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Junior Moyallon Camp 2020

Junior Moyallon Camp 2020 will be held 19th – 21st  June at the Moyallon Centre, Portadown, N.Ireland and is open to all 10-14 year olds.

The theme this year is “Survival Kit” and we have lots of fun activities planned – BBQ, Water Games & Slide, Nightline, Bonfire, Quiz & “Moyallon’s got Talent” as well as Sessions exploring our spiritual theme with guest speakers and leaders – come along with your friends for what promises to be a really memorable fun-filled weekend!

For an application form, please contact cherith.boyd@hotmail.co.uk or click on the link below.

Application / Parental Consent Form Junior Moyallon Camp 2020

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'Pilgrim Verses' book to raise funds for AVP

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) has produced a poetry book, Pilgrim Verses, with all profits from sales going to the work of AVP.

Pilgrim Verses contains a collection of beautiful and simple poems about travels, religion, family and life by Padraic Murray, who is one of the AVP directors and who attends Monkstown Meeting. 

The poems are accompanied by calligraphies by Vincent Daniau.   

Padraic says, “I have had the pleasure of walking parts of the Camino de Santiago on four separate occasions between 2006 and 2013. It was a vivid reminder, if needed, that life indeed is a pilgrimage.

“For reasons of health and climate concern, I am now discovering the pilgrim paths of my native Ireland. The pilgrimages marked my journey from spiritual certainty to questioning. Many of these concerns are reflected in the verses, which for the most part were composed ‘on the spot’ with the help of a series of now defunct iPhones. The verses of varying quality were herded into a single document and with the help of family and friends we narrowed them down.”

The book costs €15 and can be ordered directly from Padraic by emailing padraicmartinmurray@gmail.com

The book will also be available for purchase at various Quaker Meetings and AVP events. 

Padraic is happy to visit Meetings around Ireland to share a couple of his poems and to talk about the work of AVP. Why not invite him?

Help Us Raise Funds for IQFA!

Would you like to see the IQFA Sale up and running again? We are hoping to resurrect the annual IQFA fundraiser and plans are underway to hold an event in Rathfarnham Meeting House on 10/10/20.

Please SAVE THE DATE and let us know how you might be able to help! We won’t be able to do it without a band of volunteers.

The sale has been run for decades by a dedicated crew and it is time for new volunteers to come forward to ensure this important fundraiser for Irish Quaker Faith in Action (IQFA) continues.

We are considering a different kind of event than previous years and are brainstorming various possibilities at the moment.

How can you help? Put the date in your diary and let Simon Bewley know your ideas and how you might be able to help by emailing him at simon@aliveoutside.ie.