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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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september, 2023

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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.  Click here to explore Queries from past months.

Query for the week of 17 Ninth Month 2023:

How do I live the testimony of integrity when much of what is around me is based on lies, manipulation, and subterfuge?

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.

Donate to SEYM

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

DeLand Friends Plan Book Giveaway For Banned Book Week

DeLand Friends Plan Book Giveaway for Banned Book Week

Following the success of their Black history book giveaway at the DeLand Juneteenth Celebration, DeLand Worship Group is planning to partner with DeLand Pride to give away books on LGBTQ inclusion for Banned Book Week, October 1-7. They invite SEYM Friends to participate in this…

Fall Interim Business Meeting October 14

Fall Interim Business Meeting October 14

Join Friends from Meetings and Worship Groups throughout SEYM for Fall Executive Committee Meeting on Friday, October 13, and Fall Interim Business Meeting on Saturday, October 14. We will gather in person at Sarasota Friends Meetinghouse. You can also join us on Zoom. Saturday morning…

Deland Quakers Give Away Hundreds Of Black History Books

Deland Quakers Give Away Hundreds of Black History Books

DeLand Quakers gave away almost 500 books at the rescheduled Juneteenth event held July 29 at the Sanborn Center in Earl Brown Park. Throughout the day, hundreds of men, women, and children stopped at the booth to browse through boxes labeled by categories and children’s…

Child Safety Trainings In September

Child Safety Trainings in September

The SEYM Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) training, which lasts about an hour, teaches best practices in caring for different youth age groups. It is designed to give Friends the tools they need to create a positive program environment, prevent and recognize bullying and other…


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.