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SnowQuake 2018

SnowQuake 2018, a winter gathering of Friends in the Chicago-area and beyond, will be held February 10-11 at 57th Street Meeting (5615 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637). Saturday, February 10, will be a for worship, children’s programming, fellowship, and ice skating. There is an option to stay overnight in the meetinghouse’s guest rooms and attend 57th Street Meeting’s Sunday Meeting for Worship. Additional information will be forthcoming. SnowQuake is hosted by 57th Street Meeting.


Children’s Religious Education

Children’s religious education is held concurrent with Meeting for Worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, expect on Second Sundays due to the multigenerational religious education program. Childcare is provided during meeting for worship for children too young to participate in the children’s religious education program.




All Ages Religious Education

Every Second Sunday through June, at 9:45-10:30 a.m. there will be a multigenerational program that will focus on build up and strengthen our meeting for worship "muscles."   This program is for everyone, including newcomers, children, adults, and seasoned Friends.  On these 2nd Sundays there will not be an Adult Religious Education Program or First Day School. Childcare will be available during meeting for worship.


Quake the Rocked the Midwest

Quake that Rocked the Midwest will be held January 12-15, 2018 at Evanston meetinghouse (1010 Greenleaf St., Evanston, IL 60202). It will be a weekend of out trips, service projects, and fun for all high school aged friends from ILYM, surrounding yearly meetings, and Scattergood Friends. Additional information will be forthcoming. Permission slips will be available starting mid-November, check and the HSF facebook page.


Take Action, Contact Congress

Concerned about the dreamers, war, the environment, or healthcare? Friends Committee on National Legislation provides an easy, efficient, and effective resource for letting your national legislators hear your voice—sign up for emailed action alerts, get addition information on issues of concern, make use of sample letters. All of this can be found at the FCNL website.


Summer 2017 Among Friends

The Summer 2017 issue of ILYM's Among Friends is now available online. This issue includes articles summarizing a series of forums on aging and a retreat for small meetings, sharing thoughts on experiencing Children’s Sessions from a youth’s viewpoint, and providing a reflection on insight gained from being involved in Quaker Earthcare Witness.




September Western Work

The September issue of the Western Yearly Meeting newsletter is available online. In addition to information about events happening at various monthly meetings, it include overviews and photographs from WYM events.

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