Pastor & Spouse
Friday, December 6 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Plainfield Friends.
Cost: $5 per person for the meal and program.
Bring a wrapped, gently used or new item (that costs $5 or less) for a gift exchange
RSVP to the WYM office by Monday, December 2
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Ground Hog Retreat
Men, Mark Your Calendars
The Groundhog Retreat will be held at Quaker Haven on Friday January 31st to Saturday February 1st.
The cost for this retreat is $60.00. This includes one night lodging and three meals-dinner, breakfast, and lunch.
This year we are privileged to have Randy Quate, superintendent of North Carolina Yearly Meeting, as our speaker. Talk this up among the men of your meeting and plan to attend.
2013 Yearly Meeting Session
Devotions and Quaker Lecture
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Morning devotions and worship with Jan Wood:
Gifts-A Holy Arrangement (27 min.)
Blessings (32 Minutes)
Living Our Lives in Community (52 min.)
Discovering Gifts and Talents (42 min.)
Quaker Lecture by John Carter:
The Pastoral Ministry Excellence (PME) program was started with a grant initiative from Lilly Endowment to address Economic Challenges Facing Indiana Pastors (ECFIP).
The Lilly Endowment vision is to address the Economic Challenges Facing Indiana Pastors by focusing on these four areas:
1. Inform congregational leaders about the conditions pastors face economically
2. Provide financial educational programs for clergy
3. Create a pool of funds to address identified needs so pastors can prosper
4. Build financial and organizational resources to sustain the initiative
The Lilly Endowment provided initial funding. Now the Yearly Meeting has begun a fundraising program to make the program self-sustaining. Please help our pastors by supporting the PME program.
2013 Application Form (Due March 1)
WYM Board on Meeting Development
The Western Yearly Meeting Board on Meeting Development and Nurture is looking for ways to carry out the "nurture" part of its responsibilities. Faith and Practice calls for the Board "to be an extensive resource to existing meetings within the yearly meeting."
Anytime you are looking for guidance, want to know what other Meetings are doing to reach others, or just want to discuss some growth ideas, we invite you to complete the questionnaire and enter into a discussion with the Board.
NOTE: Board meetings are third Saturdays of January, May and September. If you are submitting a questionnaire please send at least two weeks prior to each scheduled meeting.
Also see information about MD&N Growth Grants on the Resource Page.