What is PYM?

Pacific Yearly Meeting is …

People …
  • We are the more than 1,500 members and attenders of Quaker meetings in our region.
  • We have programs and activities for youth, families, and a vibrant intergenerational community.

See our calendar and information on youth and intergenerational activities

A Regional Community Made up of Local Groups …
A Gathering …

Our 2017 Annual Session will be held at Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma, CA, USA from Friday, July 14 through Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Registration information will be posted after Representative Committee meets in March.

A Participatory Community …
  • We are the volunteers and staff doing work as committees, officers, boards, and working groups on behalf of the whole and in service of peace and justice.

Representative Committee plans for the Annual Session and considers business that needs attention before the Annual Session. Registration is open for RepCom 2017Click here for REGISTRATION and CALL to RepCom

List of officers, committee members, and representatives is on the Nominating Committee’s page.

PYM has an active youth community with opportunities to socialize and participate in service and action. Check out our Youth Programs section. If you would like to contact the PYM Youth Programs Coordinator, please email pym [dot] youthcoordinator [at] gmail [dot] com

A Structure for Service and Action …
  • Since Friends believe that peace can come through social and environmental justice, we have a strong emphasis on carrying our faith into action.

PYM has a booklet on Leadings, “Faithfulness in Action,” to help 
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We have committees such as Unity with Nature, Peace & Social Concerns, and Latin American Concerns at the Yearly Meeting level, as do our local Meetings. If you are interested in serving on one of these committees or know someone who has gifts in one of these areas, contact a member of the PYM or a local Nominating Committee.

Part of the Religious Society of Friends …

The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, is one of the traditional peace churches. Since Friends believe that peace can come through social and environmental justice, we have a strong emphasis on carrying our faith into action.

Wikipedia has a decent article about the diversity of Friends worldwide. Friends General Conference (to which some PYM Monthly Meetings are affiliated) has an FAQ page.

Pacific Yearly Meeting is a regional organization consisting of local Friends Meetings in 3 US states (California, Hawaii, Nevada), Mexico City, and Guatemala City/Antigua. The California and Nevada Meetings are divided into College Park (Northern California plus Reno) and Southern California Quarterly Meetings.

PYM is called a yearly meeting because it holds an annual session where Friends from throughout the region gather to worship, connect and conduct business together.

We invite you to read our book of Faith and Practice to learn more about our community.

Contact Us

To contact the Presiding Clerk or other committee clerks, use our contact form (currently unavailable).

Pacific Yearly Meeting
65 9th Street
San Francisco, CA  94103


Photo Galleries of Pacific Friends:
a little of what we do to shine our Light in the world

Click on image to view Gallery
SMFM and SCQM Joint Project – Mural on Quaker Testimonies
LJ Quakers at 2012 Pride Parade
SF Mural Gallery
SD Friends Center Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt and Light: Documentary of the Sixth World Conference of Friends

The documentary “Salt and Light“, a vivid video story of the Sixth World Conference of Friends, comes thanks to four Friends from Pacific Yearly Meeting.