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Sundays 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Friends, we have had to make some difficult decisions in light of recent events and in order to keep our community healthy. To support the process of physical distancing that the City of Philadelphia is asking everyone to practice for the safety of the larger community, we are holding hybrid Meeting for Worship in person on Sunday morning along with a virtual online presence until further notice. If you wish to attend in person, we ask that you be vaccinated, wear a face mask, be free of fever symptoms, and observe social distancing.

We have established a virtual option so that friends can continue to worship together at a distance. If you would like to join our virtual worship or our email, please email the Meeting Secretary and we will send you the connection information and add you to our list. Thank you all for attending our hybrid meeting: attending in person with precautions, or staying home and staying safe. We are holding everyone in the light.

Meeting for Worship is the heart of Quakerism and the center of spiritual focus and renewal for the Religious Society of Friends, as we gather together in silence to hear that still small voice of God. Our worship experience nurtures the bonds of community, helps speak to the needs of seekers, and gives rise to our testimonies and actions on peace, justice and other social concerns. We welcome all attenders, friends and neighbors. The presence of visitors enriches our meeting. We hope that the information on this website helps you to understand what we’re about, and will encourage you to come to Germantown Friends Meeting in the near future.

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See our Friday Bee (weekly email bulletin)

See Public Service Announcement on lowering risk of COVID-19 infection


May 22. Germantown Friends Hosts the Walk for Peace & Reconciliation

The 19th Annual Philadelphia Interfaith Peace Walk will kick off from Germantown Friends Meeting on Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m. Opening ceremonies will include welcoming remarks from Meeting Clerk Bill Cozzens and Dr. Dan Wolk, speaking on “Healing Our Bodies, Awakening Our Minds, Restoring Our Earth,” the theme of the Walk. The walkers will step out to the drums of the GFS Middle School World Percussion Ensemble, directed by Shawn Hennessey. Friends are encouraged to join the Walk, which will proceed from our Meeting to St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Roxborough and then to Mishkan Shalom in Manayunk, where refreshments will be served. For more on the history of the Walk: HOME | Interfaith PeaceWalk. More information will be forthcoming. Germantown Friends are encouraged to volunteer as greeters and hosts, by contacting Bill Cozzens.


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