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Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch Street Quakers)

Invitation to Worship

UPDATE: Due to safety concerns, we continue to hold virtual Meeting for Worship via Zoom, twice a week (see below). We are holding in-person Meeting for Worship at 10:30 AM on Sunday mornings for fully vaccinated individuals with masks and social distancing required while in the meetinghouse and during meeting for worship. We look forward to welcoming others when circumstances allow.

Because of limited capacity due to physical distancing requirements, we request all friends with questions, or interested joining in-person worship - please read our guidelines and email the Clerk of Worship and Ministry prior to planning to attend in-person Meeting for Worship. Thank you for your understanding, patience, and support. We are eager to have many new first-time visitors join us virtually!

Virtual Meeting for Worship

We meet together via Zoom on Sunday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 AM  and on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 PM to share with each other and then settle in to silent worship from 6 to 6:30 PM. All are welcome! Click for instructions on how to join us for Worship.

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Meeting Times

First Day (Sunday) 10:30 AM - Worship via Zoom is planned for every First Day (Sunday) through October 2021. *

As of 8/18/2021, the policy for in-person Meeting for Worship has been updated and is only planned on select Sundays for vaccinated MMFP members and recorded attenders who are able to wear masks. *

Midweek meeting:  Via Zoom only at this time. Wednesday evenings, 5:30 PM sharing, 6:00 - 6:30 PM worship. *

* Changes may occur frequently. Stay informed via the MMFP Weekly Bulletin.

What's New

Dear Friends,
We have just updated our attendance and mask policy for in-person Worship as our monthly meeting (like the rest of our country) continues to respond to changing conditions of the pandemic.
  • In-person: MMFP welcomes vaccinated members and attenders of the MMFP faith community* to worship on First Day provided they wear a mask. We look forward to welcoming others when circumstances allow. 
  • Both in-person and online Meeting for Worship will continue on Sundays at 10:30 - at least until 9/5/2021. 
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You are invited to join us from 5:30 pm Eastern time (US & Canada) each Wednesday via Zoom. We greet each other, talk about concerns and joys until 6:00 pm when we sit quietly in unprogrammed worship for 30 minutes or longer if someone gives a message, says a prayer, sings a song. The message must come from the heart and be be brief, and be understood to fit in with the prayerfulness of the meeting; we have a chance to turn it into a discussion after the meeting is broken by the host saying "Good evening".

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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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https://www.friendsjournal.org/watering-our-quaker-roots/

In his article (link above), MMFP member Paul Laskow explains the stewardship of a historical trust under the care of the monthly meeting, originally intended for Black students at Anthony Benezet's school. Benezet was a member of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting in the late eighteenth century.

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Adult Religious Education will be held after worship on every 4th First Day. Stay tuned after Zoom Meeting for Worship. All are welcome. Contact Lois W. with questions.

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Signature Image: 

The historic building and grounds are owned by the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM), and managed by the ASMH Preservation Trust.

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Worship with us!

(215) 625-0627 - Office Hours on Thursdays & Fridays (otherwise, please leave a message or email)
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch St. Quakers)
320 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States
Meeting Times: 

First Day (Sunday) 10:30 AM - Worship via Zoom is planned for every First Day (Sunday) through October 2021. *

As of 8/18/2021, the policy for in-person Meeting for Worship has been updated and is only planned on select Sundays for vaccinated MMFP members and recorded attenders who are able to wear masks. *

Midweek meeting:  Via Zoom only at this time. Wednesday evenings, 5:30 PM sharing, 6:00 - 6:30 PM worship. *

* Changes may occur frequently. Stay informed via the MMFP Weekly Bulletin.

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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