2012 Epistle from PYM Middle School Program
This week at Pacific yearly meeting we came together as a group of nine very creative young people. We had a lot of fun and learned a lot about being Quakers and making friends.
We had several guests during the week. Jim Anderson told us about the Salt and Light Conference in Kenya and we talked about what it means to be Quaker’s in today’s world. Sandy Farley played some games with us, and Stephen Matchett introduced us to Bible study. We also visited the adults in the Bible Study group. We also had a visit from “Elizabeth Fry”.
We played Capture the Flag, Tetherball and “Screaming Toes”. We hiked in the woods, swam and canoed in the pond, danced in the barn and made weird hats. We also built a raft that almost sank. At the meeting for Memorials we remembered all the Friends who died during the last year. Also, we made over 40 bead animals and lanyards for our craft projects. M&O asked us for a Quaker-themed skit, so we wrote and produced “Coffee: the Musical” for our Family Night talent show. (It was a short musical.)
All in all, we had a great time and we wish you all the best.
Middle School Program
Pacific Yearly Meeting
Annual Session 2012
Walker Creek Ranch