Southeastern Yearly MeetingQuakers in Florida, Coastal Georgia & South Carolina
You Are Welcome
We gather for spiritual renewal and friendship, and advocate for peace, social justice, and care for the earth.
You are welcome at any of our Meetings and Worship Groups! We are a mix of newcomers and longtime members, with people of various religious backgrounds, gender identities and orientations.
Quaker worship is grounded in silence, where we listen deeply for what is in our hearts, for inner guidance, and a sense of connection. There is no program or sermon.
The heart of our faith is the experience of the inner source of spiritual connection, renewal, and guidance that is present in everyone. We have no creedal beliefs; faith is a way of life.
What we do
Southeastern Yearly Meeting brings together Friends from Meetings and Worship Groups in our region to share resources, deepen our faith, and work together to advocate for peace, social justice, and sustainability. We hold events in person and online, gathering for spiritual renewal, collaboration, friendship, and fun. We connect Friends to the wider Quaker community, and write and publish the SEYM Faith & Practice.
Join Friends from all over the SEYM region and the wider Quaker world for workshops, worship-sharing, the Walton Retreats and Lecture, intergenerational fun, a full Youth Program, and our Yearly Business Meeting Sessions.
Tallahassee Friends Meeting approved a Statement on Conflict in Israel-Palestine, below, at their January 2024 meeting for business. In February, they approved taking out a quarter page ad with the statement in a good location in the Tallahassee Democrat.
About 100 people gathered in person and online for Winter Interim Business Meeting on Saturday, January 20th and the Michener Lecture on Sunday, January 21st. Orlando Friends, as they do every year, hosted these events, providing delicious breakfasts and lunches.
About 60 Friends and friends enjoyed nature, good food, fellowship and fun at this year’s Half Yearly Meeting, held over the long Thanksgiving weekend at Wekiwa Springs, Florida. There were many new faces of all ages: new attenders, friends of Friends, and folks who...
Queries for the Journey
The Worship and Ministry Committee offers “Queries for the Journey,” weekly queries to help Friends center in their daily journey through quiet, contemplative reflection. New queries will be posted monthly.
Queries for the Journey – 2nd Month (February) 2024
What do I consider moments of Grace in my daily life and interactions?
When do I bring love into challenging moments? What is the outcome? What about when I fail to allow love to do its work?
What gifts do I have that feel bonded to Spirit? How do I use these gifts in service to others?
Do I bring stillness to my Meeting for Worship, or do I rely on the gathering to provide me stillness?