Reunión General / General Meeting of Friends in Mexico (RGAM), May 5-6, 2018

Friends are invited to the upcoming, 42nd session of the General Meeting of Friends in Mexico (RGAM) to be held May 5 and 6 in San Nicolás de los Garza in the northeastern state of Nuevo León. This year’s theme is “Are our young people called to serve God?”

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Additional Information about FGC Affiliation and a Request for Monthly Meetings to Season

To Meeting Representatives and Clerks of Monthly Meetings,

At Pacific Yearly Meeting Annual Session in 2017, Ministry and Oversight Committee (M&O) brought forward for discernment the question of Pacific Yearly Meeting’s affiliation with Friends General Conference.  During the consideration of this question at the 2017 Annual Session, some Friends asked for additional information and time for seasoning at the monthly meeting level.  Ministry and Oversight Committee has prepared materials to aid in our continued discernment at the 2018 Annual Session.

In order to be well prepared for discernment, M&O is now asking monthly meetings to season the matter of affiliating between now and April 30, 2018 by reflecting on these queries:

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Spring Youth Service-Learning Camp with Wukchumni Tribe, Quaker Oaks Farm, March 26-30, 2018

5th Annual Spring Youth Service Learning Camp
March 26-30, 2018
(Monday-Friday leading up to Easter weekend)
Quaker Oaks Farm
Visalia, CA, USA

A partnership of Quaker Oaks Farm, the Wukchumni Yokuts Tribe,
and Pacific Yearly Meeting Youth Programs

See the Quaker Oaks Farm website for details and online application.

Come explore and learn about the Land, Plants and Indigenous People of Pa’an. We will learn how to use the Plants around us for Food, Tools and Fun. We will work to restore the Earth and understand the ways we are bound together with all Creation. We will share our Histories and Love one another across Seeming Divides, all through Fun, Interactive Activities.


  • Help a potential camper APPLY ONLINE (Deadline for Priority Registration has ended, but we are accepting additional applications. Time is of the essence if you want to be considered for the remaining openings. )
  • Post the FLYER at your Meeting House, School, Clubhouse, etc.
  • SHARE our Fundraising Appeal Letter
  • VOLUNTEER: Contact Melissa Lovett-Adair,
  • Request our model “Letter to Teachers” for a student who wants to take time off from school to participate in camp and/or get school credit
  • SPREAD this message among friends!

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Role-based Email Addresses for PYM – A Progress Report and Request for Feedback

The following progress report from the PYM Communications Committee is addressed to all PYM committee clerks, officers, representatives and staff.  We are seeking feedback specifically from those “office holders” within PYM.  But others may wish to know this information as well, so we post the report here as well.

Dear Pacific Yearly Meeting Committee Clerks, Officers, Reps and Staff,

PYM Communications Committee is writing to report on our progress towards reinstating role-based email addresses for PYM positions such as yours and to solicit your timely feedback before we move too far along.

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How to Schedule an Interest Group at PYM Annual Session

Purpose of this Document

This document describes the process for getting interest groups onto the schedule for the Pacific Yearly Meeting Annual Session.

Coordination between committees and officers of the Yearly Meeting is needed so as to make the best use of the limited time available for interest groups during Annual Session. Preparation for Annual Session involves hundreds of tasks performed by dozens of people, making it very important to complete tasks as far in advance of Annual Session as possible.

This means that if you are planning to offer an interest group at Annual Session, there is a deadline for submitting your proposal, namely the end of the preceding Representative Committee meeting (RepCom).  This year the deadline falls on March 4, 2018.  The process is described below. Continue reading “How to Schedule an Interest Group at PYM Annual Session”

News from the North Bay Area Fires – California (10/10/17)

We have heard from members of Redwood Forest Meeting (in Santa Rosa), Grass Valley Meeting, and Lake County Worship Group. The Redwood Forest Meeting Resident Friend, Eric Moon, reports that he and the Meeting House are safe, though electricity and phone service are out. Friends House has been evacuated. Another Redwood City Friend, Julian Garrett, reports that he and other Friends have been evacuated but are doing well at this time. Amy Cooke (Grass Valley and Sierra Friends Center) shares that while there are fires close to the Center, they are gradually being contained and do not appear to be going in the direction of the center. The Center is also without power, but hoping to be back online by Friday when College Park Quarterly Meeting is scheduled to take place. Mary Miche (Lake County/Redwood Forest) reports that she is okay as are other members of the Lake County Worship Group, though some were evacuated. We will continue to post updates to the PYM website and Facebook group as events progress. Our hearts are with you all.

— Kylin Navarro, PYM M&O Committee, 10/10/17


Note: There are some more recent updates from individuals on the unofficial “Pacific Yearly Mtg.” Facebook Group (opens in a new tab)