Photos from Friday, July 31

Annual Sessions

These photos are from Annual Sessions 2015 at Muhlenberg College. Today was our third day of being gathered together as a yearly meeting for fellowship, fun, community, and spirit-led decision making. All photos by Elizabeth Piersol Schmidt

Day 3: Sharing Truth Together

Annual Sessions

See what you missed at Annual Sessions today. It’s the third day of Annual Sessions, where Friends from across Philadelphia Yearly Meeting have gathered here at Muhlenberg College.

Decisions Minuted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Annual Sessions

The following are selected Minutes of Action from Annual Sessions 2015. Comprehensive Minutes will be posted following Annual Sessions. Nominating Committee Report given by Nominating Committee Clerk Thomas Swain (Middletown MM) Complete Nominating Committee Report will be posted online soon. Releases from FGC, PYM Elders and FCNL as listed were approved. Appointments to FWCC as presented were approved. Appointments to FGC ...

Decisions Minuted on Thursday, July 30, 2015

Annual Sessions

The following are selected Minutes of Action from Annual Sessions 2015. Comprehensive Minutes will be posted following Annual Sessions. Friends approved the proposed 2015 – 2016 budget as presented. Friends approved the following minute: PYM encourages its Clerk, and empowers the General Secretary and councils as they are led to pursue opportunities and communicate publicly on behalf of PYM in support ...

Day 2: Getting Down to Business

Annual Sessions

See what you missed at Annual Sessions today. It’s the second day of Annual Sessions, where Friends from across Philadelphia Yearly Meeting have gathered here at Muhlenberg College.

Photos from Thursday, July 30, 2015

Annual Sessions

These photos are from Annual Sessions 2015 at Muhlenberg College. Today was our second day of being gathered together as a yearly meeting for fellowship, fun, community, and spirit-led decision making.

Day 1: Gathering Into Community

Annual Sessions

See what you missed at Annual Sessions today. The first moments of Annual Sessions are always filled with energy and anticipation, as Friends from across Philadelphia Yearly Meeting converge on Muhlenberg College.

Theme Announced for Annual Sessions 2015

Annual Sessions

PYM Annual Sessions 2015, will be held at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, July 29-August 2, 2015. The theme is Open Our Eyes That We May See. After preparing to discuss possible themes during the months following Annual Sessions 2014, and following a period of worship, members of Sessions Planning Group lifted up many works they felt would be moving …

Message from the Clerk

Annual Sessions

The 334th Annual Session of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting was one of worship, fun, challenging work and fellowship! Over 80 newcomers joined us this year! We had one of the largest numbers of Middle School Friends ever in attendance! And a record-breaking attendance overall! Friends, we have approved a new way forward, one that will help us better carry out the …

Friends as Mentors Project Sponsors Memorial Wall at Annual Sessions

Annual Sessions

The PYM Young Adult Friends Friends as Mentors Project will be sponsoring a Memorial Wall at Annual Sessions, a space for Friends attending sessions to recognize and remember important people in their lives. Please read the message below from members of the Friends as Mentors Project for more details on how it works and what to bring to sessions. Dear Friends, This …

Intergenerational Spiritual Formation Program Announced

Annual Sessions

The Spiritual Formation Program Working Group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting has offered Spiritual Formation Programs for over 15 years and has helped many people seeking a deeper spiritual journey within our faith community. At this time we are pleased to announce the Intergenerational Spiritual Formation Program, a new program that will focus more closely on the spiritual needs and journeys …

Sessions Registration Moves On-Site!

Annual Sessions

Annual Sessions 2014, Worship is a Door to Love, is just a little more than two weeks away, opening on Wednesday, July 23 with worship, dinner, and a multigenerational gathering celebration. 356 people have registered in advance, and at least 58 of those Friends are attending Annual Sessions for the first time! We expect many more people to join us …

Plans for Annual Sessions 2014

Annual Sessions

Plans are underway for Annual Sessions 2014, Worship is a Door to Love, July 23-27 on the Muhlenberg College campus in Allentown, PA. For the latest information please visit the Annual Sessions 2014 pages.

What is Annual Sessions? Sharing Work and Witness

Annual Sessions

Is your meeting or committee engaged in work that you want to share with the wider community of PYM Friends? Do you have an interest or concern that you would like to discuss with other Friends? Pamphlets, Friendly bumper stickers or buttons to give away? One of the great benefits of gathering for Annual Sessions is the opportunity to learn …

What is Annual Sessions?

Annual Sessions

When I was a new attender at Yardley Friends Meeting almost 20 years ago, my definition of Annual Sessions was limited to what I read in Faith and Practice. It is a good definition but truthfully I skimmed over it and focused on the poetry of the testimonies, advices and quotes from Friends.   Over time, I learned that there ...