Welcome

Join Us at Our Meeting at 4th & Arch Streets

The Worship Room at Arch Street Meeting House

An Invitation to Worship

You are Welcome Here

Welcome to the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia, also known as Arch Street Friends thanks to the location of our Meeting House on Arch Street in Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood. Arch Street Friends offer unprogrammed Meeting for Worship twice a week to gather as Friends in silent worship. Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am at one of two formats—in person, or online via Zoom—or on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 pm on Zoom. Information about how to participate with us in Worship can be found in our Calendar.

Upcoming Events

Wed April 24

Midweek Meeting for Worship | Via Zoom

5:30-6:30pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting for Worship

Midweek Meeting for Worship begins at 5:30 pm. Please note that the 'Join Online Meeting' link is only clickable the day of Meeting for Worship.

We greet each other, talk about concerns and joys until 6:00 pm when we sit quietly in unprogrammed worship for 30 minutes or longer if someone gives a message, says a prayer, sings a song. Messages must come from the heart and be brief, and be understood to fit in with the prayerfulness of the meeting; we have a chance to turn it into a discussion after the meeting is broken by the host saying "Good evening". Only one, we listen in silence and do not respond verbally.

If you have a message that does not seem to you to be inspired, you will be invited to share it at the rise of meeting for worship.

We welcome newcomers and visitors to join us.

Sun April 28

Meeting for Worship | Via Zoom

10:30-11:30am

Venue: Virtual Meeting for Worship

Meeting for Worship begins at 10:30 am. Please note that the 'Join Online Meeting' link is only clickable the day of Meeting for Worship.

Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch Street Friends) welcomes all to worship via Zoom on Sundays at 10:30 am. A member of the Worship and Ministry committee opens the virtual space for participants at 10:25 am. We welcome all newcomers and visitors to join us.

Online worship via Zoom is separate from in-person worship at Arch Street Meeting House and not hybrid.

Sun April 28

Meeting for Worship | In Person

10:30-11:30am

Venue: Arch Street Meeting House, 320 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19106

We gather in-person for unprogrammed meeting for worship at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings. Visit our Invitation to Worship  page for an introduction on how we gather in worshipful silence, intending to open ourselves wholly to the Divine Spirit, which we believe is within and beyond each person.

Vaccination is strongly suggested and masks are optional. We welcome all newcomers and visitors to join us.

Our meeting provides free childcare and, following the rise of meeting, we provide refreshments on most Sundays to enjoy each other's fellowship after worship.

Please note that in-person worship is separate and non-hybrid from the online Meeting for Worship we offer via Zoom at the same time on Sunday mornings.

You can find us at:

320 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

We meet:

Every Sunday at 10:30-11:30am
Every Wednesday at 5:30-6:30pm

First Day (Sunday): 10:30am, In Person or via Zoom (Separate, Non-Hybrid). Midweek Meeting (Wednesday), 5:30pm via Zoom. For In-Person Worship: Childcare provided, parking available, and hospitality at the rise of meetings on Sundays.

Our phone number:

(215) 625-0627

Children's Meeting:

Children's Meeting is held First and Third Sunday of each month (September through June) from 10:30 am–11:15 am and is open to the children of all members, attenders, and visitors. Childcare is available on Sundays for younger children. Children's Meeting and Childcare are both free to caregivers.

Accessibility:

✓ Hearing loop
✓ Wheelchair access
✓ Wheelchair accessible toilet
✓ Parking

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For any questions about the Weekly Bulletin, contact office@archstreetfriends.org.

Seeking Information about the Historic Arch Street Meeting House?

If you are looking for information on public visiting hours, rentals, or FAQs about the Meeting House, please visit Historic Arch Street Meeting House. The Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust operates the Arch Street Meeting House as a historic site on behalf of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch Street Friends) is a separate organization and does not handle the operations of the historic property.