College Park Quarterly Meeting (CPQM) is a quarterly gathering of unprogrammed Monthly Meetings of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the northern California and northern Nevada region (list).
The Quarterly Meeting meets on a regular schedule. The next quarterly meeting gathering will take place January 19, 2019 in Santa Rosa, CA.
The theme for winter quarterly meeting is “Prophetic Witness and Hope in Difficult Times.” The flyer for the meeting with schedule, location, and other information can be downloaded by clicking here. The keynote speaker will be Brent Bill:
Join Quaker author and traveling minister Brent Bill as we explore how to speak faithfully and truthfully in difficult times to the values our Friendly faith holds dear. We’ll explore how early Friends spoke to their times and what lessons we can take from them. How can we be for instead of against (for peace, for equality, etc), thereby sustaining a witness based in deep faith that supersedes administrations/governments and offers a winsome invitation for others to join us.
- CPQM Tuition Assistance
- CPQM Teen Program Handbook
- Teen Program Packing List
- Medical Information Form
- Parental Consent Form
We encourage all Friends to join us for the business of the quarterly meeting.
About Friends, Monthly/Quarterly/Yearly Meetings
Wikipedia has information about Quakerism. The following brief introduction is intended to simply explain College Park Quarterly Meeting’s context in the Society of Friends.
There are unprogrammed and programmed Friends meetings for worship. Unprogrammed Friends meetings gather in silence for worship, and programmed meetings usually have a pastor and have worship similiar to Protestant services. Local meetings, which have weekly meetings for worship, are called monthly meetings because they hold a meeting for the purpose of business once a month. They are organized by geographic region into larger quarterly meetings, which are organized into yet-larger yearly meetings. CPQM is a gathering of unprogrammed monthly meetings in northern California and northern Nevada (list of meetings). It is a part of Pacific Yearly Meeting (PYM).
Another quarterly meeting in PYM is the Southern California Quarterly Meeting, which includes meetings and worship groups in southern California and southern Nevada. Pacific Yearly Meeting also includes meetings in Hawaii and Mexico that are not part of a quarterly meeting.
The yearly meetings for programmed meetings in this area are Evangelical Friends Church Southwest and Western Association of the Religious Society of Friends, which includes churches in Berkeley, Whittier, and Bakersfield, California.
List of CPQM Meetings
Carson City Worship Group
Friends House Worship Group
Lake County Worship Group
Soledad Worship Group
Southern Humboldt Worship Group
Ukiah Worship Group
Quarterly Meetings also create institutions to serve the wider world of Friends and their communities. College Park Quarterly Meeting was involved in establishing:
- Sierra Friends Center, Nevada City, CA.
- Ben Lomond Quaker Center, Ben Lomond, CA.
- Friends House, Santa Rosa, CA.
Last updated 12 October 2018