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 (updated 5/17/2019)

  • REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN for this summer’s Annual Session, which takes place July 12-17, 2019, at Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma.  All are welcome.  Register by June 12 to avoid late fees.  See the Annual Session 2019 Information Page for complete information (including other deadlines) and a link to online registration.
  • APPLY TO VOLUNTEER WITH PYM’s TEEN OR CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMay 22 or until filled.  A fantastic way for adults to experience Annual Session and have your registration fees waived as well. Click here for more information and the application form.
  • May 15, 2019 was Alyssa Nelson’s last day as the PYM Youth Programs Coordinator. You can read more in her farewell letter, YPC Epistle XIII – May 2019. The Youth Programs Coordinating Committee will be making an announcement about the new YPC shortly. The end of Alyssa’s final epistle contains contact people for the interim.

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COMMITTEE NEWS

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Chico Friends Meeting (located near Paradise, CA) has set up a Quaker Fund for people affected by the Camp Fire in northern California.  See their information page for status report.
  • The new San Mateo Worship Group, under the care of Palo Alto Meeting, is going strong.  They have changed their meeting dates.  Starting in June they will be meeting on 1st and 3rd First Days.  They welcome all seekers, including those new to Quaker worship, to join them.  See their website for details.
  • GRANTS available:
    • Youth Programs Fund (of the Bob Vogel Endowment): Applications due on or before March 20th, June 20th, September 20th, and December 20th
    • Other funding sources: see our Quaker Grants page
  • 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.
    • Trying to find something on this site? First try using the menu bar near the top of the page or the announcements on this home page. If that doesn’t work, you might try some options shown on the right side of this page: the site Search box, the Categories list, or browsing through the recent posts. (Note that the search box and categories list only cover a portion of the site.)
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