Fall PQM News Flash!
Click tip: Where you see Red - Click!  Most times you'll get a treat.
The Quarter Wants You! and you, and you...
Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting Gathers by Zoom!
Sunday, October 25, 2020
1 - 4 PM
Advance registration required for Zoom link
Full Event Details & materials
Three Part Schedule:
Our hosts, Chestnut Hill Friends, kick off this exciting meeting with a half-hour program on Using Google Classroom for First Day School
Next, Customary business items (see Event page for agenda, minutes etc).

The core of the meeting for business will be Spirit led inquiry in breakout groups to consider how we as Quakers practice our faith in our communities - and how can the Quarter support your care for community?. See Queries online. 

Questions? Email:
Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting
Many Hands Make LIGHT Work!

NOTICE: The Quarter is seeking nominations for a new clerk, a rising clerk, treasurer(s), and recording clerk(s).

Do you know someone (maybe you?) who is willing to share your LIGHT with Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting?

Time commitment: 4 Quarterly meetings and 4 planning meetings a year.
Friend, are thee willing to share thine self? 
What would help thee be able to share your gifts?

With love and gratitude, the Quarter wishes our former Clerk, Anthony Stover of Germantown MM, a speedy recovery.  We miss Anthony's spirit -led "I can't - but We CAN" stewardship that inspired old and new friends to join together in common cause.
We hope to see him - and You - at Quarterly Meetings soon!
Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends
FWCC Northeast Virtual 2-Day Gathering on
Climate Change and Social Justice
October 24 - 25, 2020 
Saturday 9 AM -  Sunday 5 PM

Central Philadelphia MM encourages F/friends across the Quarter to join FWCC in Northeastern North America for a weekend of plenary sessions, worship, and workshops!  
Click here for the schedule and here to register!
Central Philadelphia MM member, George Lakey, is a leader in nonviolent direct action. His research on  effective responses to preventing coup attempts informs his preparedness startegy in case Donald Trump tries to undermine 2020 election results. Check out the practical information online to help concerned citizens stay calm and carry on.
Chestnut Hill Friends MM
Preventing a Coup: A Facebook Live Conversation with George Lakey and Eileen Flanagan
October 15, 2020 
12 - 1 PM

Facebook author page 
Eileen Flanagan, Chestnut Hill MM member, will be speaking with George Lakey, the lead trainer for Choose Democracy
Finding Your Role in this Moment of Social Change with Eileen Flanagan
Available now
We are under the weight of so many issues right now that it can feel hard to move. This pre-recorded online course can help Friends navigate these times of social upheaval.

Author, activist, coach - Eileen's ministry is under the care her meeting, Chestnut Hill Friends- and endorsed by PQM and PYM. 
Registration and curriculum links - Sliding scale with full scholarships available.
Green Street Monthly Meeting
Green Street Worship and Ministry Committee is sponsoring workshops offered by Viv Hawkins and her LifeCalls ministry. 
The sessions aim to foster individual and collective faithfulness in our work toward creating/being the beloved community, which is so needed in these challenging times.
Introduction to Spiritual Intelligence
Sunday Nov 8, 2020
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Zoom Pre-registration & full session details
An interactive introduction to 21 skills of spiritual intelligence (SQ21). Participants may choose SQ21 assessment and debriefing options, fees are described on the registration page.  
Mutual Accountability Process               
Saturday Dec 5, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Zoom Pre-registration & Full session details
This two-hour introductory workshop prepares participants who may choose to engage in mutual accountability groups – small groups that support each other for a specific purpose and time.
News Beyond The Quarter:
Quakers: The Quiet Revolutionaries
Thursday, October 15, 2020 
WHYY-TV at 11:00 PM

A one hour cut of the film will be broadcast one time only - so don't miss it!  Produced by The Gardener Documentary Group. Check out this 6 minute trailer.
Teaching about Indigenous People
and Native Justice in Youth Religious Ed

Tuesday, October 13 - 2:00-3:00 PM
Wednesday, October 14 - 7:30-9:00 PM
Register for either session!

Related Resources: Choosing Excellent Children’s Books By & About American Indians
sandra boone murphy, of Salem Quarter Worship & Ministry and SQ Indian Affairs Committee and PYM's First-Contact Reconciliation Collaborative will share how we can teach and learn about Indigenous topics and stories with young people in a way that centers Native people, their experiences, and continued presence.
PYM / Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Actvities
Fall 2020 PYM Continuing Sessions 
Saturday, November 7th, 2020 ​
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Please join us virtually for a day in worshipful community together!
Save the Date: PYM: Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business 
Tuesday December 8, 2020
7:00  – 8:30 PM

PYM "Giant Children's Meeting" (First Day School)
4th Sundays at 9:00 AM  
October 25: Friends and Neighbors
November 22: Gratitude and Gathering
December 27: The Light in Winter
Each 30-45 minute program will feature a theme and seasoned facilitators leading us through grounding, exploring, wondering, and creating.
All are welcome!  Register here 
Just in case you missed it: Visit the Event page for the
Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting on October 25, 1-4 PM 
 & Register NOW for Zoom link
What and Who is PQM?
The Philadelphia Quarter consists of every one in every monthly meeting in Philadelphia.
'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 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!

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!
Find out more at
We want to connect and lift up your work!  PQM welcomes monthly meetings & affiliates sending news and images of interest to Friends across the Philadelphia Quarter.
We strive to publish PQM News once a month. 

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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Mail: Friends Center 1515 Cherry St. Philadelphia PA, 19102
Philadelphia PA, 19102 


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