Friends General Conference

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This meeting celebrated transitions in the season and in Quarter service  - Join us in welcoming Anthony Stover as our new Quarter clerk! 

...and many thanks to Hollister Knowlton for her dedicated service to the Philadelphia Quarter. After worship, our wonderful hosts, Chestnut Hill Friends offered a bountiful spread of delicious food that nurtured fellowship before delving into spiritual business and social concerns.


The day was very full, starting with excellent worship together. Benches full, with regular Arch Street folks, Quarter Friends and visitors and guests. Hospitality was abundant of food and friendly with conversations, prior to two presentors and the business meeting. Draft Minutes of this session are linked below.


The Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting on July 22nd, 2018 was an amazing, spirit filled gathering. Hosted at and by the Ujima Friends Peace Center, the event was filled with Spirit - in worship, in hospitality, program and business. A large turnout swelled the Worship room, and many F/friends stayed for a bountiful spread, and an inspiring presentation. Dr. Ayesha Imani shared the remarkable achievements of the Ujima Friends Peace Center in its first year, grounded in Spirit, created collaboratively, with and for the local community.


The Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting on April 22nd, 2018 was a wonderful experience for all who attended, in part due to the famed Green Street hospitality, ie "the eatin' meeting" and a wonderful experiential program that was facilliated by Green Street members Tracey Smith and Valerie Anderson on "Spiritual Strengthening and Healing". Refreshed with tools to nourish ourselves and our communities - participants joined in for a productive business session. Minutes will be posted shortly.


PQM Business and Program Meeting
April 23rd | Frankford Friends Meeting
1500 Orthodox Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124.

9:00 | PQM Business Meeting—All welcome!
10:45 | Worship with FMM
11:15 | Fellowship and light breakfast*
11:30 | Program: Taking Action on Immigration
12:45 | Close
Frankford Friends School Spring Fling—All of PQM is welcome to join in.

Program: "Taking Action on Immigration"


January 22, 2017 | Arch Street Meeting House


10:30 | Worship with the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia
11:45 | Potluck lunch with MMFP
12:30 | Program—Worship: Creating Vessels for Lament
1:45 | PQM Business Meeting—All welcome!
3:15 | Close

Agenda for Meeting for Business (Abbreviated):

  • Minutes of October 2016
  • Approval of Board Appointees
  • Visit and Report from Quaker Voluntary Services Philadelphia Fellows
  • Finances
  • Report from Monthly Meeting Reps