Great Plains Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

One Hundred Twelfth Annual Assembly

"Much Good Needs Doing... Growing in Peace and Love"

Guest Speaker: John Calvi

Thursday, May 30

12:00pm      Registration Open & Signing the Big Book

*Childcare only available (12:30-4:45)

12:30           Gathering Worship

1:00             Finance Committee, room 351

                    Home Missions Committee,  room 353

3:00             Ministry & Counsel, room 353

                    Nominating Committee,  room 351

5:00             Dinner,  Fellowship Hall

*Young Friends & Children’s Yearly Meeting (6:30-9:00)

6:30            Opening Worship and Business Session I,  room 205

7:30            Break

7:45            Worship through Music!, Meetingroom    

          

Friday, May 31

7:45am       Breakfast, Fellowship Hall

*Young Friends & Children’s Yearly Meeting (8:30-11:45)

8:30           Bible Study, Cliff Loesch, room 205, The Pool of Siloam (John 9)

9:15           Meeting for Worship

9:30           Business Session II - Quaker Agency & Involvement Reports & Committee Reports

Noon         Lunch,  Fellowship Hall

*Young Friends & Children’s Yearly Meeting (1:00-5:00)

1:00           Finance Committee, room 351

                  Home Missions Committee, room 353

2:30           Ministry & Counsel, room 353

                  Nominating Committee, room 351

3:45           Break - Conversation, Hospitality & Displays, room 207

4:00           Business Session III, Committee Reports & Budget Proposal

5:00           Free Time - Conversation, Hospitality & Displays, room 207

6:00           Dinner

*Young Friends & Children’s Yearly Meeting (6:45-8:15)

7:00           Meeting for Worship

                  Keynote Speaker: John Calvi, Much Good Needs Doing: Friends call to service in the world

Saturday, June 1

7:45          Breakfast

*Young Friends & Children’s Yearly Meeting (8:30-11:45)

8:30          Bible Study, Cliff Loesch, room 205, The Pool of Bethesda (John 5)

9:15          Meeting for Worship

                 Memorial Service

10:15        Break - Conversation, Hospitality & Displays, room 207

10:30        Business Session IV

Noon        Lunch

*Young Friends & Children’s Yearly Meeting (1:00-5:15)

Saturday Afternoon workshops

1:30-3:30  Healing is for Today – John Calvi

The workshop time will be to teach a simple laying-on-of-hands form.  Early Friends were thrown into jail for their healing works.  John will demonstrate and then observe as we work in pairs to give and receive this simple gift of peace and grace. Come and experience the possibilities of healing in your life.

3:30             Conversation, Hospitality & Displays, room 207

4:00-5:00  Native Americans, the Church, and the Quest for Interracial Justice – David Hansen

Many denominations have apologized to Native Americans for their participation in Indian genocide and the mission to "civilize and Christianize" Indians. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's efforts to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline and other efforts to protect the environment signal a new day. Where do we go from here? Come and share your ideas. David Hansen, author of Native Americans, the Mainline Church, and the Quest for Interracial Justice (Chalice Press, 2017) is the workshop facilitator.

5:00       Free Time - Conversation, Hospitality & Displays, room 207

6:00       Dinner

*Young Adult & Children’s Yearly Meeting (6:45-8:15)

7:00       Meeting for Worship - Guest Speaker: John Calvi, Stories of Healing from Work and Witness

Sunday, June 2

7:30      Breakfast

8:30      Combined Business Session V with Adults, Young Friends & Children 

             Epistles & Closing session

                   Children's Presentation & Epistle

                   Young Friends' Report & Epistle

                   General Epistle

                   Greetings to Absent Friends

                   Clerk's Minute

9:30       Prepare to gather in the Meetingroom for Meeting for Worship

9:45       Meditative Music

10:00     Meeting for Worship – University Friends Meeting

11:30     Dinner & Farewells

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