Holiday Events throughout the Quarter

These events can all be found on the Western Quarter calendar and under our “Events” tab, but we have gathered them here in one place for easy reference.  Click the RED titles to see event details and information; click the blue location titles to see the street address of the event. Benefit Concert with Celtic […]

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Centre Meeting hosts Christie Duncan-Tessmer

We are PYM! Reflections by Sheila Magendantz (Kennett MM) On Friday, November 7th, I was among 3 members of KMM who attended the PYM Tour / Baked Potato Dinner at Centre Meeting in Delaware to meet our new General Secretary, Christie Duncan-Tessmer. Kathy Taylor Gamble and Chuck Shoemaker were also in attendance. PYM provided baked […]

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Quakers and the Ministry of Elder Care

October Quarterly Meeting Presentation Summary For those who could not be at Quarterly Meeting in October at Kennett Meeting, Wright Horne offers this summary of his presentation on the Ministry of Elder Care.   Care and support of aging men and women has long been a concern of Quakers.  In the Philadelphia area, starting around […]

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Quaker Fair – We’ll Miss You!

Kennett Meeting Takes a Rest This Year Nothing makes one nostalgic like thinking of a favorite event that you have to miss, and knowing that Kennett Meeting’s Quaker Fair won’t be happening this year has done just that for me. It got me thinking about a document one of our members (late Friend Janet Heist) […]

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Employment Opportunity at Western Quarter

Youth Activities Coordinator (Part-Time) Western Quarterly Meeting, a community of 10 Monthly Meetings in southern Chester County, PA, and northern Delaware, seeks a Youth Activities Coordinator (part-time) to arrange and manage Quarter-wide youth programs. Key responsibilities include (1) to plan and coordinate youth programs during Quarterly Meetings, and (2) to facilitate interaction and engagement between […]

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Carrying the Light of Quakerism into the Future – thoughts from Arthur Larrabee

Last January I attended London Grove Meeting’s year-long 300th Anniversary Celebration kick-off event, which was a presentation by Arthur Larrabee on “The Future of Quakerism.” The ideas Friend Arthur shared in his speech really resonated with me, and I have returned to them, mentally, many times in the months since. There were fewer than 50 […]

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A Letter on Finance, to our Monthly Meetings

September 12, 2014 Greetings, Friends: I write today on behalf of the newly-established Support Committee, our Treasurer and Finance Committee, with a request to all Monthly Meetings in Western Quarter. We are asking each Monthly Meeting to consider an increase in its financial commitment to the Quarter when it develops its next annual budget. We […]

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Farewell Message from Our Outgoing Coordinator

Friends: It has been a tremendous privilege to work with the Western Quarterly Meeting community. The relationships I have formed here will carry me well as I begin a new chapter. I am heartened that I will still be working for our wider yearly-meeting community. I won’t be a stranger! In this regard, I will […]

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