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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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This new position is being funded entirely by donations from Meetings and individuals, with one grant from the SEYM trustees. More funds are needed. Please donate!

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

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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.

Meeting for Worship • Online • Sundays, 3pm (ET)

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Yearly Meeting Sessions •  Online • May 9 – June 7

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Gleanings From 3 Monthly Meeting Retreats: Part 1

Gleanings from 3 Monthly Meeting Retreats: Part 1

Between 28 First Month and 25 Second Month (1/28 – 2/25) this year, I participated in three Earthcare-focused retreats—Clearwater Monthly Meeting, Palm Beach Monthly Meeting, and Tallahassee Monthly Meeting. This is the first of three pieces where I share some of the concerns, gleanings, and…

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SEYM 2018 Gathering Highlights

SEYM 2018 Gathering Highlights

Friends felt spiritually renewed at the SEYM Gathering as we participated in retreats, deepened our understanding and witness in workshops, worked on important issues, felt inspired by Sa’ed Atshan’s lecture, and enjoyed our time together in worship, worship sharing, and just relaxing and having fun.…

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Peace & Social Concerns Offers Mini-grants

Peace & Social Concerns Offers Mini-grants

Seeking to encourage and support Peace and Social Concerns programs and actions within our SEYM Monthly Meetings, the SEYM Peace and Social Concerns committee met at Yearly Meeting and approved offering mini-grants from our committee yearly funding allocation to SEYM meetings for projects related to…

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SEYM Minute On Stopping Gun Violence

SEYM Minute on Stopping Gun Violence

In our Yearly Business Meeting session on Thursday, March 29th, Miami Meeting brought forward a request that a minute addressing gun violence be written at these sessions, and an ad hoc committee to write one was formed. With input from Friends, the committee worked on…

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2018 SEYM Epistles

2018 SEYM Epistles

Loving Greetings to Friends Everywhere: Southeastern Yearly Meeting gathered in Fruitland Park, Florida, Third Month 28-Fourth Month 1, 2018 with 127 participants including 11children. The beautiful setting is a special gift that supports the much-needed respite and renewal we seek. Early morning worship on the…

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