Friends General Conference

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We will be sharing a meal with the gentlemen that reside at the winter shelter at the Old First Reformed UCC Church at 4th and Race Streets on Sunday, 12/9. We gather to prepare the meal at about 5:30 PM, serve and share in the meal at 6:30 PM, and are finished around 7:15/30 PM.

We will be serving a chicken dinner and are in need of donations of salad, vegetable, dessert/fruit, and drinks for forty people.



MARCH 24, 2019


Objective: PYM issued a new edition of Faith and Practice in 2018. In order to both remind ourselves of essential information about being a Quaker and inform our selves about new aspects of Faith and Practice, Adult Ed sessions periodically throughout this year will select a section to read and discuss. (Free copies are available to meeting members and attenders.)


From Liz Peto, First Day School Coordinator

Dear Friends,

Welcome back! On behalf of the First Day School Committee of Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia, I would like to express my sincere excitement at the start of the 2018-2019 school year.


Civic Discourse in the age of Populism

Tuesday, September 25, 8:00 am at Friends Center, in the Martin Luther King room (2nd floor)


Fossil Hunting/Knoebels Amusement Park Weekend--July 13--15

Camping is available at Lake Glory Campground, which is near, but not at, Knoebels Amusement Park.  It is owned by the same management, and there is shuttle service between the park and the campground. 

Knoebels Amusement Park – A free admission, old-fashioned amusement park, which charges by the ride.  It’s a good value for families.  Swimming and golfing are also available.  Check it out at


Arch Street Meeting House was the starting point for the 2018 Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation on April 29, 2018. Monthly meeting members participated in the welcoming of hundreds of walkers from many different faith communities across Philadelphia and the region. This was the first time the walk began at a Friends meeting house.