Friends General Conference

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Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch Street Quakers)

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 subscribed 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Despite the Meeting House's limited access, our two worship times remain in effect year round!

The historic building and grounds are owned by the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM).

MMFP and Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (CPMM) are in a care relationship with Friends Select School, and each monthly meeting is responsible for appointing members to the board of trustees. The only Center City pre-K to 12th grade school, Friends Select is located at 17th St. and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Many past and current MMFP members and/or their children have attended Friends Select.

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

ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

Fourth Sundays in September, October and November

A light lunch will be served starting at 11:45AM.  RSVP to John Gallery if you plan to attend (so there's enough food!)

All events will start at 12 noon in the Owen Biddle Room (second floor back) and will end at approximately 1:30PM.  Detailed information about each event will be sent separately.

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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.

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Civic Discourse in the age of Populism

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

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Assistance to PYM Friends, administered by MMFP's JMT committee

PURPOSE:

To assist financially needy PYM Friends with either a grant or a loan.

WHO CAN APPLY?

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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 www.knoebels.com

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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.

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Worship with us!

office: 215-625-0627 Please leave a message
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch St. Quakers)
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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