Issue 43, December 2018
Friends Center Tenant Newsletter
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S NOTE
As we approach the end of 2018, I am grateful to our staff for their support of all the work YOU do here at Friends Center.
And I’m grateful for your good work, too. The Friends Center community is doing an astounding and outstanding variety of work to make our city, nation, and world a better place. Keep it up!
Please join us for our end-of-year celebration as detailed below, so we can take a moment to recognize one another and to share food and fun together.
May you and yours have a blessed end of 2018, and wishing you a happy 2019 in advance!
– Chris Mohr, Executive Director
AROUND FRIENDS CENTER
Friends Center Year-End Celebration!
The presence of our tenants is requested for the Friends Center year-end celebration, POTLUCK STYLE!
Friends Center will provide a CHICKEN & WAFFLE BAR including fresh fruit & whipped cream and beverages. We are excited to see what delicious dishes they’ll bring. For games, good food and even better company please contact Jennifer at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org by December 13th to RSVP.
Monday, 12/24 – Center CLOSED
Tuesday, 12/25 – Center CLOSED
Monday, 12/31 – Open regular hours
Tuesday, 1/1 – Center CLOSED
EQUITY PARTNER NEWS
AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE
NEWS: Quaker relief worker recounts helping migrants in caravan get through Mexico — WHYY
TALK: “LOVE HAS NO BORDERS: A QUAKER PERSPECTIVE”
JANUARY 14, 7:30-9:00 pm
Pendle Hill Retreat Center
338 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086
On Monday, January 14, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, please join Laura Boyce, associate general secretary for US programs of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), in the Barn, for a first-hand report of the situation of migrants from Central America seeking refuge in the United States. She will also inform us of the work AFSC and other faith-based organizations are doing in response to the humanitarian crisis developing along the border with Mexico.
CENTRAL PHILADELPHIA MONTHLY MEETING
NEWS: A home-grown ‘Messiah’ sing-along marks 50 years in Philly — WHYY
Friday, December 7, 7 pm
Join Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends in the Worship Room for the 50th anniversary of this festive sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah”!
PHILADELPHIA YEARLY MEETING
One Quilt, One Yearly Meeting
Quilts, Quilts and oh yeah more Quilts! Check out this short skit launched by PYM’s community engagement team promoting Friends Quilts. The project was birthed at Continuing Sessions in November of this year.
Anna Crusis Women’s Choir
Winter Coat Concert 2018
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion
2110 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
This venue is accessible via wheelchair. The performance is visually interpreted.
Date: December 8, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
December 9, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Cost: $10.00 – $35.00
Declaration of Interdependence – Join us as we sing music from Moira Smiley, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Lin Manuel Miranda, the students from Marjorie Douglas High School in Fla., and a host of others. Help us make a joyous noise for all to hear!
Community Sing ½ hour before each performance
Holiday Concert – Dave Brubeck’s La Fiesta de la Posada
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3 pm
The Church of St. Luke & the Epiphany
330 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA
With Bill Carter and Presbybop and Elizabeth Weigle, soprano
The Mexican tradition of “La Fiesta de la Posada” recreates Joseph and Mary’s search for a room at an inn-a universal story of faith, community, and the joy of sharing. The second half features jazz with Presbybop, playing holiday favorites!
COMMUNITY ITEMS OUTSIDE FRIENDS CENTER
A Feast of Carols
December 8, 2018 – 5PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Mendelssohn Brass Clara Gerdes, organ
Mendelssohn Club’s signature program, blending seasonal music from around the world with beloved holiday sing-along carols. This season’s program includes two brilliant neoclassical miniatures, Four Motets for Christmas by Francis Poulenc and Sing With Joy, Glad Voices Lift by Hugo Distler. Purchase tickets here