Religious Society of Friends: Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas

2017 Representative Meeting

Dear Friends,

South Central Yearly Meeting Friends will meet for worship, business and fellowship at Representative Meeting, 17-19 November 2017 at Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, Texas. All members and attenders of our meetings and worship groups are encouraged to attend. Families are welcome though we need to know in advance if there are children who will need a program or child care.

Our meeting for worship with attention to business will include approving the theme for yearly meeting 2018, hearing from each monthly meeting and worship group about their work in addressing the FWCC Sustainability Minute, a report from the Friends seeking alternative sites for representative meeting, and other matters that arise. If you or your committee have a report or issue you would like to bring before us, please email me at liz.yeats@outlook.comso that I can consider including it on the agenda. A draft agenda will be posted at closer to the meeting.

Fees for the weekend are:

  • Friday evening through Sunday, meals and housing, $120
  • Saturday through Sunday morning, meals and housing, $60
  • Saturday only, 2 meals included $30

We hope that many Friends will join us. Representative Meeting is a great chance to get to know Friends from other meetings and build support for our work as Friends in these challenging times.Please announce at meeting and spread the word.   
Register now at

​Pease Liz Yeats, clerk

Documents in Advance for 2017 RM Sessions: Friends, please download and read these pdfs before you attend if possible. The last three will be discussed as agenda items.       

RM Agenda: Draft 1

FWCC Sustainability Letter

2017 SCYM Sessions Evaluation Summary

Report on Possible Site for 2018 Representative Meeting: Gilmont Camp and Conference Center   

    Hurricane Harvey Updates

    We want to keep you up to date on how Friends are weathering Hurricane Harvey. 
    If you have news to share, please click this link to submit your newsWe will keep updating as we get news. Click 'Read more..' for all reports and details.

    Update on Friends in SCYM area and hurricane Harvey on September 7, 2017

    News from Live Oak Friends Meeting: Thank you for all whom have expressed their concern and desire to help with relief for those suffering from hurricane Harvey and the widespread flooding.  We are grateful that our meetinghouse was unharmed and remained high and dry. Other Houston Friends have not been so fortunate. Friendswood Friends Church has been flooded as well as many of their members' homes. Bayshore Friends Church in Baycliff, Lighthouse Fellowship of Friends in League City, and Friends Community Church in Angleton have also been affected. Friends from Live Oak have been engaged in helping Friends from Friendswood in the clean up and reconstruction. 

    If you would like to contribute toward hurricane relief, you may send your check to Live Oak Friends Meeting, 1318 W. 26th St., Houston, TX 77008, noting "Fund for Sufferings, hurricane relief" on the check.  Or, you may contribute on their website, Be sure to specify "Fund for Sufferings, hurricane relief" in the "add a note" section on the Paypal donation form. Our Care and Concern Committee will see that contributions are used in the most effective way possible.

    News from Friendswood Friends Church: 3,000 homes in the area are flooded.  This equals 1/3 of all houses in area.  Friendswood Friends Church has a fund set to help those without flood insurance. 100% of all donations will go directly to help people. 

    If you are interested in helping Friendswood Friends Church in their relief efforts, please write checks to Friendswood Friends Church with Hurricane Harvey in the memo line. Mail your check to: Friendswood Friends Church, 502 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546.

    When you write a check and mail it, this emergency fund will receive 100% of your donation. To make an online donation, go to their website, Be sure to note in the memo line on this form that your donation is for hurricane relief.  Fees are taken from online donations to cover the cost of this convenience.

    Finally, please hold in the Light the many Friends and others in the path of hurricane Irma.  LIz Yeats, Clerk of SCYM


    About SCYM

    South Central Yearly Meeting is a gathering of Friends (Quaker) Meetings and Worship Groups in the South Central Region of the United States. This site provides information about these communities and makes resources available to our members, such as the document library and member directory.

    Updated Information!! Workshops for the Annual Sessions

    The list of workshops for the Annual Sessions is complete! Many thanks to our volunteers and presenters who put together a group of workshops that is sure to educate, inform, inspire and stimulate!  We have two new documents on our site with all the information you need as to the program.  A link to the complete workshops can be found in the middle of the page if you click here; and more information on presenters can be found by clicking the link in the middle of the page if you click here.