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 …

Nurturing Multigenerational Spiritual Community in Salem Quarter

Children, First Day School, Friends Who Care For Youth, Middle School Friends, Outreach, Pastoral Care Support, Religious Education, Young Friends

“If we want to rediscover human joy and wholeness and creativity, and to learn to care for our planetary household as one earth family, we cannot continue to insulate adults and children from each other. Children need to be present to us, and we to them.” – Elise Boulding My …

Welcome, Melinda Wenner Bradley!

Children, Employment, First Day School, Friends and Education, Friends Who Care For Youth, Middle School Friends, Outreach, Pastoral Care Support, Quaker Life Council, Religious Education, Volunteering, Worship and Ministry, Young Adult Friends, Young Friends

Our New Youth Engagement Coordinator! Scroll down for a personal message from Melinda.  We announce with great joy that Melinda Wenner Bradley of West Chester Monthly Meeting will soon join the staff of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM) as our first Youth Engagement Coordinator. Melinda will work with other community members …

Apply to Work with and for Our Youth

Administrative Council, Children, Employment, First Day School, Friends and Education, Friends Who Care For Youth, General Secretary, Middle School Friends, Outreach, Pastoral Care Support, Quaker Life Council, Religious Education, Worship and Ministry, Young Adult Friends, Young Friends

Dear Friends! I want to make sure you are aware that we are nearing completion of the process to hire our first Youth Engagement Coordinator. We aim to complete the process by the middle of November, 2017. Another announcement will follow at that time. When the new Youth Engagement Coordinator …

Meg Rose’s Next Steps

Children, Employment, First Day School, Friends Who Care For Youth, Outreach, Pastoral Care Support, Peace & Social Concerns, Quaker Life Council, Religious Education, Worship and Ministry, Young Adult Friends

Dear PYM Friends, I am excited to announce that Meg Rose will begin serving as our Young Adult Engagement Coordinator on September 1, 2017. She has served as Interim YAF Co-Coordinator for the past few months and as Interim Children’s Religious Life Coordinator for the past year. Meg’s unique experience in …

Youth and Young Adult Programs Staff Changes Follow Up Information

Children, First Day School, Friends and Education, Friends Who Care For Youth, General Secretary, Middle School Friends, Religious Education, Young Adult Friends, Young Friends

The following updates have been published to share further information about staffing changes: MAY 2, 2017 Staffing Update: Administrative Support in the Office APRIL 22, 2017 Communication from Leadership to PYM APRIL 14, 2017 Financial Impact: Staff Changes Follow Up Information MARCH 23, 2017 Advancement: Staff Changes Follow Up Information ...

The fullness of spiritual community at Multigenerational Spring Continuing Sessions

Children, Continuing Sessions, Middle School Friends, Young Adult Friends, Young Friends

An Open Invitation I will attend Spring Continuing Sessions on March 25 with the intent to participate in the multigenerational programs actively, mightily, and joyously with hope and enthusiasm.  I encourage you to attend and participate too. These multigenerational programs provide our spiritual community with an opportunity to join in shared ...

2 Experiments Coming Up in the Spring

Children

This Spring, the children’s program of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting will have 2 events that look a little different than usual. We’re really looking forward to them, and we hope that theyserve the needs and interests of the community. During and after each event there will be an opportunity for feedback …

Invitation to Discernment

Children

Friends, This is an invitation to be part of a discernment process with me. When I meet Friends from all over the Yearly Meeting, I find near universal agreement that our children are crucial to our experience of the divine, and that we desire to support their spiritual journeys in …

The Children’s Continuing Revelation Minute

Children

Each year at Annual Sessions, the K-5th grade program holds the Children’ Summit.  In odd years, the Summit is an opportunity to discern a new Children’ Priority, each of which lasts 2 years.  In the even years, in the middle of the Priority, we have a chance for Continuing Revelation. …

Check out some great photos from Family Overnight

Children

Spring Family Overnight was our biggest one so far! With over 50 people attending, our initial sadness at moving from our traditional location gave way to the joy of playing together and being in community.  Boating, games, dessert, campfires, s’mores, stories, worship, and time with friends were all on the …

Location Change for Family Overnight Saturday, May 17th-18th

Children

Hello Family Overnighters! Family Overnight is coming up this weekend, and I couldn’t be more excited. Unfortunately, we’ve had to make a small change. As you may or may not have heard, Camp Dark Waters, our location for the overnight, flooded 12 days ago. We’ve been holding out to see …

Looking Back on a Year of Junior Interim Meeting

Children

The academic year is wrapping up, and with it the Junior Interim Meeting Program.  Family Overnight and Annual Sessions are still to come for the children’s program, but Junior Interim Meeting will pause till next year. So how did it go? Our priority this year had us volunteering at Historic …

Gracie Back as Children’s Sessions Coordinator

Children

The amazing Gracie Coscia will be back this year as Children’s Sessions Coordinator for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Gracie did a fantastic job last year as Children’s Sessions Assistant, and it’s great that she’s back on board. Gracie does a lot of her work behind the scenes, but without her, the …