City Love led us in song and conversation at the first Seeking Faithfulness Series!

Continuing Sessions, Videos, Young Adult Friends

The 2017 Seeking Faithfulness Series, hosted by Young Adult Friends, was with City Love and entitled “Listening to Spirit: Answers Waiting for Action.” City Love – Sterling Duns of Merion Meeting and Caselli Jordan – are a West Philly-based acoustic duo with harmonies, hip hop, cajon, guitar, and mandolin. They led us in worship, song, conversation, and creation on Saturday, March 25, 2017, …

The fullness of spiritual community at Multigenerational Spring Continuing Sessions

Children, Continuing Sessions, Middle School Friends, Young Adult Friends, Young Friends

An Open Invitation I will attend Spring Continuing Sessions on March 25 with the intent to participate in the multigenerational programs actively, mightily, and joyously with hope and enthusiasm.  I encourage you to attend and participate too. These multigenerational programs provide our spiritual community with an opportunity to join in shared activities.  In these challenging times these activities open our minds ...

William Penn Lecture is now the Seeking Faithfulness Series!

Addressing Racism, Continuing Sessions, Young Adult Friends

Since 2011, the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Young Adult Friends community has had an event under our care – the William Penn Lecture. This has been an evening in late March when the adult & teen yearly meeting community has been invited to come to Arch Street Meeting House to hear a speaker, usually on a topic connected to witness, social justice, …

Annual Sessions 2016 Outgoing Epistle

Annual Sessions, Continuing Sessions

Over 470 Friends including more than 85 new attenders participated in Annual Sessions 2016! View the Outgoing and Young Adult Friends epistles here.  Other epistles, reports and minutes will continue to be posted - check here for updates. To Friends Everywhere, Greetings from the 336th Annual Sessions of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, held at Muhlenberg ...

Work and Witness in Bloom at Continuing Sessions

Continuing Sessions

The magnolias were just beginning to bloom at Arch Street Meeting House when we met for Continuing Sessions March 19, Friends gathered in Work and Witness Groups to address common concerns, share ideas and organize for future work together. New connections were formed, plans for next steps were generated, and Friends are moving forward together to make a difference. Our …

Mary Crauderueff gave the 100th anniversary William Penn Lecture “Spirit Works: Exploring Quaker Leadership”

Continuing Sessions, Young Adult Friends

This year’s William Penn Lecture was given by Mary Crauderueff, who led a program titled “Spirit Works: Exploring Quaker Leadership.” Mary is curator of Quaker Collections at Haverford College, and is active in the Young Adult Friends community. She has been working on a Pickett grant funded project – Spirit Works: Journeys of Quaker Heads of Friends Organizations – interviewing …

Join us for Continuing Sessions on March 19, 2016

Continuing Sessions

You and all PYM Friends, every single one of us of every age, are encouraged to join together for a day of Worship, Fellowship, Fun, Learning and Service (or, as staff refers to it, Meeting for WiFFLS - pronounced “wiffles”) at Continuing Sessions. Sessions is where we experience the strength of who we are in gathered community. Register Now Meeting ...

Morning Programs at Continuing Sessions

Continuing Sessions

The morning at Continuing Sessions was devoted to our ongoing work to address the Query: What is God calling PYM Quakers to do next to end racism and white supremacy in the Religious Society of Friends and beyond? We began in worship, and all ages gathered to play “Beach Balls of Inclusion” led by youth program staff. Passing beach balls …