News & Announcements
Birmingham Meeting member Julie Senko has written a review of one of our library books!
You can read her review of The Barn at the End of the World: The Apprenticeship of a Quaker, Buddhist Shepherd by Mary Rose O'Reilly on our library's website.
Click here to see information about the book and read Julie's review.
Birmingham Meeting's library is being cateloged online at https: www.librarything.com
View the catalog at www.librarything.com/catalog/BirmFrdsMtg. You can see what books are available and where to find them on the shelves. Search by title or author or subject. Investigate book reviews, some of which are written by our own members. Ask how your review can be added to the catalog.
Every year, the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting community chooses one book to read together.
The 2017 Book has been selected: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Faith & Practice Revision.
“It takes a village,” and there is a new one in Chester County!
We refer to the West Chester Area Refugee Resettlement Project. This was but an idea in October 2015, and by the end of the year over a dozen faith communities and individuals had come together to commit to sponsoring the placement of a refugee family in this area and to doing what was necessary to ensure its transition to a successful American life. Members of Birmingham, West Chester, Willistown, and Wilmington Monthly Meetings form an essential part of this “village”.
We are very pleased to report that the Isaac family arrived safely on July 25 and we are now helping them resettle in the West Chester area.
The family is Congolese and consists of parents, two daughters (20 and 13), and three sons (15 year old twins and a 9 year old). The family fled the DRC nineteen years ago and has been living in a refugee camp in Tanzania. The Isaacs are beginning the daunting task of adjusting to a totally unfamiliar environment while also having to learn a new language. Please hold this family in the Light as they begin this journey .