Welcome to Pacific Yearly Meeting! We’re a community of a wide variety of “unprogrammed” Friends (Quaker) Meetings in parts of Mexico and the western USA. Our book of Faith and Practice describes the beliefs of Friends, PYM’s structures and processes, and the spiritual foundation of these processes and of our way of worship. We’re a year-round community, and we have a summer gathering we call “PYM Annual Session.” Western Friend is the official publication of Quakers in Pacific, North Pacific, and Intermountain Yearly Meetings.
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Announcements and Quick Links

  • Pacific YM Seeks Youth Programs Coordinator: Pacific Yearly Meeting is accepting applications to fill the full-time position of Youth Programs Coordinator. The role of the Youth Programs Coordinator is to enhance the spiritual development and nurture of youth (‘youth’ being defined as children, teens, and young adults) and intergenerational community within the Yearly Meeting. The full position announcement, job description, and application process are posted here. The position will remain open until filled, however priority will be given to applications received by February 15, 2019.
  • Alyssa Nelson has agreed to postpone her resignation from the Youth Programs Coordinator position, originally slated for January 31, until later in the Spring in order to continue supporting teen and children’s committees as they prepare for upcoming events and while the YPCC conducts a search for a new coordinator.
  • Please consider donating to the Quaker Fund for people affected by the Camp Fire in northern California, established by Chico Friends Meeting (located near Paradise, CA)

EVENTS

  • EVENTS are on our Calendar, including RepCom, Annual Session, and youth and intergenerational events.
    • Weekly Online Meeting for Worship:  Wednesdays, 7:00 pm
    • Representative Committee (RepCom) 2019 will take place March 1-3, 2019 at La Jolla Meeting House.
      • Please REGISTER FOR REPCOM, even if you missed the February 1st deadline, via the link on the RepCom 2019 info page.
      • Reports for RepCom were due February 9th to the Assistant to the Clerk.  A packet of Advance Materials will be posted soon.
    • Annual Session 2019 will take place July 12-17, 2019, again at Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma, CA, USA.
  • See Calendar for more events and details.

COMMITTEE NEWS

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • We are pleased to announce the formation of San Mateo Worship Group.  This new group, under the care of Palo Alto Meeting, currently meets on 2nd and 4th First Days in, you guessed it, San Mateo, CA.  They welcome all seekers, including those new to Quaker worship, to join them.  See their website for details.
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  • WEBSITE REVISIONS: We are in the process of redesigning and cleaning up this website. Thank you for your feedback and patience! The website is under the care of the PYM Communications Committee.
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