About ILYM

ILYM is a spiritual community of Quakers, also known as the Religious Society of Friends. Though the individuals in this community attend some 21 affiliated local Meetings across four states, each summer the Meeting gathers in a retreat near McNabb, Illinois to worship together and to conduct the business of the community. This business includes issues related to lay ministry, religious education, the practice of faith, volunteer service, public witness, publications, Meetinghouse site improvement, and finances. The ILYM Meetinghouse is also the worship site for Clear Creek Friends, as well as for workshops, retreats and committee meetings.



2014 Annual Sessions

Listen, Speak, Welcome, Belong—a Call to Community

Illinois Yearly Meeting 2014 Annual Sessions was held June 18 to 22 on the ILYM campus near McNabb, IL.


Annual Sessions Minutes (61K PDF)


Reports and Documents (254K PDF)


Exercises and Epistles (82K PDF94M MP3)





Friday Evening Program: Vanessa Julye on Community and Inclusiveness (Download: 101M MP3).



Plummer Lecture by Judy Jager and worship (Download: 140M MP3).


Due to recording difficulties, the recordings of the Wednesday and Thursday Evening Programs are not available.

Among Friends Spring 2014

Photo of a lenten roseThe Spring 2014 issue of Among Friends is now available online.

This issue includes Reflections on a Lifetime of Pastoral Counseling, Listening Towards a Spirit of Inclusion, ILYM Programming Committee Update, and much more.

The deadline for items for the Fall 2014 issue will be Aug. 28, 2014.

New Website

Welcome to the new ILYM website. We are transitioning from the old site.  Content from the old site can be accessed at http://www.ilym.org/tiki-index.php.





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