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Dear Friends,

Happy July 33rd! CYM-in-session 2022 is almost upon us, and obviously I've intentionally sent this newsletter late so that it's a final reminder for you. Clearly.

Thank you for reading Canadian Yearly Meeting's 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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CYM 2022 is just days away! (August 7th-13th)

Clear your desk, armchair, and put on the coffee pot, order in the muffins, and prepare for CYM-in-session 2022, which is upon us in a few days!

If you haven’t already, please register, fill in the participation form, and submit your payment.

On Sunday, Aug 7, we will open with worship at 8 a.m. PDT (9 a.m. MDT, 10 a.m. CDT, 11 a.m. EDT, 12 p.m. ADT, 12:30 p.m. NDT), and hear the Sunderland P Gardner Lecture at 11:30 a.m. PDT (12:30 p.m. MDT, 1:30 p.m. CDT 2:30 p.m. EDT, 3:30 p.m. ADT, 4 p.m. NDT). Both of these events are open to all. Links will be posted at on Sunday morning.

Why not join the pre-CYM retreat, “Supporting one another in faithfulness”, held on Aug 5-6?

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The latest from CFSC

  • If you didn't wake up early to see Canadian Friends Service Committee's event at the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, "The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act: Implementation in Canada," you can now view the recording!
  • CFSC was part of a joint statement by a wide array of human rights groups, commenting on legislative developments around implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada - read it here
  • The summer edition of Quaker Concern, CFSC's newsletter, is out - read it here.

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August 27th: Quakers & Disabilities

Quakers & Disabilities, a new group of Canadian Friends, has begun to meet regularly, with the purpose of giving the opportunity for those who have a Concern regarding disabilities to gather in worship and sharing. This group is not under the care of any Meeting, but thanks Vancouver Island Monthly Meeting for offering their Zoom account for meetings. 

The group plans to meet on the 4th Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m. PDT (12:00 p.m. MDT, 1:00 p.m. CDT, 2:00 p.m. EDT, 3:00 p.m. ADT, and 3:30 p.m. NDT). If you'd like to be on the email list for this Meeting, please email David McKay

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Recording of Archives Reopening

Archives Committee was delighted to share the May 2nd 2022 re-opening of the Canadian Quaker Library and Archives with Friends from across Canada. This celebration can be enjoyed by everyone at the following link:

Watch the recording

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CYM Contributions Corner

Did you know that CYM is part of a worldwide network that increases Quaker influence in peace and human rights efforts?


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Reminder: 2022-2023 Nurturing Faithfulness Program

The nine-month Nurturing Faithfulness program includes two in-person residencies at Woolman Hill retreat center in Deerfield, Massachusetts (four nights in Sept 2022 and four in May 2023), an online winter retreat, and monthly webinars. The program teaches practices that help open one's heart to the power of God, as well as skills in discernment; methods to offer and find spiritual support; and ways to ground one’s faithfulness in a home meeting or spiritual community. Participants will form local Faithfulness Groups that foster spiritual openness and support members over time in following calls and leadings. Information about the Nurturing Faithfulness program can be found here or through the New England Yearly Meeting website. Applications are preferred by June 1st, with rolling applications possible throughout the summer.

Here's a video in which the core teachers, Marcelle Martin and Hilary Burgin, speak about the upcoming 2022-2023 program:

Here's a video in which prior participants speak about their experience:

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