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2015 Annual Yearly Meeting Gathering at Ghost Ranch

The Early Days program is Sunday - Wed., June 7-10. Yearly Meeting sessions begin Wednesday evening, June 10 and run through noon, Sunday, June 14.
When Jun 10, 2015 07:00 PM to
Jun 14, 2015 12:00 PM
Where Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM
Contact Name Jim and Nadean Mills
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2015 Theme and Speaker

Practicing Spiritual Discernment:  Where Does the Light Lead Us Now?

At IMYM 2015, Friends of all ages will learn -- in an experiential way -- about leadings of the Spirit and Quaker spiritual discernment practices.   Through the various activities at Ghost Ranch, Friends will share their personal experiences of being led by Spirit, draw instruction and inspiration from the experience of early and contemporary Friends, and learn to practice specific spiritual discernment tools. Our attention will be on both individual and collective discernment processes, and how they interact, complement, and strengthen each other. We will see how Spirit-led action emerges from leadings and discernment processes, and how these processes continually nurture and guide Friends as they carry out their Spirit-led work in the world.  The Program Working Group developed this theme in order to build on learning and inspiration from previous years:  Answering the Kabarak Call, the cooperative direction of American Friends Service Committee and Friends Committee on National Legislation, the minute on rights of Indigenous Peoples.  Where are we led now?

Our Keynote Speaker for IMYM 2015 will be Diego Navarro. 

Diego Navarro is a member of Santa Cruz monthly meeting, Pacific Yearly Meeting. He has offered workshops at FGC, Yearly Meetings, and the Ben Lomond Center that closely parallel the theme we defined.  He recently provided a workshop at the Ben Lomond Quaker Center in California titled: “Leadings and Holy Obedience.”  In his plenary session, Early Days, an Interest Group, and his meetings with our Young Friends, Diego will lead us in experiential exercises to explore what it means to turn our lives over to the Spirit, to live what Thomas Kelly calls a “God-intoxicated life,” linking our inner growth in the Spirit and our external witnessing. You can learn more about Friend Navarro on imym.org (http://imym.org/2015annualgathering/infonavarro). We especially recommend his Western Friend article “University Halls, Not Prison Walls.” 

It is time to Register for Annual Gathering!

Registration information is available on the IMYM website http://imym.org . For any questions about the program or about registration, contact Jim Mills. 

Remember that financial assistance for those attanding Annual Gathering is available through the Meeting's Care and Council Committee. Conctact Nadean Mills.