Our yearly meeting helps local Quaker communities find meaning and purpose through interconnection and engagement in a larger network of Friends. Shared endeavors are good ways to engage with others, and there are many ways of working together.
Collaboratives engage individuals across monthly meetings who hold similar interests and passions in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM) region. Their ministries weave together an interconnected, community organized space.
Sprints allow our community to respond to leadings at the moment and provide agility in addressing a specific need as soon as it arises and helps to get the job done quickly; they last no longer than 1-6 months. They can be under the care of any other structure, such as councils, committees, and collaboratives.
Resource Friends help our community be healthy and thrive, by providing expert support in areas of need in our monthly or quarterly meetings.
Bridge Contacts serve as a connection point or conduit in monthly meetings by helping to coordinate the flow of information between their meeting, quarter, and yearly meeting; they connect the communities by listening to the movement of Spirit. By sharing information and keeping current with the activities, news, and events, Bridge Contacts have the opportunity to share information, broaden engagement, and deepen relationships and connections in the larger Quaker world.