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Quaccheri e cristiani non evangelici senza chiesa

Happy birthday, Victor L. Berger (Feb. 28, 1860 – Aug. 7, 1929)! ‪#‎Socialist‬. Labor organizer. Anti-militarist. Teacher. Editor. Founding member of the Social Democratic Party of America (1898), and later the Socialist Party of America (1901). Elected in 1910 to the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming the first Socialist member of Congress (representing Wisconsin’s 5th CD). In 1919 he was convicted under the Espionage Act for his opposition to World War I. Eugene V. Debs credits Berger as the primary influence behind his conversion to socialism. Born in Austria. Buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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Events in Ohio Yearly Meeting

Ohio Yearly Meeting holds a variety of events throughout the year, including annual gatherings, quarterly regional gatherings, and educational retreats and camps. Take a look below to see what is coming up among Friends in Ohio Yearly Meeting. We’d love to have you join us!

Annual Sessions

Each summer, Ohio Yearly Meeting gathers together at Stillwater Meeting House in Barnesville, Ohio. Welcoming visitors from around the world, we share in Spirit-led worship, participate in shared decision-making, and nurture the bonds of friendship in Christ.

We welcome you to join us for this time of rich sharing and friendship in the Spirit. Read the 2015 Agenda Book to register, and to learn more about what to expect at this year’s sessions.

The General Gathering of Conservative Friends

The General Gathering of Conservative Friends is held once every two years. The next gathering will be in June of 2016.

OYM Calendar of Events

In addition to our major, standing events, Ohio Yearly Meeting and our local congregations hold a variety of events throughout the year. View the calendar below to learn about upcoming events in OYM.

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Quaccheri e cristiani non evangelici senza chiesa

On this date in 1569 (Feb. 26th), Pieter Pieters was burned at the stake in‪#‎Amsterdam‬, Netherlands. Pieters was a ferryman who had allowed‪#‎Mennonites‬ to conduct meetings on his boat. (Engraving by Jan Luiken for the Martyrs Mirror.)
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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Quaccheri e cristiani non evangelici senza chiesa

On this date in 1565 (Feb. 26th), Francesco della Sega was executed by drowning in ‪#‎Venice‬, Italy. As a young adult, he had fallen under the influence of the antitrinitarian crowd in Venice. It is believed he was re-baptized while living in Italy. Later he heard about the ‪#‎Hutterites‬ and traveled to Moravia to visit several of their settlements. He was impressed, deciding to stay and request membership. Eventually he married within the Hutterian community and became a tailor. He was captured and arrested on a return trip to Italy in 1562.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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In wake of Fiji cyclone, WCC extends prayers, condolences

24 February 2016

In the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston, the World Council of Churches (WCC) expressed its concern and extended prayers for Fiji. The storm killed at least 29 people and left more than 13,000 in shelters in the island nation.

In a letter to the Fiji Council of Churches, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said he knows the storm has left great needs, both immediately and over the long-term.

“As a council, you have a mission as leaders to speak and work together in offering comfort and spiritual guidance as people begin to assess the damage and rebuild their lives,” Tveit wrote. “I hope the fellowship that you share as churches will strengthen your efforts to meet these needs.”

Strong winds and flooding from Winston caused severe damage across the island nation, which has declared a month-long state of disaster.

Tveit offered prayers as the council is called to public witness and service. “We are reminded often in the ecumenical movement that we share always in one another’s suffering and hope. We pray that you are able to be a voice of hope for those who are in pain. Please know that Christians around the world stand with you in solidarity,” he wrote.

Churches assist with relief

The Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma, WCC’s member church in Fiji, was sharing relief information and public advisories with cyclone survivors and organizing volunteers to assist with relief efforts. Churches were working with Fiji Red Cross offices to pack relief supplies for the thousands of people affected by the storm. Church halls were made available for evaluation shelters.

In a letter to Rev. Tevita Nawadra Banivanua, president of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma, Tveit expressed his grave concern for the unfolding crisis.

“Be assured that the prayers of the World Council of Churches are offered for your church and for your leadership in such a testing moment,” Tveit wrote. “The challenges you face are felt by churches around the world and they stand with you in solidarity in this moment of crisis.”

Tveit offered a message of hope, even in darkness. “I am confident even in this moment of discouragement and grief that you will find strength in God’s unfailing love and compassion,” he wrote.


Letter of prayers and condolences to Fiji Council of Churches (23 February 2016)

Letter of prayers and condolences to Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma (23 February 2016)

WCC member churches in Fiji

Ohio Yearly Meeting sponsors a variety of events, programs and organizations throughout the year. These include:

The Friends Center of Ohio Yearly Meeting

On Stillwater's PorchThe Friends Center is a retreat and conference center for outreach for the Christian unprogrammed Quakerism of Ohio Yearly Meeting. The Friends Center expresses Ohio Yearly Meeting’s grounding in Christian faith and its tradition of hospitality for spiritual seekers. Here we can explore, articulate and share an understanding of Quaker faith and practice that is both unprogrammed and Christian. While that faith is rooted in the experience and writings of earlier Friends, we seek to express it in ways appropriate to the language and conditions of our own time. OYM’s witness was shaped by its original rural location in the hills of eastern Ohio. Thus, the Friends Center is an appropriate place in which to explore issues affecting rural life and community as they grow out of faith. [read more]

The Walton Home

Walton Retirement Home is a non-profit and charitable ministry of Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Quakers). We offer both Assisted Living and Independent Living options in a caring environment. Walton Retirement Home is a state-licensed Assisted Living facility. Independent Living options include private residences and apartments. [read more]

The Wider Fellowship of Conservative Friends

The Wider Fellowship of Conservative Friends is an outreach effort of Ohio Yearly Meeting, creating a safe space for Friends who are in unity with, or are curious about, the witness of Conservative Friends. The Wider Fellowship sponsors a General Gathering of Conservative Friends once every two years in Barnesville, Ohio. Occasionally, other Friends host the Gathering in off years. [read more]

Happy birthday, W.E.B. Du Bois (Feb. 23, 1868 – Aug. 27, 1963)!‪#‎Socialist‬. ‪#‎Agnostic‬. ‪#‎Freethinker‬. Sociologist. Historian. Civil rights activist. Pan-Africanist. Peace activist. Advocate for nuclear disarmament. Supporter of women’s rights. Writer. Editor. A co-founder of the NAACP in 1909. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Died in Accra, Ghana. Author of “The Souls of Black Folk” (1903), among many other works. Buried in the Du Bois Memorial Centre, Accra, Ghana.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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We must act and dare the appropiateness and not whatever comes to our mind not floating in the likelihood but grasp the reality as brave as we can be freedom lies in action not in the absence of mind obedience knows the essence of good and satisfies it, freedom dares to act and returns God the ultimate judgment of what is right and what is wrong, Obedience performs blindly but Freedom is wide awake Freedom wants to know why, Obedience has its hands tied, Freedom is inventive obedient man respects God’s commands and by virtu of his Freedom, he creats new commands. Both Obedience and Freedom come true in responsability (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

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