Lee Hall "up the hill" where the Young Friends stay
We heard speakers and news about yearly meeting activities. (For non-Quakers, Yearly Meeting is our state-wide organization, as well as the actual meeting. A Monthly Meeting is the official term for each individual church, as well as its monthly business session.)
I was especially impressed by the many things Young Friends (high school) and Young Adults had done, from internships to mission trips.
Epistles were received from yearly meetings around the world, a centuries-old tradition, telling us a little about what's going on among other Quaker organizations. We recorded eight new ministers; I knew several of them and counted it a happy occasion! (Every Friend is considered a minister so we don't "ordain" pastors. But we "record" those who have acknowledged gifts and training in minstry, and some of them become pastors among programmed Friends.)
Sunday afternoon I took a break and hiked up to Lee Hall to sit in one of the rocking chairs on the great porch and soak up the mountain view.