ILYM is a spiritual community of Quakers, also known as the Religious Society of Friends. Though the individuals in this community attend some 21 affiliated local Meetings across four states, each summer the Meeting gathers in a retreat near McNabb, Illinois to worship together and to conduct the business of the community. This business includes issues related to lay ministry, religious education, the practice of faith, volunteer service, public witness, publications, Meetinghouse site improvement, and finances. The ILYM Meetinghouse is also the worship site for Clear Creek Friends, as well as for workshops, retreats and committee meetings.
57th Street Meeting (5615 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637) will be hosting a Chicago-Area Friends Gathering for worship, programming for children, and fellowship on Saturday, February 21. The gathering will be begin at 10:00 am with a two-hour meeting for worship, during this worship time there will be programming for children and childcare for children too young to participate in the programming. The children’s program will consists of singing, a religious education program, and some freetime. Depending on the weather, freetime may be outside so children should dress appropriately for outside play (including possibly playing in the snow). The children will be divided into ages groups for the religious education program. To help in planning for supplies, dividing age groups, and childcare, please let 57th Street Meeting know if you will be bringing children for the program (include their ages)—all children are welcomed even if you did not get a chance to let the meeting know they will be attending. Please email email@example.com or leave a message at 773-288-3066.
There will be a potluck lunch at noon, please bring something to share.
The Spring Continuing Committee Meeting will be held at Lake Forest Meeting (101 West Old Elm Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045) . Further information forthcoming.
The Spring 2014 issue of Among Friends is now available online.
This issue includes Reflections on a Lifetime of Pastoral Counseling, Listening Towards a Spirit of Inclusion, ILYM Programming Committee Update, and much more.