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About Quaker Ministries

We do not have paid professional ministers. Rather, Quaker ministers are Friends who have felt led by the Spirit to pursue some service and now pursue that service under the care of the meeting; this care is the responsibility of our Gifts and Leadings Committee. 

Click this link for Responding to Calls to Ministry to learn more about this aspect of Quaker spirituality.

See also Nurturing Faithfulness in the Leadings of the Spirit in Central Philadelphia Meeting

Active Ministries of CPMM

The following are the ministries currently under the meeting's care.

Gifts and Leadings Committee

Click the following to visit the web page of Gifts and Leadings Committee, which is charged nurturing Quaker ministry in the meeting and with supporting the ministries under the care of the meeting, which are listed above.

The White Richardson Frund—A MeetingEndowment

Central Philadelphia Meeting has one permanent ministry under its care, which is funded by an endowment managed by a committee of trustees.

        • The White Richardson Fund of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting focuses on the education of children of color in Philadelphia. 
        • Grants are given to programs and educational institutions, (both Friends and other)  below the college level.
        • The total of the grants is about $80,000 per year. Grants range from $1000 to $8000. 
        • Information about grants will be sent in May or early June. 
        • Funds are also set aside for members and active attenders involved in schools or programs for children of color in Philadelphia. 

            How to Apply for White Richardson Fund Grants

            Grant applications (no more than 2 pages) should be sent to:
            Stephanie Judson, Clerk
            White Richardson Fund
            Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting
            1515 Cherry Street
            Philadelphia, PA. 19102
            Applications should be recieved by March 15. A report about how the funds were used is due January 15.