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Learning From Friends: Sharing Tips, Strategies and Resources for Quaker Websites

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Learning From Friends: Sharing Tips, Strategies and Resources for Quaker Websites

Sunday, August 13, 2023

1 PM  Hybrid (Zoom and Arch Street Meeting House, 320 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19106)

Hosted by the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia, in partnership with the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting and Arch Street Meeting House Trust. A collaboration to support the future of Quakerism in the Philadelphia region and beyond.


Our goal to provide practical and communal support with fellow Quaker meetings and Friends concerned with the plan, design and build of a meeting website. This topic is urgent for some meetings due to the end of the FGC QuakerCloud hosting service in December.  

We are focused on serving Friends in the Philadelphia region, but all are welcome to join us.  


  • This hybrid session starts with a panel followed by a moderated Q & A discussion.  A panel from Quaker orgs, monthly and quarterly meetings will cover a range of approaches - briefly their goals, concerns, why they chose their approach and why and what they learned. 

  • A moderated discussion follows the panel to enlarge on common issues such as time and cost, data security, learning curve, define website as part of online communications systems, planning maintenance practices, and the pros and cons of various hosting services and programs. 

  • In the spirit of Quarterly meetings, requests and offers of support and collaboration are welcome.  

  • Participants will receive resource handouts, practical how-to’s, recommendations, and maybe even some design tips to share with meetings. 


Friends attending in-person are invited to attend the 10:30 AM Meeting for Worship with the Arch Street Friends.  You can bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy with Friends before the session starts on the second floor. Wheelchair accessible. 

Accessibility and parking details will be in your confirmation email.


Your help is appreciated to let friends know of this event, especially meetings that need to respond to the end of QuakerCloud service in December. Please download the event flyer attached below and email it to friends and post where appropriate. 


We recognize that Meetings are at different stages in the web process and have a wide range of needs and skills. You can help us focus the session to be most useful to you by listing topics or questions you hope to see discussed (in the registration form). Thank you!


A reminder email will be sent to registrants with the Agenda, Handouts and other resources which will also be added to this web page by August 12, 2023.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact your PQM Representative or or Lanza, Secretary for the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch Street Friends) at If you would like to share resources with everyone, let us know as well! 

See you soon,
Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia
Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust

Sunday, August 13, 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Arch Street Meeting House and via Zoom
320 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States
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