Please note: The PYM Calendar is for all events in the PYM region under the care of any Quaker meeting, organization, school, committee, collaborative, or another group. Events hosted by individuals are not permitted.
acoustic music Action and Witness Advancement Advocacy aging Anti-Racism Arch Street Meeting House Art Arts and Spirituality AVP Beloved Community Bible Studies Children Christ Civic Engagement Climate Justice Communication community conflict resolution Crafts Criminal Justice dance Discernment Discussion Documentary education Environmental Stewardship event Extended Worship Faith faith-based activism Families Family family friendly Family Fun Fellowship Film First Contact Reconciliation Collaborative folk music Food free Fun Fundraising God Health and Safety historic history Immigration Interfaith Collaboration Intergenerational lecture lunch Meditation Meeting for Business Meeting for Worship Middle School Friends Mindfulness Movement Movie Multigenerational nonviolence Nonviolent Direct Action Open Mic Open Studio Outreach Pastoral Care Peace & Social Justice Pendle Hill Personal enrichment Poetry Potluck PQM Public Witness Quaker History Quakerism refreshments Reparations Retreat Silent singing Social Justice Songwriting Spiritual Deepening Spiritual Journey Spiritual Practices study group Workshop Worship worship sharing Young Adult Friends Young Friends
Friends in Fellowship: About Faith – A Panel Discussion @ Arch Street Meetinghouse
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Moderated by George Schaefer with David Harrington Watt, Haverford College’s Douglas and Dorothy Steere Professor of Quaker Studies, Steven Davidson, Marcelle Martin (Our Life is Love), and Ayesha Imani. 6:30 refreshments and Fellowship 7:15 -8:15 panel discussion 8:30 End of event Please RSVP
Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm – Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm
With Quaker empowerment coach Dana Mitra. Listening to the “still small voice” is central to Quaker practice, and that voice is the touchstone for our life’s journey. Sometimes we are beset with uncertainty as other noisy voices interfere with our ability to hear divine guidance. This interactive workshop will expand ...
Aging as Friends: An Exploration of Issues & Resources @ Friends Center
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
A day of workshops on issues of aging as a meeting. Topics will include: Coordinating an Aging Support Group at your Meeting End of Life Matters: Putting Your Affairs in Order How to have the “other talk…” with Friends and Loved Ones Spirituality & Aging: Coping with Grief and Loss ...
Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting @ Westfield Meeting
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am
Please join us for our Annual Business Meeting, including reports from the Worship and Ministry, Long Range Vision, Nominations and Finance Committees. Worship-10 AM; Business Meeting 11 AM. Lunch (with vegan and gluten and dairy free options) Noon. A program, Making Our Meetinghouses More Inviting, begins 12:45 PM. Subtitled ” ...
Making Our Meetinghouses More Inviting: Local experiences in creating a modern, welcoming environment @ Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting
Feb 24 @ 12:45 pm
This program will touch on three areas: * Lessons learned by meetings in our Quarter: developing a Master Plan for renovations, assessing the foyer as a key part of being welcoming, creating special space for children and inter-generational activities, and addressing barriers for people with physical disabilities. • Funding renovations: ...
Pizza and Meeting for Worship @ Medford Monthly Meeting
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Challenge of Paul @ Pendle Hill
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm
A five-week Bible study group devoted to study of the life and teaching of Saint Paul. These sessions are based on the work of acclaimed Bible scholar and Christian historian John Dominic Crossan. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the historical Paul, his teaching, and his commitment to liberation ...
Extended Worship Gathering @ Swarthmore Friends Meeting
Mar 2 all-day
Come for a morning of unprogrammed worship, an opportunity to be seeped in the Divine in the company of other Friends. We share fellowship over a bag lunch. In the afternoon we have worship sharing about how we were touched by the Spirit in the morning worship. For many this ...
Compassionate Communication: Life in Relationship @ Pendle Hill
Mar 2 @ 9:30 am – Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm
Co-sponsored with Heart-to-Heart, led by Stephen Michael Tumolo, assisted by Geraldine Scott. Based on the seminal work of Marshall Rosenberg, this two-day workshop provides participants with a grounding in an embodied, spirit-led practice of Nonviolent Communication. We will explore communication, expressing and receiving, as the basic flow of life. Rooted ...
A discussion led by Jackie Kline from Aldea, the People’s Justice Center @ Unami Meeting House
Mar 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
“What I’ve learned during my ten years working in immigration law, and five years with detainees at the Berks County Residential Center (detention center)” What would you do if sitting next to your first client at the Berks County Detention Center were five more on the bench? If every time ...
The Twelve Steps as a Spiritual Practice @ Makefield Friends Meetinghouse
Mar 3 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
This March at Makefield Friends Meeting, Maia Simon will lead four sessions of Adult First Day School with a look at the Twelve Steps, which first were defined by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous and are now used by many other programs for addiction and for emotional and relationship wellness. ...
Confronting the Role of Antisemitism in Preserving Power Structures @ The Worship Room of the Barn
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
In this First Monday Lecture, Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, founder and director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, will speak about the constant and changing role of antisemitism in preserving existing power structures, deflecting anger away from oppressors toward Jews, and disrupting progressive movements.
Peacemaking: Quilting our Prayers and our Practices @ Firbank Art Studio at Pendle Hill
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Pendle Hill’s vision is “to create peace with justice in the world by transforming lives.” Does that vision speak to you? Do you enjoy creating with fabric? Do you have experience with basic hand sewing? Join with other peacemakers and piece-makers to create a quilted work of art that expresses ...
Building Vibrant Multigenerational Community @ Princeton Friends Meeting
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
A Pastoral Care Thread Gathering Friends are invited on Saturday March 9 at Princeton Monthly Meeting to explore ways in which meetings can work to maintain the day to day spiritual and emotional health of their community. This gathering will put special emphasis on caring for all ages, children, families, ...
Couple Enrichment Retreat @ Pendle Hill
Mar 15 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm
Long-time Friends Marsha and Mike Green facilitate this Couple Enrichment weekend. What does it take to sustain and deepen intimacy over the years? How do we nurture peacemaking in our precious relationships so as to ‘be patterns and examples” for others? Whether you are just setting out on the adventure ...
Come and See! 2019 Section Meeting @ Lake Doniphan Conference Center
Mar 21 – Mar 24 all-day
The 2019 Section Meeting of the Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas will be held March 21-24, 2019 at Lake Doniphan Camp and Conference Center, just outside Kansas City, Missouri, in the central plains region of the United States. Any Friend can attend, but pre-registration is required. ...
Mar 22 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm
Are you convinced that to create real change we need to adopt the kind of loving confrontation championed by Gandhi? Do you already know some basics about nonviolent direct action campaigning and want to increase your strategic understanding and ability to problem-solve in real life situations? Come join campaign trainer ...
Mar 23 all-day
One Quilt, One Yearly Meeting brings us together across local meetings, collaboratives, youth programs, Young Adult Friends, councils, Friends schools, and other groups in PYM. Each entity will design and contribute a ten-inch quilt square, which will be gathered into a “quilt skirt” to wrap around the clerks table when ...
Youth Programs at Spring 2019 Continuing Sessions @ Reading Quaker Meeting
Mar 23 all-day
Spring Continuing Sessions is a one-day event bringing together our PYM community for worship, witness, business, and fellowship. March 23 is a day of action and reflection — We hope families and youth will join us! More information below about morning program choices, transportation, and what to bring: Register for ...
Spring 2019 Continuing Sessions @ Reading, PA
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Continuing Sessions March 23, 2019 – Reading Area Register Today One Quilt, One Yearly Meeting We are looking forward to gathering together in worshipful resistance, fellowship and work for our 2019 Spring Continuing Sessions. We are excited to receive your Meeting’s quilt square! The quilt squares will be sewn together with ...
Open Art Studio Session @ Firbank Art Studio at Pendle Hill
Mar 23 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join a community of artists working quietly on their own independent projects in our light-filled art studio. Jesse White, our arts and spirituality coordinator, will be on hand to get you started and/or find the materials you need.
Befriending Our Lives @ Pendle Hill
Mar 24 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm
How can we meet all the varied and often difficult experiences of our lives open heartedly, with ease and friendliness? The simple technique of mindfulness, taught by the Buddha, teaches us to do just that. This silent retreat will have periods of sitting and walking meditation, opportunities to talk with ...
The Work that Reconnects @ Pendle Hill
Mar 29 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm
Led by Lynne Iser and Mordechai Liebling, this dynamic, interactive workshop is based on the teachings of Joanna Macy, who has inspired many thousands of people to engage wholeheartedly in working for a life-sustaining society, turning despair in the face of social and ecological crises into constructive, collaborative action. We ...
Seeking Refuge – A Day of Exploration @ Gwynedd Friends Meeting
Mar 31 all-day
Jenny Isaacs of Immigration Rights Action Group of Doylestown will speak about immigrant support, legislative advocacy, and documentation of ICE actions from 11 – 12. Brown bag lunch (bring your own), soup provided. 1pm showing of movie, Human Flow, a beautiful & humane overview of the global flight of refugees ...
Friends in Fellowship: Quaker Settlers, Innovators, and Industry @ Birmingham Meeting
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
With worship, followed by a talk by David Cole, Director of The Hagley Museum and visit to 1704 William Brinton House 10:00 Meeting for Worship 11:15 Talk and refreshments] 12:30-2:00 Tours of 1704 William Brinton House Please RSVP
Screening of Feature Documentary Film, “I’m Not Racist…Am I?” @ The Newtown Theatre
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Bucks Quarterly Meeting’s Outreach Committee presents a screening and discussion of the feature documentary, “I’m Not Racist…Am I?” The film follows a diverse group of teens through a yearlong exploration to get at the heart of racism. One of the film’s producer’s André Robert Lee will lead a discussion following ...
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Advanced Workshop @ Pendle Hill
Apr 5 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm
The Advanced AVP workshop focuses on the underlying causes of violence, both in ourselves and in the world we live in. It is designed to give participants opportunities to rebuild community, review in depth the concept of Transforming Power, and proceed to set individual and group goals for the focus ...
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Are you a poet who wants to collaborate in putting your words to music? Are you a musician or songwriter who is seeking to turn inspiration into song? In this workshop with award winning Quaker singer-songwriter Kate MacLeod, we will practice guiding ideas into song form. We will discuss the ...
Quaker Family Meetup @ Princeton Friends Meeting
Apr 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
You’re invited! Quaker Family Meetups are an opportunity for PYM Families of infants to teens to join together for an afternoon of fellowship, play, worship sharing, and spiritual refreshment. And snacks. There will be actual refreshments! Child care and program for young people will be provided — Attend with or without ...