Friends General Conference

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Norristown Friends Meeting

It is difficult to write a description of Friends beliefs that would be acceptable to all the Quakers in the world today. Quakers all share common roots in a Christian movement that arose in England in the middle of the 17th Century. Today, it is generally true that Friends still adhere to certain essential principles:

  • a belief in the possibility of direct, unmediated communion with the Divine (historically expressed by George Fox in the statement, "Christ is come to teach his people himself"); and
     
  • a commitment to living lives that outwardly attest to this inward experience.

See: http://www.quakerinfo.org/quakerism/beliefs

Meeting Times

Meeting for Worship
Each First day from 10-11 am

2nd first day after meeting for worship we have a potluck lunch ,  Greeting and Eating at Meeting.

3rd First day following meeting for worship we atttend to our Monthly meeting's for worship for business.

At Norristown Friends meeting.

All are welcome!

What's New

Event Date: 
12/22/2019 - 7:00pm
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N'ann and Eric were excited to see a narrative we wrote appear in the November issue of Friends Journal.  A link is attached.

The story should remind us of the many good things that local Friends have done to address affordable housing needs.

Thanks to the staff at Friends Journal for helping to tell our story.

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We continue to make progress on our affordable housing initiative.  While Laurel Houses' 'move date' has been moved back to mid-2020, we have created a draft floorplan for the updated space, which will include several 'suite rooms' along with many shared spaces.  A PDF file of the floor plan is attached to this post.

We are continuing to work on financing, and are in talks with several organizations about building improvements.

Thank you all for the continued support!

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Until the early 1970’s a Friends Boarding Home was operated near our Meetinghouse on Swede Street. Today, members of Norristown Monthly Meeting are working to create a non-profit apartment building in our neighborhood. This project will provide affordable housing, help renew and strengthen our ties to the local neighborhood, and provide an opportunity to engage in work that is consistent with our Quaker Testimonies.

In May 2019 a project overview was presented at Abington Quarterly Meeting, and is available as an attachment to this post.

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Thanks to Kelly Green for capturing this beautiful picture of our Meetinghouse blanketed with snow.

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Worship with us!

610 279-3765
20 E. Jacoby Street
Norristown, PA 19401
United States
Upper Providence Meetinghouse
807 Black Rock Rd
Oaks, PA 19426
United States
Mailing address for NMM or UPMH:
Box 823
Norristown, PA 19404-0823
United States
Meeting Times: 

Meeting for Worship
Each First day from 10-11 am

2nd first day after meeting for worship we have a potluck lunch ,  Greeting and Eating at Meeting.

3rd First day following meeting for worship we atttend to our Monthly meeting's for worship for business.

At Norristown Friends meeting.

All are welcome!

Query

2. Meeting for Business

  • Is our meeting for business held in the spirit of a meeting for worship in which we seek divine guidance?
  • Are we careful to keep in the spirit of worship each of the concerns that emerge, whether of nurture, of Spirit, of social concerns, of property, or of finance?
  • Are Meeting decisions directed by prayerful consideration of all aspects of an issue and are difficult problems considered carefully with patient search for truth, unhurried by the pressures of time?
  • How do we respond if we notice the meeting has lost an understanding of the presence of God?
  • Do we recognize that we speak through our inaction as well as our action?
  • Do I regularly attend meeting for business and in a spirit of love and unity? If unable to attend, how do I attend to my responsibility?
  • Do I consider prayerfully the many concerns that are lifted up on any issue, acknowledging that the search for truth in unity involves what God requires, being open to personal transformation as the community arrives at the sense of the meeting?