General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

Mid-February Through Mid-March 2019 Business and Finances: PYM has been using the services of Your-Part-Time-Controller (YPTC) since November. YPTC identified and implemented a range of process efficiencies in closing the books for quarter ended December 31, 2018.  Based on the updated process we expect to generate financial information more quickly …

On New Zealand Violence: A Monthly Meeting’s Statement

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This statement was shared with the community of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, drafted by its clerk, Dana Reinhold. Monthly and quarterly meetings can share their statements about this tragedy and other issues on the PYM website; go to www.pym.org, scroll down and click on, “Add a New Story.” … Dear …

An Invitation from our Yearly Meeting Clerk

Continuing Sessions, PYM

An Invitation to Seeking Faithfulness through Worshipful Resistance “That is to say that each generation of young Friends by its experiments must discover for itself the truths on which the Society is built if it is to use those truths and to continue and to enlarge the work of the …

Help Our Community Stay Connected

Outreach, PYM

We have a new and more capable database, but we need your help in making sure your information is correct and up to date. All you need to do is to enter your correct address, email and phone information and you will help us build an awesome sense of community through …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

Mid-January Through Mid-February 2019 Business and Finances: The FY 2018 audited financial statements were posted on the website.  See them at www.pym.org/finance/audits. We are finishing the annual report, an attractive, user-friendly summary of PYMs 2018 fiscal year which will be sent to donors next month. PYM’s insurance policies renew in January.  The 2019 PYM Master Policy, under the Friends …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

Mid-December 2018 Through Mid-January 2019 Business and Finances: Received donations in response to the December appeal. An informal analysis indicates most gifts that came in are similar or increased a bit from last year and lapsed donors from as long ago as the year 2000 have made gifts. Overall, though …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

General Secretary Report on Staff Activity to Councils Mid November – Mid December 2018 Business and Finances: Your Part Time Controller has PYM’s accounting work in hand. Check writing and payroll have run smoothly, as have all Aging grants which are sent out at the beginning of each month. We …

Pennsylvania’s Governor Wolf Addresses Quaker Business Community

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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s business community recently hosted Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf for a talk on the evening of December 5 at the Acorn Club. Newtown Meeting’s Norval Reece and Joseph Evans and London Grove’s Mark Myers organized the event with logistical support from PYM. The talk, “Reflections on William Penn’s …

“Love Knows No Borders” Witness

Peace & Social Concerns, PYM

Join the Call for Migrant Justice! Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM) is partnering with American Friends Service Committee (ASFC) to stand in solidarity with the asylum seekers, the migrant caravan, and all who seek refuge in the US. Faith leaders and communities around the country will take part in AFSC “Love …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

General Secretary Report on Staff Activity to Councils Mid-October Through Mid-November 2018 Business and Finance: As shared in the written GenSec report to Continuing Sessions, PYM operations ended FY18 in a solid, positive position. Lower covenant and annual fund contributions year-over-year were mitigated by higher investment income and by expense …

A Year of Civil Conversations

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Inspired by Krista Tippet’s On Being podcasts and the Civil Conversations Project, Interfaith Philadelphia has launched A Year of Civil Conversations throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Engaging over 50 organizations and 1,000 people, Interfaith Philadelphia will offer multiple opportunities to learn how to “speak together differently in order to live …

One Quilt One Yearly Meeting

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Things are getting quilty… One Quilt, One Yearly Meeting brings us together across local meetings, collaboratives, youth programs, Young Adult Friends, councils, Friends schools, and other groups in PYM. Each entity will design and contribute a ten-inch quilt square, which will be gathered into a “quilt skirt” to wrap around …

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 …