News & Announcements
Requests for proposals for P&SC's yearly grants are being solicited. Send your proposals, as documented in the application, to Marlena Santoyo by April 30. We will present the Committee's recommendations to Business Meeting in May. The application form is attached to this post; see the Files section below for the download link.
To help you understand the kinds of organizations given money and the amounts given, the following grants were given last year.
New committee appointments will be presented and approved at the March 18 meeting for worship with attention to business. Once we have those names we will add them to the directory and produce an updated copy. This is the perfect time to correct any errors or changes in your own household’s entry in the current directory, or to request an entry if you don’t yet have one.
Note to members of the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting community: This draft document has been reviewed by the clerk and assistant clerk of the Meeting, and by the clerks of the standing committees. We will be discussing it at an upcoming meeting for worship with attention to business. Once we have approved the final language we will pass it along the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting for eventual transmission to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
You are invited to join a field trip at 1:45 pm on Sunday, February 25 to see three exhibits on Syrian refugees at the American Swedish Historical Museum. The field trip is organized by CHFM’s Refugee Support Working Group. After seeing the exhibits, participants are invited to have an early dinner together at the Lebanese restaurant Manakeesh Café & Bakery in West Philadelphia.
Admission to the museum is free.
Dinner at Manakeesh at 4420 Walnut St. is estimated to cost from $15 to $25 per person.
Due to the high level of interest, there will be two groups meeting at different times but discussing the book Waking Up White by Debby Irving, on the same schedule. One group will meet on Sunday, 9-10am; the other on Tuesday, 1-2pm. The first Sunday meeting is planned for March 11, the first Tuesday meeting for March 13. The first meeting of both groups will be held at the meetinghouse.
In a new twist for our always joyous Christmas Breakfast, our member John Bieniek made a huge "coloring book" mural (on paper) on the wall of the Social Room. Children and some of their adults enjoyed personalizing it during the breakfast. Here's a slideshow from the event. Click the first picture to enlarge it, and then click to the arrows below the image to move through the slideshow. (Photos by Miyo Moriuchi, Steve Elkinton, Phil Jones)