Yearly Meeting Sessions

2017 SCYM Yearly Meeting Sessions

April 13 to 16, 2017

Climate Change, Environmental Racisim, Friends' Faith & Practice -- What's the Connection?

In the Religious Society of Friends, a Yearly Meeting refers to a an organization of Monthly Meetings, Preparatory Meetings, Worship Groups and unaffiliated Friends within a geographical area.  (See About SCYM .) Within a Yearly Meeting, many of the tasks will typically be initially addressed and threshed out by committees, but the entire Yearly Meeting will come together once a year, known as the Annual Session, to engage in conducting the business of the Yearly Meeting itself.

The business meetings of the Annual Sessions are held very much in the same spirit of silence, expectant waiting, and worship as are Meetings for Worship, as the gathered body seeks guidance from the Spirit as to handling its affairs of business, including financial matters, committee appointments, and any other issues affecting

Friends within the Yearly Meeting. The gathered meeting seeks to discern the movement of the Spirit and a sense of the Meeting indicating a direction on the issues at hand.

 

South Central Yearly Meeting holds its Annual Session every year over Easter weekend at Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, TX.  (See Green Family Camp website.) Planning for the Annual Session alternates every two years among the Quarterly Meetings. There is a theme presented with keynote speakers and workshops, in addition to opportunities for Worship, spiritual enrichment and attention to business. 

For details about this year's gathering go to the Yearly Meeting Information page.