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. PYM has a booklet on Leadings, “Faithfulness in Action,” to help Friends understand how to discern when they are experiencing a leading and get support in fulfilling the leading.
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 Northern and Southern California Quarterly Meetings.
Wikipedia has a decent article about the diversity of Friends worldwide.
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.
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
We invite you to read our book of Faith and Practice to learn more about our community.
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