yearlymeetingphotos http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/ yearlymeetingphotos Eastern Ohio--rolling hills, eastern deciduous woodland, strip mines. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163975 60163975 The Yearly Meeting has been held in this town since 1878. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163976 60163976 Attenders used to arrive by buggy. Now they come by old rusty trucks, among other things. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163977 60163977 The youngest attenders provided more colorful transportation. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163978 60163978 Attenders and delegates stayed in tents, campers, RVs, and in the adjacent Olney School dormitories http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163979 60163979 The Stillwater Meeting House was built many years ago, on this very spot. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163980 60163980 Olney Friends School hosted meeting space, meals, and dormitory rooms. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163981 60163981 The high school has helped host Yearly Meetings for almost 130 years, http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163982 60163982 The Activities Building held showers and pizza parties. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163983 60163983 The Ohio Yearly Meeting Friends Center is a site for retreats, meetings, and social gatherings. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163984 60163984 The Friends Center schedule is available on our News and Events Page. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163985 60163985 Worship sessions were held in the old women's side of the Meeting House. We don't drop the shutters now except in the winter. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163986 60163986 Business sessions were slow and unhurried. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163987 60163987 Committee meetings took place anywhere there was a place to sit. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163988 60163988 Some attenders found distances between buildings greater than did others. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163989 60163989 The Porch has been a convenient stopping place for reflection, conversation, and rest for well over 100 years. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163990 60163990 The Porch, I http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163991 60163991 The Porch, II http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163992 60163992 The Porch, III http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163993 60163993 The Porch, IV http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163994 60163994 The meeting for worship with a concern for business is still a meeting for worship. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163995 60163995 At rise of meeting, everybody stretches and tries to remember where to go next. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163996 60163996 Some attenders didn't want to be photographed. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163997 60163997 The youngest attenders took over the Activities Building every morning. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163998 60163998 And then departed for the library to check their email. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60163999 60163999 Henry Jason spoke to us on repentance. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164000 60164000 Henry is a founding member of the Western Christian Friends Conference. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164001 60164001 One of our most treasured traditions is ice cream after the evening sessions. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164002 60164002 Some of us considered it the best part, and had firsts. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164003 60164003 And then seconds. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164004 60164004 Henry always brings a fascinating knowledge of koine Greek to any diiscussion of scripture. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164005 60164005 Wess Daniels and his lovely wife converged on us Friday evening. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164006 60164006 Candid, I http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164007 60164007 Our acclaimed Yearly Meeting Clerk, the formidable Seth Hinshaw. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164008 60164008 The Porch, V http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164009 60164009 And VI http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164010 60164010 The excitement of being among like-minded Friends was too much for some members. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164011 60164011 But they seemed to adjust after a while. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164012 60164012 Pizza among the Young Friends is another Conservative tradition. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164013 60164013 Wess Daniels temporarily abandoned vegetarianism in order to consume the excellent banana peppers. Martin Kelley demonstrates the presence of mind of the true journalist. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164014 60164014 David Male, as usual, was high on God throughout the meeting. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164015 60164015 Conservative children tend to resemble ordinary children at times. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164016 60164016 Some couldn't be separated from the tricycles even by the pizza. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164017 60164017 Others weren't so overwhelmed. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164018 60164018 If pizza wasn't enough, then Oreos took over the day. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164019 60164019 The raucous activity everywhere was loud and boisterous. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164020 60164020 And attracted one of our Overseers to investigate. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164021 60164021 Inside he discovered anonymous mayhem. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164122 60164122 The Convergent Quakerism presentation on Friday evening starred David Male, Wess Daniels, and Martin Kelley. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164123 60164123 There will be more discussion of this topic on this website soon. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164124 60164124 Shawna Roberts had something to say also, as usual. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164125 60164125 And as usual, was interrupted by the youngest of that clan. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164126 60164126 Both worship and business sessions conclude with a handshake. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164127 60164127 But some attenders were beyond caring at that point. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164128 60164128 At the dinner bell, everybody had somewhere to go. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164129 60164129 And if you went to the Olney lunchroom, the food was excellent. (Try their tandoori tofu next time). http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164130 60164130 The children's Saturday program concerned the banquet of the Kingdom. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164131 60164131 And welcoming in those from the highways and byways. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164132 60164132 Later, another segment depicted the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and what to do about it. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164133 60164133 And we all took more pictures, but we're still getting organized here. We'll have more. http://www.conservativefriend.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60164134 60164134