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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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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.

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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.

SEYM Meetings Respond To Pandemic Restrictions

SEYM Meetings Respond to Pandemic Restrictions

A few Monthly Meeting Clerks have responded to an invitation, from SEYM staff to share stories of how their meeting is coping with the physical distancing required to slow the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the responses so far. Check back for updates! March 28, 2020…


SEYM Gathering Cancelled

Dear Friends, The Yearly Meeting Administrative Secretary, Gathering Committee, and the YM clerk have been receiving a large number of messages of concern about the coronavirus and whether the SEYM Gathering would continue as planned. On Wednesday night, March 11th, the SEYM Executive Committee met…

Field Notes: Britain YM & FWCC Section Of The Americas Meeting

Field Notes: Britain YM & FWCC Section of the Americas Meeting

I have been asked to share greetings from Britain Yearly Meeting and Friends World Committee for Consultation - Section of the Americas (FWCC-SoA). On 8 Second Month (February), I participated, electronically, in Britain Yearly Meeting’s Quaker World Relations Committee (QWRC) Consultative Forum. The theme was…

New Earthcare Video Resource

New Earthcare Video Resource

Here’s another video Earthcare resource: Quaker Earthcare Witness: A Panorama. Barb Adams, Richmond (VA) Monthly Meeting and Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) Representative from Baltimore Yearly Meeting, has created the 21-minute film that, as described by QEW, “…inspires Friends to connect with their love of the…

“Sweet Home Monteverde” To Screen In St. Petersburg, Feb. 21

“Sweet Home Monteverde” to Screen in St. Petersburg, Feb. 21

I have the joy of sharing with you a new film (and new friends)! Bill Adler and Robin Truesdale will screen their new documentary film ‘Sweet Home Monteverde’ in St. Petersburg on February 21st. In the future, Bill and Robin will welcome inquiries about making the…