Thanks to everyone who responded to the recent survey about a virtual Annual Session for North Pacific Yearly Meeting. The Planning Committee is going ahead with plans to hold Annual Session online – primarily through Zoom meetings. We see the current crisis as an opportunity for Annual Session to be a much more accessible series of events for all. Being freed from limitations of time and space we can include Friends whose distance or schedules would otherwise not allow them to attend.
Because of the current Covid-19 situation and the immediate need for Friends to support each other across distances, we have decided to roll out virtual Annual Session events and activities in three phases.
- First, weekly online Worship Groups will begin meeting on May 18. Registration for these weekly Worship Groups is now available here.
- The second phase will be online presentations and Zoom Interest Groups during early July.
- The third phase will be the focal period of traditional Annual Session activities during July 22 through 26.
from David Zeiss, NPYM Clerk (re: May-July 2020)