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South Central Yearly Meeting

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Texas, Okahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Louisiana


2014 South Central Yearly Meeting Sessions

17-20 April 2014 ~ Greene Family Camp, Bruceville TX

Am I My Sisters’ and Brothers’ Keeper?:

Quaker Response to Mass Incarceration

The adult program for 2014 SCYM sessions has been planned to help individuals and meetings share our experiences and explore such probing questions as:

  • How well do I understand the incarceration policies that prevail in my community today?
  • What is the depth of my concern for my incarcerated sisters and brothers?
  • What am I doing with regard to my concern for those incarcerated?
  • Am I engaged in the most meaningful actions? What more can I do?

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Basic information about 2014 Sessions: Yearly Meeting Sessions Page.

For more information read the 2014 Yearly Meeting News.
(Starting Tuesday, 1 April 2014, a $15 late fee will be assessed per registration. Please recognize this as our attempt to provide better service for all attenders. Housing is assigned as registrations are received. If you register late, your preferred housing may not be available.)

Information about the program from the AR/OK Quarterly Adult Program Committee to be read before SCYM Sessions:

Documents in Advance for 2014 SCYM Sessions


2014 Directory of SCYM Friends

The 2014 version can be viewed in two formats, Directory 2014 by alphabet and Directory 2014 by monthly meeting. A limited number of print copies will be available at 2013 SCYM Sessions. Please check with those in your meeting who may not have access to the web to arrange to provide them with a print copy. You can also view individual records using the SCYM Directory Lookup.

2013 Representative Meeting

22-24 November 2013 ~ Greene Family Camp

Reports presented and accepted at this meeting:

More will be posted here soon.


Faith And Practice Committee Page

Please check this page for updates on SCYM's Faith and Practice Development Committee work.

Report on Intervisitation From Marianne Lockard

I am having a most wonderful time visiting our smaller meetings and isolated Friends... see more

Gathering of Southern Friends

A retreat center just north of Jackson, MS has been reserved for the weekend of November 15, 16 & 17. To see more and register go to Pam Arnold's article..

2013 South Central Yearly Meeting Sessions

28-31 March 2013 ~ Greene Family Camp ~ Bruceville Texas

Lead Kindly Light: Being Faithful


2013 SCYM Epistle

Greetings to Friends Everywhere,
One hundred fifty-six Friends from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas met at Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, Texas to share in the workings of the Spirit. For the second year, we explored the Quaker testimonies. Last year we came to understand how the testimonies flow from a person’s relationship with the Divine. This year we examined the ways in which the testimonies are revealed through our lives, drawing on the experiences of SCYM Friends... (read the complete 2013 SCYM Epistle)

Gray Cox Talking

Gray Cox's Keynote: Sharing the Spiritual Commons in a Culture of Peace and a Political Economy of Democratic Stewardship

I would like to share reflections on two great challenges I think we face in trying to live out the Quaker testimonies and some practical responses. The first challenge is to transform the dominant culture of conflict into a culture of peace. The second is to transform our political economy from a plutocratic national security state seeking ever more GNP into a human development driven democracy practicing ever better stewardship of the commons... (read the complete Keynote)

Documents Accepted and Approved at 2013 SCYM Sessions


2013 Directory of SCYM Friends

The 2013 version can be viewed in two formats, Directory 2013 by alphabet and Directory 2013 by monthly meeting. A limited number of print copies will be available at 2013 SCYM Sessions. Please check with those in your meeting who may not have access to the web to arrange to provide them with a print copy. You can also view individual records using the SCYM Directory Lookup.

News of SCYM Friends


2012 Representative Meeting

Representative Meeting took place December 7-9, 2012.

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Quilt block, 'Peaceable SCYM', by Bette Drexler

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Recent Additions

The February 2014 YM News

2014 State of the Meeting Report Information: helpful suggestions for meetings in discerning and reporting the State of the Meeting for 2014 SCYM sessions.

2013 Nominating Report: list of Friends serving on committees, officers and those appointed to represent SCYM in other organizations

The February 2013 YM News



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