2023 Yearly Meeting Session

 University Friends Meeting
Wichita Kansas
June 1-3, 2023

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Robin Mohr ~ Keynote Speaker
Executive Secretary, Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas
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Plan now to attend...

2022 Yearly Meeting
June 2nd - 4th
Council House Friends


Keynote Speaker:
Kelly Kellum    
"Cultivating Seeds of New Life"

How good it was to be together...
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Evaluation, Queries & Reports

Who we are...

Great Plains Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Friends (GPYM) is a fellowship of Quaker meetings and worship groups in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. GPYM is a diverse yearly meeting, embracing Friends from a broad spectrum of faith and practice. As a yearly meeting, we are part of Friends United Meeting. Three of our local meetings are also dually affiliated with Friends General Conference. Our unity is the Spirit of Christ, who gathers us together in love and will show us our way forward

as we humbly seek to know and live God's will for us.

We believe all people can have a direct relationship with the Living Christ. Based on our experience of Christ's present-day teaching, we bear witness to the testimonies of Friends, including:

 

·  Truth: we are called to directness and honesty in action and word,

remaining open to new things God has to teach us.
 

·  Simplicity: we keep our attention on Christ's present guidance,

avoiding that which distracts us from Him.
 

·  Peace: we seek to lead lives that demonstrate the love that God has for each of us,

working to remove the causes of war.
 

·  Equality: we uphold the dignity of all people.
 

·  Stewardship: we hear and seek to obey Christ's command to respect his creation - to care for

our land, water and all living things.

From:          GPYM Ministry & Counsel
To:               Great Plains Yearly Meeting
                     May 31, 2019
Subject:      Statement of Inclusion, approved 4:50 p.m., 5-31-2019
 
We of Great Plains Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends recognize there is that of God in every person, and as people of faith and followers of Christ, we know that the tapestry of humanity is woven with the varied threads of God’s beloved people.1 Different and alike, we are all God’s creations. God calls us to love one another as God loves us.2 Our views are informed by scripture and our own experience of God’s love and grace. Thus, we affirm that people of any race, ethnicity, religious belief or nonbelief, nationality, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical capacity are welcome in our midst and are invited to fully participate if the life of Great Plains Yearly Meeting. Our Quaker testimonies of equality, peace and community inspire our goal to extend grace, inclusion and love to all.   
 
 
 
 
 
1 John 3:16-17
2 Mark 12:31; Matthew 5:43-47; John 15:12-14; 1 John 4:7-12; Galatians 3:28-29 & 5:5-6