- Full Report: Youth Programs Report — Annual Session 2018 (PDF, 2 pages)
- See YPCC webpage for links to other YPC and YPCC reports and information.
Our Annual Session is a gathering of the Beloved Community where Friends labor and rejoice together in discerning the will of Spirit. For us to go deep into worship and community, we must create a safe and healthy container. Please use these reminders to make Annual Session a joyful occasion for all.
We ask that all Friends uphold the following expectations:
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Dear PYM Friends,
Can you think of a Friend who’d be a good fit to volunteer with children or teens at Annual Session? Please send this message to them!
In early February, a link to materials about affiliating with Friends General Conference was circulated: FAQ link on FGC Affiliation, February 2018
Monthly meetings were asked by Ministry and Oversight Committee (M&O) to review this information and reflect on the following queries in preparation for continued discernment at the 2018 Annual Session:
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2/1/18 – 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:
This document describes the process for getting interest groups onto the schedule for the Pacific Yearly Meeting Annual Session. For Annual Session 2019 the deadline for proposals is Sunday, March 3, 2019.
Why such an “early” deadline? 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). For 2019 this falls on March 3, 2019. The process is described below. Continue reading “How to Schedule an Interest Group at PYM Annual Session”