some April notices

Books of the Month LINK to pdf

Woodbrooke courses LINK to pdf

Among Friends Newsletter from Europe and Middle East Section of Friends World Committee for Consultation LINK to pdf

The Young Quaker Magazine LINK to pdf

Yearly Meeting flyer LINK to pdf

The Vibrancy in Meeting pilot  Programme: Rachel Matthews from Narberth Meeting is the Programme Co-ordinator!

The Vibrancy in Meetings Pilot Programme is underway, with Rachel Matthews having started as Programme Co-ordinator in early March, followed by the first meeting of the steering group. Please see the enclosed newsletter which introduces the programme, and offers an opportunity for individuals and meetings to contribute to the planning and development of the programme.

Rachel Matthews, 07419 991638, vibrancy@quaker.org.uk
LINK to pdf for The Vibrancy in Meetings show is on the Road flyer

Outreach, witness and community: an event with Woodbrooke and Quaker Life
1–3 July, Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham
A creative and collaborative opportunity to explore and develop Quaker approaches to outreach. We will look at examples of outreach and witnessing in different settings and contexts and reflect on
how this might look in your own situation and at ways of engaging with different groups in our communities. The course will be led by Mark Russ (Woodbrooke), Alistair Fuller (Quaker Life) and Maurice Nagginton (Manchester Area Meeting).
Book online at Woodbrooke website at www.bit.ly/quaker-outreach or  0121 472 5171
LINK to flyer info pdf

 Events marking Conscientious Objectors Day
15 May marks International Conscientious Objection Day, celebrating resisters of war past and present.
May, 7.30pm, Friends House, London
Meet conscientious objectors challenging militarism and conscription from the European Bureau of Conscientious Objectors (EBCO)
May, 12 noon, Tavistock Square, London, WC1
Ceremony at The Conscientious Objectors’ Stone
15 May, 3pm, Staffordshire, DE 13 7AR
The Quaker Service Memorial Trust Meeting for Worship with readings, www.quaker.org.uk/events/quaker-service-memorial-meeting-for- worship
15 May, Manchester Meeting House, Mount St, M2 5NS
Launch of exhibition on Quaker WWI Conscientious Objectors including performance of ‘For Conscience Sake’ by Plain Quakers.
contact alironan61@gmail.com
Let us know if you’re holding your own commemoration. More info: www.quaker.org.uk/our-work/peace/conscientious-objection
or contact Tim Wallis at Quaker Peace & Social Witness 020 7663 1067, timw@quaker.org.uk, Twitter: #CoDay #100yearsofconscience @wfdiaries @DisarmQuaker

Christian Aid Week 15–21 May
‘Who is my neighbour?’ In the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus tells us to demonstrate practical
love to our neighbours, even when they are strangers. As Christian Aid Week (15-21 May 2016)
approaches, I’d like to ask your Meeting to join others from the Society of Friends and other
churches across Britain and Ireland to live out this call.
Helen Drewery, General Secretary, Quaker Peace & Social Witness 020 7663 1069, helend@quaker.org.uk

LINK to PDF with more information from Friends House

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