Events

The Young Adult Friends Program holds weekend retreats quarterly – fall, winter, spring, and a YAF community at PYM Annual Sessions in the summer.  Our retreats are for young adults (age 18-35ish) in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting area and beyond.  In the spring, we organize an evening event for the whole Yearly Meeting at Arch Street Meeting House – the Seeking Faithfulness Series.
Additionally, there are a variety of shorter events – like potlucks, worship sharing, and meeting visits – organized by YAF community members throughout the year!

Young Adult Friends Events – 2016-17 program year

Worship Sharing in the Wissahickon
Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 4PM in Philadelphia, PA

YAFs will gathering in the woods for some hiking and worship sharing.  Let’s get centered together in the great outdoors!

YAF Pub Theology [liberation]
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 5:30PM in Philadelphia, PA

Young Adult Friends are invited to get together and talk about our spiritual lives! We’ll meet at an all ages bar/restaurant. Expect great conversations, and meeting/re-connecting with f/Friends.

Young Adult Friends Fall Retreat
October 7-9 2016, at Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting

weekend retreat for Young Adult Friends – expect worship sharing, workshops, games, and fellowship as our time is centered around a theme.

Fall Continuing Sessions

Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Westtown School in West Chester, PA

Continuing Sessions will be in the morning and afternoon – a day when we can be together as a full Yearly Meeting and worship, do business, and grow together.

YAF Pub Theology [what next?]
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 5:30PM in Philadelphia, PA

Young Adult Friends are invited to get together and talk about our spiritual lives! We’ll meet at an all ages bar/restaurant. Expect great conversations, and meeting/re-connecting with f/Friends.

YAF Holiday Potluck
Monday, December 19, 2016 at 6:30PM in Philadelphia, PA

All Young Adult Friends are invited to get together for a holiday potluck, with a special welcome to YAFs who are home for the holidays! (We usually have craft projects and/or singing!)

Young Adult Friends Winter Retreat
Relationships & Sexuality
January 6-8, 2017, at Swarthmore Friends Meeting

weekend retreat for Young Adult Friends – expect worship sharing, workshops, games, and fellowship as our time is centered around the theme of exploring interpersonal relationships and sexuality.

YAF Valentine’s with Friends
Saturday, February 11, 2017 5-7:30PM in Philadelphia, PA

Gather at for a LOVE-ly evening with Young Adult Friends! Join us for a potluck dinner followed by self-care activities with face masks, nail painting, and massage trains. We will also have time to worship and reflect on love and the different forms that it can take.

YAF Pub Theology [divine relations]
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5:30PM in Philadelphia, PA

Young Adult Friends are invited to get together and talk about our spiritual lives! We’ll meet at an all ages bar/restaurant. Expect great conversations, and meeting/re-connecting with f/Friends.

Spring Continuing Sessions & Seeking Faithfulness Series with City Love

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Arch Street Meeting House – 4th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia

We’re doing it differently this spring, with a later start time and more time being all together in a radically inclusive way across the generations of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. We’ll have time for business and youth programs, too (middle and high school-aged Friends have weekend-long gatherings around Continuing Sessions) and the day will be capped off by the Young Adult Friends hosting the Seeking Faithfulness Series with the duo City Love (Sterling Duns and Caselli Jordan.)

Young Adult Friends Spring Retreat
April 7-9 2017, at Newtown Friends Meeting

weekend retreat for Young Adult Friends – expect worship sharing, workshops, games, and fellowship as our time is centered around the theme of movement, dance, music, art, and storytelling.

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions
July 26-30, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
YAFs come from throughout the yearly meeting for business sessions, to provide leadership in the youth programs, and to be with the whole yearly meeting community. Come join us!

Young Adult Friends Fall Retreat
October 6-8
Fallsington Friends Meeting
weekend retreat for Young Adult Friends – expect worship sharing, service, games, and fellowship as our weekend is spent doing service on Snipes Farm, exploring the farm and woods, and enjoying fall farm life!