Monthly Meetings and Worship Groups

There are two types of Quaker groups (congregations) in Pacific Yearly Meeting (PYM):

  • Monthly Meetings (MM) meet weekly for unprogrammed worship and monthly to conduct business.
  • Worship Groups (WG) generally only meet for worship, usually weekly but in some cases less frequently.

All are welcome to attend worship and other activities with these Meetings and Worship Groups. Most of them maintain information about their locations and meeting times on their own websites. It is best to consult their website and then make personal phone or email contact before planning a visit.  (Websites are not always kept up-to-date.)

Most groups are named after the city they meet in, but quite a few are not. The following table is arranged alphabetically by city, not by meeting name.  To find Friends groups outside of Pacific YM, try using FGC Quaker Finder.

Most of PYM’s local meetings are organized by geographic region into two larger quarterly meetings:

Type Name City State/Country ZIP
MM Guatemala (laid down in 2018) Antigua or Guatemala City Guatemala
MM Humboldt Arcata CA 95518
WG Placer County Auburn? CA
MM Berkeley Berkeley CA 94709
MM Strawberry Creek Berkeley CA 94703
MM Monterey Peninsula Carmel CA 93923
WG Carson City (Independent*) Carson City NV 89703
MM Mendocino Caspar CA 95420
MM Chico Chico CA 95928
MM Claremont Claremont CA 91711
MM Davis Davis CA 95616
MM Fresno Fresno CA 93710
WG Maui Haiku HI
MM Honolulu Honolulu HI 96822
MM Orange County Irvine CA 92612
WG Sierra Foothills Jackson CA
WG Kauai Kapa’a HI
WG Molokai’ Kaunakakai HI
MM Big Island Kona or Hilo HI 96740
MM La Jolla La Jolla CA 92037
WG Lake County Lakeport CA
WG Las Vegas Las Vegas NV 89106
WG Livermore Livermore CA
MM Marloma/Long Beach Long Beach CA 90804
MM Mexico City Mexico City Mexico, DF
MM Napa Napa CA 94558
MM Grass Valley Nevada City CA 95959
WG Conejo Valley Newbury Park CA 91320
WG Oakland Oakland CA 94619
WG Oaxaca Oaxaca Mexico, Oaxaca
WG Ojai Ojai CA 93023
MM Palo Alto Palo Alto CA 94301
MM Orange Grove Pasadena CA 91104
MM Redding Redding CA 96001
WG Southern Humboldt Redway CA
MM Reno Reno NV 89512
MM Inland Valley (changed) Riverside CA 92516
MM Sacramento Sacramento CA 95819
MM Live Oak Salinas CA 93901
MM San Diego San Diego CA 92105
MM San Francisco San Francisco CA 94103
WG Western Shore San Francisco CA
MM San Jose San Jose CA 95126
MM Central Coast San Luis Obispo CA 93401
WG San Mateo San Mateo CA 94402
MM Santa Barbara Santa Barbara CA 93105
MM Santa Cruz Santa Cruz CA 95062
MM Santa Monica Santa Monica CA 90404
WG Friends House Santa Rosa CA 95409
MM Redwood Forest Santa Rosa CA 95403
MM Apple Seed Sebastopol CA 95472
WG Soledad Soledad Prison CA
MM Delta Stockton CA 95207
WG Ukiah Ukiah CA
MM Visalia Visalia CA 93292
WG Whitleaf Whittier CA 90601

* The Carson City Worship Group is an independent group “in” our area but not affiliated with PYM.