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You are welcome in Southeastern Yearly Meeting! We are a diverse and inclusive community of people who support each other in our spiritual journeys and work for positive change in the world.

SEYM is a community of  25 unprogrammed Quaker Meetings and Worship Groups in Florida, southeast Georgia, coastal South Carolina, and Managua, Nicaragua.

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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.

SEYM Publications

SEYM offers quality books and pamphlets for sale, including our Faith & Practice and pamphlets of our Walton and Michener Lectures.

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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.

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.

2019 Gathering Highlights

2019 Gathering Highlights

This year’s SEYM Gathering was exciting, rejuvenating, and transformative. Held April 17-21 at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park, the Gathering brought 147 adults and 22 youth together for five days of retreats, workshops, worship sharing, lectures, business sessions, music, fellowship, and more. The…

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2019 Gathering Media Gallery

2019 Gathering Media Gallery

143 adults and 22 youth gathered at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park Florida over Easter week, April 17-21, 2019. We had a rejuvenating 5 days of community: worship, worship sharing, workshops, the Friday night dance with the Faith & No Practice Band, the…

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Come And See How They Love One Another

Come and See How They Love One Another

This message was first presented by Joel Cook (Palm Beach Meeting), at the FWCC Section of the Americas Plenary Worship in March. He also presented it for the April 17th Wednesday night opening of our SEYM Gathering (when our scheduled retreat leader was running late). This talk…

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Toward Right Relationship: Land Acknowledgement

Toward Right Relationship: Land Acknowledgement

This Land Acknowledgment statement was read at the beginning of our SEYM 2019 Annual Sessions, at the request of the Committee for Ministry on Racism. Let’s begin by acknowledging, with humility, that for many centuries, the land where we sit and stand tonight was the…

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Young Adults Retreat, June 7-9

Young Adults Retreat, June 7-9

Young adults (18 to about 35) from across the SEYM region (Florida, coastal Georgia and South Carolina) are invited to a weekend retreat June 7-9, 2019, at Sarasota Friends Meetinghouse. Our focus will be on building a community of mutual spiritual support and enrichment. Program…

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