Abington Monthly Meeting invites Friends from PYM to join us for our annual Celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride on Sunday, June 4 at 11 AM at Abington Friends Meeting, 520 Meetinghouse Rd., Jenkintown, PA 19046. If you’d like to join us earlier for worship at 10 AM, please do! If you would like to offer a performance (song, reading, etc.), please contact Zoe Fox via the Meeting office at AMM@abingtonfriends.net. More information can be found on our website AbingtonQuakers.org.
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections 2023-2024 Research Fellowships
Quaker & Special Collections at Haverford College is now accepting applications for its 2023-2024 Fellowship programs. These Fellowships provide funding for scholars at any stage of their careers to engage with our unique materials. [Read more…] about Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections 2023-2024 Research Fellowships
New Year’s: Open Heart, Peaceful Mind
An in-person retreat for rest and reflection with Valerie Brown.
For more than 15 years, hundreds of people have welcomed the New Year at Pendle Hill with the gift of this retreat designed to rest, reflect, renew, and restore. At these times of high stress and high anxiety, we need now, more than ever, to exhale deeply and feel fully nourished through resilience-building, heart-opening, and peace-making practices. We can’t do this alone. We need a caring and supportive community and space and time to be nurtured and supported.
This retreat includes periods of silence, reflection, group discussion, creative arts, walks in nature, deep relaxation, and mindful movement. Savor guided meditation and extended periods of silence to deepen discernment about how to live your best self as you close the year and enter the New Year.
You will learn how to:
- Choose bravely when conditions are uncertain and ambiguous.
- Reflect on what matters most with soul-amplifying questions.
- Align your values with your work for a greater sense of purpose and meaning.
- Cultivate body intelligence and body awareness.
- Show yourself real kindness through self-compassion.
Surrounded by a supportive and caring community, you will restore balance and calm, and feel uplifted toward the best version of you. Return home with tools to create greater peace and hope in your life.
This year’s retreat is based on Valerie’s latest book, Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way toward Awakening, Simplicity, and Peace (Broadleaf 2022).
We’re Joining Annual Sessions from the Meetinghouse
As we continue our Yearly Meeting journey through this time of staying connected while being apart, Annual Sessions is another opportunity to employ what we’ve learned in new ways. For meetings who are gathering for hybrid worship, how can you bring Annual Sessions into the meetinghouse, and also bring your community gathered to join the body at Sessions? There is an opportunity to explore these possibilities together, July 28th to August 1st! [Read more…] about We’re Joining Annual Sessions from the Meetinghouse
Quaker Self Portrait: Green Street Meeting
We are a vibrant, caring community, rich in diversity and Spirit. This snapshot — of just some of our members and attenders — is a great example of the joy we feel being in fellowship together. #GreenStreetRocks
See how to share it at www.pym.org/census