All Are Welcome!

Swarthmore Friends Meeting is a diverse and welcoming religious community centered around worship, fellowship, and action on social concerns. As Quakers, we believe that each person experiences God directly, without outside assistance, and we seek this direct communion with God in our silent worship. Our social witnesses spring from our calling to nurture that of God in every person.

Our meetinghouse is located on the Swarthmore College campus. We invite all to join us in worship and other activities, and to explore whether Swarthmore Meeting would be a good spiritual home for you.

Quakerism: Profound, simple, and not mysterious! Quakers talk about their faith in short videos.

Worship times: 10:00 am Sundays year-round. 

Religious Education: Children at 10:00 am each Sunday, September through May. Adults at 11:45 am on the first Sunday of each month, September through June. 

For more information, contact the Meeting secretary: 610-328-8699 or meeting@swarthmore.edu

Swarthmore Friends Meeting welcomes all who come as spiritual seekers to share in worship and participate in the activities of our life together.  We celebrate diversity in its many forms, and strive to grow and sustain a loving fellowship where all feel welcome.

Upcoming Events

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Sunday, November 30, 2014, 11:45 am

In the first of two religious education sessions on Focusing, our member Nancy Saunders will lead us in considering this way of listening sensitively to spiritual messages arising from within our b...

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Sunday, December 7, 2014, 11:15 am

Rushmore Room

Looking for a unique holiday gift for a loved one?  Look no further than our Whittier Knitttiers, who will be proudly displaying the hats, gloves, scarves, tea kettle warmers, and much more at thei...

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Sunday, December 7, 2014, 11:45 am

In this second of two sessions on devoted to listening to spiritual messages, our member Nancy Saunders will focus on supporting our ability to listen to others in a spiritually present and compass...

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Sunday, December 14, 2014, 5:00 pm

We welcome all to join us for this eagerly-awaited annual celebration! The potluck dinner will be followed by a rousing round of carol singing, including our traditional Twelve Days of Christmas wi...

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Saturday, December 20, 2014, 9:30 am

Meetinghouse Kitchen

Cooking for the Homeless Working Group is an outreach activity done through Swarthmore Monthly Meeting’s Peace and Social Concerns Committee.  Meals are served at a shelter on the 69th Street...

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Sunday, December 21, 2014, 10:00 am

Swarthmore Friends Meetinghouse

On Sunday, December 21, our First Day School children will happily present their annual Christmas Pageant during Meeting for Worship.  Each year our students and their teachers write an original sc...

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Friday, January 2, 2015, 4:00 pm

Swarthmore Friends Meetinghouse

Our Meeting is pleased to host Young Adult Friends (YAF) Winter Retreat in our Meetinghouse.  Young Adult Friends, age 18-35 ish from across the Philadelphia region and beyond will gather for worsh...

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