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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.

Tampa Meeting Open House, Oct. 30th

Tampa Meeting Open House, Oct. 30th

Tampa Friends invite SEYM Friends to an open house for their new meeting space. They write: "You are joyfully invited to join the Tampa Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends for worship, lunch, and an open house celebration of our new worship space.…

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Field Secretary For Earthcare Hired!

Field Secretary for Earthcare Hired!

Beverly Ward, of Tampa Meeting, has been hired as Southeastern Yearly Meeting’s Field Secretary for Earthcare! Friends gathered at Fall Interim Business Meeting celebrated as Barb Letsch read this minute from the Search Committee: “It is with joy and a sense of Spirit that the…

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Fall Interim Business Meeting Highlights

Fall Interim Business Meeting Highlights

About 50 Friends gathered at the Palm Beach Meetinghouse for Fall Interim Business Meeting on October 1st. Palm Beach Friends provided gracious overnight hospitality, as well as delicious breakfast and lunch.

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End Slavery for All

The SEYM Committee for Ministry on Racism asks Monthly and Yearly Meetings to affirm, and publicize, the need for The removal of the exception clause of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution which otherwise abolishes slavery; and Persons formerly in prison to have full…

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Meetings Address Gun Violence

Meetings Address Gun Violence

Update: Nine Meetings have now joined the Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence: Tampa, Miami, Palm Beach, Orlando, Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Gainesville. 1/16/17

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