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 …

Quaker Self Portrait: Southampton Meeting

Quaker Self Portrait

Southampton Meeting joined PYM’s Quaker Self Portrait project by sharing a meeting selfie! All PYM meetings and other groups are encouraged to be part of showing who we are. Take a selfie, write a poem, tell a story… whatever way you want to express yourself. See how to share it …

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 …

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

Thread Gatherings

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 Saturday, December 7, 2019, Wilmington Friends Meeting Friends are invited to explore the ways in …

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 …