In the presence of Derbal Yarragan
Yearly Meeting 2012 will be held overlooking Derbal Yarragan (The Swan River Estuary) at Christchurch Grammar School from Saturday 7 to Saturday 14 January 2012.
We will be using different buildings within the school to those used for Yearly Meeting (YM) 2005.
The main sessions will be held in the Chapel which is perched on a limestone cliff overlooking the river, much like the osprey nest a short way around the bay. Located near the chapel, the preparatory school building will house the children’s program and other aspects of Yearly Meeting and includes a wonderful playground beneath a tall white gum. With the accommodation and dining hall also nearby the gathering will be well contained.
The theme of the summer school program, ‘What does love require of us?’, will be embraced through five or six offerings from within WARM and others from the wider YM community. We will be offering an Arts day on Friday 6 Jan as an optional extra day (for those who feel that Yearly Meeting is not long enough, or does not have enough opportunities for the worshipful activity of celebrating beauty through artistic expression of different kinds!).
The JYF and children’s program will have a foundation of Quaker Basics with lots of hands-on activities and the JYF’s will spend three nights away at Camp Woody in Stoneville. There will also be opportunities for family friendly/ intergenerational activities.
Just a note from your Friendly YF Clerk, that YF camp will be held 31 Dec – 7 Jan at Camp Woody. Costs will be low, funding for travel is available. There will be swimming and hanging and singing and cards and cooking and eating and exploring and resting and many other things. Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.