Annual Sessions 2013

Annual Sessions 2013 concluded Sunday afternoon, July 28.  Thank you to the many Friends who helped make sessions go, before it began, behind the scenes and on-site.

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Gathering Together Our Past, Our Presence, and Our Future

July 24-28
Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA

Programs for All Ages!

Including Age Specific Programs for Children (Infant-5th Grade), Middle Schoolers, Young Friends (High School age) and Young Adults (ages 18-35). Swim in the pool, participate in the Children’s Summit, Re-Create!

Speakers, Workshops & More

Featuring keynote presentations by Jennifer Karsten (Wednesday)&  Lucy Duncan and Niyonu Spann (Saturday)

Kids Pay Only for Food
Financial Aid Available for All Ages
This year program costs are covered by the PYM General Fund, Friends pay only their food and housing costs.


“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,  215 241 7238.