The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, is one of the traditional peace churches. Since Friends believe that the way to achieve peace is through social justice, we have a strong emphasis on carrying our faith into action.
Pacific Yearly Meeting is a regional organization consisting of Northern and Southern California Quarterly Meeting, so called because they hold meetings for the conduct of business once a quarter, and these quarterly meetings consist of individual congregations, called monthly meetings because they hold meetings for the conduct of business once a month. PYM is called a yearly meeting because it holds an annual session where Friends from throughout the Pacific region including Hawaii, Mexico and Guatemala gather to worship and conduct business together.
PYM has an active youth community, with opportunities for youth to socialize and participate in social service and political actions. Check out our Youth Program section for updates from Alyssa Nelson, our Youth Program Coordinator. If you would like to email Alyssa, please use our contact form and select her name from the drop-down menu. You may also send Alyssa email directly at pym [dot] youthcoordinator [at] gmail [dot] com
Read our Faith and Practice to learn more about our community.
To contact the Presiding Clerk of PYM, Steve Smith, or other PYM Committee Clerks, use our contact form.