Piedmont Friends Fellowship and Yearly Meeting


Welcome to the Piedmont Friends Fellowship (PFF) and the Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting (PFYM) website.

PFF and PFYM are related but separate Friends (Quaker) organizations that share appropriate common activities for the benefit of both.  Meetings and worship groups that are members of PFF and PFYM are generally located in Piedmont North Carolina and adjacent areas of Virginia and South Carolina.

For more information concerning PFF or PFYM or to access event information please select one of the pull-down menus at the very top of this page.

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Many PFF-PFYM Friends are looking forward to traveling to Up-state New York attend the FGC annual Gathering of Friends over the 4th of July week at Niagara University (3 miles from Niagara Falls!)   There will be over 50 week-long workshops to choose from, along with many other activities for children, teens, and adults.   This annual event is a wonderful vacation for the whole family.  For adults, this week provides relaxation and an escape from the usual busyness and pressures of the work week and time for optional worship, naps, or physical activities, plus the stimulation of interesting and engaging workshops and nationally known speakers.   For teens and children it is an exciting venture meeting and doing fun activities with Quaker peers from around the country.  For full details, click on “Friends General Conference Gathering” on the Events and Retreat Information tab above.)

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Fun tidbits…

…from the “ice breaker” mixer on Friday evening of the 50th annual meeting of PFF in March 2017 led by Jeff Brown.

Even before our numbers increased for the sessions on Saturday and Sunday, Friends present on Friday evening represented 12 different meetings, whose First Day meetings for worship range in size from 3 or 4 up to 200, with an average size of about 35 attenders; 21 states or countries of origin with only two states (North Carolina and Virginia) in the PFF area; ages ranging from 12 to 76; and years attending PFF retreats from 1 to over 40.   We are a diverse group!

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PFF/PFYM will be meeting on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Seven Springs Retreat just west of Winston-Salem.  The goal of the retreat will be Fellowship and Fun along with a short thought provoking program presented in the early afternoon.  But it is more that that.  Interested Friends may arrive on Friday afternoon or evening for camping, hikes, or swimming, and may stay over on Saturday night into Sunday  morning for a hearty breakfast and meeting for worship before returning home.

For full details on the program, the beautiful 57 acre setting, or the schedule of events, click on “PFF Fall Retreat” under the Events and Retreat Information tab above.  (Detailed schedule of events will be posted on this site on August 28, 2017)