Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch Street)

Invitation to Worship

"Be still and know that I am God"

We welcome you to our meeting for worship. We gather in worshipful silence, intending to open ourselves wholly to the Divine Spirit, which we believe is within and beyond each person. Our worship has no human leader and no planned program. Sometimes no words are spoken; sometimes a person is led to minister vocally. Each person present contributes to the depth of worship we reach as a group. The meeting is ended, usually after about an hour, by the shaking of hands initiated by persons appointed to do so, from our Worship and Ministry committee.

Information for Visitors

•  Nursery / Children / First Day School

•  Parking

Visitors are invited to join us for refreshments and conversation following the rise of meeting for worship. Please sign the visitors' book, and sign up on the clipboard if you'd like to be added to our e-list. Welcoming committee members are available to answer questions about Quakerism, and to give a brief tour of the historic meetinghouse. On Third First Days we have a potluck lunch, to which all are invited, before our meeting for business (September to June only).

If you come to worship mid-week, the format is different. We worship for about 45 minutes, and there are no refreshments served. However, the greeter will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

In case you are looking to arrange for a visit of the historic Arch Street Meeting House (the building is owned by PYM, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and managed by the Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust), please go here for information:  www.archstreetmeetinghouse.org

Meeting Times

First Day 10:30am, First Day School, childcare provided, parking

Mid-week meeting:  Wednesday evening worship starts at 6:00pm, and lasts 45 minutes

What's New

This is a series of fun events that bring Friends—and friends of Friends—together for fellowship, wine and cheese,  and networking.

All but the farm event will be held at 7:00 PM at the Arch Street Meetinghouse 4th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA (free parking).

IN CASE OF SNOW – PYM CLOSES WHEN THE PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL DISTRICT CLOSES 

There is no charge to attend but an RSVP is encouraged, so we can plan refreshments, and offer directions.

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Event Date: 
02/04/2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

The Quaker Life Committee of the Friends Select School board is encouraging families to attend meeting for worship at one or both of the meetings that hold the care of the school.

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The meeting house will be open for worship on Christmas Eve day (12/24) and New Year's Eve day (12/31) at the usual time, 10:30am. Friends are invited to bring festive additions to the refreshments table.

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VISITORS, ATTENDERS, AND MEMBERS

During a Meeting for Worship, the people present usually include a mix of visitors, attenders, and members.

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In early November, meeting members and attenders cooked dinner at Old First Reformed UCC"s social hall. Since 1984, the church sponsors a men's shelter during the winter months. For several years,  a group of MMFP volunteers have taken on the responsibility of shopping and cooking for a dinner for the men's evening meal. More dates are on the "events" tab.

Thanks to Ed and Katie for organizing this worthwhile activity!

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Supporting the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia. MMFP needs and appreciates your financial contributions to support our many activities and commitments.
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Worship with us!

office: 215-625-0627 Weds and Friday afternoons
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch St.)
320 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States
Meeting Times: 

First Day 10:30am, First Day School, childcare provided, parking

Mid-week meeting:  Wednesday evening worship starts at 6:00pm, and lasts 45 minutes

Contributions

MMFP needs and appreciates your financial contributions to support our many activities and commitments.

We offer several ways for you to donate:

1. See below to donate with a debit or credit card through PayPal, with no PayPal account required.
2. Send a check to:
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (MMFP)
320 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA, 19106
3. Use your online banking account to set up regular donations to MMFP.

Your donation will be acknowledged with a letter for tax purposes.

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