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October 25, 2020 1-4 PM - An Exciting, Spirit-Led Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting

October 25, 2020 - 1-4 PM The Quarter Gathers for a Spirit-led Interactive Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting

Hosted by Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting

Advance registration is required (for zoom security) and seamless! 

Click here: Zoom Registration Link

Worshipful business requires preparation. Final agenda & meeting documents will be linked on this page by October 13th.  Please review all Minutes prior to the meeting.

1:00 – 1:30 PM  Monthly meetings are challenged to offer meaningful programs for children and their families in the pandemic. Join our hosts, Chestnut Hill Friends on “Engaging Young Quakers Across Distance: a demonstration on using Google Classroom for First Day School”. Donna Pucci, FDS coordinator, will share their inspiring approach and invites others to join them.

1:30 - 2:45 ish PM Worshipfull Business (agenda / schedule may be changed as Spirit moves)

Thank you to Friend Barry Sloane for agreeing to clerk this Quarterly Meeting with Attention to Business. Our agenda includes a PQM Nominations Committee update on the search for a new Quarter Clerk (and others) to start January 2021. CPPM’s Climate Crisis Minute has been considered by all monthly meetings. A request for mutual support will be received, and more! The Philadelphia Quarter has an opportunity to build on the work from our past Clerks – deep thanks to Anthony Stover and Hollister Knowlton.

~2:45 ish - 4:00 PM   Join us in a Spirit led inquiry to consider how we live our testimonies in unprecedented times. We'll break out into small groups to consider Queries on how we as Quakers practice our faith in our communities - and how the Quarter can support our efforts. (See Queries below)

-- Queries ---

Rising to the Challenge: Can We Be the Quakers the World Needs?

These Queries arose from Friends' reflection on the challenges many Philadelphian friends and communities are facing during this unprecedented time of pandemic, racial injustice, economic and climate crisis and civic polarization. 

How do we live our faith? How can we care and support each other? Facilitated by Craig DeLarge and Zoom hosting by Meg Mitchell - both of CHFM

1.   Please describe the community surrounding your monthly meetinghouse.  What are its hurts and what are its strengths? 

2.   To what extent does the community of the monthly meeting reflect the community that it “lives” in?  How are they different?

3.   In what ways does your monthly meeting take actions, partner with, and celebrate the community?

4.   How can the Quarter support your monthly meetings and their ministries to work with and care for your community(s)?

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Documents for Worship-full Business Portion of Meeting

PQM 10.25.2020 Schedule & Agenda   (May be updated - Check day of for latest version)

Finance Report  10.24.2020 version

Draft Minutes for Approval: Jan, April & July PQM Business Minutes  (Please read / review in advance - may send spelling corrections)

Minute to Address the Climate Crisis as a Corporate Witness  Up for Approval for Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting’s letter of support of CPMM’s  to be sent on to PYM. All Monthly Meetings in the Quarter have considered the Minute.

July 18, 2020 Letter from MMFP in the Quarter: Supporting each other / knowing each other,p roviding mutual and moral support between monthly meetings in the Quarter. To Minute of Receipt. 

The Queries (10.25.2020 version)

FYI: PQM Service Descriptions: (More coming)

Final WHAT IS A PQM Representative (8.2020)

Nomination Process - Information - Timeline (forthcoming)

1.   Please describe the community surrounding your monthly meetinghouse.  What are its hurts and what are its strengths? 

2.   To what extent does the community of the monthly meeting reflect the community that it “lives” in?  How are they different?

3.   In what ways does your monthly meeting take actions, partner with, and celebrate the community?

4.   How can the Quarter support your monthly meetings and their ministries to work with and care for your community(s)?

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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