Annual Session 2019 Attendance Fees

Registration for PYM’s Annual Session is now open.  To register, go to the 2019 Annual Session page and follow the link to online registration.  For information about PYM Annual Session in general, please see the Annual Session Information page.  See also Financial Assistance for PYM Annual Session.

Annual Session 2019 Attendance Fees

This page is for information only.  The online registration process also contains this information, and it will calculate your total cost based on your answers to the questions asked.

Rates are 8% lower across the board than in 2018. There is no cost to attend only Meeting for Memorials on Sunday, July 14.  Late fees or cancellation fees apply to registrations or cancellations completed after June 12.

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Clerk’s Call to Annual Session 2019

Clerk’s Call to
PACIFIC YEARLY MEETING 73nd ANNUAL SESSION
Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, California
Friday, July 12 to Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Dwelling in Truth and Trusting Divine Spirit

We are called to “dwell in Truth.”  Living in Truth is an experience and a confident dependence on the guidance of Divine Spirit rather than a set of beliefs to be accepted.  “Abide in me and I in you” is the promise we find in John 15:4.  Indeed, God is always reaching out to us, always present; it is we who need to come back to the Presence again and again. Continue reading “Clerk’s Call to Annual Session 2019”

News from Latin American Programs

The Latin American Concerns Committee calls your attention to two upcoming opportunities for you to become involved with Friends projects relating to Latin America and Latin Americans.

The first is a dinner in support of the  Undocumented Student Scholarship Project.  The program and dinner will take place on March 23, 2019, at Sacramento Friends Meeting.  See the attached invitation for more details.

Nine years ago Sacramento Friends Meeting (Quakers) initiated the Undocumented Student Scholarship Project for students at our nearby Sacramento State University. Since that time we have provided scholarships to 28 students in a variety of majors, both undergraduate and graduate. Each scholarship consists of $1000 per year until graduation.  Most of the support for the Undocumented Student Scholarship Project has come from donations from individuals and Friends Meetings. Several of our former scholarship recipients have begun to contribute as well.
We hope to see you at the dinner on March 23.
In peace,
Patricia Portillo

The second is a one-week Teaching English Experience taking place in Antigua, Guatemala, January 3-11, 2020.  This is an opportunity for you to make deep, personal connections and share cultural perspectives while providing English lessons to students supported by the Guatemala Friends Scholarship Program.  An optional highland tour is also available.  For more information see the attached flier or contact Martha Dugan marthadugan@gmail.com.  For the highland tour contact Donna Smith at dforestvil@aol.com.

The Teaching English Experience is a soul satisfying week of hard work which is both fun and rewarding. Our students are eager to learn English and your efforts provide them with a chance to experience the joys of one-on-one learning. The only requirements are an open heart, patience and a desire to help a Guatemalan student. The ability to speak a little Spanish and previous teaching experiences are helpful but not necessary.

Quaker Fund for People Affected by the Camp Fire in Northern California

Chico Friends Meeting has established a Quaker Fund for people affected by the Camp Fire in northern California.  See the Chico Friends Meeting website for additional information.

Checks may be made payable to:

Chico Friends Meeting
and note “fire fund” in memo line.

Mail to:
Chico Friends Meeting
1601 Hemlock Street
Chico California 95926

 

Posted by Sharon Gates, PYM Assistant to the Clerk
11/25/18, revised 12/8/18.

 

Zoom Video Conferencing Available for PYM Business

Dear PYM Committee Clerks, Officers, and Reps,

We have a Zoom (video conferencing) account available for PYM-related business.

If you would like to request to schedule a zoom time block, contact the Assistant to the Clerk at <pymassistanttotheclerk@gmail.com>.

Include the following information:
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Evaluation of PYM Youth Programs — Responses Requested by 12/30/18 from Individuals, Meetings, Committees, Organizations, and other Groups

Dear Friends throughout Pacific Yearly Meeting,

**Please share this widely and encourage others to respond**

The PYM Youth Programs Committee (YPCC) is taking time to reflect on the expectations of the Youth Programs Coordinator (YPC) position, the roles of the committee and coordinator, and how to improve PYM’s ability to effectively operate as an employer. For these reasons, we are sending this invitation to participate in our program evaluation along with the announcement of Alyssa Nelson’s resignation from the YPC position.

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Youth Programs Coordinator Resignation Announcement

Updated post 5/16/19:

May 15, 2019 was Alyssa Nelson’s last day in the YPC job. 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. At the end of Alyssa’s final epistle contains contact people for the interim.

Updated post 1/9/19:

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 youth and children’s committees as they prepare for upcoming events.

We are actively recruiting for a new Youth Programs Coordinator and ask your assistance in circulating the following job posting:

  • 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.

Original post 11/5/18:

Dear Friends,

We are writing you as co-clerks of the PYM Youth Programs Coordinating Committee with an announcement that might come as a surprise, along with a request for input into our program evaluation by December 30th.

Resignation announcement:
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