Piedmont Friends--Yearly Meeting & Fellowship

Welcome to "Piedmont Friends"-- the Piedmont Friends--Yearly Meeting & Fellowship website.

On June 4, 2022, during annual sessions, Piedmont Friends Fellowship (PFF) and the Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting (PFYM) became the unifed body of "Piedmont Friends."  

Meetings and worship groups, generally located in Piedmont North Carolina and adjacent areas of Virginia and South Carolina, affiliate with Piedmont Friends as either a Yearly Meeting affiliate or as a Fellowship affiliate. All meetings and Friends are welcomed into the work and fellowship of Piedmont Friends.

Information about the 2022 Piedmont Friends Retreat, including advance documents and reports, is available at: 2022 Piedmont Friends Retreat

NOTE: This website is undergoing revisions.

The 2022 annual meetings considered the recommendation from the joint representative bodies of PFF & PFYM:

 “Friends are in unity to recommend to PFF and PFYM unification of the two bodies into Piedmont Friends – Yearly Meeting and Fellowship, with core values of inclusivity, fellowship and peace building and with a sense that unification can be strengthening for Piedmont Friends.”

The first gathering of Piedmont Friends as a unified body approved this minute establishing Piedmont Friends--Yearly Meeting & Fellowship:

"Friends (of the Religious Society of Friends) of the Piedmont region of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, gathering at Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, on Saturday, June 4, 2022, affirm the unification of Piedmont Friends Fellowship and Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting into the unified body of Piedmont Friends—Yearly Meeting and Fellowship.      

Friends further acknowledge the more than fifty years of Piedmont Friends coming together in fellowship, in support of peace building, and in welcoming inclusivity.  Building upon this foundation of collaboration, Friends affirm the unification as strengthening Piedmont Friends into the future."

 

What's New

Piedmont Friends meetings have been taking up "the work" of addressing racial injustice in varying ways.

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The 2020 Annual Sessions for Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting were held in June via Zoom. 

The epistle from the annual sessions has been distributed and is posted here. 

The minutes from the annual sessions meeting for worship with attention to business, plus the appedices, are posted below.

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We will use this page to share preparation documentation and reports for the  PFF annual meeting that will be online event in 2020

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PFYM has set up Google groups for those Quakers (PFF, PFYM and others ) who want to collaborate via email on their shared Peace and Social concerns.

The  groups and their associated email addresses are:

AFSC discussion
afsc@pffandpfym.org

Anti Racism
racialjustice@pffandpfym.org

Criminal Justice
justice@pffandpfym.org

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Please note the 2020 spring retreat was cancelled due to Covid

We will use this page to share preparation documentation for the 2020 PFF and PFYM Spring retreat.

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Worship with us!

Contact Information

Piedmont Friends Clerking Committee:

Sally Freeman & Paul Klever (Eno Friends Meeting of Hillsborough); Marian Beane (Charlotte Friends Meeting; Nancy Riemer (Raleigh Friends Meeting)

pfymclerk@gmail.com

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