Piedmont Friends--Yearly Meeting & Fellowship

Welcome to "Piedmont Friends"

Piedmont Friends gathered at Guilford College on Saturday, June 3, 2023, as part of the 2023 Retreat and Annual Sessions. 

-- 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."

Read the 2022 Piedmont Friends Epistle "to Friends Everywhere" here

What's New

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.



Please let your members and attenders know the date for the 2020 PFF PFYM Annual Sessions and Retreat which will take place on the last weekend of March 27th-29th at Carolina Friends School.

More details will follow shortly, but I wanted to make sure everyone has a chance to mark their calendars in the hope that meetings do not schedule competing events. The planned daily schedule for the spring event will be as follows:


Every year the PFF representatives body and the PFYM interim meeting hold a joint meeting.

This resource stores documents from that meeting


Advance documents for PFF/PFYM joint meeting August 24, 2019


Minutes from PFYM Interim meetings

As described in the Handbook:



Minutes and Epistles from PFYM Annual Meetings


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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)


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