(For those who were able to attend yearly meeting sessions, the SCYM planning committee is happy you were able to join us for this weekend of business, worship, learning, and fellowship! We would be very grateful if you would kindly complete the 2020 evaluation form in order to share your feedback with us. Your insight will be useful for future meetings. The form can be found here.)
South Central Yearly Meeting 2020
Sept 24-27, 2020
Loving in the Light: Quaker Response in Times of Crisis
Our long-awaited 2020 South Central Yearly Meeting is fast upon us! We will meet virtually this year, with all sessions being held via Zoom. The schedule includes the usual activities of worship, business meetings, worship sharing, workshops, keynote speech and Fireside Chat, panel discussion, Peace & Justice forum, and yes, even a virtual variety show!
(Register to attend all or as many events as you are able!)
(Please be sure to review the workshop information prior to registering. You will select workshops as part of registration.)
(Friends are encouraged to attend one of these trainings to be sure they are familiar with the aspects of Zoom to be used.)
(Please share this information with others in your meeting.)
We will continue to explore the theme of Loving in the Light: Quaker Response in Times of Crisis, building on the April keynote presentation by Minga Claggett-Borne. We will stream the video of Minga’s April presentation on Friday evening, followed by a discussion. A panel discussion will take place on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday evening, Minga will join us for a virtual Fireside Chat to explore the topic further.
Workshops will be offered on Friday and Saturday afternoons.
CLICK HERE FOR WORKSHOP INFORMATION
Fellowship is an important part of our annual Yearly Meetings. To this end, the Zoom line will be open all day. Friends are welcome to use time during meals and between scheduled sessions to socialize with others in this “Zoom room.” Friends can also ask the host to put them into a separate breakout room for individual conversations or meetings.
A Peace & Justice Forum will be held during lunch on Saturday, from 12:30-1:45. Several proposed minutes will be discussed. A separate Zoom address for the forum will be made available at a later time.
The Variety Show will be held on Sunday afternoon. Have a talent you’d like to share? Be sure to indicate that you’re interested in participating on the registration form!
New to Zoom, or need a refresher course or some handy tips? Zoom tutorials are being provided prior to YM. Indicate if you are interested when you register and information will be sent to you so you can attend the tutorials.
IMPORTANT: Registration for this virtual meeting is a multi-step process:
- Complete the Google form to sign up for Yearly Meeting.
- After you submit the form, you will see a Google acknowledgment message that includes a link to the Zoom registration page. Click on that link.
- Complete the Zoom registration. You will then receive an email from Zoom that provides you with a unique Zoom address for attending all SCYM sessions. PLEASE BE SURE TO KEEP THAT EMAIL! You will need access to that Zoom link to log into SCYM Zoom sessions.
If you have any questions about this process, email Val Liveoak, registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your phone number in your email.
Please pay as you are led to cover your attendance at 2020 Fall SCYM Sessions. A $25 donation per person is suggested. Please send a check, made payable to "SCYM", to the Treasurer:
Lori Laub, Treasurer
C/O Green Country Friends Meeting
P.O. Box 52415
Tulsa, OK 74152-0415
In these challenging times, it will be a joy to meet together, even in this virtual environment!