Correction to Historic Fair Hill Summer Fest Dates

Communications

The Historic Fair Hill Summer Fest took place on July 8 from 3pm to 7pm. An incorrect date of July 15 was publicized, but any Friends who come on July 15 for a picnic at 3pm will be welcomed by Fair Hill gardeners and offered tours and produce from the gardens.  Hoagies can be purchased from the Indiana Mini Market …

Introducing Resource Friends!

Addressing Racism, Aging Services, Communications, Friends and Education, Friends Counseling Service, Monthly Meeting Management, Online Newsletters, Outreach, Pastoral Care Support, Peace & Social Concerns, Quaker Life Council, Religious Education, Volunteering, Worship and Ministry, Young Adult Friends

We are excited to report that the Quaker Life Council approved investing nearly forty thousand dollars over two fiscal years to raise up a momentous new program called Resource Friends. Resource Friends help our community be healthy and thrive, by providing expert support in areas of need in our monthly meetings and on the yearly meeting level. They are the …

Germantown Meeting requests Phila. City Council Hearings in Climate Change

Communications

Germantown Meeting, at its most recent Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business, approved a letter to Phila. City Council President Clark requesting that he hold City Council hearings on the impact of climate change and strategies to decrease its effects. Philadelpha Quarter monthly meetings were asked to send letters to President Clark in support of Central Phila. MM’s initial …

Salem Quarterly Meeting Launches Podcast

Communications, Outreach, Religious Education

Salem Quarterly Meeting, an association of seven South Jersey Quaker meetings, has launched a new podcast called Clearly Quaker. This occasionally released podcast will feature audio recordings from various lectures on topics of interest to both Quakers and non-Quakers alike. Clearly Quaker expands Salem Quarterly Meeting’s recent efforts to explore new digital mediums and broaden its communications and outreach. The …

Philadelphia Tribune Reports on New Historical Marker Honoring Anthony Benezet

Arch Street Meeting House, Communications

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission unveiled a new historical marker honoring Anthony Benezet (1713–1784). Benezet is remembered as a Quaker abolitionist and advocate for the education of women and African Americans. The Philadelphia Tribune published a news story covering the dedication ceremony that commemorated his life and work: “The dedication event organized by the Monthly …

“Mimic the Quakers”—Modern-Day Quakerism Featured in Magazine

Communications, Outreach

By Kellie Schlussel-Edens Not since the television show ER‘s episode “Shades of Gray” (season 4, episode 19) have I witnessed a depiction of Quakerism in modern day media. The writers of ER beautifully illustrated a Quaker Memorial Meeting for worship; not for long mind you, the scene lasted less than two minutes, but it exemplified Quakers in worship today. Often people whom I …

Revised Version of Faith and Practice Ready for Review

Communications

Download the revised final proposed draft of Faith and Practice dated April 30, 2016: Final Draft of PYM Faith and Practice (PDF) Dear Friends, The newly revised version of Faith and Practice is ready for your review!  It can be found here.  The revision group will present this as a “second reading” to Friends at annual sessions in July for consideration and acceptance.  ...

Answering the Call for Better Communication

Communications, Online Newsletters

By Jared V At the beginning of March, Salem Quarterly Meeting in South Jersey launched its first electronic bulletin. This monthly “email blast” will work alongside Salem Quarter News, a quarterly print publication, to bring news and information to members and attenders of meetings throughout our area.  The genesis of our electronic bulletin was a workshop by Penny Colgan-Davis and Christie …

Announcing PYM Connect!

Communications

PYM Connect! is a new and exciting way for friends, seekers and others interested in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and Quaker faith to connect with one another anytime, anywhere, 24x7, worldwide. We are delighted to announce a new set of features on the PYM website that called PYM Connect!  Connect is a hub for constituents of our faith community and seekers ...