Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting

Photo by Terry Foss

Meeting Times

Sunday Schedule
Adult Class 9:00 - 10:15 am. in Gathering Room - Most Sundays
Meeting for Worship - 10:30
First-day School - 10:45
Fourth Sundays - 9:00 am Outdoor Meeting in the Pines

Monthly Meeting for Business
Third Sundays at 12:30, following meeting for worship and lunch, September through June

Monthly Calendar of Events

How to Get to the Meetinghouse

Email contact
[email protected]

What's New

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.

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Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Worship with us!

Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting
20 E. Mermaid Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19118-3505
United States
Meeting Times: 

Sunday Schedule
Adult Class 9:00 - 10:15 am. in Gathering Room - Most Sundays
Meeting for Worship - 10:30
First-day School - 10:45
Fourth Sundays - 9:00 am Outdoor Meeting in the Pines

Monthly Meeting for Business
Third Sundays at 12:30, following meeting for worship and lunch, September through June

Monthly Calendar of Events

How to Get to the Meetinghouse

Email contact
[email protected]

Meeting Directory

For the real meeting directory

The button labeled Member Directory above lists only a few people in Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting. To see the actual meeting directory you must have a website account; see this page for instructions on requesting an account, and then go to this page to download the PDF.

James Turrell Skyspace

For information about the James Turrell Skyspace, Greet the Light, that is a permanent part of our meetinghouse, please visit the Skyspace website.

Rentals

See this page for information about Rentals of rooms in the meetinghouse.

Bulletin & Monthly Newsletter

Our electronic newsletter is published as near as possible to the first of the month, usually on a Friday. Bulletins are published as needed, sometimes weekly:

Contacting the Meeting

To contact the Meeting, send an email to [email protected]. If you can not use
e-mail, please see our Contact Us page.

We are a Member of Philadelphia Quarter

Chestnut Hill is one of seven monthly meetings and one "preparative" meeting in the Philadelphia Quarter of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

How to support the Meeting financially

Check this page to see several ways to contribute to Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting.

What to do if you lose your password

See instructions on this page.

Phone Contact

215-247-3553

The phone is answered on Mondays and Thursdays between 10 and 4:30, and on Sunday mornings. Feel free to leave a voicemail message for the meeting secretary, who will get back to you if necessary on a Monday or Thursday.