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Medford Friends Meeting

MEDFORD MEETING RESUMES IN-PERSON MEETING ON MAY 23RD

Dear Friends—A little over a year ago, I had the unenviable task of notifying our members and attenders that we were suspending all in-person gatherings at the meetinghouse, including meeting for worship.  While we have learned to use zoom to hold our meetings virtually and have loved the silver lining of having friends join us from a distance, many of us have still longed to meet in person. 

I am happy to let you know that we decided at our recent meeting for business that we will begin in-person meeting for worship again on Sunday, May 23rd at 10:00 am.  All who attend will be required to wear masks, and we will maintain social distancing and follow all other state guidelines for indoor religious gatherings.  We will also continue to schedule zoom worship for those who cannot attend in person for whatever reason.  Until further notice, we will not have coffee hour after worship, but friends are welcome to gather outdoors for socializing, weather permitting.  

Just as with virtual worship, we will be feeling our way as we move forward with hybrid meetings--in-person meetings combined with zoom.  While we rejoice in this opening to begin meeting in person,  there will no doubt be the inevitable glitches.  Let’s hold each other in love and joy as we figure this out together. I look forward to seeing you all on May 23rd.

Ruth Darlington, Clerk

Recently, Medford Friends Meeting has received a few messages from people who were distressed by the Black Lives Matter sign in front of our meetinghouse.  We placed that sign on our lawn as an expression of love for the many people who feel our society, our laws, and our institutions, have not valued them.  We welcome the opportunity to have a conversation with anyone who would like to share their feelings about this in a spirit of love and respect.  If you would like to meet with us, please contact us at 609-953-8914. 

"Medford Friends Meeting joins with people of goodwill everywhere in affirming the way of love. We denounce the normalization of hate and violence in our society. We commit to working with others to build trust and understanding in our wider community." - Medford Monthly Meeting 2018

Welcome to the website of Medford Friends Meeting.  We invite you to spend some time with us, whether it is exploring our Meeting and Quakerism on these pages, or worship with us on Sunday!  Medford is located in southern NJ, about 18 miles east of Philadelphia, PA.  (See the map to the right.)

Medford Meeting is an active, diverse community, offering opportunities for spiritual enrichment and friendship.

Meeting Times

Zoom Meeting for Worship every Sunday at 10:00 AM Contact us for Zoom link and Info.

Office Hours: 9am-3pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

What's New

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A number of years ago, Mary Ann Bacon was taking a walk in Mount. Holly, New Jersey, during her lunch hour, when she passed the John Woolman Memorial.  Being a Quaker, Mary Ann knew about John Woolman, but what particularly drew her interest was the beautiful property.  She loved nature and gardening, and so she knocked on the door and asked if she could help.  That day began her long relationship with the Memorial as a volunteer and as a board member.

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The Peace and Social Concerns Committee members are prioritizing their focus on poverty and food insecurity. This is due to increased hardships families have faced due to the pandemic.  Donations have been made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Head Start families and the Al-Nasr Mosque.

The pandemic has also affected another of the committee’s projects. The welcome bags distributed to the migrant workers this past spring contained masks made by meeting members along with the usual personal care products etc.

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With thanks to the Merion Meeting for submitting the content for this article in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. During the Saturday, October 3rd virtual event, facilitated by Ross Mitchell, Pat Jordan performed the role of Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The event was organized by Merion Meeting’s History and Archives Committee and was paired with an article on local Quakers who participated in the protests and demonstrations for universal suffrage.

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Green Investing  Do you want to “Green” your own investment portfolio?  Are you curious about how Friends Fiduciary is greening its funds?  Join us on Monday, November 16th at 7:00 pm to learn from two finance experts about new and greener investment opportunities for Monthly Meetings, other organizations and individuals.  Jeff Perkins,  Friends Fiduciary Corporation and Peter Krajsa, National Energy Investment Fund will present at our FREE Webinar:  7:00 – 8:30 pm.

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The SARI (Stand Against Racial Injustice) Project was founded in Summer 2020 by two individuals from the Marlton, NJ community. The SARI Project's mission is to distribute free yard signs to families, organizations, and businesses within the South Jersey community.
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Worship with us!

609-953-8914
14 Union Street
Medford, NJ 08055
United States
Meeting Times: 

Zoom Meeting for Worship every Sunday at 10:00 AM Contact us for Zoom link and Info.

Office Hours: 9am-3pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays