About ILYM

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.



SnowQuake 2018

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 1:00pm

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 meeting house’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.



Youth Coordinator Search

The Youth Oversight Committee has opened a search for a new Youth Coordinator. The Youth Coordinator provides programming and supervision to high school aged participants during events of Illinois Yearly Meeting. Programming is developed from input from High School Friends and with oversight of the Youth Oversight Committee. View/download job description and application information. The initial application due date is Dec 7. Applications will be received until the position is filled.



Spring Continuing Committee

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 10:00am

Spring Continuing Committee will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Lake Forest Friends Meeting (101 West Old Elm Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045).  The meeting will begin at 10:00 am and usually concludes around 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Additional information will be forthcoming.


Quake that Rocked the Midwest

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 7:00pm - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:00pm


Evanston meetinghouse (1010 Greenleaf St., Evanston, IL 60202).

The weekend will include fun and games with Friends, exploration of Quaker Faith through Worship Sharing, an LGBTQA+ related service project, and much much more for all high school aged friends from ILYM, surrounding yearly meetings, and Scattergood Friends.  Flyer for event.

Permission forms, which are due December 18 are available at   ilym.org/HSFriends.

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.





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