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Dear Friends,

Thank you for reading Canadian Yearly Meeting's sixth monthly electronic newsletter—we're glad to have you! If you know others who might like to receive this, please feel free to forward this message so that other friends can subscribe at the link below. Your help in connecting Friends across the country is deeply appreciated!

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"Knitting meetings together has always been part of our tradition, and needs to continue." Throughout this unexpected year, many of you have been involved in working toward organizational changes to Canadian Yearly Meeting. Some of these have been long anticipated, while others (like holding a successful CYM2020 online!) have been borne out of necessity. As we all seek to stay connected, your year-end gift can work towards Canadian Yearly Meeting's spiritual renewal—for both ourselves and the larger society.

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December 12th: The Quake that Rocked the Continent

Young Friends are invited to "The Quake that Rocked the Continent: A virtual gathering on mindfulness, social justice, climate justice, games and worship sharing for middle & high school friends." Contact for registration information.

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Canadian Friends Service Committee Grants

Grants of up to $2,000 are available from Canadian Friends Service Committee to support Friends' peace and justice leadings. To find out more about the types of grants and application criteria, click below.

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Save the date: CYM Meetings for Worship for Business online Jan. 23 and Feb. 6

Recently, Representative Meetings have been held online, open to observers. One more is scheduled for December 5 at 1:30 pm (Eastern standard time). Contact your Monthly Meeting's clerk to get the Zoom link.

Some agenda items have been identified that need to be decisions of CYM-in-session, rather than Representative Meeting, so two CYM online business sessions are planned for January 23rd and February 6th, 2021. Save the dates!

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CYM2021 will be online-only

As many of you may already know, due to the many uncertainties of the pandemic and the long lead times required for planning, Representative Meeting approved cancelling our in-person Canadian Yearly Meeting session for August 2021. Program Committee has been asked to plan alternative online events and are looking for additional resources to help pull these together. If you have skills that might be suited to supporting an online gathering, consider reaching out to Program Committee at to learn more about their needs.

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