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Pacific Yearly Meeting

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Religious Society of Friends

a guide to quaker discipline in the experience of pacific yearly meeting of the religious society of friends.
published 2001

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The Annual Gathering of Pacific Yearly Meeting

pym in context
quaker faith & spiritual practice
testimony & experience of friends
organization of the society
activities & organization of the YM
sources of quotations
index of sources
subject index

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Friends who have permitted us to use material for this Faith and Practice.


Junior Yearly Meeting

Here we stand,
Lost in the void between
Childhood and adulthood.
Here we sing
Of the joy and sadness
That fills our lives.
Here we sit
And rest our weary souls
Once a year.
Here we talk
And find that we are not alone.
Here we dream
Of the world we want to
Here we watch the miracles of
Growing up.
Here we learn
About love and tenderness,
And the vital importance of time.
Here we live.


pacific yearly meeting minutes 1992:
junior yearly meeting epistle.

 Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) is composed of Friends of junior high and high school age. They may hold a Yearly Meeting or meetings of their own during the PYM annual gathering, Quarterly Meetings, or at other times chosen by the Junior Yearly Meeting Committee. In keeping with Friends’ practices, they select officers and committees as needed, hold sessions and take such actions as are appropriate.

  These may include the composition of a Junior Yearly Meeting epistle or epistles. Youth are welcome at Yearly Meeting plenary sessions, and are asked to bring reports of their own sessions at an agreed time. JYM is an important part of the Yearly Meeting community and is encouraged to participate fully in all aspects of PYM. The Junior Yearly Meeting Committee appoints Advisors to the Junior Yearly Meeting.