2017 Gathering

August 25-27

Chestnut Hill Meetinghouse

Philadelphia, PA

The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Us

      Isaiah 61:1 and Luke 4:18


Visit the Registration page to register and pay electronically or, if you prefer, print and mail in your registration form and fees. The fees this year are

  • $50 per person
  • $75 for registration + membership dues
  • $35 per teen (13-18)
  • $15 per child (12 and under)

We have a block of rooms reserved at DoubleTree Suites in Plymouth Meeting for $149 a night.  Reservation details forthcoming.
Home hospitality will be available. If you would like to stay with Friends from local area Meetings, you may select that option on the registration form.
If you are interested in providing home hospitality, please complete this form.

We are happy to be able to provide transportation from the Meetinghouse to the events and to and from the hotel.
If you need transportation from the airport, please indicate that on the registration form.

Program Overview


  • Cookout and Worship


  • Worship and Business Meeting
  • Hear from our Brothers and Sisters returning from Ghana
  • Dedication and Open House in the FoFAD Peace Center (we will provide transportation from Meeting House to the Peace Center)
  • Workshops based on our 2016 minute against state sanctioned violence and Peace Center programs

Saturday Evening

  • Worship
  • Dinner
  • Music


  • Worship with Chestnut Hill Meeting
  • Final closing circle

Meals to include Friday cook-out, Saturday lunch and dinner

Fellowship of Friends of African Descent