Religious Society of Friends: Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas

2018 SCYM Representative Meeting

Register by following the link to “Read more” below.

November 15-18, 2018  (Thursday evening through Sunday morning)

New Location: Camp Gilmont

·       Camp Address: 6075 State Highway 155 North, Gilmer, TX 75644

·       Where is Gilmer? Gilmer is east of Dallas, about midway between I 20 and I 30. And midway between Dallas and the Louisiana state line.

Still Time to Submit Workshops for FGC Gathering 2019

FGC and SCYM Logos

Friends in SCYM are encouraged to submit workshop proposals for the FGC Gathering 2019, Peace in Our Hearts. Justice in the World, to held be under the care of SCYM from June 30 to July 8, 2019 in Grinnell, Iowa. The final date for submissions, September 30, 2018, is fast approaching. See the Invitation to Submit Workshops for more information. Go to FGC's page workshops/information for further details and to submit

Minute on Family Separation: Friends Meeting of San Antonio

The following minute on family separation was approved by Friends Meeting of San Antonio. They ask that SCYM meetings and worship groups consider affirming this minute or creating their own. Please let clerks@scym.org know if your meeting approves such an minute on this or other matters of interest to the whole of SCYM. 

"Friends Meeting of San Antonio finds the policy of the present administration of separating children from their families at the border to be shameful and contrary to American values.  Further, using the Gospel to claim that “God has ordained” such actions is appalling to us as a people of faith. We also insist that our government follow international law and open our ports of entry for people seeking asylum.  We call on all government officials, from the President, Attorney General, Senators, and Representatives, to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection to cease and desist separating infants and older children from their parents.  Compassion is called for in welcoming those who flee violence, seeking asylum in America."                ~ Val Liveoak and Gretchen Haynes, Co-Clerks

 

2018 Directory of SCYM Friends

The 2018 Directory of SCYM Friends is ready for download. A limited number of print copies will be available at SCYM Sessions. You must be signed in to see this directory. Sign in with your username and password in the upper right hand corner at www.scym.org (follow the instructions if you do not have an account or need a new password).

Friends are advised that this directory is drawn from the online listing once a year just before yearly meeting sessions and remains static throughout the year. The online directory provides much more up-to-date information and can be easily used by clicking on the word "members" that magically appears in the top menu bar when you are signed in. You will get a search box to look up the person you wish to contact. 

Sad News

Susan Warram, member of Norman Monthly Meeting, died January 20, 2018 at home in Fairfield, OH. Her husband, Jim Warram, died July 6, 2017. Both were very active during their time at SCYM and many of us will remember them fondly. Norman Meeting will have memorial minutes for both Susan and Jim to read at SCYM 2018.