Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends
- of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends -

Gather on July 19, 2020 for the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting on ZOOM 1-4 PM

Together we can, together we will, our shared Light will overcome.

Join us Sunday, July 19, 2020 from 1-4 PM as the Quarter gathers together and share love and care for each other and our communities during pandemic, racial justice, and economic crises. 

Many thanks to Monthly Meeting of Philadelphia Friends for ZOOM hosting the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting. 

To ensure a safe Zoom experience, PQM is sharing the ZOOM Meeting ID and Password through the PQM Reps and each monthly meetings’ list serv, rather than our usual online blasts.

If you did not yet receive the ZOOM Info and wish to attend,  please contact your monthly meeting’s PQM representative.

Or email Lanza, PQM Coordinator - [email protected] who will gladly assist you!

HIGHLIGHTS:

Consideration of the Minute to Address the Climate Crisis as a Corporate Witness from Central Philadelphia MM, which was sent to PQM and  all the monthly meetings, before it is sent on to PYM for Annual Sessions.

Sharing of Three Questions for Monthly Meetings:

  1. Please describe the community that your monthly meeting is in? Specifically, what are it hurts and what are its strengths? I.e. what is its pain?
  2. In what ways does your Monthly Meeting take actions, partner and celebrate its community?
  3. How, in what ways could the Quarter support your efforts to give to your community?

Finances - End of year updates and recommendations to conserve expenses and increase support for the spiritual work in our Philadelphia meetings! Appreciation for monthly meetings’ support to our Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting.

FULL AGENDA

Opening worship

1 Clerk Welcome – Anthony Stover

2 PQM Clerk position, nomination and term (Deferred April business due to COVID 19)

3 Finance Report –– including recommendations, actions and updates. submitted in absentia, Nathalie Miller, Treasurer

Appreciation for monthly meetings’ support to Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting

4 Approval of Draft April PQM Minutes  (Due to time, we did not read and approve the minutes during the April PQM MfWwatB. Please take the time to review the Draft PQM Minutes 4.26.2020  prior PQM July 19 2020 business meeting. Thank you.)

5 Sharing how Spirit is moving in your monthly meeting - PQM Friends and PQM Representatives Especially in these unprecedented times, and how you are caring for your faith community and your larger community. See below:

Three Questions for Reps to Bring Back to Monthly Meeting and share with the Quarter:

Please describe the community that your monthly meeting is in? Specifically, what are it hurts and what are its strengths? I.e. what is its pain?

In what ways does your Monthly Meeting take actions, partner and celebrate its community?

How, in what ways could the Quarter support your efforts to give to your community?

6 Discussion of Minute to Address the Climate Crisis as a Corporate Witness from Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting to send on to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

7 Update on Philadelphia Yearly Meeting – the preceding workshops and upcoming virtual Annual Sessions from July 28 – August 2. To register. Annual Sessions info

8 Continuing and New Business, Concerns and News including: Supporting each other / knowing each other: our hosts, MMFP aka Arch Street Friends

Closing – Silent Worship

Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 1:00pm
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