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 …

Part 2: The Refugees and their crucial social worker, Herta Kraus

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This is part II 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 before and after WWII. Herta Kraus of American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was the restless and directive social worker in charge …

Part 1: Quaker History Revealed at Haverford

History

This is part one of a four-part story written by Haverford resident, Nancy Warren. A bit of historical research uncovers the role a Buck Lane house played as a Quaker boarding hostel serving WWII refugees. PART I By Nancy S. Warren I discovered a 150 year old American Elm at …

Winden Rowe, LPC Joins Friends Counseling Service

Friends Counseling Service

Winden Rowe, MS, NCC, LPC maintains a private practice in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania where she works with individuals, couples, families, and organizations. Her education, clinical experience, and passionate interest center around the study of and work in the field of stress and trauma. Ms Rowe’s approach to securing sustained improvement …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

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

Annual Sessions, PYM

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 …

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 Deepening Our Practice in Clerking and Recording Register Here Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Providence Friends Meeting Friends are invited …

Sacramento: Travels with Josh

Young Adult Friends

Hello my name is Joshua Ponter. I am a member of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting in South Jersey’s Philadelphia area. I have embarked on a year-long mission to travel around the country collecting stories about the founding of different meetings and looking at the way we practice Quakerism today. I will be blogging about …

El Paso: Travels with Josh

Young Adult Friends

Hello my name is Joshua Ponter. I am a member of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting in South Jersey’s Philadelphia area. I have embarked on a year-long mission to travel around the country collecting stories about the founding of different meetings and looking at the way we practice Quakerism today. I will be blogging about …