Learn to Engage Newcomers

Communications, Outreach

Does your meeting yearn to engage newcomers better? Many sources have reported about people who visit Quaker meetings but do not stay.  Although some of these people may find that they are not drawn to the Quaker path, there are many stories of newcomers being ignored, neglected and even offended …

QuakerSpeak & PYM Collaborate on Video Series


Philadelphia Yearly Meeting collaborated with QuakerSpeak to look at what makes newcomers tick and how we can be more sustainably welcoming. Four videos are on the horizon, and the first was just released: See more QuakerSpeak videos

Introducing Resource Friends!

Addressing Racism, Aging Services, Communications, Friends and Education, Friends Counseling Service, Monthly Meeting Management, Online Newsletters, Outreach, Pastoral Care Support, Peace & Social Concerns, Quaker Life Council, Religious Education, Volunteering, Worship and Ministry, Young Adult Friends

We are excited to report that the Quaker Life Council approved investing nearly forty thousand dollars over two fiscal years to raise up a momentous new program called Resource Friends. Resource Friends help our community be healthy and thrive, by providing expert support in areas of need in our monthly …

Philadelphia Tribune Reports on New Historical Marker Honoring Anthony Benezet

Arch Street Meeting House, Communications

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission unveiled a new historical marker honoring Anthony Benezet (1713–1784). Benezet is remembered as a Quaker abolitionist and advocate for the education of women and African Americans. The Philadelphia Tribune published a news story covering the dedication ceremony that commemorated his …

Revised Version of Faith and Practice Ready for Review


Download the revised final proposed draft of Faith and Practice dated April 30, 2016: Final Draft of PYM Faith and Practice (PDF) Dear Friends, The newly revised version of Faith and Practice is ready for your review!  It can be found here.  The revision group will present this as a “second reading” to ...

Announcing PYM Connect!


PYM Connect! is a new and exciting way for friends, seekers and others interested in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and Quaker faith to connect with one another anytime, anywhere, 24x7, worldwide. We are delighted to announce a new set of features on the PYM website that called PYM Connect!  Connect is ...