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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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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.

Gathering 2017 Media Gallery

Gathering 2017 Media Gallery

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The Alternatives To Violence Project (AVP) In SEYM & Beyond

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) in SEYM & Beyond

Following a Basic Alternatives to Violence Project Workshop in Jacksonville, Tenth Month 2016, Tim Fogarty (Gainesville Meeting) wanted to find a time at Half Yearly Meeting (HYM) to do a talk about AVP. We did not find time at HYM, but we gathered up reflections…

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WIBM/Michener Weekend Highlights & Photo Gallery

WIBM/Michener Weekend Highlights & Photo Gallery

Friends gathered for a busy and exciting weekend at the Orlando Meetinghouse, January 13th through 15th, 2017. On Friday, January 13th, the Peace & Social Concerns Committee held a retreat based on A Sustainable Life by Doug Gwyn. 16 Friends from 6 meetings and worship…

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Gainesville Friends Host Sabal Trail Pipeline Forum Feb. 5th

Gainesville Friends Host Sabal Trail Pipeline Forum Feb. 5th

All SEYM Friends are invited to attend Gainesville Meeting’s Forum on the Sabal Trail Pipeline, Sunday, February 5th, to learn about this imminent threat to the Florida water supply as it works its way south towards your region. The featured speaker will be Marrillee Malwitz-Jipson,…

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Florida Interfaith Climate Action Network Assembly, April 28th

Florida Interfaith Climate Action Network Assembly, April 28th

Friends concerned with earthcare, climate change, and Florida environmental issues are encouraged to attend the Florida Interfaith Climate Action Network (FL-ICAN) Assembly, to be held April 28th - 29th at the First United Methodist Church, 142 East Jackson Street, Orlando, FL 32801. Registration is required,…

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