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Half Yearly Meeting 2017

Half Yearly Meeting 2017

The annual SEYM Half Yearly Meeting gathering, held over Thanksgiving weekend (November 23 -26), again was celebrated at the Youth Camp in Wekiwa Springs State Park. Thanksgiving Day itself was rainy and misty but the fog burned off by Friday with refreshing weather throughout the weekend. For our turkey dinner we had…

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FWCC Traveling Ministry Corps

FWCC Traveling Ministry Corps

The SEYM Worship and Ministry Committee recommends that each Monthly Meeting consider taking advantage of a great resource available for them, the FWCC Traveling Ministry Corps. A program of the FWCC Section of the Americas, the Traveling Ministry Corps is a group of Friends---Spanish- and English-speaking volunteers---who are to be…

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Bringing AVP & HIPP To A Juvenile Detention Facility

Bringing AVP & HIPP to a Juvenile Detention Facility

Nancy Obyrne, Kelly Watts, and I (Kathy Hersh, Miami MM) have been giving HIPP (Help Increase the Peace Project) and AVP (Alternatives to Violence) workshops periodically during the past 12 months at the St. John's Academy boys detention center in St. Augustine, Florida. Nancy had a connection to St. John's…

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2017 SEYM Epistle

2017 SEYM Epistle

Loving Greetings to Friends Everywhere: Southeastern Yearly Meeting gathered in Fruitland Park, Florida, USA, Fourth Month 12-16, 2017 with 162 Friends in attendance, including 21 children. There were many first-time attenders at our sessions, as well as Friends who we had not seen in recent years. Visitors from Quaker organizations…

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Gathering 2017 Media Gallery

Gathering 2017 Media Gallery

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WIBM/Michener Weekend Highlights & Photo Gallery

WIBM/Michener Weekend Highlights & Photo Gallery

Friends gathered for a busy and exciting weekend at the Orlando Meetinghouse, January 13th through 15th, 2017. On Friday, January 13th, the Peace & Social Concerns Committee held a retreat based on A Sustainable Life by Doug Gwyn. 16 Friends from 6 meetings and worship groups spent the morning sharing…

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2016 Half Yearly Meeting Report

2016 Half Yearly Meeting Report

The four-day gathering at Wekiwa Springs State Park from 24 – 27 November, 2015 was a notable success: an opportunity for quiet reflection, physical activity, learning, and political action. Programs were offered that had an emphasis on the environment, global warming, personal engagement and fun. At the beginning of HYM,…

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