Continuing Sessions

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Spring 2017 

Saturday, March 25
12:30 – 9:15 p.m.

Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch Street 
Philadelphia, Pa. 19106

Toward A Radically Multigenerational Continuing Sessions

PYM’s Program and Religious Life team is collaborating with the Sessions Coordinating Committee in planning the Spring 2017 Continuing Sessions.  This will be a day to gather across generations and across the divisions that have emerged in our yearly meeting,  to foster deep connections among Friends in our spiritual community, and come away with clarity, hope, and action. We will focus on the needs of different age cohorts (children, Middle School Friends, Young Friends, Young Adult Friends, and older Friends) while being together in community. The gathering continues into the evening with the Seeking Faithfulness Series. 

Registration Opens February 25!

Draft Schedule ( Transitions are ample, so that Friends may connect with one another in the interstices as well as through the activities and worship of the day)

11:30 am-12:30 pm- Registration, Optional Brown Bag Lunch

12:30-1:15 pm – Opening and All Together Time.

1:35-2:55 pm – Workshops grounded in the spirit, focusing on ministry and anti-oppression. Each workshop will be interactive and multi-modal. Workshops will be hosted by the Children’s program, the Middle School Friends program, the Young Friends program, and by older Friends.

3:15-5:15 pm – Children and Middle School Friends have their own affinity time. Adults (including YAFs) have business. Depending on the business agenda, some Young Friends might attend business sessions, but there will also be alternate activities for the Young Friends program.

5:30-7 pm –Yummy Unfussy Dinner for everyone at Arch Street

7-8:45 pm – Seeking Faithfulness Series, organized by Young Adult Friends (YAFs)

8:45-9:15 pm – Seeking Faithfulness Series Reception

9:15+ pm – YAF Seeking Faithfulness Afterparty; Middle School and Young Friends return to their meetinghouses

A deeply powerful day where Friends of all ages gather to do our most important work and deepen our relationships. Your presence will help make this a meaningful day!

  • Programs for all ages 0-100+
  • Childcare for littlest Friends
  • Local Hospitality in Friends’ homes
  • Non-gendered bathrooms
  • High Chairs
  • Elevator or ground-floor access to all programs
  • Affinity Space for Friends of Color
  • Volunteer companions for mobility and vision support
  • Breastfeeding-friendly environment
  • Speech to text transcription

Seeking Faithfulness Series

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Our gathering continues into the evening with the Seeking Faithfulness Series, organized by Young Adult Friends, an evening of music, connections, dialogue, and inspiration with the duo City Love – Sterling Duns and Caselli Jordan.

  • Friends are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch if you wish to arrive early for lunch and conversation. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
  • Join us for a Yummy Unfussy Dinner for Everyone at 5:30 p.m.
  • Light snacks and beverages will be provided in the afternoon and at the reception after the Seeking Faithfulness Series.