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Session 3: Quaker Ministry


Welcome to Central Philadelphia Meeting's Quakerism 101 course, a Quaker primer in eight sessions.

Our third session will explore the nature of Quaker Ministry, its faith and practice through history and in the present day. Interested in previous sessions? Click the link below.

Link: to our main Quakerism 101 web page.

Date: February 21, 2021, 1–3 pm.

Zoom: The session will be held via Zoom using the same link used for the meeting for worship:

Zoom Meeting ID: 550 104 323
Password: cpmm

Facilitators: Laurent Hahn and Steven Davison.

Suggested Reading—Quaker Ministry

Recommended for the busy Quaker:

  • Tall Poppies: Supporting Gifts of Ministry and Eldering in the Monthly Meeting, Martha Paxson Grundy; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #347.
  • Spirit-Led Eldering: Integral to Our Faith and Practice, Margery Mears Larrabee; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #392.
  • Spiritual Discernment: the context and goal of clearness committees, Patricia Loring; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #305.
  • Early Friends & Ministry, Martha Paxson Grundy; Beacon Hill Friends House pamphlet #1011.

A more comprehensive list:

Quaker MinistryA rich portal for resources available on New York Yearly Meeting's website, pamphlets, book, links.

Vocal Ministry—also on


Becoming a Quaker Minister

Quaker Meetings Support Ministry

Wjy Traveling Ministry is Vital of Quakers in the 21st Century

Quakers and Women in Ministry