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Half Yearly Meeting 2020

November 26-29

The four-day Thanksgiving weekend is the time for SEYM’s Half Yearly Meeting (HYM). Due to COVID, this year it will be held on Zoom.

Half Yearly Meeting is a serendipitous time for Friends to gather for all-ages community fun and fellowship. Everyone pitches in, bringing their gifts, ideas, and energy.

Our Schedule:

Thursday, November 26th • Thanksgiving Day

7 – 7:30 pm Eastern time, online

Welcome & Sharing Thanks: Introductions, announcements and sharing why we are thankful. facilitated by Jerry Knutson.

Friday November 27th

7 pm – 8 pm Eastern • online

Friendly Gardening  Beverly Ward, SEYM Field Secretary for Earthcare, will facilitate this workshop on eco-friendly gardening, including topics such as xeriscape, pollinator habitats, rain gardens, and more. See Beverly’s ‘SEYM Friendly Gardening’ video>  

8:15 pm- 9:15 pm Eastern • online

Family Game Night: Join us for Quaker Mafia and other zoom games! Facilitated by Mira Tanna

Saturday, November 28th

7 pm – 8:15pm Eastern • online

Talent Show: Calling all Quakers! Join in our annual HYM Talent Show on ZOOM. Readings, skits, songs, instrumentals, choral works and general musings are welcome. For more information and how to sign up, see our Talent Show flyer>

We are all looking forward to an in person gathering at Wekiwa Springs State Park near Orlando November 25 – 28, 2021, when we can resume the cooking, camping, nature, hiking, swimming, socializing, sunsets, families, and all the fun that we have enjoyed for so many years.


Registration is open, now and through the event. Registrants will receive the zoom login that is good for all HYM events.

All events are free.

But please consider a donation!

Call for events

Half Yearly Meeting has always had two days (Friday and Saturday mornings, afternoons, and late evenings) of unprogrammed gatherings where anyone could propose a workshop, worship sharing, dream group, hike, canoeing, etc. as led. We will continue this almost unique tradition in Quakerdom.

Please send proposals for these activities to Jerry Knutson. Please list your name, day, proposed time slot of your online activity, and a brief description.

HYM Clerk: Jerry Knutson

Jerry Knutson



Registrar: Brian Olson Email Brian for registration help and questions.

Brian Olson



Food Coordinator: Caroline Kaufmann

Caroline Kaufmann