Western Yearly Meeting
of Friends Church

203 S. East St., Plainfield, IN 46168
(317)839-2789       (800)909-3452

Friends Churches and Meetings in Indiana and Illinois

Purpose Statement

Seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Western Yearly Meeting equips Friends Meetings in the Gospel of Jesus Christ by exercising mutual care and extending cooperative ministries.

Through various expressions of our Christian faith, we strive to inspire ministry and the release of gifts of leadership.


9/24 2014


Kingdom. Mission. Passion.
December 28-January 1
San Diego, CA

Summit 2014 is all about the movement. The movement among young adult Friends. The church movement. The Kingdom. Summit is a national conference for young adults to experience how the reality of God's kingdom is calling the Friends Church in mission and engaging us with passion. Kingdom. Mission. Passion.

Summit is a conference that is designed around conversations that will celebrate and fuel the movement. Our stories provoke the conversation. Conversations that capture the imagination. Conversations that draw out our passion for the mission of the Kingdom. From engaging worship sessions to quiet moments of prayer, from teaching to discussion groups, from Coffee House themes to simple moments with a friend, Summit will host conversations that shape the church. Conversations that could change your life!

Sundesmos has up to 8 partial scholarships and funds for adult sponsors. Contact Pat Byers ASAP.

Details and Registration:

WYM Financial Aid: Financial Aid Application

8/25 2014


FALL IMPACT 2014...October 10-12... a retreat put on by Western and Indiana Yearly Meetings for all students from 7th grade to College Graduates.

This year we will meet at Spring Arbor University for an amazing concert with Christian artists Switchfoot and Gungor. We will spend Saturday and Sunday morning serving in the area, worshiping together, and hanging out.

Cost for the entire weekend is $40 (plus $$ for fast food meals during travel). We are working on ride sharing set up for those who may need a ride.

Download Impact 2014 Flyer and Medical Release

7/24 2014

2014 Western Yearly Meeting
Quaker Lecture and Morning Devotions

Norval Reece

Listen to the Quaker Lecture delivered by Norval Reece on Thursday evening, July 17th. (50:00)


Listen to the Morning Devotions from Eden Grace:

Thursday, July 17th (45:00)

Friday, July 18th (28:00)

Saturday, July 19th (31:00)

Sunday, July 20th (26:00)

Discussion Questions for the Devotionals - .pdf format / .docx format

10/21 2012

Pastoral Ministry Excellence Initiative

The Pastoral Ministry Excellence (PME) program was started with a grant initiative from Lilly Endowment to address Economic Challenges Facing Indiana Pastors (ECFIP).

The Lilly Endowment vision is to address the Economic Challenges Facing Indiana Pastors by focusing on these four areas:
1. Inform congregational leaders about the conditions pastors face economically
2. Provide financial educational programs for clergy
3. Create a pool of funds to address identified needs so pastors can prosper
4. Build financial and organizational resources to sustain the initiative

The Lilly Endowment provided initial funding. Now the Yearly Meeting has begun a fundraising program to make the program self-sustaining. Please help our pastors by supporting the PME program.

2013 Application Form (Due March 1)

More Information:

PME Program Summary

PME Fund Raising Program

PME Frequently Asked Questions

PME Giving Chart

10/11 2011

Watering Can

Nurture Questionnaire
WYM Board on Meeting Development
and Nurture

The Western Yearly Meeting Board on Meeting Development and Nurture is looking for ways to carry out the "nurture" part of its responsibilities. Faith and Practice calls for the Board "to be an extensive resource to existing meetings within the yearly meeting."

Anytime you are looking for guidance, want to know what other Meetings are doing to reach others, or just want to discuss some growth ideas, we invite you to complete the questionnaire and enter into a discussion with the Board.
NOTE: Board meetings are third Saturdays of January, May and September. If you are submitting a questionnaire please send at least two weeks prior to each scheduled meeting.

Link to Questionnaire

Also see information about MD&N Growth Grants on the Resource Page.


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