Engaging our Members and Attenders

At Quarterly Meeting this past First Day, I noticed a clever and colorful bulletin board in the West Grove Friends Meeting fellowship room. It was  designed to be both eye-catching and engaging. A little sleuthing led me to Molly Wood, implementer of the idea, and she explained the purpose behind the board:   West Grove […]

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Earth Quaker Action Team Wins — We All Win!

By now many of you will have heard how a small group of Quakers helped “take on” PNC Bank – and won. London Grove Friend Gail Newbold has been a part of this group since the beginning, and shares with us more information about EQAT, their recent success, and their plans for the future. Gail […]

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Nurturing Seeds of Peace and Quaker Voluntary Service: Reflections on January QM Program

Submitted by Christina Repoley Bruce Birchard and Christina Repoley led the program for the January session of Western Quarterly Meeting on “Nurturing Seeds of Peace in a Culture of Violence.” Bruce opened their presentation by sharing from decades of experience as an active Friend, and he challenged Friends to be serious about our peace witness.  […]

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Friends Fiduciary’s Green Fund (part 2)

(This is the second post about Green Fund investing. For an explanation of “green” investing, and how it fits with Quaker principles, see part one. The text in these posts comes from the most recent Friends Fiduciary newsletter. Re-published with permission.) You Can Invest in Solving Climate Change Issues Friends’ investment in green bonds in […]

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Dining for Women chapter started at West Grove Meeting

*** Held monthly. For details & directions see the WQ Events page. *** Everyone is welcome and we encourage women AND men to participate. West Grove Meeting is proud to be hosting a new “Dining for Women” chapter! We have had two meetings so far, Sunday January 11th, the featured program was “The Collateral Repair […]

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Reminder to Monthly Meetings –

-We need to fund our budgets This letter from Western Quarter Clerk, Pam Leland, went to each Monthly Meeting’s Clerk & Treasurer as a part of PYM’s annual appeal packet. December 31, 2014 Dear Friends, Enclosed is the 2015 Annual Appeal for your Monthly Meeting’s covenant contribution to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. We understand that each […]

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Black Lives Matter – a letter from New York Yearly Meeting

December 11, 2014 We write on behalf of New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) to declare our grave religious and ethical concerns regarding the recent decisions by grand juries in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City not to bring criminal charges against the police officers involved in the violent deaths of unarmed African American […]

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