Canadian Yearly Meeting 2021 is ONLINE from August 8-14
CYM in session is just around the corner! As I write we have 127 registrations and counting. If you are already registered you can update your choices and volunteering by going back to the registration form.
The interactive (online) portion of the program will be hosted on the video conferencing platform Zoom. If you are unfamiliar with that platform or need help accessing technology needed to participate, please contact your local meeting for support.
The children’s programming will consist of 30 minutes of Zoom activity in the morning before adult programming begins, with accompanying offline activities to complete during the day. Youth 13+ may choose to participate in Canadian Young Friends Yearly Meeting (CYFYM) programming. Please invite young people in your life or meeting to register (a separate registration is required).
Several published Canadian Quaker poets will lead a retreat that is meant to be thoughtful, inspiring, and fun, and will bring us together across our enforced distances. Four options (in two sessions) will have us thinking and feeling about nature, learning about minimalist poems, writing from present experience, exploring rhyme and metre, and no doubt more, as participants bring their own ideas to the sessions. Please complete the separate registration by August 5th.
All are welcome to join worship sharing, just check the box in the registration form. Participation may not be possible for CYM registrations received after August 5th.
Finally, the annual Sunderland P Gardner Lecture on Sunday August 8th will be given by Monica Walters-Field on a theme of Love and Justice, Hope and Imagination. Winnipeg Meeting and Janet Ross will co-lead us to understand the depth of meaning in the Things that are Eternal through the daily Quaker Studies.
For all the details, including the full schedule, to register, to pay, and most importantly, to join the #CYM2021 online sessions please visit the website, below: