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.  In this time of Covid-19 sheltering-in-place, many meetings are meeting online.  Western Friend Magazine is maintaining a list of opportunities for online worshipIf you plan an in-person visit, it is best to consult their website and then make personal phone or email contact before you go.  (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:

Sort by any column by clicking on it’s heading. Sorting by zip code will (generally) show meetings in the same geographic region on the list. For addresses and contacts, use the map that follows.

TypeNameCityState/CountryZIP
MMGuatemalaAntigua or Guatemala CityGuatemala
MMArcataCA95518
WGPlacer CountyAuburn?CA
MMBerkeleyBerkeleyCA94709
MMStrawberry CreekBerkeleyCA94703
MMMonterey PeninsulaCarmelCA93923
WGCarson City (Independent*)Carson CityNV89703
MMMendocinoCasparCA95420
MMChicoChicoCA95928
MMClaremontClaremontCA91711
MMDavisDavisCA95616
MMFresnoFresnoCA93710
WGMauiHaikuHI
MMHonoluluHonoluluHI96822
MMOrange CountyIrvineCA92612
WGSierra FoothillsJacksonCA
WGKauaiKapa'aHI
WGMolokai'KaunakakaiHI
MMBig IslandKona or HiloHI96740
MMLa JollaLa JollaCA92037
WGLake CountyLakeportCA
WGLas VegasLas VegasNV89106
WGLivermoreLivermoreCA
MMMarloma/Long BeachLong BeachCA90804
MMMexico CityMexico CityMexico, DF
MMNapaNapaCA94558
MMGrass ValleyNevada CityCA95959
WGConejo ValleyNewbury ParkCA91320
WGOaklandOaklandCA94619
WGOaxacaOaxacaMexico, Oaxaca
WGOjaiOjaiCA93023
MMPalo AltoPalo AltoCA94301
MMOrange GrovePasadenaCA91104
MMReddingReddingCA96001
WGSouthern HumboldtRedwayCA
MMRenoRenoNV89512
MMInland ValleyRiversideCA92501
MMSacramentoSacramentoCA95819
MMLive OakSalinasCA93901
MMSan DiegoSan DiegoCA92105
MMSan FranciscoSan FranciscoCA94103
WGWestern ShoreSan FranciscoCA
MMSan JoseSan JoseCA95126
MMCentral CoastSan Luis ObispoCA93401
WGSan MateoSan MateoCA94402
MMSanta BarbaraSanta BarbaraCA93105
MMSanta CruzSanta CruzCA95062
MMSanta MonicaSanta MonicaCA90404
WGFriends HouseSanta RosaCA95409
MMRedwood ForestSanta RosaCA95403
MMApple SeedSebastopolCA95472
WGSoledadSoledad PrisonCA
MMDeltaStocktonCA95207
WGUkiahUkiahCA
MMVisaliaVisaliaCA93292
WGWhitleafWhittierCA90601

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