Opportunities for Transformation

Young Adult Friends

This March, there is a plethora of opportunities for Young Adult Friends to deepen their spiritual practice and create lasting connections with one another, both among and across generations.  Are you yearning for deeply rooted community, conversations about our faith, inspiration in our practice?  Read more about what we have …

Winter Retreat Reflection

Young Adult Friends

On January 3rd, nearly 40 young adult friends , traveled to Swarthmore Friends Meeting for our Winter Retreat “What does it mean to be a Quaker adult?”  YAFs ranging in age from 18 to 35 came from 23 meetings, shoveling out their cars or trekking through the snow to train …

Youth Program Internship – call for YAFs!

Young Adult Friends

Interested in working with Quaker kids or teens?  We’re looking for Young Adult Friends (age 18-35) for the PYM Youth Program Internship, beginning in January, 2014. Through the internship, young adult Friends enrich the youth programs, while deepening their own gifts.  Interns help the youth program Coordinators create the container …

Growing towards a YAF Mentorship Program

Young Adult Friends

At our January 2013 Winter Retreat, the Young Adult Friends affirmed the desire to create a mentorship program within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. After some seasoning, the YAF Working Group decided to host an intergenerational listening session at PYM Annual Sessions in July 2013. The listening session brought together a balanced …

Spring Retreat Reflection

Young Adult Friends

Over Memorial Day weekend 2013, PYM Young Adult Friends met for a retreat at Haddonfield Friends Meeting with the theme: “Of Earth, Of Spirit: Quaker Stewardship & Eco-Justice.”  Usually when I find myself writing about YAF events, it’s as a report: we had 22 young adults there; young adults led …

YAF Winter Retreat: What happened & what’s up next!

Young Adult Friends

Last month, Young Adult Friends gathered at Swarthmore Friends Meeting for a retreat focused on “Living Out our Faith in the World.”  Thirty-five young adults from across the Yearly Meeting came together during the first weekend in January.  We had workshops, worship sharing, Meeting for Business, and cooked delicious meals together.  …

Outgoing & Incoming Young Adult Friends Clerks

Young Adult Friends

At the Winter Retreat on January 5, 2013, the Young Adult Friends community approved the following minute of appreciation for our outgoing clerk, Colin Bussiere-Nichols. Colin Bussiere-Nichols, a member of Portland Friends Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting, served as Clerk of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Young Adult Friends Working Group …

YAF Winter Retreat – How do we Live as Quakers?

Young Adult Friends

For the past 3 years, the Young Adult Friends Working Group has organized a YAF Winter Retreat on the weekend following New Year’s. This year, our theme is “Living Out our Faith in the World”, exploring the external expressions of our faith, including ministry, vocation, and activism. From our Quaker …