A group of Friends in leadership of SCYM met for meeting for worship for business by Zoom virtual conferencing and approved postponing 2020 SCYM sessions to the fall, dates pending negotiations with Greene Family Camp. (The complete minutes of the meeting will be posted here soon.)
This decision was a sad one to make. We all agreed we would miss the fellowship, learning and spiritual deepening we experience when we gather face to face. However, in the face of the present COVID19 (Coronavirus) situation which places so many of our usual attenders and guests at risk, we felt the safety of all, and those in our broader communities, called for such action. We hope to reschedule in the fall of 2020 and will be back to you as soon as we are able with dates.
In the interim, the SCYM Zoom account will be used for virtual meetings for worship, one beginning this week on Wednesday evening. Please watch your email for more information about this opportunity to gather, worship and share with Friends around SCYM. SCYM will also post a list of Sunday virtual meetings for worship under the care of Monthly Meetings before next Sunday. There were at least three that took place in our geography today and Friends report the they had a positive experience of worship and fellowship.
Please watch your email and here for more information. Stay safe, stay connected as best you can, and as always, look for ways to show love to others. There are lots of ways that don't require touching and Friends are great at practicing many of them!
In the Light,
Liz Yeats, Associate Clerk
The 2020 sessions of South Central Yearly Meeting will be held:
Thursday, April 9, through Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Greene Family Camp, Bruceville, TX
The theme will be: Loving in the Light; Quaker Response in Times of Crisis
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. YEARLY MEETING POSTPONED.
To see more about our 2020 Keynote Speaker, Minga Claggett-Borne.
The 2020 YM News has more about 2020 SCYM Sessions and more. Read the Yearly Meeting News here and look for the print copy in your mailbox.