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.  If you plan an in-person visit, however, it is best to consult their website and then make personal phone or email contact before you go, keeping in mind that websites are not always kept up-to-date.

To find Friends groups outside of Pacific YM, try using FGC Quaker Finder.

For the following table, sort by any column, clicking on its heading. Most groups are named after the city they meet in, but quite a few are not. Sorting by zip code will show groups in the same geographic region on the list. Websites are linked from the meeting title in the table; website, address, and contacts are included in the map that follow

WGPlacer CountyAuburn?CA
MMStrawberry CreekBerkeleyCA94703
MMMonterey PeninsulaCarmelCA93923
WGCarson City (Independent*)Carson CityNV89703
MMOrange CountyCosta MesaCA92626
MMApple SeedCotatiCA94931
WGSierra FoothillsJacksonCA
MMBig IslandKona or HiloHI96740
MMLa JollaLa JollaCA92037
WGLake CountyLakeportCA
WGLas VegasLas VegasNV89106
MMMarloma/Long BeachLong BeachCA90804
MMMexico CityMexico CityMexico, DF
MMGrass ValleyNevada CityCA95959
WGConejo ValleyNewbury ParkCA91320
WGOaxacaOaxacaMexico, Oaxaca
MMPalo AltoPalo AltoCA94301
MMOrange GrovePasadenaCA91104
WGSouthern HumboldtRedwayCA
MMInland ValleyRiversideCA92501
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
WGSoledadSoledad PrisonCA

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

Map of our Meetings:

This experimental map includes most addresses, website links, and contact info for meetings. While we try to keep them both updated, there may be some inconsistencies between the table and map. The map is generally more comprehensive (last updated June 2020).

Click the icon in the red circle

Click the icon to the left of the map title to see a list of meetings by name. It is often easier to open the map in a separate window with this link .

You can select a meeting by clicking its name in the side panel or clicking on its icon on the map. When you select a meeting, the side panel will display the address, contact info, and website link for the meeting. Smaller worship groups change locations and conveners frequently, or go dark for a period of time. It’s a good idea to check the Monthly Meeting they’re under the care of – if you know it, or the Quarterly Meeting they belong to for updates. The Quarterly Meeting sites also maintain much of this same information: 
College Park Quarterly Meeting Website
Southern California Quarterly Meeting Website

Map Key:
Generally speaking, monthly meetings that have their own meeting house building have a red “House of Worship” icon. Meetings that meet in buildings belonging to others are blue, and worship groups are in yellow. If we mis-labeled your meeting or worship group, let us know, and we’ll update it.

Some meetings rent their worship space, and Google Maps inserts a website link to the church or business they rent space from by default, which can be a bit confusing. We’ve done our best to indicate this in the list.

There are some more detailed instructions for using the map and its features on this page:

Pacific Yearly Meeting map info displayed in Google Earth
Map data displayed in Google Earth

For extra fun, you can download the following KML file and import it into Google Earth too:

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