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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 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.

2018 Gathering Photo Gallery

2018 Gathering Photo Gallery

116 adults and 11 youth gathered at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park Florida over Easter week, March 28 – April 1, 2018. We had a rejuvenating 5 days of community: worship, worship sharing, workshops, the Friday night dance with the Faith & No…

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Michener Seminar: ‘Remixing’ & Quaker Renewal

Michener Seminar: ‘Remixing’ & Quaker Renewal

In his energizing Michener Lecture on Sunday, January 14th, Wess Daniels called on Friends to bring about a Quaker renewal---to be faithful to the living faith of our past while adapting and reinterpreting our tradition to embody how Spirit is moving among us and the…

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Peacebuilding En Las Americas: History, Future Plans, & Needed Support

Peacebuilding en las Americas: History, Future Plans, & Needed Support

Peacebuilding en las Américas’ (PLA), a Working Group with Friends Peace Teams (FPT), provides accompaniment, project financing, Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) training, and skill-building to communities and organizations in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Colombia--- places where the violent legacies of civil war and…

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6 SEYM Friends Attend FCNL Annual Meeting, Lobby Congress

6 SEYM Friends Attend FCNL Annual Meeting, Lobby Congress

It is with gratitude to Friends of Southeastern Yearly Meeting, that we submit this report. When we gather with Friends from around the country at the FCNL Annual Meeting and renew our commitment to work and witness for the world we seek, you are with…

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FWCC Sustainability Project

FWCC Sustainability Project

Friends World Committee for Consultation invites Friends Meetings and Yearly Meetings to send in news how they are working on sustainability, to be shared on their Sustainability Resource webpage>  Their goal is to encourage, support and connect Quakers worldwide as we carry forward our testimony of…

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