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 gathers on a regular schedule.

The next quarterly meeting gathering will take place on Saturday, January 15, via Zoom. Register by clicking here. Below is the announcement from our clerk, Joe Magruder. A printable flyer is available here.

Friends are invited to attend the Winter meeting of the College Park Quarterly Meeting on Saturday, January 15, 2022. We will be holding this meeting by Zoom. During the morning session Marcelle Martin will provide an Introduction to Faithfulness Groups. What are Faithfulness Groups? Participating in a faithfulness group is like having an ongoing clearness and support committee. Members provide mutual assistance for faithful, Spirit-led lives. In this online workshop session, Marcelle Martin will share the guidelines for faithfulness groups and help us practice skills that make these small groups a wonderful opportunity for spiritual intimacy and a long-term aid for faithful action.

The day’s schedule:
8 to 8:45 Bible Sharing
9 to 9:45 Worship
10:00 to 10:45 Business (Roll Call, Nominations, Archives report, Friends House report)
11 to 12:30 Marcelle Martin and Faithfulness Groups
12:30 to 2:30 Lunch and walks on your own
2:30 to 3:45 Worship sharing
4:00 to 5:00 Closing business and Worship

There will not be a separate Children’s or Teen program, although teens, especially, would find Marcelle Martin’s presentation relevant.

The suggested donation for the day is $25. Zoom links will be sent to registrants before the meeting.

Useful forms:

  • 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

    Apple Seed
    Carson City Worship Group
    Central Coast
    Friends House Worship Group
    Grass Valley
    Lake County Worship Group
    Live Oak
    Monterey Peninsula
    Palo Alto
    Redwood Forest
    San Francisco
    San Jose
    San Mateo Worship Group
    Santa Cruz
    Soledad Worship Group
    Southern Humboldt Worship Group
    Strawberry Creek
    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:

    Friends Publications


    Site questions or event postings? Contact the website maintainer. Questions about the quarterly meeting? Contact the clerk.

    Last updated 7 November 2021