In 2000 I attended my first FGC Gathering in Rochester, NY. My daughter had been campaigning to go, and it was the last year she could be in the High School Program (which got rave reviews from her PYM friends), AND I had grown up in the Rochester Friends Meeting. I took a workshop on spiritual growth where we had prayer partners and shared deeply with each other. I felt so nurtured that I was able to take a big step in my personal life. We planned to go back the following year. [Read more…] about Why I go to Friends General Conference (FGC) Gathering
Young Adult Friends
Registration is open for the January 18-21 2024 online FGC Changing Times Conference – In these changing times, how is spirit moving among us?
Come and together we will see where Spirit leads us as we seek deeper connection to Spirit, explore next steps in becoming an actively antiracist faith community, see what structures will support the Religious Society of Friends, and hear from younger Friends as they consider the future. Join us and we will grow together.
November 27, 2023
Westtown Monthly Meeting is holding in the Light Hisham Awartani, Kinnan Abdel Hamid, and Tahseen Ahmed – the three Palestinian students who were the victims of a senseless gun attack in Burlington, Vermont, the evening of November 25, 2023. [Read more…] about Westtown Monthly Meeting Statement on the Shooting of Palestinian Students
Quaker & Special Collections at Haverford College is now accepting applications for its 2024-2025 short-term fellowship programs. [Read more…] about Gest Fellowship at Haverford College Libraries
It was a brisk Saturday morning on November 11th as Friends gathered at Arch Street Meeting house in Philadelphia from all over the PYM network of meetinghouses for our 2023 Fall Continuing Sessions. [Read more…] about A Look Back at 2023 Fall Continuing Sessions
Arch Street Meeting House’s annual winter program, Meetinghouse by Candlelight, returns this holiday season on Friday, December 1st, 2023!
Step back into the 19th Century this winter at Arch Street Meeting House! On the First Friday of December, get into the holiday spirit with crafts, raffles, and light fare. Keep an eye for William Penn himself wandering about and listen to enchanting performances from the talented students from local Quaker schools.
Musical performances include students from the George School, Frankford Friends School, Media-Providence Friends School, and Germantown Friends School.
Complimentary light fare will be provided, and drinks courtesy of Yards Brewing Co.
You’re invited! Calling all Young Adult Friends (18-35) to join the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting at the Historic Arch Street Meeting House on November 11th during Fall Continuing Sessions. In this season of sharing and giving, we will focus on sharing our gifts in community and our peace testimony. We are thrilled for Young Adult Friends to share their thoughts and contributions throughout the weekend’s programs with the larger body of the yearly meeting.
Then, Young Adult Friends will meet at the rise of the Fall Continuing Sessions in the East Room of the Arch Street Meeting House for a social gathering. We will enjoy pizza together, and this will be a chance for us to be in each other’s company following the day’s programs.
Please dress warmly, bring games, and join us to celebrate the fall weather with your fellow friends. Register below! RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.
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The Quaker Engagement Office of the American Friends Service Committee invites you to join us in a Meeting for Worship with attention to peace in Palestine and Israel. This is a time for Friends to come together in worship and solidarity as we grapple with the tragic events and lives lost as a result of ongoing conflict. Please share this invitation with your meeting or church and members of your community.
Calling all Young Adult Quakers and Seekers ages 18-35 in the Philadelphia area and beyond. All are welcome to join us for our fall retreat the weekend of October 6th-8th 2023 where we will gather at Lehigh Valley Friends Meeting centering the theme “worship & ministry.”
Theologian, drag queen, and writer James Adman, also known as Marge Johnson will join us and lead a workshop. Come to this retreat for friendship, clearness, and witness of ourselves and each other in our spiritual journeys.
This is an overnight event. We will be staying at the meetinghouse on Friday and Saturday night. So don’t forget to pack your sleeping bags, pillows, clothes, necessary bathroom items, medications, and anything else you might need. More information with registration. Carpool is available.
The cost is $40 per person. If you are unable to pay the full cost and still want to attend, please reach out to your local Friends meeting for assistance.
Please register soon! Registration closes October 4!
We sat down with 19 yr. old Young Adult Friend, Alex Emmert to find out what drew him to Quakerism from his upbringing as Baptist, what he enjoyed most about Annual Sessions and what he is looking forward to seeing from Quakers in the next decade. Alex shares his personal, truthful experiences with Quakerism and insights on outreach to other young adults seeking solid spiritual grounding. [Read more…] about Young Adult Friend Alex Emmert Shares Experience With Quakerism and Annual Sessions