Youth Programs Welcomes New Team Member!

Children, Staff

We are excited to welcome LaVondra R. Ham to the Youth Programs team as the Children and Families Program Assistant. LaVondra brings more than twenty years of experience as an early childhood educator, a background in theater and as a teaching artist, and time working for the non-profit program EducationWorks. …

Finding Faith, Practice, and Joy in Youth Programs at Sessions

Annual Sessions, Children, Middle School Friends, Religious Education, Young Friends

By Melinda Wenner Bradley, Youth Religious Life Coordinator What does the intersection of intention and action look like among Friends? The programs planned for children, youth, and families at Annual Sessions, and our practices in the Quaker community of PYM Youth Programs, are among the possibilities! However you attend Sessions …

Check Out Our Upcoming Thread Gatherings

Addressing Racism, Administrative Council, Aging Services, Annual Sessions, Children, Communications, Continuing Sessions, Faith & Practice, Friends and Education, Friends Counseling Service, Friends Who Care For Youth, Governance, Middle School Friends, Minutes, Monthly Meeting Management, Pastoral Care, Pastoral Care Support, Peace & Social Concerns, PYM, Quaker Life Council, Religious Education, Resource Friends, Staff, Volunteering, Worship and Ministry, Young Adult Friends, Young Friends

We are in the process of planning and refining the vision and themes for Thread Gatherings planned in 2019-2020. Check out what’s on the table so far! Upcoming Thread Gatherings Deepening Our Practice in Clerking and Recording Register Here Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Providence Friends Meeting Friends are invited …

Childcare is a Priority

Children, Friends Who Care For Youth

Our wider yearly meeting community is made of many local meetings and worship groups across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey. We value the gifts, leadings, and ministry of everyone of every stripe! This includes the families and parents among us and their children. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting therefore commits to …

Young Friends Welcome Program Assistant

Children, Friends Who Care For Youth, Middle School Friends, PYM, Staff, Young Friends

Following an extensive search process and interviews with several finalist candidates, PYM Youth Programs are delighted to welcome Aeryn Luminkith as the new Assistant in the Young Friends program. She will begin her work with Young Friends at their Christmas Gathering, December 27-30. We’re really pleased to welcome her to the staff …

EMIR Healing Center ministry supported by Green Street Monthly Meeting

Children, Outreach, Peace & Social Concerns

Green Street Meeting’s Quaker Social Change Ministry group in support of EMIR Healing Center is having a “Fill a Bookbag” drive to gather school supplies for 85 children participating in the center’s programs this year. EMIR stands for “Every Murder is Real.” The center, in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, …

Youth Programs, Give Feedback on Vision & Mission

Children, Continuing Sessions, First Day School, Friends and Education, Friends Who Care For Youth, Middle School Friends, Outreach, Quaker Life Council, Religious Education, Worship and Ministry, Young Adult Friends, Young Friends

Dear Friends, The Youth Programs Sprint group has nearly completed its work to propose a vision, mission and governance structure for our yearly meeting’s youth programs. The Sprint group, through several iterations, looked at the history of our youth programs and considered their future. The Sprint group intentionally sought out voices that …

PYM Staff Join National Walk Out Day

Addressing Racism, Children, Continuing Sessions, Faith & Practice, First Day School, Friends and Education, Friends Who Care For Youth, General Secretary, Middle School Friends, Outreach, Peace & Social Concerns, Quaker Life Council, Religious Education, Worship and Ministry, Young Adult Friends, Young Friends

Quakers in our region have a long history of concern about gun violence. Individual monthly meetings and the yearly meeting have approved minutes and spoken with lawmakers about it. A campaign that grew out of PYM peace work successfully closed a Philadelphia gun shop with a tremendous reputation and record …