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Philadelphia Friends

Philadelphia area Friends interested in discussions, meet-ups and gatherings. Tag: philadelphia

Members: 25
Latest Activity: 4th month 30, 2018

Philadelphia Quaker Links

Friends Meetings in the Philadelphia area via Quakermaps.com

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QuakerQuaker.org members in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. There are over 100 QuakerQuaker members in the three states making up the Philadelphia region. Get to know them, invite them to this group and start organizing local meet-ups.

Keystone Friends Fellowship is the eastern-most monthly meeting of Ohio Yearly Meeting, meeting in various locations around the Lancaster area.
In Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Marlboro Meeting in Kennett Square, PA, Middletown Meeting in Lima PA and Mullica Hill Meeting in New Jersey have members involved with Conservative Friends.

Circle of Hope and the Simple Way community are two well-known Philly alt-church projects of interest to local Convergent Friends.

The Alternative Seminary is "an informal program of biblical and theological study and reflection designed to foster an authentic biblical witness in the modern world."

The Pendle Hill Conference Center often hosts great workshops and also sponsors a free weekly lecture series.

Meetings for Ministry and Worship take place at meetings around the area to "nurture the quality of worship, ministry, and spiritual life among us."

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Comment by Bill Smith on 1st mo. 26, 2010 at 11:51am
I am currently leading a 4 week series of discussions on "Quaker Theology". There has been a positive response to this discussion. By the way we do not all agree, Surprise! Surprise!
Topics Have been Central Belief (Inward Light), Authority (Scriptures, Spirit, Reason, and Tradition) I usually quote my father on this topic. If we hold any of these to be "infallible" as an authority we usually end up in trouble. The thrid topic was Gospel order How we function as an "organization"/community. next week we will be discussing "Christ" and the evolution of Quaker Diversity.
It is very important that we have these discussions often in our Society if for no other reason than to keep us on our toes. Being on your toes gives balance and allows adaptation to pressures. (Speaking as a former wrestler and wrestling coach)
Comment by Barbara Quintiliano on 1st mo. 25, 2010 at 9:53pm
They read Barclay??? WOW! I'm impressed!

uh...I'm not sure that at my meeting too many people would even know who Barclay is...
Comment by Martin Kelley on 1st mo. 25, 2010 at 9:33pm
I was motivated to actually send out invites after reading this thread on Belief-o-Matic on the JesusRadicals forum (I posted a response at the end). We have people taking this quiz, getting "Quaker" as a result, checking Barclay to confirm and wondering where to go next. A lot of meetings wouldn't know what to do with them. Some find QuakerQuaker. What do we tell them?
 

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