Announcements

Quakers believe that out of silence comes a healing, creative energy empowering us to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone.


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January 22, 2006 Winter Western Quarterly Meeting host by Kennett Friends Meeting. Query to consider: 12th


January 27-29, 2006 Middle School Friends' Weekend Gathering, "Risky Business" at Burlington, NJ. Contact: Elizabeth Walmsley, 1-800-2200 PYM x7171 or 215-241-7171 or elizabethw@pym.org and see www.pym.org


January 28, 2006 PYM Threshing Session on Budget, at Arch St. Meeting House, 4th & Arch Sts., Phila. 9:00-1:00. Childcare: 215-241-7045; for plans if weather is inclement same phone #


February 5, 2006 Roots & Shoots, Kennett Meethinghouse. Arrive 12 or after with your lunch. Activities 12:30-2:30. Questions: Chris Howells 610-998-1222 or chowells@zoominternet.net


February 24-26, 2006 PYM Young Friends Environmental Gathering, at Burlington, NJ. Contact: Cookie Caldwell, 215-241-7222, www.pym.org


March 5, 2006 Roots & Shoots, Kennett Meethinghouse. Arrive 12 or after with your lunch. Activities 12:30-2:30. Questions: Chris Howells 610-998-1222 or chowells@zoominternet.net


March 17, 2006 Time to have all news, announcements, articles, & stories in to WQ office for the Spring edition of The Friendly News.


March 18, 2006 PYM Training Day on Child Safety Policies and Procedures, with Tom Hoopes and Eric Spacek, Sr., Risk Manager of Guide One insurance. Contact: Tom Hoopes, tomh@pym.org or 215-241-7224.


March 24-26 2006 PYM Young Friends: Young Advocates for Peace, for young Friends & Friends School students, at Burlington, NJ. Contact Cookie Caldwell, 215-241-7222, www.pym.org


March 31 April 2, 2006 First Annual N. American Conference for Racial Justice and Equality within the Religious Society Of Friends at the Burlington N J Conference Center. All Friends and attenders with a commitment are invited; an energetic encouragement goes out to high school & young adult Friends. Go to http://www.pym.org/youngfriends/Forms/2006_Racial_Justice_Registration.pdf for flyer; registration contact is Maureen Lopes, mlopes@snet.net and at 23 Old Farms Rd., Madison, CT 06443. Friends from 4 Yearly Meetings are creating this significant gathering.


April 15, 2006 Spring Western Quarterly Meetinghosts Hockessin Friends Meeting. Query to consider: 3rd.


June 2-4, 2006 - The Quaker Initiative to End Torture (QUIT) is planning a conference on torture, at Guilford College in North Carolina. "It is our hope that a well-planned conference can inform without over-whelming and develop a wide variety of actions towards changing laws/policies and rehabilitation for both survivors and perpetrators." Updates at www.johncalvi.com.


July 1-7, 2006 Friends General Conference Gathering Pacific Lutheran Univ. at Puget Sound, WA State.


July 25-30, 2006 PYM Residential Yearly Meeting/Annual Sessions Tues.- Sunday, 6 at DeSales University, Allentown PA. Mark calendars early!


EVERY Friday Vigil for Peace, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., corner of Union and State Sts., Kennett Square, interfaith, open to newcomers. info@localquakers.org 610-444-1012; 610-869-3455.