Young Adult Friends (YAF) is a community of Quakers, age 18-35ish, throughout the PYM area and beyond.
We are at different places on our journeys, and we come together for fellowship, rejuvenation, and to deepen our connection to one another & the Spirit.
Spiritual Formation Interest Session
Saturday, March 22nd, 11-12:30PM
at Arch Street Meeting House in Philadelphia, PA
The Spiritual Formation Program is forming a new cohort, with a focus on young adult Friends! Join us to learn more about the program that deepens our spiritual lives and builds intergenerational community.
William Penn Lecture
Christina Repoley: “Prophetic Service as Formation and Transformation”
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 7-9PM
at Arch Street Meeting House in Philadelphia
A lecture hosted by Young Adult Friends & open to all that brings Friends together from across the Yearly Meeting to be inspired and to be in the deep community that supports our sustained response to inspiration.
Welcome to the Young Adult Friends Program
The Young Adult Friends (YAF) Working Group supports the spiritual vitality and community of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM) by creating programming specifically for young adult Friends (age 18-35-ish), as well as strengthening commitment and involvement of young adult Friends in PYM’s multigenerational community. We advocate for young adults within PYM and Quakerism, provide vision for programming that fosters spiritual fellowship, provide resources to young adults, and support to meetings engaging with young adults. We serve as an anchor for those transitioning into and out of our age range, as well as those living outside PYM’s geographic area who wish to remain connected.
Our weekend Young Adult Friends retreats are for young adults (age 18-35ish) in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting area and beyond. The gatherings are held quarterly – fall, winter, spring, and a YAF community at PYM Annual Sessions in the summer. Retreats are usually held at a meetinghouse and centered around a theme.
The William Penn Lecture is a Philadelphia Yearly Meeting tradition under the care of Young Adult Friends. On a Saturday evening in late March, the whole Yearly Meeting community is invited to come to Arch Street Meeting House for the lecture. In 2014, the lecture will be March 29, featuring Christina Repoley speaking to “Prophetic Service as Formation and Transformation.”