Autumn Spiritual Formation Retreat Nurtures Spiritual Friendships

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More than 20 Friends gathered for the PYM Spiritual Formation Collaborative’s annual retreat at Kenbrook, a camp and retreat center of the Brethren Church near Lebanon, Pennsylvania. One participant said:  “There are few experiences as enriching as that of going on retreat with people who seek to broaden and deepen themselves in life experience.  It was a …

Young Friends Welcome Facilitator

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On behalf of the search committee for the Young Friends Program Facilitator position, we are delighted to announce that Olivia Chalkley will step into that role beginning at Fall Continuing Sessions on November 2. The search committee was pleased to receive materials from several applicants and met with excellent finalists …

World Quaker Day Happenings This Sunday – October 6

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World Quaker Day – What’s that? It’s a project that originated at Friends World Committee for Consultation that celebrates our shared Quaker faith and heritage around the globe! This year has a sustainability theme, and Friends in places like Kenya are sharing their farm and solar projects or ideas about …

General Secretary Report to Councils

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Mid-September 2019 Business and Finances: The 2019 fiscal year is drawing to a close with 92% of the year complete as of August 30.  Support & Revenue is close to budget.  Expenses are trending below budget. The final appeal is in mailboxes and final email campaign is underway and we …

‘Quakers: the Quiet Revolutionaries’ will be shown on WHYY on October 6, World Quaker Day, at 6:00 PM

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Producer-Director Janet Gardner and Senior Producer Richard (Dick) Nurse are celebrating this October’s World Quaker Day in an unusual way. The Gardner Documentary Group’s film–‘Quakers: the Quiet Revolutionaries‘ has been picked up by WHYY, Philadelphia’s Public TV station, for a 6:00 PM airing on October 6th. The two Princeton Friends …

FGC Shares Children’s Resources from PYM Staff

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The September issue of “Vital Friends,” the e-newsletter from Friends General Conference (FGC), highlights “Religious Education Programming for Children.” Melinda Wenner Bradley, serving PYM as Youth Religious Life Coordinator, was asked to contribute to the issue. FGC staff write, “Melinda’s work as a consultant and trainer for religious education programming …

Part 4: Immigrants of 824 Buck Lane

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This is part IV of a four-part story written by Haverford resident, Nancy Warren. A study of history uncovers the role a home near Haverford Meeting (Buck Lane) played. It served as an important Quaker boarding house that sheltered World War II refugees for American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). This …

Part 3: The Surrounding Community of 824 Buck Lane

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This is part III of a four-part story written by Haverford resident, Nancy Warren. A study of history uncovers the role a home near Haverford College and Haverford Meeting (Buck Lane) played before and after WWII. Originally owned by a conservative editor of the Saturday Evening Post, it ultimately served …

General Secretary Report to Councils

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Mid-May to Mid-June 2019 Business and Finances: Completed the FY 2020 Draft Budget for Finance Committee, which will recommend to Admin Council that it be shared with the monthly and quarterly meetings.  A final Proposed Budget, adjusted for any new information, will be completed in early July for approval at Annual Sessions.  Stewarded two bequests from …

Annual Sessions 2019 Schedule

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There are a few changes to our schedule this year. Sessions Coordinating Committee (SCC) found there to be a significant ask from attenders for more spaciousness in the schedule. You will find that afternoons are more open, and instead of back to back programming, Friends will choose one way they …