Woodstown Quakers Crank Up the Volume for Humanitarian Demining

Giving, Peace & Social Concerns, Volunteering, Worship and Ministry

With the help of his fellow Quakers, Jack Mahon of Elmer, New Jersey, has dedicated the last ten years to sending magnetic locators to poor and struggling communities throughout the world. The locators, a product of Schonstedt Instrument Company, can detect the presence of landmines and other unexploded weaponry left behind in a warzone. Once locals are trained to use …

Welcome, Melinda Wenner Bradley!

Children, Employment, First Day School, Friends and Education, Friends Who Care For Youth, Middle School Friends, Outreach, Pastoral Care Support, Quaker Life Council, Religious Education, Volunteering, Worship and Ministry, Young Adult Friends, Young Friends

Our New Youth Engagement Coordinator! Scroll down for a personal message from Melinda.  We announce with great joy that Melinda Wenner Bradley of West Chester Monthly Meeting will soon join the staff of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM) as our first Youth Engagement Coordinator. Melinda will work with other community members to steward the ministry and religious life of our children, …

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 …

News and an Invitation from the Undoing Racism Group

Volunteering

During the 2014 Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM) Annual Sessions, a Friend of color (among others) observed that PYM’s diversity does not reflect the diversity of our neighborhoods, and called on PYM to address the racism that still persists in our Society. In response, a multiracial group of Friends came together at Sessions and has continued to meet since, holding honest …

Join the Quaker Stories Video Project

Volunteering

The Quaker Stories Video Project  provides a means for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Friends to talk about, listen to and record one another’s stories of our spiritual journeys, and to collect and share these stories online and in a video library. To be a Quaker is to be a sojourner, a seeker committed to the path of spiritual deepening and awakening. Our openness to the ...

Arch Street Volunteers Host Brown Bag Lunch Lecture May 20, 11:45 a.m.

Volunteering

Friends Neil Hartman and Warren Sawyer to Speak about their Experiences as Conscientious Objectors in World War II The Arch Street Interpretaion Working Group has organized a series of free  lunchtime lectures forthe public. This month’s Brown Bag Lunch Lecture features Warren Sawyer and Neil Hartman, both Quakers who were conscientious objectors during World War II. Warren and Neil will …

Youth Program Internship for Young Adults

Volunteering

Applications are now being accepted for the PYM Youth Program Internship, an opportunity for young adults interested in working with youth to grow, sharpen and expand their skills while engaging in the Quaker youth community as part of their own spiritual path.  These Interns contribute to the stability, depth, and breadth of the youth programs through their regular presence at …

Apply Now for PYM Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program

Volunteering

Applications are now available to Young Adult Quakers of the PYM region for the Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program (ELSP). ELSP is an initiative that seeks to offer a valuable internship-equivalent experience to young adults by involving them in one of the youth programs of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. In this year-long program, young adult Quakers of the PYM region are placed with the …

Young Adult Friends Internship Opportunity- Emerging Leaders Scholarship Applications Available

Volunteering

Applications are now available to Young Adult Quakers of the PYM region for the Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program (ELSP). ELSP  interns are placed with the Children’s, Middle School Friends, or Young Friends program to serve on the program’s working group and as Friendly Adult Presences for at least 3 gatherings out of the year.  ELSP interns reflect and report on their …

Arch Street Volunteers: Featured Opportunity

Volunteering

Do you enjoy meeting people from all 50 states and from countries around the world? Do you find joy and satisfaction talking about Quakerism to others? Do you enjoy answering questions from curious and energetic school children? Join the Arch Street Meeting House Interpreters! Arch Street Interpreters provide Friendly outreach and hospitality in the historic meeting house, interpretation of Quakerism, …