas which…

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Bringing AVP & HIPP To A Juvenile Detention Facility

Bringing AVP & HIPP to a Juvenile Detention Facility

Nancy Obyrne, Kelly Watts, and I (Kathy Hersh, Miami MM) have been giving HIPP (Help Increase the Peace Project) and AVP (Alternatives to Violence) workshops periodically during the past 12 months at the St. John's Academy boys detention center in St. Augustine, Florida. Nancy had a connection to St. John's…

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Jacksonville Friends: Outreach At Community Event

Jacksonville Friends: Outreach at Community Event

Jacksonville Friends Meeting has been renting worship space at Florida Christian Center for about two years now. This year Kimberly Weir, their director, invited us to have a table at “Taste of Murray Hill,” an event to bring the community together under one roof to get a taste–a sampling–of what…

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An Experience Of The FGC Gathering

An Experience of the FGC Gathering

Dear Friends, I write to you with a light heart and in gratitude for the generosity that enabled me to attend the 2017 Friends General Conference held at Niagara University, New York. It was a week filled with quiet companionship, and old and new Friends. It was also a week…

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