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My Week At FGC Gathering 2016

My Week at FGC Gathering 2016

I came to Friends General Conference 2016 Gathering at the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota entering a completely new role at Gathering that I have never experienced before. This seems abnormal considering the vast number of roles and work I’ve taken on at Gathering. From marching on Wendy’s in…

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Organizing For Climate Justice: Conference At Pendle Hill

Organizing for Climate Justice: Conference at Pendle Hill

The Powerful Faith-Based Organizing for Climate Justice Conference, hosted by Pendle Hill June 16-19, was attended by thirty-four participants from across the country, including myself, Beverly Ward (Tampa Meeting). This “conference for inspiration, education, and networking”  focused on three areas for climate justice work: Lobbying and Moral Advocacy Strategic Nonviolent Direct Action…

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Executive Committee Responds To Orlando Tragedy

Executive Committee Responds to Orlando Tragedy

The SEYM Executive Committee, in their meeting on June 18th at the Tampa Meetinghouse, centered into the silence over the mass shootings in Orlando earlier in the week. Friends voiced their grief. Some spoke of how people in Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and other cities are also being affected---as friends and…

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A Covering Of Love: News From Orlando Meeting

A Covering of Love: News from Orlando Meeting

Friends around the world gathered for worship in their Meetings and homes at 7pm (est) on June 14th, coming together as a community to create a covering of love in response to the June 12th massacre at a nightclub in Orlando. Orlando Meeting had sent out the invitation to worship…

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SEYM Gathering 2016 Photo Galleries

SEYM Gathering 2016 Photo Galleries

About 135 Friends gathered at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park Florida for an amazing 5 days of community, worship, worship sharing, workshops, intergenerational fun, and a great Youth Program. Enjoy these photos...and save the date for next year's Gathering, April 12-16, 2017. Click on any thumbnail to see…

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Junior & Young Friends’ 2016 Epistle

Junior & Young Friends' 2016 Epistle

To Friends Everywhere: We conquered our fears by jumping off a 30’ pole – The Leap of Faith – and were caught by our friends. We climbed a rock wall and worked together to climb Giant’s Ladder. We made bee hotels out of bamboo to encourage pollination. One even had…

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2016 YAQ Epistle (Young Adult Quakers)

2016 YAQ Epistle (Young Adult Quakers)

To Friends Everywhere: The YAQs arrived Thursday night and set up their tent before the storm. The YAQs slept with four mosquitos. Aurelio had a far less peaceful night than Michelle. Friday morning was very eventful and filled with excitement as the YAQs and the teens climbed the ropes course.…

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