Hearken to the Light, 
that ye may feel the 
power of God in every 
one of you.

            --George Fox



Meeting for Worship
Sundays 10:30-11:30 AM 
(Nursery and child care available)

Opening Exercises  
Sundays 10:00 AM
I
n the School House, before Meeting for Worship
  September-June

First Day School  
Sundays
10:30-11:30 AM
September-June

Meeting for Business
 last Sunday of each month,
following Meeting for Worship

Eating Meeting 
2nd Sunday
potluck lunch after Meeting for Worship  
September-June


The Quaker treaty with the Indians of Pennsylvania was the only treaty that was ever concluded without an oath, and the only one that was never broken.
                                                                            —Voltaire

Quaker Links

INFORMATION ON QUAKERISM

Quaker Information (Quaker.org): A resource of links about Quakers and the oldest and largest Quaker site on the Internet.

Quaker Information Center: A multipurpose site with answers to questions about Quakerism.

Quaker Library: Search for meetings, read online pamphlets, and find resources for those new to Quakerism.

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore CollegeEstablished in 1871, Friends Historical Library documents the history of the Society of Friends and its concerns from the 17th century to the present.

QUAKER PUBLICATIONS

ASFC Publications: An American Friends Service Committee periodical that provides details of current projects and campaigns.

Earthlight: A magazine and library about spiritual ecology.

Friends General Conference Bookstore:

Friends Journal: The foremost monthly magazine of current Quaker thought and information.
The Friend
: An independent Quaker weekly, based in the UK.

Peaceweb: Quaker Web page on peace and social concerns, published by the Ottawa Monthly Meeting.

Quaker Life: The official publication of Friends United Meeting.

FRIENDS ORGANIZATIONS

American Friends Service Committee: America’s largest Quaker peace, development and social justice organization, which works around the world at all levels, from grassroots organizing to international forums.

Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts: A showcase for Friends in the arts.

Friends Association for Higher Education: An organization that provides a supportive relationship and opportunities for fellowship among all who share Quaker ideals of higher education.

Friends Association for Care and Protection of ChildrenLocated in West Chester, Pa., Friends Association provides comprehensive care to children and families in Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Lancaster County.

Friends CenterLocated in Philadelphia at 15th and Cherry Streets, Friends Center includes an office complex, conference facilities, child care, and worship space for Quakers and community groups. 

Friends Committee for National Legislation: The Quaker lobby in Washington, DC. which works at congressional level to advocate for social and economic justice, peace, and good government.

Friends Council on Education: A support and resource on education in Friends Schools.

Friends Disaster Relief Service: Information about re-building projects after hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Friends Historical Association: Founded in 1873, this association is devoted to the study, preservation and publication of material relating to the history of the Religious Society of Friends. 

Friends Peace TeamsThe purpose of Friends Peace Teams is to invite, challenge, and empower individual Friends and Friends churches and meetings to participate in Spirit-led peace team work locally and internationally.

Friends United Meeting: An international association of Friends meetings.

Friends Universalist Fellowship: The Quaker Universalist Fellowship is a gathering of Friends who work to foster understanding among people from the diverse spiritual cultures which flourish in our globalized human community.

Friends World Committee for Consultation: A site for fellowship among Friends of varying traditions and cultures.

(Section of the Americas): A bilingual English/Spanish site with information for Quakers in North and South America

Friends General Conference: Workshops and information for unprogramed meetings. 

International Quaker Community Quaker Faith and Fellowship: A Friendly cyberspace community offering online Meeting for Worship with a "coffee and tea" room for after-meeting discussions.

John Woolman Memorial: The John Woolman Memorial Association keeps alive the spirit and memory of John Woolman and seeks those in whose lives that spirit may grow and serve.

Pendle Hill: A Quaker center for spiritual growth, study, and services in Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting: Comprehensive site of Yearly Meeting 

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Environmental Working Group: Queries and advices on ecological sustainability

Quaker Council for European Affairs: An organization based in Brussels that seeks to promote the values of the Society of Friends at the level of the European Union.

Friends Energy Project: Information about conserving energy and saving the environment.

Quaker Peace and Social Witness: A UK-based organization affiliated to Britain Yearly Meeting, working to alleviate suffering and seek positive social change locally, nationally and internationally.

Quaker United Nations Offices (New York and Geneva): Information on services provided by the United Nations.

Quaker Universalist Fellowship:

Quaker Earthcare Witness: A spiritually-centered movement to prevent further irreversible damage to nature.

Right Sharing of World Resources: A program supporting grassroots projects for economic development and offering educational materials for the study of the lives of the poor, the lives of the rich, and the spiritual meaning of both.

William Penn House: A Quaker Center on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

Woolman Hill: A Quaker retreat and conference center situated on 110 ridge-top acres of meadows and woodlands in western Massachusetts.

QUAKER SCHOOLS

Friends Council on Education: A complete listing of Friends schools and colleges throughout the U.S.

Abington Friends: Founded in 1697 under the care of Abington Friends Meeting, this school claims it's the oldest of its kind in Pennsylvania.

Buckingham Friends School: A 200-year-old school, serving grades K-8, in Lahaska, 
Pa.

Delaware Valley Friends School: A Quaker K-12 school for students with learning disabilities.

Friends School Haverford: A Quaker school, serving 170 students from pre-K-6, on a four-acre campus in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

Friends Select: A 500-student, pre-K-12 Quaker school in Center City Philadelphia, Pa.

George School: An independent Quaker college preparatory boarding and day school for boys and girls in grades 9 through 12 in Newtown, Pa.

Germantown Friends School: A K-12 program of 900 students located in the northwest section of Philadelphia

Goshen Friends School: A small independent Quaker school for serving pre-K-5, east of West Chester, Pa.

Media-Providence Friends School: Founded in 1876, Media-Providence Friends School is a pre-K-8 Quaker school of 155 students in the Borough of Media, Pa.

Plymouth Meeting Friends School: Dating back to 1780 and under the care of Plymouth Monthly Meeting, this school serves pre-K-6 in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

West Chester Friends School: A Quaker day school serving 105 children, PK-5th grade.

Westtown School: Founded in 1799, Westtown School is situated on 600 acres in the heart of Chester County, in southeastern Pennsylvania. Westtown is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory day and boarding school for grades pre-K – 12.

William Penn Charter School: A Quaker, coeducational, PreK-12 day school, serving 927 students, on a 44-acre campus in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa.

YOUNG FRIENDS

Quaker Youth Book Project: Workshops on writing and art that encourage reflection, creativity, and written and visual ministry by Young Friends, ages 15-35.

PYM-Young Friends: An informational site for Young Friends listing events and gatherings.

Youth Network: A site designed to help parents and kids find youth programs near them.

SENIOR FRIENDS

Foulkeways at Gynnedd: The first Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Pennsylvania and the first one in the U.S. when it opened in 1967.

Friends Home and Village: A a licensed Personal Care Home for Friends in historic Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Friends HospiceFriends Hospice seeks to ensure that all members of the community receive the community-based hospice and other end-of-life services they need to maintain a high quality of life, through the provision of information, referral, and hospice care.

Friends Hospital: Founded by Quakers in 1813, Friends Hospital is the nation’s first private psychiatric hospital. 

Friends Services for Aging: Useful information for senior Friends.

Pennswood Village: A continuing care facility in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Stapeley in Germantown: A Quaker retirement community in historic Germantown.

The Hickman: An independent and assisted living residence for older Friends in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS

Bridge of Hope: Ending and preventing homelessness – one church and one family at a time with the help of trained mentoring groups within congregations.

Habitat for Humanity: A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need.

Salvation Army: Official site of the Salvation Army.

Article: "Learn About Humanitarian Aid Projects" - An overview with links of worldwide humanitarian projects, many of them in Africa.

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QUAKER READING LIST

Want to learn more about Quakerism? Here’s some books that may be helpful for exploring Quakerism. You’ll find most of them through Friends General Conference Bookstore.  

A Testament of Devotion. Thomas Kelly. Classic account of a Quaker mystic.

A Voluptuous God. Rev. Robert Thompson. An invitation to a direct, intimate experience and relationship with God.

Amish Grace. Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, David L. Weaver-Zercher. Explores questions raised about the Amish forgiveness for the shootings that occurred in October 2006 and what led them to forgive so quickly.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Barbara Kingsolver. An account in the year the author's family spent growing their own food and the concept of sustainable agriculture.

Barclay's Apology in Modern English
. Robert Barclay. Dean Freiday, editor. A classic statement of Quaker theology by a 17th century Friend.

Faith and Practice of Baltimore Yearly Meeting. A compendium of Quaker beliefs and practices as experienced by Friends in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship: Quakers, African Americans, and the Myth of Racial Justice by Donna McDaniel and Vanessa Julye.

Friends for Three Hundred Years. Howard Brinton. A good, short overview of Friends history, beliefs and worship.

George Fox's Journal. George Fox. The powerful journal of a 17th century Friend.

Guide to Quaker Practice. Howard Brinton. A brief overview of Quaker methods.

John Woolman's Journal. John Woolman. The powerful journal of an 18th century Quaker mystic and abolitionist.

Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran. Jason Elliot. One man's journey through Iran with insights into Islam.

My Grandfather's Blessings:- Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging. A doctor retells stories of her patients and her grandfather to give hope to others.

On the Rez. Ian Frazier. Life on the Oglala Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation.

The Quaker Contribution. Harold Loukes. Another good short overview of Friends history, beliefs and worship.

The Quaker Reader. Jessamyn West. Another good anthology of articles about Friends.

The Quiet Rebels. Margaet Hope Bacon. A good history of Friends.

The Friendly Procession. Daisy Newman. A good anthology of articles about Friends.

Valiant Friend: The Life of Lucretia Mott. Margaret Hope Bacon. A good biography of a 19th century Quaker feminist and abolitionist.

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. Pema Chodron. A discussion of some profound terms of Tibetan Buddhism that are relevant to today's issues.

NOTE: Click on underlined titles to read  book reviews.

FILMS FOR INSPIRATION

"Binta y La Gran Idea"
(Binta and the Great Idea): A short film about education for all children in Africa told from a seven-year-old's point of view which has won several awards, including the 2007 Oscar for best live action short film. French with English subtitles. View it online.

"Food, Inc."
Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. 

"In a Better World"
Directed by Susanne Bier. Denmark. 2010.
A compelling film about bullying.
Read a review.

"The Last Mountain"
Directed by Bill Haney. U.S.. 2011
An in-depth documentary about mountain-top coal mining in West Viriginia, based on Robert F. Kennedy Jr's book Crimes Against Nature.

Read a review.

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