College Park Quarterly Meeting (CPQM) is a quarterly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in northern California and northern Nevada (list).


Friends in Meetings that are part of the College Park Quarterly Meeting are invited, indeed strongly encouraged, to participate in our virtual Meeting for Business beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. The Zoom address is below.

At our May 13-15 Quarterly Meeting session we were confronted with a number of structural problems that we could not resolve at that time. Although the able Nominating Committee has worked very diligently, it was unable to find a person willing and able to serve as Clerk of the Quarter. In addition, there was a lack of unity about the proposed membership of two committees. These problems, which the Ministry and Oversight Committee finds to be long-term, systemic problems, led the Ministry and Oversight Committee to recommend that we establish an ad-hoc committee to consider the role and structure of the Quarterly Meeting. Because we were unable to resolve these issues at the May meeting, we agreed to hold them over until a called Meeting for Business on June 26, 2022.

The agenda for the June 26 meeting includes three items:

1) Consideration of Nominating Committee recommendations for Clerk, Assistant Clerk, Recording Clerk, Ministry and Oversight Committee, and Teen Committee. The nominating slate we will be considering is here: https://collegeparkquarterlymeeting.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/CPQM-Nominating-Report.pdf.

2) Consideration of Ministry and Oversight Committee recommendations regarding how we move forward as we seek a structure that serves the needs of our constituent Meetings and their members. The M&O report is here: https://collegeparkquarterlymeeting.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/CPQM-MO-Report.pdf.

3) Consideration of whether we should plan on meeting at Sierra Friends Center on October 14, 15, and 16, 2022. Sierra Friends Center has asked that we release these dates if we don’t expect to meet there. The final decision regarding the Fall session will be made by Ministry and Oversight after considering Friends’ discussion.

I look forward to seeing you on June 26. Please contact me at joemagruder1@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Joe Magruder, Clerk, College Park Quarterly Meeting

Topic: CPQM Called Meeting
Time: Jun 26, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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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:

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