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Quarterly Meeting at Fallowfield Friends

All Friends in the Quarter are invited to join Fallowfiled Friends in Worship & fellowship. The morning program on non-violence will enrich us all. We will hear from a panel of Friends about their experiences using non-violent responses to conflict, and then have the opportunity to reflect on how we each honor this testimony in different ways.

Fallowfield Friends will provide a main dish for lunch, and welcome your potluck contributions of sides, snacks or desserts.

Schedule:
9 am sign in
9:30-11 program
11 am Worship
noon – lunch
1-3 Meeting for Business

Children will be engaged in their own program on non-violence, tools and tactics. All ages welcome!

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Western Quarterly Meeting & Spring Program, Sunday, April 23

What is better than food, Friends, and fellowship? Double the food, Friends and fellowship!

Even if you’ve never been to a Quarterly Meeting gathering, this is one you won’t want to miss. Western & Concord Quarters will join together for Quarterly Meeting this spring. After conducting separate Business Meetings, we will join in Worship, followed by shared lunch, fellowship and program.

Our program this April is a special offering, made possible through collaborative planning with Concord Quarter Friends.

8:30-9:00 am    Sign-in–  Western Quarter will meet in the Lower School Gathering Room,  off of Shady Grove Road and Walnut Hill Road
8:30-10:15          Meeting for Business (Concord QM meets separately)
10:30-11:30        Meeting for Worship in Westtown Meetinghouse (Together with Concord QM)
12:00-1:00         Lunch– Main Dish provided by Westtown Meeting, Potluck Sides and Desserts,
1:00-2:30           Program led by the Yes…AND Playback Theatre Group

Special Children’s Program, too –

1st thru 12th Grades Outdoor Youth Event – Ropes Course & Canoeing

8:15 AM to 3:00 PM (no rain date) at Westtown School. Open to any child whose parent or parents attend or are members of any monthly meeting in Concord Quarterly Meeting or Western Quarterly Meeting or is actively involved in Westtown School’s Quaker Leadership Program (Note: To canoe, a child must be able to swim.) Registration must be completed by April 7. Cost is $10 for first child and $5 for each child thereafter. http://concordquarter.org/special-events/2017/ropes-course-and-canoe-at-westtown for more info. Childcare will be provided during Meeting for Business, Worship and Program. For more info and a map to the meeting go to http://www.concordquarter.org or email concordquarter@pym.org

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Ropes Course & Canoeing Event for Young Friends – April 23

CONCORD & WESTERN QUARTERS
Outdoor Youth Event Ropes Course & Canoeing
Sunday, April 23, 2017 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM (no rain date)
At WESTTOWN SCHOOL
under the supervision of Christine Costa Henwood Outdoor Education Coordinator for Westtown School

8:15 to 8:45 a.m. – Drop off of children (snack to be provided)
9:00-11:30 – Ropes Course/Canoeing
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. – Lunch to be provided – pickup and drop off of children
12:30-3:00 p.m. – Ropes Course/Canoeing

Cost & Registration: $10 for first child and $5 for each child thereafter

Releases: 1-CQM/WQM release and medical treatment consent form and 2-Westtown School’s two release and medical treatment consent forms need to be signed by parent or guardian. Releases are available at www.concordquarter.org or by contacting Charles B. Spadoni, Coordinator, 116 S New St, West Chester, PA 19382 – concordquarter@pym.org – 610-256-3572. Make checks out to Western Quarterly Meeting. Checks and all three release forms must be sent to Charles B. Spadoni, CQM Coordinator, 116 S New St, West Chester, PA 19382 for delivery on or before April 7, 2017 Releases are available at www.concordquarter.org or by contacting Charles B. Spadoni, CQM Coordinator, 116 S New St, West Chester, PA 19382 – concordquarter@pym.org – 610-256-3572. Westtown School is located at 975 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19382 Open to any child whose parent or parents attend or are members of any monthly meeting in Concord Quarterly Meeting or Western Quarterly Meeting or is actively involved in Westtown School’s Quaker Leadership Program (“QLP”) and who is at least in the 1st grade. note: to canoe children must be able to swim)

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Quarterly Meeting – January 15

Time to Wake Up & Stand Up
Fighting for Social Justice in the 21st Century

“In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Featured Speaker: Jerry Franklin Poe

Jerry Franklin Poe Jr. is the Vice President of the Martin Luther King Jr. CommUNITY of Greater Kennett Square and an active member of the MLK Advocates. He has been a leader in the struggle for social justice for many years. Jerry believes in confronting injustice by speaking the truth in love.
Jerry will speak to us about the MLK CommUNITY of GKA’s function in Southern Chester County. Their work and mission are directly aligned with Friends’ testimonies of community, equality and peace, and many Friends in our Quarter have been (and continue to be) involved.

Schedule:
9:00 – 9:25 – Registration and coffee
9:30 – 10:30 – Worship
10:45 – 11:45 – Program: Time to Wake Up & Stand Up
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
1:00 –  3.:00  – WQM Business Meeting

After a few minutes of shared Worship the children will enjoy their own program centered in our community & equality testimonies.

Childcare for the very young can also be available. Contact: youth@westernquarterquakers.org

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October 2016 Quarterly Meeting

Western Quarterly Meeting in October is hosted by Kendal Monthly Meeting Friends.
Robin Mohr, of Friends World Committee for Consultation will present the morning program: We Think We Are Separate.

Saturday, October 15, 2016
9:00 am In the Main Center at Kendal (1100 E. Baltimore Pike)

We Think We’re Separate — When we think about all the things we don’t want to be associated with, whether that is disease or child abuse or war, we think that we are separate. We are afraid of being connected. We construct walls in our minds and our hearts to convince ourselves that it’s not us, it’s not our problem, that we are separate, up until the day we can no longer pretend, until we find out it is us. “They” are us. Humans try to pretend it’s not us, that we’re separate. But God, Jesus, Quakers—all teach us that we are not separate.

Lunch* and fellowship will follow.

*Registration required for lunch — call 610-444-1012, or Email: coordinator@westernquarterquakers.org

Adult Program:
9:00 am   Registration with coffee & tea
9:15 am    Centering Worship & Introduction
9:30 am   Program: “We Think We are Separate”
11:00 am  7th Query Responses & Worship
12 Noon    Lunch (Registration Required)
1:00 pm    Meeting for Business
Children’s Program:
9:15 am   All gather for centering Worship
9:30 am     Children program activities begin
10:45 am   Children & FDS teachers go swimming in Kendal’s indoor pool (lifeguard present)
12 Noon     Children join adults for lunch

Here is a short bio of Robin Mohr:
Robin Mohr has served as Executive Secretary of the Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas since 2011. In 2015, the Section adopted a new strategic plan, “Weaving the Tapestry 2015-2020.” fwccamericas.org/about_us.

Over the last 25 years, Robin has worked in administration, fundraising, and planning for a half-dozen non-profit organizations, in D.C, New York, and San Francisco. She and her husband Christopher are now members of Green Street Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia YM and have two sons, now in high school and college. She writes for Quaker magazines, books and her own blog, What Canst Thou Say? robinmsf.blogspot.com.

To read more about Friend Robin, click here: robin-mohr-quaker-bio

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July 2016 Quarterly Meeting

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Reaching Out and Reaching In for the Light in times of Darkness: Spiritual Listening

How do we respond to Friends in need?
As individuals?
As a Meeting?

How many of us  expect an honest answer when we ask “How are you?” How  many would be prepared for an honest answer that wasn’t “fine”? In the Religious Society of Friends we rely on each other for pastoral care. This July QM program will allow us to better understand what that means, and lead us to explore ways in which we become stronger care-communities, and how we can “listen each other into wholeness.”  Worship and breaks will be integrated into the adult program; a children’s program will run concurrently, and we will all gather for lunch (provided by our hosts).

Schedule:
9:00 am check in
9:15-10:30 am Program part 1
10:30-11:30 Worship & queries
11:30 – 12:30 Program part 2 & singing
12:30-1:15 pm Lunch (provided!!)
1:15-2:30 Meeting for Business

Children ages K-8 will join the Quarter’s new Youth Activities Coordinator, Christian Garber, for a morning full of fun activities. Childcare for the very young can also be provided — please rsvp to youth@westernquarterquakers.org

2016 July QM flyer

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April Quarterly Meeting

April QM flyer 2016

Centre Monthly Meeting will host Quarterly Meeting on April 17, 2016
The adult program will feature a presentation and discussion on the Underground Railroad by Michele Sullivan.
The children will learn about (and practice!) meditative movement

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July Western Quarterly Meeting, 10:30 am at Mill Creek

Calling all Friends to join together for an inter-visitation & Meeting for Worship at 10:30 am, at Mill Creek Friends Meeting.

Mill Creek is one of the smallest Monthly Meetings in Western Quarter, and our goal for this Sunday in July is to fill the benches with bodies, and the room with our Gathered Spirit. 

Friends are invited to stay for a causal picnic lunch after the rise of Meeting. Food contributions welcome.

A children’s program will be offered. PLEASE CONTACT Robin (youth@westernquarterquakers.org) to register your children, and find out the details.

Volunteers from ALL OVER the Quarter are needed to make this a success. Please contact Sarah at coordinator@westernquarterquakers.org to lend a hand. 

 ** Quarterly Meeting for Worship with attention to Business will begin at 12:30 pm. **

 Click here to see the flyer & schedule

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Meetings Converge for Quarterly Meeting, April 19

Today is our opportunity to Gather as Friends, who even in our differences seek the same Spirit. The topic for this gathering is: 

Living into Friends’ Testimonies — how a small group of Quakers made a big difference recently, and how we can do the same.

West Grove MM invites Friends from throughout the Quarter to join them for Worship at 10 am, followed by a discussion on Living our Friends’ Testimonies, led by Gail Newbold. Gail is one of the founders of EQAT (Earth Quaker Action Team), a small group of Friends who felt led to respond to uphold the testimony on stewardship of the environment, and channeled their leading through social activism that has produced real results. We gather to celebrate this success, as well as learn ways – small and large – we can also “walk the walk”, living our testimonies as Friends.  

A simple meal of soup will be provided, but Friends are invited (and encouraged!) to bring a side or dessert to share.

The Children’s Program will begin with Worship and end when lunch is served.

Meeting for Worship with attention to Western Quarter’s business will follow lunch, at 1 pm.

Schedule:
9:30 am     Coffee & tea 
10 am         Meeting for Worship — Children’s program starts
11 am         Discussion
12:15          Lunch (children join their families)
1 pm          Meeting for Business  — see Agenda here  Draft minutes from last meeting here
 
Click here for pdf of event flyer
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