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UQM Update

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Welcome to the June 2019 edition of the Ulster Quarterly Meeting Central Committee newsletter.  Below you will find some events and information that Ulster Friends have shared for circulation around Meetings. This newsletter will be circulated at the beginning of each month. If your Meeting is planning any events that would be of interest to Ulster Quakers and that Friends from other meetings could attend or you have any information to share, please send me it and I will include it. The deadline for the July 2019 edition is Friday 28 June 2019.

Ulster Quarterly Meeting
Ulster Quarterly Meeting will take place on Sunday 9 June 2019 at 10am in Richhill.  The programme is attached.
UQM June 2019 Programme.docx

South Belfast Meeting
Thursday 6th June - Meeting for Worship 12:15pm followed by Friendship lunch together at 12:45pm. All welcome.

Moyallon Meeting
Friends are invited to a Missionary Meeting on Sunday 7th July at 3pm in Moyallon Centre with a cup of tea afterwards. 

Lurgan Meeting
Lurgan Friends Meeting is organising an outing to the North Coast on Saturday 15th June 2019. They plan to join with Coleraine Friends for a meal in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine on Saturday 15th June 2019 at 5pm. The bus will leave Lurgan Meeting House at 10am on Saturday 15th June and call at Coleman’s garden centre for coffee en route to the north coast.  It is hoped to tour around the Coleraine/Portrush/Portstewart area as well. If you are interested in going, please contact ALWYN SINTON of Lurgan Meeting for more details and to book a place on the bus, tel 028 3883 1619.

Senior Moyallon Camp
Senior Moyallon Camp will be held from 5th to 12th July 2019 at the Moyallon Centre. It is for young people aged 14+.  Application forms are available to download from The cost is £110. If possible, the camp leaders would encourage your Meeting to support Young Friends financially to allow them to attend camp.This year participants are looking forward to welcoming Noah Baker Merrill, from Putney Friends Meeting, Vermont, USA as the speaker for the week. There is a fun programme planned which includes games, workshops, a service project and a beach day (back by popular demand)! Attached is the camp flyer and an SMC application and parental consent form. SMC APPLICATION AND PARENTAL CONSENT FORM 2019.pdf

A BIG thank you from Quaker Service!
A big thank you from all the staff and volunteers at Quaker Service to our Belfast Friends!  A great spring plant sale hosted by South Belfast Meeting on May 11th has raised a brilliant £1085.50 to support the work of our local Quaker charity. This money can go directly to support the work our teams undertake in our communities and prisons, supporting those most vulnerable and most at risk. Why not consider running a fundraiser at your local Meeting?  Plant sales, concerts, cake sales and coffee mornings are all fun ways to get F/friends together and support the work of your Quaker charity. For more information on our work visit  For support in running an event in support of Quaker Service, call us on 028 9020 1444 or email Dave Morton, Operations Manager

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Monthly Meeting in Coleraine
Bronwen Haire sent this report: We were warmly welcomed by Coleraine Friends and provided with a delicious tea. It was good to have so many Friends from Coleraine and even from Bishop Street in Derry. Monthly Meeting tea is a lovely social occasion before the business. It is such a pleasure to meet Friends old and new. I would like to suggest we make our next Monthly Meeting in Hillsborough on 23rd August, more of a social and family event. We have done it before. Could we all bring a dish to share? Weather depending we could eat inside in the beautifully refurbished Meeting House or outside in the lovely grounds.

The business: We made various appointments, discussed Membership, e.g. becoming a Member and two death notes were read. We discussed the role of the new Ireland Yearly Meeting Youth Coordinator and will submit our thoughts to the office in Dublin. This was Marie Abbott’s last Monthly Meeting as Clerk, and the new Clerk Bronwen Haire was appointed. The Clerk and Felicity McCartney travelled by train from Belfast and caught the 9.15pm train back to Belfast. Bronwen was able to charge her electric car very close to the railway station. On the way back to the station we saw this wonderful display of alliums and irises (photos attached).

Joseph Scriven Memorial Service
Celebrations have been planned to mark the life of Mr Joseph Scriven of (Seapatrick) Banbridge, born 10th September, 1819 (moved from Ireland to Canada 1844) and more commonly known for his authorship of the universally sung hymn What a Friend We Have in Jesus.  You can read the plans in detail in
Joseph Scriven Memorial Service.docx.

Kind regards


Karen Nicholson