Issue 67, December 2020
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S NOTE
Friends Center staff remains at your service weekdays from 8 am to 6 pm. It is always nice to see you in person whenever you are able to be here.
May the new year bring improved health, justice, and economic outcomes, through all our combined efforts!
P.S. If you are looking for additional help next year, consider hosting a Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) Fellow. QVS is an 11-month fellowship for young adults at the intersection of social justice, spirituality and community. In the QVS program, young adults work full-time in professional positions. Some of our tenants have benefited from QVS Fellows. Fact sheet attached.
– Chris Mohr, Executive Director
AROUND FRIENDS CENTER
EQUITY PARTNER NEWS
Christmas Eve Meeting for Prayer and Healing : Dec. 24 @ 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm Free
On Christmas Eve 2020 we will have a special Meeting for Prayer and Healing. We will participate in a guided meditation/prayer in which we open up to divine healing love, and then share it with others. This will be followed by an opportunity in small groups to share our experiences with each other. We will close together as a whole group. More information here
Download and print AFSC Posters from here!
Christmas Together in New Ways
Meetings may be seeking to create meaningful Christmas programs that keep Friends connected while also being safe about Covid-19. Two online Conversation Circles were hosted by the Youth Religious Life Coordinator to share ideas and support each other with how to plan for celebrations in this challenging time. Read more here on how to stay connected!
CPMM continues to worship via Zoom every Sunday, 11 am – noon!
If you would like the link so you can join Quaker meeting for worship, please contact CPMM Meeting Secretary Dan Zemaitis, firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 241-7260.
Where a global pandemic increases the struggle
This article from Generocity Philly features the Founding director of PHAN, Antoinette Kraus. Kraus says “After the emergency declaration is over, folks could end up losing benefits because of additional paperwork, they have to submit or things like that,” Kraus said. “It’s really a patchwork fragmented system that has a lot of hoops and barriers for folks to be able to master.”
We are looking to fill two positions:
Operations Manager and EUREKA! (STEM) Program Manager. You can see the job descriptions here
Wishing you all a happy, healthy and safe holiday.
Dena Herrin, Executive Director
Happy Holidays from Singing City!
Enjoy Singing City’s holiday video with choral music, since they cannot hold their traditional holiday performance this year.
Becoming an Anti-Racist Quaker Meeting,
Part 1: Preparation
By Carolyn Lejuste and David Etheridge
for Friends General Conference
The work of anti-racism can be costly in ego and in resources. It takes critical humility to look directly at the roots of racism and how we perpetuate it. It is spiritual work that Quakers are familiar with. When we examine our lives and the life of our Meetings through the lens of our testimonies, our experience of the God within us grows and the beloved community thrives.
Quakers and Christmas:
A Historical and Contemporary Retrospective
December 17, 6:30-7:30 pm
Speaking of Dan Zemaitis, he will give this talk by Zoom. Hosted by Historic Arch Street Meeting House. » Register here.