"The first step to peace is to stand still in the Light."
Our First Day School for Children meets from 10:30 to 11:15 AM so that all children can join in the last 15 minutes of the worship service.
Not to be missed!
"After five years of action by Earth Quaker Action Team, PNC announced today a shift in its policy that will effectively cease its financing of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.
"Our ask to you at this point: Celebrate and share this news widely. Together we have shown that strategic nonviolent direct action makes a difference.
"P.S. EQAT will continue to keep an eye on PNC to be sure that it follows through with this policy change. We will be looking forward to the next campaign."
Members Valerie Anderson and Eric Davenport are working together to start a reading group, and are inviting you to join us with reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander!
They are planning to gather and discuss the book's introduction and first three chapters (up to page 139) in the Social Room on Mar 22 at 1:00pm, so please join them if you are able. While we will likely discuss topics as they arise within us, we will also give some consideration to the queries suggested by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, which can be found here. Please contact the meeting secretary: Gail Woodbury if you need help obtaining the book, as we may be able to assist.
After a three year hiatus, Documentaries & Discussions are back!
West Philadelphia Friends Meeting became a preparative meeting under the care of Green Street Monthly Meeting on January 25th at Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting. This "makes official" a relationship of care that has been developing over the past months. Grateful for the connections that have already grown out of the joint clearness committee for affiliation, West Philly friends are looking forward to participating in the life of Green Street MM and welcoming Green Street Friends into our community. We believe this will be a time of growth, learning, and spiritful worship!
While adult meeting members turn their attention to business, younger members turn their attention to a different concern.
My experience as a Friend of Color. - a letter from Valerie Anderson: Member Valerie Anderson describes being both Black and Quaker.
Building Community - a letter from Jean Gajary: Member Jean Gajary describes her community building vacation.