This past weekend the Children and Families Program hosted another classic Winter Family Overnight at Camp Onas under the care of program staff Kimani Keaton and Crystal Hershey. Except it didn’t feel like winter at all, it felt like the first days of spring! [Read more…] about Winter Family Overnight Was Wonderful!
Friends have long held an interest in peaceful dialogue across geographic distances. Mary Fisher, (1623-1698) a British Quaker “minister” traveled to the Middle East to meet with Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire. Rufus Jones joined a 1938 delegation of Quakers who traveled to Nazi Germany after Kristallnacht to argue for peace and an embrace of all peoples, and against the violence and oppression directed at Jews.
Every September Birmingham Friends gather for Worship around the fire pit at Westtown School, followed by a picnic. The children worship with us for 15 minutes and then hike around Westtown School’s lake. After a summer of vacations and time away, worshiping in nature is a great way to bring us back together and strengthen our community spirit by reminding us of our interconnection with nature and each other.
At our Winter Retreat at Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting on January 3-5, 2019, the Young Adult Friends community created and approved the following minute in support of the Poor Peoples Campaign. [Read more…] about Young Adult Friends minute support for the 2020 Poor People’s Campaign
At our Winter Retreat at Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting on January 3-5, 2019, the Young Adult Friends community created and approved the following minutes of appreciation for our outgoing Young Adult Friends Clerking team. [Read more…] about YAF Minutes of Appreciation for Outgoing Clerks