Gathering Together Our Past, Our Presence, and Our Future
“During Sessions I had gained the sense of community. I remember feeling centered the entire time of my attendance, walking with purpose to each destination, looking forward to the day’s interactions. I found that Sessions was a fantastic way to explore my spirituality and what Quakerism means to me with the guidance of others.” Excerpt from an essay by Jocelyn Park, 2012. Read the full essay.
Sessions are for everyone- individuals and all kinds of families! Members and attenders of all ages from PYM monthly meetings are encouraged to participate. Members of other yearly meetings and other interested persons are also welcome and often join us.
In Annual Sessions we get to know ourselves as a whole community. We worship together, practice spirit-led discernment in Meetings for Business, re-create in age specific and multigenerational programs, and enjoy fellowship in quiet times. There are many opportunities to share witness from our meetings and the wider world. Friends may stay on campus full time, attend for just a day or two, or commute from home.
PYM Annual Sessions will meet July 24-28, 2013, at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Dorm housing and meals are available for all ages and friends may attend full or part-time.
Sessions Planning Group plans the schedule, program, and logistics for Sessions while the PYM Agenda Committee develops the agenda for plenary sessions, where business is discerned under the guidance of Spirit. If you have an idea for a program or agenda item, or wish to volunteer,contact email@example.com, 215 241 7238.