Birmingham sponsors numerous activities to nurture the fellowship of the Meeting community. These include monthly luncheons and weekly refreshments at the rise of Meeting. Members also work together to promote Birmingham in the local community, participating in events such as Chester County Day and the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Candlelight Christmas. Birmingham hosts a “Carol Sing” for Meeting Friends and those in the local community who wish to participate in a celebration of song. In addition to these activities, Birmingham Friends also combine energies en masse to host a Chicken Barbecue each summer and a Harvest Buffet in early November. Net proceeds from these dinners are used to support charitable causes.
Adult Religious Education
These programs take many forms and have included invited speakers, courses in Quakerism, topical discussions and reading of relevant books. As with all events at Birmingham, members, seekers, visitors, and guests are welcome to participate.
Community service at Birmingham Meeting is a practical expression of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends. As Quakers, committed to the principles of nonviolence and justice, Birmingham Friends work to transform conditions and relationships in the local and global community.