College Park Quarterly Meeting (CPQM) is a quarterly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in northern California and northern Nevada (list).
The quarterly meeting will gather May 19-21 at Quaker Center in Ben Lomond, CA (and online for some activities). The theme for this quarterly meeting will be “Nurturing the beloved community across the divide – digital, generational, ideological…” The flyer with more information is available by clicking here. To register for the event, click here.
The quarterly meeting gathers on a regular schedule.
- 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 similar 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
San Mateo 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.
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