Back to School Community Festival   

On Saturday, August 21, Black Lives Matter NJ organized a festival at Trenton Meetinghouse.  It was an extremely successful event, drawing together other service organizations and faith groups, with health screenings by Capital Health doctors, vaccinations (COVID and childhood vaccines) by the Trenton Health Team, abundant food, 300 filled backpacks, produce and MUCH fun for all ages.  The Meeting’s decision to step outside our four walls and connect with the multitude of others serving justice, aiding the less fortunate and embodying Spirit in action continues to bear fruit. More photos

Medford Quakers host weekly climate ‘strike’

By Haddonfield Quarterly | September 12, 2020

From: South Jersey Local News.com September 11, 2020 MEDFORD >> On the last Saturday of every month, more than green grass covers the lawn of Medford Friends Meeting, the historic Quaker meetinghouse at 14 Union Street here. It’s shoes. Dozens of shoes, all bearing signs about the “other” ongoing world-wide crisis: Climate Change. The pandemic […]

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Interested in South Jersey History?

By haddonfieldyouth | September 20, 2021

SouthJerseyQuakers would like to connect with people who are knowledgeable about and/or interested in learning more about the role of Quakers in South Jersey.   We could do several things together – provide training on conducting an oral history interview, create a Quaker history trail, and hold Open Houses together.   And, the upcoming 250th anniversary of […]

Interested in South Jersey History?

By haddonfieldyouth | September 20, 2021

SouthJerseyQuakers would like to connect with people who are knowledgeable about and/or interested in learning more about the role of Quakers in South Jersey.   We could do several things together – provide training on conducting an oral history interview, create a Quaker history trail, and hold Open Houses together.   And, the upcoming 250th anniversary of […]

A conversation with Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae

On September 12 Salem Quarterly Meeting, held at the Lower Greenwich Friends Meeting house. "Justice is a noun. But doing justice is a verb. As a prosecutor, I need to ensure that what we're doing is fair, that people have confidence in our system, that it's working well, and that it serves everyone" ~Jennifer Webb-McRae

Upcoming Events

Virtual 2021 ESR Writing Colloquium: Grace, Play, Delight
Oct 22, 2021 20:00Zoom, PA
Philip Gulley Storytelling Weekend
Oct 23, 2021 19:00Zoom, PA
"The Underground Railroad in South Jersey And Its Importance Today"
Oct 24, 2021 10:00Zoom, PA
Spirit's Alive at Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting
Oct 24, 2021 10:30Zoom, PA
Spirit's Alive at Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting
Oct 24, 2021 10:30Zoom, PA
Book discussion on Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist!"
Oct 24, 2021 14:00Zoom, PA

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Title: Finding Spiritual Refuge
Matthew Sharp of Cherry Hill, NJ

I think my kids really benefit. I think it's a huge gift my wife and I have given them. Meeting gives them a kind of a chance, a practice, of being silent in a world where there's so many distractions, and there's so much data and information. So, the meeting's just kind of like a refuge and a place to be that we don't have to be super brilliant. We don't have to know everything. We can just kind of try to, you know, find that Light inside of us, that God inside of us. And what does that look like? How does that come out?

Title card: How My Family Found Spiritual Refuge in Quaker Meeting

It's a place where you can go and be yourself and find that Light inside yourself. You know that Light when you do something good, when you feel good, when you help others? That thing that comes out and shines.

And we were just attracted to the Meeting because of the service aspect, the social justice, and really, the conversations at Adult First Day School kind of were the things we were concerned about and thinking about as a family.

So, my name is Matthew Sharp, and I live in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and I go to Haddonfield Monthly Meeting.

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Find your spiritual refuge

If you've been looking for a faith community where you can be fully yourself without creeds getting in the way, maybe you've been looking for Quakers.

Led by the Spirit

Open & Affirming

Centered on Community

Don't go it alone!

You deserve a faith community where you belong.

Be Free

We're a faith community that is refreshingly free in its approach. The most "dogmatic" it gets around these parts is "there is that of God in everyone."

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Be Known

Small, close-knit communities give you the opportunity to really get to know others and be known by them. These small communities are connected to form the larger South Jersey Quakers community.

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Share Values

Chances are, you want a community that shares your values. How do peace, integrity, equality, and simplicity sound?

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