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Junior Yearly Meeting 21st -25th April

JYM, is an annual gathering for young Quakers (anyone between 14 and 18 — you don’t have to be a Member, just be interested and willing to get involved) from all over the island of Ireland.  This year’s theme, ‘Quakers: past, present, future’, will be explored through workshops and small-group discussion sessions, with plenty of time left over for games, entertainment and free time to just get to know other young Quakers.

JYM 2011 will be held at Moyallon Residential  Centre, near Portadown in Co Armagh, from Thursday 21 April (Holy Thursday) to Monday 25 April (Easter Monday).  Visit JYM website for details.

Moyallon is a great venue, designed for group events like ours.  Visit Moyallon website for directions and to take a look at their facilities.

 If you’d like to attend, email siobhan.haire@teachfirst.org.uk for an electronic version of the leaflet and application form.  JYM age range is 14 to 18.

IYM Public Lecture – Friday 29th April

The Yearly Meeting Public Lecture is open to everyone and is a great opportunity to meet Quakers.  It will be given by Ross Chapman at 7.30 pm on Friday 29th April with the title Called to be Friends.

Yearly Meeting 2011 will take place in Dublin at The King’s Hospital School, Palmerston from Thursday 28th April to Sunday 1st May.

Quaker organisation is controlled by meetings rather than by clergy.  Yearly Meeting is responsible for the affairs of meetings all over Ireland.  All members are entitled to take part.  The business includes the finances, consideration of reports of the many national committees and hearing of the work and concerns of Quakers worldwide.  Other religions receive invitations to send representatives.  While the central event for all Quaker communities is the local Meeting for Worship held every Sunday, Yearly Meeting is the occasion when Friends from all parts of Ireland and from further afield have the opportunity to meet and worship together.

Meeting: A Quaker View of the Northern Ireland Economy

DIFFICULT CHOICES – a Quaker View of the Economy

Philip McDonagh, until recently Chief Economist at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and a
member of Portadown Meeting, will try to cast some light on questions about the economy and to explain in plain language some of the issues underlying the Northern Ireland Budget.

He will suggest some fundamental questions and choices that it raises for us a society.

When: Monday 11th April 2011 6.30pm for a 7:30pm start after light refreshments
Where: South Belfast Meeting House, 27 Marlborough Park North, Belfast BT9 6HJ

Ulster Quarterly Meeting Testimony and Social Witness Committee Logo

Dates for Junior Youth Club

Junior Youth Clubs are held in Dublin and Portadown on a regular basis:

For the 10-14 age group at Portadown Meeting House between 7.30 to 10.0 pm  on the following dates:

Friday 8th April

Friday 13th May

For the 10-16 age group at Rathfarnham Meeting House between 7.30 to 10.0 pm  on the following dates:

Saturday 12th March

Saturday 9th April

Saturday 14th May