We’re a community of a wide variety of “unprogrammed” Friends (Quaker) Meetings in parts of Mexico and the western USA. After decades of independence we recently became affiliated with Friends General Conference. We’re used to calling ourselves PYM, but in FGC there is another PYM, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, so we’re starting to say PacYM instead.
Our book of Faith and Practice describes the beliefs of Friends, PacYM’s structures and processes, and the spiritual foundation of these processes and of our way of worship. Western Friend is the official publication of Quakers in Pacific, North Pacific, and Intermountain Yearly Meetings. We’re a year-round community, and we have a summer gathering we call “PYM Annual Session.” Our 2021 Annual Session has now concluded.
Read more about Pacific Yearly Meeting…
Announcements and Quick Links (updated 9/17/2021)
- Job Opening: PacYM is seeking a part-time administrative assistant. See details here. (9/17/2021)
- Fall Family Fellowship: Oct 9-10th we will host a family and teen gathering at Woolman (Sierra Friends Center). We’ve rented out all the A frames and will practice social distancing while still gathering. The entire event is pay as lead. To register click here.
- The minutes for Annual Session 2021 are now available on the PYM Minutes page. The Attenders List is available for registered attenders on the AS LIVE 2021 page. (9/16/2021)
We are sad to report that Sharon Gates, the Assistant to the Clerk, passed away early Tuesday morning, July 13, surrounded by her family. In the last several months she had valiantly pursued treatment of recurrent cancer. Sharon contributed mightily to Pacific Yearly Meeting in her role as Assistant to the Clerk and a member of the Communications Committee for the last 4 years. — Dear Community, grieve well and please take care of yourselves. Sandy. (7/13/2021)
- Fall Family Fellowship: Oct 9-10th: family and teen gathering at Woolman. See above. To register click here.
- Online Worship: every Wednesday evening, 7:00-7:30 pm sponsored by PYM Eldering subcommittee of Ministry Committee.
- Braiding Sweetgrass Worship Group: 1st
and 3rdMondays @7:00pm PDT. More information here.
- Many other opportunities for online Quaker worship are listed at westernfriend.org.
- See the PYM CALENDAR PAGE for additional PYM-related EVENTS, including youth and intergenerational events.
- Minutes for Annual Session 2021 are now available on the PacYM Minutes page. (9/16/2021)
- ARCHIVE of OLDER COMMITTEE NEWS
- Young Adult Friends (YAFs) have applied for and received a grant from the PacYM Youth Programs Fund (Vogel Endowment) that seeks to empower all community members and provide various forms of assistance to those in need through a yearly meeting wide Mutual Aid Project. More information on how you or your meeting can get involved is listed here.
- GRANTS available:
- WEBSITE REVISIONS: Thank you for your patience with the website. Please send us your feedback and suggestions for the website: WebsiteEditor@pacificyearlymeeting.org.