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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.

Arthur Larrabee Workshop At St. Petersburg Meeting, February 10 & 11

Arthur Larrabee Workshop at St. Petersburg Meeting, February 10 & 11

St. Petersburg Friends invite SEYM Friends to attend “Friends Decision-making and Clerking: Serving the Community with Joy and Confidence,” a workshop led by Arthur Larrabee, renowned teacher  on clerking and Quaker Business Meetings. The workshop will cover many aspects of Meeting for Business, including the…

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2016 Half Yearly Meeting Report

2016 Half Yearly Meeting Report

The four-day gathering at Wekiwa Springs State Park from 24 – 27 November, 2015 was a notable success: an opportunity for quiet reflection, physical activity, learning, and political action. Programs were offered that had an emphasis on the environment, global warming, personal engagement and fun.…

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Palm Beach Meeting Retreat, Feb. 3-5, 2017

Palm Beach Meeting Retreat, Feb. 3-5, 2017

Palm Beach Monthly Meeting is excited to invite all Friends and attenders in SEYM to attend their Annual Retreat, Friday evening February 3rd, all day Saturday February 4th, and Sunday morning February 5th, 2017. The topic will be: "Living In Community - the beauty, the…

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ProNica Update

ProNica Update

The people of Nicaragua continue to carry the burden of their unfortunate geography. Recently, in addition to the omnipresent poverty, Mother Nature released on them an ecological trifecta that included volcanic eruptions, an earthquake, and a hurricane. To make matters more complicated politically, the now-corrupt…

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Half Yearly Meeting 2016 Photo Gallery

Half Yearly Meeting 2016 Photo Gallery

About 60 Friends attended Half Yearly Meeting over the 4-day Thanksgiving weekend. Many thanks to our photographers: Brian Olson, Jackie Schroeder, Peter Ackerman, and Vicki Carlie. If you have more photos to add, please send them to the SEYM Office. Click on any thumbnail to…

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