South Central Yearly Meeting
We want to keep you up to date on how Friends are weathering Hurricane Harvey.
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Update on Friends in SCYM area and hurricane Harvey on September 7, 2017
News from Live Oak Friends Meeting: Thank you for all whom have expressed their concern and desire to help with relief for those suffering from hurricane Harvey and the widespread flooding. We are grateful that our meetinghouse was unharmed and remained high and dry. Other Houston Friends have not been so fortunate. Friendswood Friends Church has been flooded as well as many of their members' homes. Bayshore Friends Church in Baycliff, Lighthouse Fellowship of Friends in League City, and Friends Community Church in Angleton have also been affected. Friends from Live Oak have been engaged in helping Friends from Friendswood in the clean up and reconstruction.
If you would like to contribute toward hurricane relief, you may send your check to Live Oak Friends Meeting, 1318 W. 26th St., Houston, TX 77008, noting "Fund for Sufferings, hurricane relief" on the check. Or, you may contribute on their website, friendshouston.org. Be sure to specify "Fund for Sufferings, hurricane relief" in the "add a note" section on the Paypal donation form. Our Care and Concern Committee will see that contributions are used in the most effective way possible.
News from Friendswood Friends Church: 3,000 homes in the area are flooded. This equals 1/3 of all houses in area. Friendswood Friends Church has a fund set to help those without flood insurance. 100% of all donations will go directly to help people.
If you are interested in helping Friendswood Friends Church in their relief efforts, please write checks to Friendswood Friends Church with Hurricane Harvey in the memo line. Mail your check to: Friendswood Friends Church, 502 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546.
When you write a check and mail it, this emergency fund will receive 100% of your donation. To make an online donation, go to their website, friendswoodfriends.org. Be sure to note in the memo line on this form that your donation is for hurricane relief. Fees are taken from online donations to cover the cost of this convenience.
Finally, please hold in the Light the many Friends and others in the path of hurricane Irma. LIz Yeats, Clerk of SCYM
South Central Yearly Meeting is a gathering of Friends (Quaker) Meetings and Worship Groups in the South Central Region of the United States. This site provides information about these communities and makes resources available to our members, such as the document library and member directory.
2017 SCYM Epistle including the Young Friends Epistle and the Junior Young Friends Epistle
Sustainability Minute from 2016 includes a call to action for Yearly Meetings.
The list of workshops for the Annual Sessions is complete! Many thanks to our volunteers and presenters who put together a group of workshops that is sure to educate, inform, inspire and stimulate! We have two new documents on our site with all the information you need as to the program. A link to the complete workshops can be found in the middle of the page if you click here; and more information on presenters can be found by clicking the link in the middle of the page if you click here.
by Jasmine Zowniriw, Youth Program Coordinator
Welcome to Yearly Meeting, 2017--All are Welcome! by Jane E. Houser, Clerk of the YM Planning Committee
Dietary and Planning Information for the Annual Sessions, by Jane E. Houser, clerk of the YM Planning Committee
A letter to President Obama from Howard Hawhee, Clerk of South Central Yearly Meeting: