Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends (C)
Dates: April 7 & 8, 2018
Topic: Conservative Friends. Lead by Jeffrey Cox
Place: Bear Creek Meetinghouse, near Earlham, Iowa (1 mile north and 1/4 east of Interstate 80, Earlham exit 104)
April 7 (Saturday)
9:00 Registration and Overnight assignments Refreshments-
You may bring non-sugar snacks
10:30 Meeting for Worship
11:30 Bear Creek Friends welcome you
1:30 Session 1 Conservative Friends: Our History
3:30 Interim Committee
Peace and Social Concerns Committee
Other Interest Groups 5:30 Supper
7:30 Session 2 Conservative Friends: Our Testimonies
9:00 After evening Meeting- singing (bring your instruments)
April 8 (Sunday)
9:00 Session 3 Conservative Friends: Our Worship
10:30 Meeting for Worship
So that all may attend, no fees have been established. We encourage donations to help offset costs. Friends wishing to help with meals are invited to bring fruit.
Friends are reminded that use of fragrances should be avoided.
Emergency Telephone for the weekend is 515-447-6156 or 515- 451-7542
Contact for Junior Yearly Meeting/Young Friends D. J.Newlin 515-276-5673, email@example.com
Child Care (infant-school age) will be provided as needed. Please register ahead by April 1. It is helpful if children bring books and toys to share.
The Junior Yearly Meeting Committee will be planning activities for elementary and junior high school age young Friends. Bring appropriate clothes for outdoor activities. High School and college age young Friends will attend the scheduled sessions. The AFSC Program Committees of our Yearly Meeting will again sponsor a craft, white elephant, and food sale. This is a fund raiser that depends on bringing and spending for its success!
Donations to support Midyear Meeting may be made to “Midyear Meeting “ and sent to Osa Bricker, 510 W. Court Ave. , Box 64, Winterset IA 50273
Jackie Leckband 19186 Bear Creek Road , Earlham, IA 50072
Email: new firstname.lastname@example.org
If reservations have not been mailed by April 1, you may email or telephone Jackie at 515-758-2232. Advance registration helps with planning.
Email ________________________________ Phone ________________ _________
# of adults _________ Preschool (advance registration) _______________
Junior Yearly Meeting (1st - 8th )_____ Young Friends (high school) _______
# who will be present for meals- can add “V” if vegetarian, “G" for Gluten free Sat noon_______Sat. eve. ______ Sun. morn ______Sun. noon _______
A vegetarian and gluten free options will be offered at each meal. Those with other dietary needs are welcome to bring their own food.
We will make our own arrangements for ( ) motel ( ) camping ( ) cabin Please arrange local hospitality, if available ( )
Some Lodging options for Midyear Meeting*
AmericInn Lodge and Suites Stuart, Iowa 515-523-9000
America’s Best Value Inn and Suites (formerly Super 8) Stuart, Iowa 515-523-2888
Stuart Motor Lodge Stuart, Iowa 515-523- 1935
Countryside Inn De Soto, Iowa 515-834-9140
Cobblestone Inn and suites Winterset, Iowa 515-462-4889
Super 8 motel Winterset, Iowa 1-800-454-3213
KOA Campground and cabins 515-834-2729 desmoineskoa.com
*If Friends require financial assistance to stay in a motel, the Midyear Planning Committee may be able to help.
Jeff Cox was raised a Southern Baptist in Texas and while a student at Rice University served as a Baptist Student Missionary in Viet Nam in the summer of 1968. After receiving his PhD from Harvard, he came to the University of Iowa in 1977 to join the History Department, and has published books and articles on secularization in Britain, British and American missionaries in India, and a history of British foreign missions. Since the 1980s he has attended the Iowa City Friends Meeting as well as Iowa Yearly Meeting, where he developed an interest in the history of Conservative Friends. He assisted Herbert Standing in revising the history sections of Faith and Practice, and organized a panel on Conservative Friends’ Testimonies for the Friends General Conference Meeting at Grinnell.