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, )
Institutional Assessment Working Group (IAWG)
Monthly Progress Report September 2018
CVFM held another successful session of Peace Camp in August. This year Peace Camp included 12 6-8 year olds. They were energetic, curious, kind, and conscientious. The focus for the week was Building Peace by Caring for the Earth. Each day had a different theme and focus, including water, soil, wind, plants, and energy. Most days included a field trip to nearby sites, ending with the planting of a tree and Central Park on Friday.
Photos and text courtesy of Corinne Smith
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The inspirational plenary address, "America Must Have a Moral Revival," delivered by Rev. Dr. William Barber at the 2018 FGC Gathering is now available on You Tube. You can click on the image in the right hand corner of this page or open the video on a separate page at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqaln5eYfSo&feature=youtu.be&t=18m50s.
[Please Note: The audio is not very loud, unfortunately].
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.
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.