News & Announcements
Cannon Valley Friends Meeting decided to mark the one year anniversary of our first Meeting for Worship in the new Meeting House by inviting everyone to an Open House. The celebration, which was held from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 20, 2015, was planned to conincide with the United Nations International Day of Peace. The gathering included live music, along with speakers, refreshments, tours, and fellowship, all surrounded by an atmosphere of joy and gratitude.
Shape Note Singing (Every 2nd Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm)
Friday Song Circle (Every 3rd Friday, 7:00-9:00 pm, beginning August 19, 2016)
Community Singing (Every 4th Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm, )
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Please note - The following message is from Sharon Lane-Getaz, who is a member of CVFM and co-clerk of the Friends General Conference Institutional Assessment on Racism Working Group and the Task Force:
We need to hear your testimony. The Institutional Assessment on Racism Survey has launched! This survey provides a space where FGC Friends can examine how we live into our stated value of the beloved community.
The 2018 FGC Gathering will be at the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH, from July 1-7, 2018. Standard registration began April 20th and will continue until June 1st, at which time a late fee of $60 will be added to all full-time and half-Gathering registrations. Children must be registered by May 31. The closing date for High School program participants is June 10th.
For more information on the Gathering, please click on the following link: https://www.fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering.
This summer the Meeting hosted its first Vacation Peace School with great success. From August 7-11, we spent morning in the company of 10 energetic children, exploring peace through story, meditation, and song; pursuing creative projects; painting and erecting a peace pole; and enjoying one another’s company. The children participated in cooperative games both outside and inside, enjoyed dances from around the world, and brightened the sidewalks in front of the Meetinghouse with chalk drawings.
Please Note: The following update is from Sharon Lane-Getaz, who is a member of CVFM and co-clerk of the Friends General Conference Institutional Assessment on Racism Working Group and the Task Force:
FGC Institutional Assessment on Racism Progress Report for April 2018
On Feb. 15, 2017, the Governor of North Dakota ordered an immediate evacuation of the Standing Rock Water Protectors, who have been living in a camp to make a stand against the construction of the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline. The water protectors, along with their supporters around the world, have been protesting since last year to prevent the construction of the pipeline, which endangers sacred areas of tribal land and poses a threat to the purity of the main water source of the Standing Rock tribe, as well as the Missouri River itself.