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1. Who & What is Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting?

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Who and What is Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting? 

We Friends, also called Quakers, organize ourselves in local congregations. These are usually called a friends meeting, Quaker meeting, or monthly meeting (because they meet for business once a month; they gather for worship weekly or more often).

We have a larger, regional organization called Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, thus called because it historically met to conduct business once a year. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting is divided into thirteen Quarterly Meetings which typically meet to conduct business four times a year.

Local congregations are part of the Yearly Meeting and are also part of the Quarterly Meeting where Friends meet to share and support each other in a smaller geographic area than the Yearly Meeting.

Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting includes these quaker meetings within the City of Philadelphia:

· Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting
· Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting
· Frankford Monthly Meeting
· Germantown Monthly Meeting
· Green Street Monthly Meeting
· Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia -- also called Arch Street Monthly Meeting
· Unity Monthly Meeting
· West Philadelphia Friends Meeting (a preparative meeting under the care of Green Street Monthly Meeting)

Each quaker meeting in the quarter identifies representatives to help lead the Quarter and facilitate good communication.

PQM Servant Leadership Team

Presiding Clerk:    Kathleen Karhnak-Glasby
Mentoring Clerk:    Phil Anthony
Rising Clerk:     Open- Nominations accepted!
Treasurer:        Open - Nominations accepted - Outgoing: Nathalie Miller 
Recording Clerk Team:  Open- Nominations accepted!
Nominating Committee:  All of the PQM Monthly Meeting Representatives

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If you want to contribute your gifts in service to the Quarter, we welcome you!

Contact Us!

Mailing Address: Friends Center at 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 
Office Telephone: (215) 241-7067  may still  take messages ** Remote Hours: M-W 9-2
Email: [email protected]
Coordinator:  L. Lanza
** Since March 2020, work is being done offsite. Offsite phone: Email for mobile number, pls!


Who, What & How

PQM Mission Statement:

Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting is a representative body of the eight monthly meetings within the city of Philadelphia and exists to serve those meetings and the institutions under its care.

It does so by holding periodic Meetings for Business relevant to those meetings and institutions, lifting up member meeting events and ministries, and facilitating intercommunication to foster community.

In accordance with Faith and Practice, Quarterly Meeting serves as the body through which minutes of concern from Monthly Meetings are received, discerned, seasoned and approved for eventual consideration by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

 (adopted 1/31/2016)

Where and When

Worship with Monthly Meetings in our Quarter  Please note that due to COVID, many are all online. Visit their web site for information.

Quarterly Meeting gathers 4 times a year!  See the calendar for the upcoming dates and times and hosts.


Now, more than ever, Quakers connect online

PQM E-News via Mailchimp - Click Here to Subscribe

Philadelphia Quarterly Facebook Page. Caveat: The Facebook page is a work in progress. Volunteers for the Communicarions Committee are welcome.