Reunión General / General Meeting of Friends in Mexico (RGAM), May 5-6, 2018

Friends are invited to the upcoming, 42nd session of the General Meeting of Friends in Mexico (RGAM) to be held May 5 and 6 in San Nicolás de los Garza in the northeastern state of Nuevo León. This year’s theme is “Are our young people called to serve God?”

If you would like to attend or have any have questions, please contact the the Secretary of the General Meeting, Nicholas “Nico” Wright (Mexico City) at nicholas.c.wright@gmail.com or PYM’s Representative to the General Meeting, Barbara Babin (Redwood Forest) at b_babin@yahoo.com. For young Friends who would like to request financial support, contact the PYM Youth Programs Coordinator, Alyssa Nelson at <pym.youthcoordinator@gmail.com>.

Nico can answer questions about the RGAM and this upcoming session, and he can help people communicate with Friends in San Nicolas de los Garza who do not speak English. A small registration fee includes food for the two days. There is the possibility of homestays and there are plenty of good local hotels near the San Nicolas church (at the expense of the visiting attender).

The text of the invitation from the Organizing Committee is below:

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Clerk’s Call to PYM Annual Session 2018

Clerk’s Call to
PACIFIC YEARLY MEETING 72nd ANNUAL SESSION
Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, California
Friday, July 13 to Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Faithfulness: A Call to Practice Radical Vulnerability and Love

This year, Pacific Yearly Meeting is called to be vulnerable to faith. The radical act of faith is required in our relationship to the Divine and in our relationship to our Quaker community.  Faithfulness requires obedience to the living Presence and trust to wherever it may lead us, which leaves us vulnerable to our ego, our fear, and the world. This vulnerability was required of the Apostles who followed Jesus. This vulnerability was required of those seekers who heard George Fox’s call to align their lives to the Christ Spirit. No doubt there were times when the Apostles and early Friends felt like they were crazy to do what was being asked of them. But again and again they turned towards the Divine and each other.

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Spring Youth Service-Learning Camp with Wukchumni Tribe, Quaker Oaks Farm, March 26-30, 2018

5th Annual Spring Youth Service Learning Camp
March 26-30, 2018
(Monday-Friday leading up to Easter weekend)
Quaker Oaks Farm
Visalia, CA, USA

A partnership of Quaker Oaks Farm, the Wukchumni Yokuts Tribe,
and Pacific Yearly Meeting Youth Programs

See the Quaker Oaks Farm website for details and online application.

Come explore and learn about the Land, Plants and Indigenous People of Pa’an. We will learn how to use the Plants around us for Food, Tools and Fun. We will work to restore the Earth and understand the ways we are bound together with all Creation. We will share our Histories and Love one another across Seeming Divides, all through Fun, Interactive Activities.

WAYS TO HELP:

  • Help a potential camper APPLY ONLINE before February 24th
  • Post the FLYER at your Meeting House, School, Clubhouse, etc.
  • DONATE
  • SHARE our Fundraising Appeal Letter
  • VOLUNTEER: Contact Melissa Lovett-Adair, chair@quakeroaksfarm.com
  • Request our model “Letter to Teachers” for a student who wants to take time off from school to participate in camp and/or get school credit
  • SPREAD this message among friends!

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