Invitation from Jamaica Yearly Meeting

Jamaica Yearly Meeting invites all Friends to their 75th Anniversary Yearly Meeting

Dear Friends,

I am excited to be writing you on behalf of the Jamaica Yearly Meeting Planning Committee to share with you the awesome plans we are making for our 75th Yearly Meeting – Diamond Jubilee Celebration! Since it is our 75th Yearly Meeting we are changing some things around and adding some very special surprises. It is going to be spectacular!

Interior, Highgate Friends Church.
Interior, Highgate Friends Church.

In order to make our 75th Yearly Meeting a special time of celebration, we would like to invite representatives from your yearly meeting to join us at the Swift Purscell Conference Centre in Highgate, St. Mary, from August 19-21, 2016. We are extending a special invitation to anyone who has had any previous relationship with Jamaica Yearly Meeting, which could include pastoral service, missionary service, serving on a short term mission team, etc.

The highlight of our 75th Yearly Meeting will be our Diamond Jubilee Worship Service on Sunday morning, August 21, at 10:00 AM, with Colin Saxton, FUM General Secretary, as our special speaker.

This service will be held at Highgate Friends Church. You won’t want to miss it!

If you are planning to attend, kindly inform us of your desire to be a part of our celebration so we may make the necessary arrangements for lodging and meals. If you are unable to attend or send a representative, we have a number of activities that we are soliciting sponsors for, including a movie night with snacks and popcorn, an ice cream social, and Young Friends activities. Please let us know if you would be interested in sponsoring one of these events.

As more details become available, we will share the exciting updates with you. Please pray for the planning committee as we endeavour to plan and carry out this very special celebration.

In Christ,
David Goode, Pastor
Worthington Friends Church
Chair, Yearly Meeting Planning Committee

9 Responses to "Invitation from Jamaica Yearly Meeting"
  1. Hi we are visiting on vacation, but would like to attend meeting for worship on Sunday. We are members of Wilton, CT meeting.
    Alethe, Christopher, Gordon and Marisa Fatherley.

    • I don’t know the exact worship times and locations of the Jamaican meetings, but I’ve passed your message on to someone who probably does, David Goode at Worthington Friends Church. I don’t have an email address for him, but he can be easily found on Facebook if you want to try to reach him directly. ~Dan K.

  2. I will be with you in spirit. I attended Highgate Meeting in the original meeting house when I lived in Jamaica at Clermont. My parents Harry and Esther Wellons were missionaries at that time and I have wonderful memories of attending Meeting at Highgate and other surrounding Friends Meetings, as well as Young Friends annual meetings which were sometimes held at Hector’s River also. My grandmother’s painting is still in the Highgate Meeting (Annie Lindley who was a member of South Fork Friends Meeting in NC). May God’s blessings be with you as you gather together to celebrate this anniversary.

  3. Good Afternoon<
    Could you send me your program schedule for Diamond Jubilee Celebration! (Aug 19 to 21, 2016)
    I will be in Jamaica for a short time and will be visiting Allepo and will be passing Highgate to do so.

  4. I would love to be with you, but doubt that I can make it. My first visit to your lovely island was in the summer of 1950 as part of an Earlham/AFSC work camp, helping build a community center in the Papine Valley, outside Kingston. Great experience with Jamaicans and Jamaican Friends. My most recent visit was in early 1980s with a Young Friends group from Carmel Friends Meeting, doing VBS. May our Lord shower great blessings on you Faithful Friends.

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