News Flash - June 9, 2020
Click the links to uncover  resources in a veritable PQM treasure hunt.
Just want the facts? Scroll down for Quarterly dates & info - Yours, Lanza

George Floyd was laid to rest today.  Above, mural honoring George Floyd by MN artist Peyton Scott Russell. Photo: Michael Miller. See article.on street art tributes worldwide
All Welcome to Adult Religious Education by Chestnut Hill MM
Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting invites Friends from Philadelphia Quarter to join us for three Adult Religious Ed offerings on Sunday mornings in June, 9:00 to 10:15 am. They’re being conducted by Zoom, and will encourage sharing by participants along with reflections by the facilitators.
  • June 14, COVID-19 and your Spiritual Growth.  This program will be led by Irene McHenry and Cyane Gresham.  Questions that will be addressed include the following:  How is the quarantine affecting your spiritual practices?  What are the gifts and challenges in your experience of the quarantine?  How is the community supporting you during this time?  The class will include some guided spiritual practice.
Experiment with Light: A Quaker Meditation Discipline Based on Writings of Early Friends' Practices
Note: I regret not getting this notice out in time for CHMM's  first session on June 7, How Families with Children are Coping with COVID-19 Challenges.  Undoubtedly, this was a very valuable experience and hopefully we will see more such opportunities.  Thank you Chestnut Hill Friends! -LL
  • June 28, COVID-19 and your Activist Intentions.  Given what you see of the change that is needed in this Covid-19 age, how are/can we move beyond information to effective action that can bring about the changes we want to see in the world?  How do we avoid disempowerment and paralysis in the face of seemingly overwhelming and insurmountable threats?  This class was designed by Craig DeLarge, and is still in the planning stages.
For meeting ID and password, please e-mail Jeff Perkins at  We’ll look forward to seeing you!
The Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting is 40 Days Away
Join us on July 19, 2020, 1 - 4 PM for the next Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting. Zoom hosted by Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch Street Friends).  

More details coming! Zoom information will be sent to your monthly meeting’s PQM representative and you can always contact us via !
Heads Up - Annual Session Events Have Begun!
This year, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting is holding Virtual Sessions 2020 “Letting Ourselves be Known”.

New and noteworthy: Zoom Workshops from May 29th through July 21st. In addition to Business Sessions (July 29th, at 7pm) and evening Keynote Presentations (July 30th through August 1st), there are a wide range of zoom workshops being offered. While registration is required, recordings will be available online. Annual Sessions offerings are listed on the PYM Calendar.
Resources for the Times
Did you try out the new links in the PQM treasure hunt? Top of the page. Good stuff there, mates.
Pendle Hill -  Anytime!  Have you tried Pendle Hill's recorded and live streaming? It is a great way to get connected, be inspired – and learn more about Quakerism, resources & actions.

Friends may also join in daily worship with a handful of resident Pendle Hill staff  and Quakers across the Earth from 8:30am to 9:10 am Eastern Time (US & Canada), continuing the 90-year-long tradition of daily worship here on the Pendle Hill campus.
Friends Journal and QuakerSpeak -  Being stuck at home can be both a challenge and an opportunity spiritual growth and right action. So - what better time to subscribe to or visit the Friends Journal? Herein is a wealth of relevant resources and information.

Many friends enjoy listening to Quakers speak (a play on words attempted) on a range of topics. (Non-Violent Parenting seemed especially prescient - it spoke to me in a practical way as a homeschooling parent in captivity with a distance learning second grader for the past quarter of a year.) 
What and Who is PQM?
Find out more at  PQM is here to connect and lift up your work!  
Monthly meetings & affiliates are encouraged to email news & images of interest to the Philadelphia Quarter. 

PQM is made of all F/friends belonging to the eight (8) Quaker Monthly Meetings (MM) in 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 Philly Preparative MM

Riverfront Friends
Historic Fair Hill

All are Welcome and Encouraged to
Attend a Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting!

Summer / July 19, 2020 
Zoom - hosted by Monthly Meeting of
Friends of Philadelphia (Arch Street Friends)

Details to come!
Fall / October 25, 2020
Hosted by Chestnut Hill Friends Monthly Meeting
Details to come!
Winter / January 24, 2021
Hosted by Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting
Details to come!

L. Lanza
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting Administrative Coordinator
Note: During pandemic, PQM work is offsite except mail pickup. 
Offsite Phone: 215.990-3196
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