Providence Friends Meeting
Providence Friends Meeting is an active spiritual community that is diverse, welcoming and inclusive. Meeting for worship is at the center of the life of our community. We are transparent and open in our organization and activities. Our faith leads us to engage in social justice and peace issues and take an active interest in each other’s lives. We seek humbly to deepen and enrich our spirituality, and discover and nurture the Light that is in every person.
Continuing an annual tradition, Quakers from Providence and Media Meetings gathered for Thanksgiving worship at Middletown Preparative Meeting. Middletown Preparative Meeting is located on N. Old Middletown Road, across from the entrance to the Penn State Brandywine campus. While a small congregation, Middletown Friends invited all to join in Quaker-style worship on Sundays at 10:30 am and on Thursdays at 9:30 am. The meetinghouse, which was built in the 18th century, still retains its colonial charm, which includes a wood stove and privy toilet.
Providence Meeting has committed to a year-long exploration of racism and white privilege. As part of this, we invite members and attenders of Providence to join a new adult-education program to deepen our understanding of these issues. In order to develop a deep level of trust within the group that will enable everyone to share his or her own story, we are asking for a commitment to attend as many of the sessions as possible.
What is now Providence Friends Meeting developed from gatherings for Quaker worship in Upper and Lower Providence Townships, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
The Working Group on Privilege and Racism has met several times now and looks forward to working with members of Providence Monthly Meeting as we live into the charge raised by Friends at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. That charge includes inviting Quakers to confront racism, examine privilege, and live into greater communion with Friends and neighbors.
The Worship & Ministry Committee of Plymouth Monthly Meeting invites you to join them for an important presentation about a topic of global and local concern today. Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking is an affront to our Quaker Testimonies and human dignity. Through violence and threats of violence to their families, vulnerable people, some as young as 14, are enslaved throughout the world and here in the United States as well. In the Southeastern Pennsylvania region, they are most commonly found in the agriculture/food processing industry and the forced sex trade.
Worship with us!
Meeting for Worship:
11:00 a.m. (child care provided)
First-Day School for Children/Teens:
Meeting for Business:
First Sunday of each month (except July and August) at 9:00 a.m.