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You are welcome in Southeastern Yearly Meeting! SEYM is a community of  25 unprogrammed Quaker Meetings and Worship Groups in Florida, southeast Georgia, coastal South Carolina, and Managua, Nicaragua.

As Quakers, we support each other in our spiritual journeys and care deeply about peace, social justice, and the earth.

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Queries for the Journey

The SEYM Worship and Ministry Committee is offering “Queries for the Journey,” weekly queries to help Friends center, through quiet, contemplative reflection, in their daily journey.

Query for the week of October 9th:

How does my Quaker faith enable me to live better in the world to mend it rather than withdrawing from it?

Special Fundraiser

The Youth Program needs donations to fund Youth and family events and programs throughout the year, and to support the Youth & Young Adult Coordinator position.

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SEYM is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible. You may contribute directly to any of our programs.

WIBM & Michener Lecture 2023 Highlights

WIBM & Michener Lecture 2023 Highlights

Over the weekend of January 13 - 15, over 60 Friends gathered at the Orlando Meetinghouse --- with many more joining in on Zoom --- for our first post-pandemic in-person Winter Interim Business Meeting and Michener Lecture. Orlando Friends provided breakfasts and lunches, plus expert…

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Michener Lecture 2023

Michener Lecture 2023

"Welcome As You Are: Seekers, Finders, Sharing the Journey" presented by Joel Cook Whoever you are, however you are, you are invited to and welcomed at the Divine banquet table. Joel will share experiences and stories from his own life, other Quakers, and the Bible…

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What’s Next For SEYM Youth & Young Adult Programs?

What’s Next for SEYM Youth & Young Adult Programs?

As Kody Hersh completes his tenure as our Youth and Young Adult Coordinator this August, plans are in place to continue offering Youth and Young Adult programs and events with energy and enthusiasm. Though SEYM will not be hiring one person to fill the YYAC…

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2022 Gathering Photo Gallery

2022 Gathering Photo Gallery

Southeastern Yearly Meeting held our first in-person Annual Gathering since 2019, returning to the United Methodist Conference Center in Fruitland Park, Florida over Easter Week, April 13 – 17. It was just amazing to be together again! Attendance was over half of our usual pre-pandemic…

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Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the monthly meetings of Southeastern Yearly Meeting are on the unceded lands of many different indigenous peoples.

In what is now Florida, coastal Georgia, and South Carolina, the original inhabitants were indigenous peoples of the Southeastern Woodlands.  Early peoples in this area were hunter-gatherers, who shifted over time to growing corn, squash and beans for a large part of their food. Well before European invasion, indigenous peoples of these lands– the Timucua (Tee-MOO-qua), Calusa (ca LOO-sa), Tequesta (tuh-KES-tuh), Ais (ah-EES), Jaega (YaY-ga), and others– had well developed trade networks, refined ceramic and metal working techniques, and other visual arts traditions. In Nicaragua, Managua Worship Group meets on the traditional territories of the Chorotega (chore-oh-TAY-ga). Invading Europeans decimated these pre-contact peoples through disease, violence, enslavement, and forced removal, and claimed their land for European settlement.

We acknowledge the Seminole (SEM-in-ol) and Miccosukee (mick-uh-SOO-kee) Tribes, who continue as peoples, and as protectors of South Florida’s land and water. Their fierce and sustained resistance to European invasion and the physical and cultural processes of colonization and land theft continue to this day.

We acknowledge that Native individuals of many nations and peoples live throughout this region today.

We in Southeastern Yearly Meeting have committed ourselves to an ongoing process of decolonization. We repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery, commit ourselves to a deeper understanding of Quaker involvement in the genocide of indigenous peoples, and seek way forward in deepening commitment and solidarity with Native peoples.