Dress-ups Needed for ReCreation Tent at Annual Sessions

Annual Sessions

We will have a tent exclusively for “dress up” for all ages that includes small staged interaction areas. Donations are received at the Recreation Tents on Wednesday July 24- or whenever you arrive! We are in need of the following items: Vests Costumes of all types Gloves Period or theme jackets Gowns Costume Jewelry Hats Purses Fun shoes (no heels …

Agenda Considerations

Annual Sessions

The Agenda Committee is under the weight of our Sessions agenda. From July 24 through 28th we will gather again to share as a community our blessings, ministries, business and fellowship. This year, like the last two, our Worship with Attention to Business will have an open agenda; a list of our business that will be addressed as the Spirit …

Get Ready to Register for Annual Sessions!

Annual Sessions

Registration for PYM Annual Sessions 2013, Gathering Together Our Past, Our Presence, and Our Future, opens at the end of April. This year there are plenty of opportunities for our whole community to gather together, as well as programs for all ages. There are no required program fees – Friends will need to pay for their housing and food, but …

Annual Sessions Registration Opens Soon!

Annual Sessions

Registration for PYM Annual Sessions 2013, Gathering Together Our Past, Our Presence, and Our Future, opens at the end of April. This year there are plenty of opportunities for our whole community to gather together, as well as programs for all ages. There are no required program fees- Friends will need to pay for their housing and food but please …

Call for Workshop Proposals-Annual Sessions 2013

Annual Sessions

The Sessions Planning Program Committee invites proposals from Friends interested in offering workshops during Annual Sessions 2013, July 24-28, on the Muhlenberg College Campus. Facilitators are invited to address this year’s theme, Gathering Together Our Past, Our Presence, and Our Future, or offer workshops that would in another way help strengthen our faith and commitment as a community of Friends. …

Annual Sessions- A Safe and Sacred Place for Spiritual Connection

Annual Sessions

In 2011 I attended Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Annual Sessions for the first time. I’ve never been in a place where I’ve felt more comfortable, surrounded by what seemed like hundreds of people, of Friends. I walked the halls of DeSales with a bounce in my step the day I realized I was not alone, I was welcomed, where ears were …

Holy Instruction: A Friend’s Experience

Annual Sessions

Our committee’s experience of the Holy Experiments was colored by our leadings for a Sabbath Year in 2011, which by Christmas 2011 resulted in a minute to the Sessions Planning Work Group, and in 2012 became a leading for Sabbath Renewal. The Worship and Care Standing Committee was slow to understand the Call from the Sessions Planning Work Group, but …

Call for Annual Sessions Workshop Proposals

Annual Sessions

The PYM Sessions Planning Program Committee seeks applications from interested presenters for workshops to be held during Annual Sessions 2013,  July 24-28. Facilitators are invited to address this year’s theme, “Gathering Together Our Past, Our Presence, and Our Future” or offer workshops that would in another way help strengthen our faith and commitment as a community of Friends. Workshops will …

Young Adult Friends Epistle 2012

Annual Sessions, Young Adult Friends

To Friends Everywhere: At Sessions this year, Young Adult Friends embraced the challenges of our unique Philadelphia setting by exercising our flexibility and love for one another. YAFs were immersed in all aspects of Annual Sessions – from business sessions, to leading youth programs, to facilitating Holy Experiments, to doing the behind-the-scenes work to make Sessions happen.  We met for …