THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS, FINLAND YEARLY MEETING

Jane represented FYM in Britain Yearly Meeting

Britain Yearly Meeting 4-7.5. 2018. Held in Friends House, Euston Road, London What an amazing contrast to be in both Finland Yearly Meeting and Britain Yearly Meeting within a week. Our own YM with 17 Friends including Alvin aged 4 and Britain YM with over 1000 Friends and 6 groups for children and young people: New shoots (0-2) Fox Cubs (3-6) Penn Friends (7-9) Spiritual Adventurers (9-11) Young People’s Program (11-15) and Junior Yearly Meeting (16-18). But yet, the similarities seemed more striking than the difference in numbers might suggest. I took with me the quality of the Worship and Spirit that I experienced in Ilkko at the end of April and I found the same depth of Spirit in the gathered silence among the many of us worshiping in Friend’s House central London. The final ministry from our Sunday morning worship in Ilkko brought us the message of how Quaker structures and ways of service have changed as Friends have learned to see what was not obvious to them before. Britain YM spent the whole weekend considering whether the time is right to revise the ‘red book’ Quaker Faith and Practice in Britain YM; not change for the sake of change, but because the world has changed, and Quaker experience has changed, and the new book needs to reflect this; not least because there is a new generation of younger Friends and more coming. We were asked to treat younger Friends as ‘the now’ and not ‘the future’. All the children’s and young people’s groups addressed the same question in their sessions and all sent their response to...

Sanctuary Everywhere 1-3.12.2017

A conference in Brussels organised by QCEA (Quaker Council for European Affairs) and QPSW (Quaker Peace and Social Witness)

Attended by Toni Hämäläinen and Jane Rose Finland YM

World Quaker Day 01 October

Friends World Committee for Consultation invites every Quaker meeting and church from around the world to celebrate World Quaker Day (WQD) on October 1, 2017

Application phase open for Woodbrooke’s Young Adult Leadership Programme

The Young Adult Leadership Programme at Woodbrooke is now taking applications for the 2016-17 programme. The programme is now in its fifth year and there is a small, but growing, group of Young Adult Friends
who have completed the programme – one of last year’s participants said: An amazing opportunity for self-reflection, getting to know young adult Quakers, learning more about Quakerism and thinking about what we ourselves have to give.

European Quakers of all ages gathering 2016

European Quakers of all ages gathering 2016

Haus Venusberg, Bonn, Germany (30.07.2016 – 07.08.2016)

The adventures of life – an invitation from European and Middle Eastern young Friends (EMEYF) to all generations of Quakers, individuals, couples and families…