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IT IS ALL ABOUT SPIRIT
YOUR SPIRIT , OUR SPIRIT 
CHANGE is in the AIR!
Philadelphia Quarterly Session
Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:30 AM - 4 PM 

Register and get the AM and PM Zoom links!

This spring we've a transformative agenda. Visit the PQM April 25, 2021 Event Page for all the details.

Our host West Philadelphia Friends Meeting invites all to join them at
10:30  Morning worship & fellowship.
 
Reconvene for a wonderful afternoon session with lots of interaction.
1 - 2 PM   Host Program *
2 - 4 PM   Spirit filled Meeting for Business, exciting agenda with Quarter Clerk, Kathleen Karhnak-Glasby.
The AGENDA for April 25, 2021 - has links to advanced documents.

Review the proposal for A Way Forward for PQM and the Spiritual State of the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting report .
* Come learn about West Philadelphia Friends Meeting - a preparative meeting under the care of Green Street Monthly Meeting since 2015. This small but vital community of Friends from across the globe are passionate about worship, nature and nurturing each other and range of individual ministries.
News of the Quarter
The Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting encourages meetings in the quarter to do the annual spiritual assessment, and try to submit their report to PQM by April 25th. Sharing is the best way to know each other.  

So far, half of the meetings of the quarter were able to conduct reports! 
All reports will be passed on to PYM Quaker Life Council by May 1st, 2021.

AND COME
to April 25, 2021 session to Hear the Spiritual State of the Quarter
Sharing a Few Favorites
Faith With Works is ALIVE! Support the Ujima Friends Peace Center “which personifies Quaker faith and witness in North Philadelphia” to further their work with their community “to reduce violence and provide a safe haven with educational, cultural and recreational opportunities for adults and young people.
Donations for their 100% outdoor Freedom Summer program are welcome. Organizers are seeking Friendly outdoor spaces to bring the students to once a week. Contact: admin@ujimafriends.org

What is Ujima? Click the imge and watch this November 8, 2020 video to listen to Ujima members on whathe Ujima Friends Peace Center means to them.
 
Favorite Quaker from the Quarter? Mr. Rustin of course!
WATCH The Pioneers: A Short Film from Freedom Riders
Click the Image or title to view trailer

Photograph showing 1947 riders Worth Randle, Wally Nelson, Ernest Bromley, Jim Peck, Igal Roodenko, Bayard Rustin (he is 35 years old), Joe Felmet, George Houser, and Andy Johnson holding suitcases and coats.
News Beyond The Quarter

Thank you Jim Herr, Caln Quarter clerk, PYM recording clerk and just a really nice guy- thank you for sharing gift with friends in the Quarter and far away!

PQM Presents: Recording Clerk Workshop with Jim Herr

The inspiring workshop last Saturday APril 17, 2021 was a big success. Jim's slide deck and the zoom recording and materials will be posted soon Friends can benefit! 

Visit the event page for fabulous resources and full details. More to come!
 
and don't forget:
 
PYM's Giant Children’s Meeting!
4th Sundays, 9 AM thru May 2021
April 25 is the last one - until Fall! These gatherings have made a huge difference for many children. 
Register online.

PYM 2021 ANNUAL SESSIONS
July 28 - August 1, 2021  The best part may well be the runway sessions, starting next week!
Preceded by sessions and workshops May 1 – July 16, 2021
The Philadelphia Quarter Matters
'Quarterly Meetings are vital to Quaker life. They strengthen meetings by joining Friends together in quarterly meetings “to support one another through worship and fellowship, and to consider matters of regional or common concern”. 
Source: Faith and Practice, III Faith Reflected in Our Organization, B. Quarterly Meetings.

PQM includes all F/friends within these Eight (8) Quaker meetings within Philadelphia:

Central Phila. MM
Chestnut Hill Friends MM
Frankford MM
Germantown MM
Green Street MM
MM of Friends of Phila. (Arch Street)
Unity MM
West Philadelphia Friends Meeting (a preparative meeting)

Affiliates:
Riverfront Friends
Historic Fair Hill

All are Welcome and Encouraged to
Attend a Quarterly Meeting!
 We’ll share worship and a program designed by the host and a Spirit-led Meeting for Business. Come for all or part of the day.

Spring / April 25, 2021
Hosted by West Philadelphia Friends Meeting

Summer / July 18, 2021
Hosted by Green Street Friends Meeting

Autumn / October 24, 2021
Hosted by Germantown Monthly Meeting

Winter / January 23, 2022
Hosted by Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia  - aka Arch Street Friends

For Session Details, Minutes, and more - Visit PhiladelphiaQuarter.org.
Let Your Light Shine !
PQM welcomes all Quaker meetings & affiliates to send news and announcements of interest / open to Friends in the Philadelphia Quarter.

L. Lanza
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting Administrative Coordinator

Mailing address: 1515 Cherry St. Philadelphia PA, 19102
Philadelphia PA, 19102 


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