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 …

Friends Call for Weather Related Disaster Resilience

Eco-Justice Collaborative

The Eco-Justice Collaborative, a regional Quaker initiative, is concluding a series of disaster preparedness programs on October 13th, the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDD). Inaugurated in 1989 to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction, the IDDD celebrates the efforts made by communities to raise awareness about …

Check Out Our Upcoming Thread Gatherings

Addressing Racism, Administrative Council, Aging Services, Annual Sessions, Children, Communications, Continuing Sessions, Faith & Practice, Friends and Education, Friends Counseling Service, Friends Who Care For Youth, Governance, Middle School Friends, Minutes, Monthly Meeting Management, Pastoral Care, Pastoral Care Support, Peace & Social Concerns, PYM, Quaker Life Council, Religious Education, Resource Friends, Staff, Volunteering, Worship and Ministry, Young Adult Friends, Young Friends

We are in the process of planning and refining the vision and themes for Thread Gatherings planned in 2019-2020. Check out what’s on the table so far! Upcoming Thread Gatherings Religious Education and Youth Work Register Here Saturday, December 7, 2019, Wilmington Friends Meeting Friends are invited to explore the …

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 …

The Importance of Generosity

Giving

Look at this Labyrinth Friends built contemplative spaces like labyrinths so that others can grow spiritually by interacting with it. Like the stones that shape this path, build a meetinghouse, or form a wall, gifts build our Faith community. Your gifts to PYM and your monthly meeting are necessary to …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

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 …

Help End Gun Violence as a Meeting Community

Peace & Social Concerns

A faith-based organization called Heeding God’s Call can help Quaker meetings across Philadelphia Yearly Meeting with reducing and eliminating gun violence. If your meeting is looking for an avenue to make a difference in this public health crisis, we hope you’ll be in touch. There are several ways to do …

PYM’s Willits Book Trust Committee Honors Storytellers and Bridge Builders of the Underground Railroad

Addressing Racism, Grants

The Willits Book Trust Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting presented books to a number of participants who attended “Crossings: Bridging the Authentic Underground Railroad Past to the Present,” a training event in Niagara, New York Sept. 11th – 14th, 2019, sponsored by the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to …

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

History, PYM

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

Children, First Day School, Friends Who Care For Youth, PYM, Religious Education, Staff

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 …

A Little Goes a Long Way to Build Faith…

Finance

PYM’s fiscal year ends September 30 This is the last month to make a 2019 Annual fund gift to help our Quaker faith thrive. We’ve finished designing the final appeal of the year and it is being delivered to some 7000 mailboxes around the yearly meeting during the first week …