2021 Annual Sessions

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“From Revelation to Revolution: Walking Together in Radical Love”

Wednesday, June 16, through Sunday, June 20

The 201st Annual Sessions of Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting will be held online.

With the success of 2020’s online gathering, and many lessons learned from that experience, we feel confident that 2021 sessions will offer a substantive opportunity for connecting, learning, inspiration, worshiping and spiritual nurture. And business, too.

Details are still being finalized, but registration is open now.

Schedule

Please note that details of the program for middle youth and teens have yet to be worked out. Once they are determined they will be added to this schedule.

Plenary Sessions

OVYM Panel: “Stories of Radical Love”

Thursday, June 17, 7:00 p.m.

A  panel of OVYM Friends sharing their experiences of radical love. Panelists include:

  • J.T.Taylor, of North Meadow Circle of Friends in Indianapolis, who took the Alternatives to Violence model into prisons while working with the Peace Center in Indianapolis;
  • Melissa LeVine, of Lexington Friends, who is actively involved in supporting a refugee family from Afghanistan;
  • Kate Lester, of Eastern Hills Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, who has written a children’s book about a community coming together in love in the face of tragedy; and
  • LC Hyde, a social justice activist who grew up in Yellow Springs Friends and is currently pursuing graduate studies in Philadelphia after spending two years serving in Thailand with the Peace Corps.

Carl Magruder

Friday, June 18, 7:00 p.m.

Carl Magruder, a member of Strawberry Creek Monthly Meeting, in Berkeley, California, will offer a presentation guided by Spirit. A lifelong Quaker in the waiting worship tradition, Carl has a master’s of divinity degree and works as a palliative care chaplain in northern California. His speaking engagements among Friends recently included providing the half-hour Bible session each morning during last summer’s online FGC Gathering.

Workshops

We are expanding our workshop presentation days this year to include two offerings on Wednesday, June 16, to highlight Quaker organizations seeking to incorporate a Friends perspective in national and global issues and foster a world of equity, justice and peace.

Wednesday, June 16

Friday, June 17

Each workshop is from 12/2:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 18

Each workshop is from 12/2:30 p.m.