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.
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.
Join us in August for the 5th gathering of the Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC)
The annual QREC retreat will be held in New York, at Powell House Conference and Retreat Center, in summer 2018 (and 2019). Spend the weekend with Friends from across the US and Latin America, and diverse branches of Quakerism, who are interested in supporting life-long Quaker spiritual formation. The weekend includes workshops and interest groups, a panel discussion, worship, and fellowship.
Registration will open in April 2018 and program information will be on the QREC website.
Interested in being on the QREC contact list, to receive occasional e-communications about the retreat and new Quaker religious education resources and events? Email the Collaborative: QuakerCollaborative4RE@gmail.com