Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges team up for Tri-Co City classes

Education

This fall, about 35 students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges took courses at the Friends Center in Philadelphia as part of a new Tri-College Philly Program. The courses focused on the themes of sustainability and environmental justice, from different disciplines: math, environmental studies, political science, education and anthropology. …

Quaker Tourism: Penington Friends House New York

Quaker Tourism

Quakers like to travel and visit other meetings and Quaker Communities. We try to capture some of this information for Friends to share. John Marquette, of Lehigh Valley Monthly Meeting was kind enough to share his story of staying in a Quaker guest house in NYC.  A Quaker space in …

Scott Wallace Speaks on Billionaire PAC Funding

PYM

Quaker Business Persons – A Fellowship Centered on Ideas A group of Quaker business people have been gathering for years to  hear each other speak on issues of common interest. Last week they hosted Scott Wallace, who recently ran for congress against Brian Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania’s First District, losing 49-51% …

Quaker Self Portrait: Yardley Friends Meeting

Quaker Self Portrait

Yardley Friends Meeting gathered recently for a pot luck dinner to welcome a dear friend officially joining our YFM community. Our Pot lucks are always warm and welcoming and a great way for our community to enjoy each other’s company and get to know each other on a deeper level. …

Welcoming T.J. Jourian

PYM, Staff

We are over the moon excited for T.J. Jourian to join Philadelphia Yearly Meeting staff as Events & Resources Coordinator in December 2019. T.J. will be helping us ensure events go off without a hitch, including Continuing and Annual Sessions. He will also help compile and curate resources that support …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

Mid-November 2019 Business and Finances: Our annual audit field work was completed this week. This year new requirements in audit format are in effect and we have different people in the controller role. The process has been smooth so far.  Key staff, governance and granting group members have been meeting, talking …

Newtown Meeting Gun Violence Awareness Day

Peace & Social Concerns

Newtown Friends Meeting played a pivotal role in supporting Heeding God’s Call and other faith communities in putting on a Gun Violence Awareness Day. Read more about it here. If you’re interested in organizing something similar or other work around gun violence prevention, contact Heeding God’s Call Executive Director Bryan …

Quaker Self Portrait: West Chester Meeting

Quaker Self Portrait

Friends gathered at West Chester Meeting on November 10 for “Community Sunday.” Friends of all ages in our meeting — and guests from West Chester Friends School, the Hickman, Goshen Friends School, Goshen Meeting, Downingtown Meeting, and our Concord Quarter Coordinator, Lynne Piersol —  joined for a semi-programmed, multigenerational meeting …

Quaker Self Portrait: Princeton Monthly Meeting

Quaker Self Portrait

This is the group of Friends who gathered for Meeting for Business this Eleventh month, after a well-attended 11 o’clock worship. Today’s was an abbreviated business meeting so that we could break bread with members of the Princeton Friends School Committee before a clearness committee to help build community between …