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.
Since 1943, the Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology has gathered annually on Memorial Day Weekend. A meeting between Carl Jung and a group of Quakers during World War II spawned the conference as an effort to help members and others know themselves more deeply, and thus, perhaps reduce the likelihood of a repeat of the war. Today the conference continues to provide a respite for individuals of all spiritual and religious backgrounds who wish to delve more deeply into their inner lives.
For more than forty years, Abington Quarter has supported two summer youth programs for members and attenders of Friends Meetings within the Quarter: Junior Friends Conference (JFC) and Middle School Friends Conference (MSFC). The opportunity to join the Junior Friends Conference is open to all young people in PYM completing grades 2-6! The JFC program is a one-week residential conference. This year, it will be held Sunday, June 17- Friday, June 22, 2018 at The George School in Bucks County. The week will feature: arts, ecology, games, worship, swimming, talent sharing, team building, and campfires.
The JFC program offers participants the opportunity to live in a “Friendly” community that strives to live Quaker testimonies. It is called a “conference”and not a camp because while there is fellowship and fun, the focus is to provide an environment rich in Quaker values. The hope is for all children to benefit spiritually, emotionally and physically as a result of their experiences. A 5th Grade student reflected: “Thank you sooo much for helping me to come here, and I can’t explain how thankful I am to be in this wonderful community.”
Friends are asked to register no later than April 30, and questions can be directed to Karen Shanoski email@example.com.