Friends General Conference

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

On January 24, 2021 -Step into the New Year with the Philadelphia Quarter!

UPDATE: Over 50 friends joined in this three hour session, and the enthusiasm for both the hosts program and the direction of PQM was warmly expressed. For 2021.01.24 PQM Draft Minutes, please visit the Minutes section of our website under Resources! 


The first Quarterly session in 2021 is January 24th. Our host, the Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting invites all to join in their First Day activities, hymn singing, worship and hospitality from 10 AM - 12:45 PM. Worshipful business opens at 1 PM with a welcome to new Clerk and officers, and CPMM's amazing presentation on ministries. Join in a wonderful group of Friends across Philadelphia and help shape the future of PQM!

"What I love about Quarterly Meeting is getting to know more about other monthly meetings and how they are doing - and connecting to wonderful people."

Advance zoom registration is required (for security) and is seamless! CLICK for Zoom Registration Link for Jan. 24, 2021 Philadelphia Quarterly Business and Host Program in the afternoon.  Meeting agenda & minutes and other documents will be linked below - check here for final updates by January 22rd.

If you have any questions about links or registration, contact Dan Zemaitis, CPMM Secretary at

If you have any questions, need help registering, or want to get more involved in the Quarter – contact us at We are looking for and welcome friends to join the Recording team, help with communications and outreach events and more!

Please spread the word about this event - and gather together for an exciting chapter in the history of the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting (first convened 11th month of 1682).


Full Day Schedule

Friends are invited to experience CPMM's First Day morning activities below (the zoom links are included in your confirmation email after you have completed your Zoom registration).

10:00   Hymn singing is a regular part of First Day at Central Philadelphia MM thanks to member Sara Palmer who organizes it. 

11:00    Worship  (Zoom opens up at 10:45 for early settling in)

12:00    Announcements of all and sundry and

Congenial Hospitality - Zoom small group break out style. Meet up with old and new Friends until 12:45 PM

THEN, Friends all gather in the afternoon for our work together!

1 - 4 PM  Worshipful Quarter Business 

We will start with important business: approving and welcoming a new Quarter Clerk (Kathleen Karhnak-Glasby, CPMM member) and considering other new PQM officers. The Quarter is in an exciting place, and friends who want to be involved are very welcome.

1:15 ish  Host program: Working on Racial Healing, Equity & Justice - Inside Meetings, in Collaboration with Communities. CPMM Friends Chuck Esser and .O present their ministries - inside their monthly meeting and with the wider community, including POWER and Philly Thrives. Discussions follow and Friends are encouraged to share their own leadings with meetings and community.

2:15 ish After tackling items of business (see below for agenda) we will prayerfully reflect on how Spirit is moving in the Quarter since from October's Queries, and consider how the Quarter may support Quaker life in Philadelphia in 2021 and beyond.

Rise at 4 PM


Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 1:00pm
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