Piedmont Friends Fellowship and Yearly Meeting

Welcome

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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FRIENDS  GENERAL  CONFERENCE  2016  GATHERING

Many PFF-PFYM Friends are looking forward to traveling to northern Minnesota to attend the FGC annual Gathering of Friends over the 4th of July week.   This year, there are over 50 week-long workshops to choose from, along with many other activities.  The evening plenary speakers and performances start off with the well known Quaker scholar and author Rex Ambler and end with the dynamic Quaker pastor, Peggy Senger Morrison, who many of us have been following through her blogs and by observing the the progress of the inclusive Friends Meeting she started in Oregon.  On Wednesday evening popular local performers will present an ethnically diverse musical program and on Thursday award winning civil rights attorney Nekima Levy-Pounds presents.  Indeed, the excitement is building for a great stimulating but relaxing vacation week among Friends in cool northern Minnesota!

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HIGHLIGHTS

PFF-PFYM Annual Meeting and Retreat

March 11-13, 2016, Carolina Friends School

PFF-PFYM Friends and guests enjoyed a wonderful weekend and the Annual Meeting and Retreat in March at the Carolina Friends School.

After supper on Friday evening, Friends from Salem Creek Meeting led an evening of games and other fun activities as we got to know one another better.  The highlight of Saturday morning was a well attended presentation by Max Carter of New Garden Meeting who held our attention as he detailed some of the dilemmas for Friends working within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  After the break Max shared insights about what is happening within the local Quaker landscape, and in  particular issues involved with the current NCYM-FUM situation.  Both of these presentations were very well received.

In the afternoon, the Annual Sessions of the PCYM were held interspersed with presentations from various Quaker organizations.  After supper was the much anticipated concert by Peter Blood and Annie Patterson both performed and led Friends in singing from their new song book, “Rise Again”.  Sunday morning began with a deep meeting for worship followed by the PFF annual meeting.