Mid/October 2019 - PQM News
Remember, click the links for a PQM treasure hunt . Just want PQM facts? Scroll to the bottom for upcoming PQM dates, contact info, monthly meetings et cetera. - Yours, Lanza

Food for thought
Do you believe Friends have a duty to be stewards of Quakerism so it is available for others in the future? 

If so, click away:
Can Quakerism Survive? describes how important outreach is and how we can stay focused long term. There are so many outreach resources online: from discerning our capacitywhat stands in our way, to employing friendly strategies and technological tools. Best, Lanza 

1.  Share Your Light! Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting
Visit the PQM October 27, 2019  Event Web page for flyers, documents & details.
  • Discuss a proposed collaborative Quarterly outreach project to connect to an increased diversity of Philadelphians to Quaker life and our monthly meetings!
  • Share How is Spirit moving in Our Monthly Meetings ?
  • Experience "Drawing Ourselves and Others in the Light".

Thanks to Frankford Friends for hosting - and thank YOU for getting the word out to your meetings - We are All part of the Quarter!

Quaker History in the 10th Month

Celebrate William Penn's 375th Birthday this Friday, October 18, 430-6 PM at City Hall. See painting by Benjamin West -Treaty of Penn with the Indians, 1772 depicting the site of Penn Treaty Park and the legendary Treaty of Shackamaxon with the Lenni Lenapi people.

On October 27, 1659 Puritans persecute Quakers in BostonMary Dyer, a convinced Quaker, is granted a last minute reprieve- but in 1660 she is executed for being Quaker. 

Aside: Mmmh. I'm re-thinking the whole 'fun facts' idea, what with the colonialism, genocide, misogyny and hate crimes. On the other hand, maybe October is the perfect season for some gallows humour..... get it? Okay. Not funny. Next! ...
2. Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends
“Walk in My Shoes” A film screening and discussion
Sunday, October 20. 2019
1:15 PM
Martin Luther King, Jr. Room
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St
The POWER Group of CPMM presents Theatre of Witness film screening with discussion with co-producers Teya Sepinuck and Philadelphia Police Inspector Altovise Love-Craighead. Check out the links and video!  Also shown Sun. November 17th 7 PM at Summit Presbyterian Church, 6757 Greene St.
Check this out - amazing! 
A Reason for Hope: An Evening with Combatants for Peace
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
7 PM

Mishkan Shalom 
4101 Freeland Ave, Phila., PA 19128

Co-sponsored by CPMM. Learn about the Israeli and Palestinian combatants who laid down their weapons in 2006 and established Combatants for Peace, a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee in 2017 and 2018. Two members will share personal stories of their organization's work in Israel and Palestine. For more info: Admission is free; donations are welcome.
Two members share their personal stories and the organization's work in Israel and Palestine.
3. Germantown Friends Monthly Meeting
GFMM adult classes are often open to all Friends. For information, contact Joanne Sharpless, clerk of Adult Class Committee, 215-843-9226.
Discussion: A Quaker Behind the Dream: Charlie Walker
October 20, 2019
9 AM

Brenda Walker Beadenkopf, author of a new book about her father, Charlie Coates Walker (1920-2004), shares insights of a renowned Quaker activist in the Civil Rights and Peace Movements. Walker trained many people, including George Lakey, using role playing techniques to prepare for nonviolent direct actions, which are as relevant now as they were during the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project.
Film screening, dessert and discussion!
October 27, 2019
7 PM
GFMM Social Room

The climate for change is now  - Paris to Pittsburgh, is a National Geographic documentary that celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. An extremely relevant and invigorating film  - and also available for free digital viewing. Share the news!
4. Green Street Friends MM
Celebrate 20 Years of Healing and Violence Prevention with EMIR!
Thursday, October 24, 2019
6-10 PM
Sugar House Casino

1001 North Delaware Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Support EMIR (Every Murder is Real) Healing Center (ministry endorsed by GSFM) and honor the work begun by founder Victoria Greene at the 20th Anniversary Gala. Enjoy an evening of dancing, dinner and awards. Friends can send in support if you can't make the event. Early RSVPs appreciated!  Tickets and information.
An Introduction to Faithfulness Groups - by Marcelle Martin
Introduction to Faithfulness Groups
Thursday, October 24, 2019
8-9 PM

Releasing Ministry Alliance is helping to offer complimentary Introductions to Faithfulness Groups this October and November (see flyer for details).

This October, join Marcelle Martin and others via Zoom video conference to learn about faithfulness groups – a practice to support individual spiritual led callings and ministries.
Register now for the live streamed workshop on November 23, 2019 from 10AM- 4PM  to be held at Friends Center. 
6. Monthly Meeting of Phila. Friends
Mid-week meeting for worship 
Wednesday evenings, 6 PM - 6:45 PM 
Adult Religious Education
4th Sundays
October 27, 2019
12 PM – 1:30 PM

October is Bible Study: The Last Supper in the Gospel of John.  We'll read aloud and compare John 13 to the gospel of Mark using the Friendly Bible Study method of asking queries of the passage. Friends are invited to bring their favorite translation of the Bible (optional). Please RSVP with John Gallery so there is enough refreshments! 

Secretary Job Opening
MMFP has a current opening for a part-time secretary/assistant. This requires about 4 to 6 hours weekly, and preferably someone with Word, Excel and mail merge fluency. Please click on the link for more information.
Image: Friends across the Quarter build community thru Historic Fair Hill partnerships with local schools and gardens.
News Beyond The Quarter:
Updates since Annual Sessions of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM)
PYM reported on actions taken post Annual Sessions on addressing racism through the Administrative Council and Quake Life Council working with other Friends. For details, click here.

PYM Fall 2019 Continuing Sessions 
Saturday, November 2, 2019
10 AM - 4 PM
Arch Street Meeting House
, 320 Arch St., Phila. 19106
For schedule click here.
For info and to register for Youth Programs at Fall 2019 Continuing Sessions
Zoom Conference Call on Gun Violence
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7 PM
All Friends in the PYM area are invited to join a conference call on actions being done and how to help end gun violence. Get ready for Gun Violence Awareness Day on Sunday November 10, 2019. For zoom information and registration.
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.

We are here 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 ENews around the first  of the month, and when needed, mid-month. Also visit our website
What and Who is PQM?

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PQM is made of eight (8) Quaker Monthly Meetings (MM) in Philadelphia and affiliated groups:

Central Phila. MM
Chestnut Hill 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!
 We’ll share worship, refreshment, a program designed by the host and Spirit-led Quarter Business. Come for all or part of the day. Childcare provided.

Fall / October 27, 2019
Hosted by Frankford Monthly Meeting
Arts and Spirituality guided program. Worship & refreshments. Worship for Quarter business. Flyer.
Winter / January 26, 2020
Hosted by Green Street Friends
Details to come!

Spring / April 26, 2020
Hosted by Germantown Friends Monthly Meeting
Details to come!

Summer / July 19, 2020
Details to come!
Fall / October 25, 2020
Details to come!
Winter / January 24, 2021
Details to come!

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