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Today Friends from Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting held meeting for worship in PECO's lobby to pray for racial, economic and environmental justice. Eighteen people participated, 15 from the meeting, many participating in this form of public worship/action for the first time. Click photo to see it enlarged.

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Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting received the following minute concerning mass incarceration and the cash bail system from Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting.

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Requests for proposals for P&SC's yearly grants are being solicited.  Send your proposals, as documented in the application, to Marlena Santoyo by April 30.  We will present the Committee's recommendations to Business Meeting in May.  The application form is attached to this post; see the Files section below for the download link.

To help you understand the kinds of organizations given money and the amounts given, the following grants were given last year.

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New committee appointments will be presented and approved at the March 18 meeting for worship with attention to business. Once we have those names we will add them to the directory and produce an updated copy. This is the perfect time to correct any errors or changes in your own household’s entry in the current directory, or to request an entry if you don’t yet have one.

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Note to members of the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting community: This draft document has been reviewed by the clerk and assistant clerk of the Meeting, and by the clerks of the standing committees. We will be discussing it at an upcoming meeting for worship with attention to business. Once we have approved the final language we will pass it along the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting for eventual transmission to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

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You are invited to join a field trip at 1:45 pm on Sunday, February 25 to see three exhibits on Syrian refugees at the American Swedish Historical Museum. The field trip is organized by CHFM’s Refugee Support Working Group. After seeing the exhibits, participants are invited to have an early dinner together at the Lebanese restaurant Manakeesh Café & Bakery in West Philadelphia.

Admission to the museum is free.

Dinner at Manakeesh at 4420 Walnut St. is estimated to cost from $15 to $25 per person.

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