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 …

Anxiety…

Friends Counseling Service

Anxiety… that feeling that twists the stomach sends the heart racing and interferes with our sleep. Anxiety is a natural response to external events or internal thoughts that seem to present a threat to our safety or way of life.  It afflicts people of all ages and in all segments of society. For some, the feelings arise and subside with …

Quaker Pastoral Care In An Urban Setting: Behold I Have Set Before Thee An Open Door…

Friends Counseling Service

We are a big urban meeting. A lot of life sloshes in through the doors which we constantly try to keep open: interested neighbors, curious passers-by, parents whose children are students at Germantown Friends School and other seekers. Most of the time people are cheerful, hard-working, and securely grounded in their spirituality and faith. We do, however, always have a …

FCS Updates Counselor Roster

Friends Counseling Service

In an effort to have counselors available to Friends throughout the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, FCS has joined with several new counselors in the PYM geographic area. Because Friends have concerns covering a variety of issues and life styles, we recruit counselors with a wide range of specialties and interests in order to match need to expertise. Listed below are the …