Southeastern Yearly Meeting

Quakers 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.

Find Quakers

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.

Our Worship

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.

Our Faith

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.

Upcoming Events

Latest News

Summer Executive Committee Highlights

Summer Executive Committee Highlights

Friends gathered for a hybrid Summer Executive Committee Meeting on Saturday, June 22, at the Tampa meetinghouse and on Zoom. Tampa Friends provided warm hospitality and, as usual, really good food. Highlights included calling a special session of Yearly Business Meeting, to be held on August 31, and approving Rachel Dellinger as our new Youth and Young Adult Coordinator.

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SEYM Community Preparedness

SEYM Community Preparedness

Part of climate resilience is being prepared for disasters. SEYM Friends have met online to discuss how individuals, families, Meetings, Worship Groups, and our wider communities can respond when facing extreme events such as hurricanes, storms, rising temperatures, or other hardships.

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Climate Change Theatre Action: A Means of Discernment

Climate Change Theatre Action: A Means of Discernment

Since 2017, John Heimburg and I have collaborated with Climate Change Theatre Action, performing as the Bohn Jeverly Theatre Troupe. Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is a worldwide festival of short plays about the climate crisis presented every two years to coincide with the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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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 – 7th Month (July) 2024

(The Queries for the Journey for May, June, & July were discerned in a collaborative effort with Anne Pomeroy and their elders, and are meant to be part of the reflection that coincides with Anne’s three upcoming retreats, but can also be used individually as Friends are led.)

1st week:

Living a spiritual life can be called honoring that of God in us and others as we live our days. How might this manifest for you? How do you see this happening in committees, meeting for worship, for business, and in individual relationships?

2nd week:

Are there waves or trends in what you are hearing from Spirit?

3rd week:

How do you distinguish calls for action that come from the world or ego, from ones that come from Spirit? How does discernment from deep listening guide our journey as Friends? When you have been deeply listened to, how have you seen the ripples of being listened to manifest in ministry, action, and relationships?

4th week:

Have you doubted a nudge, a message in Meeting for Worship, or a direction in your life? What happened afterwards? What comfort or discomfort do you experience when you receive a nudge or hear a call?