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2nd Friday Movie

Second Fridays of the month at 7:30 pm, 57th Street Meeting will be showing a selection of documentary, drama, and comedy movies focused on spiritual issues and concerns.  A short discussion of the movie will follow the viewing.

February 13: Keeping the Faith (2000)


When a girl from their childhood returns, best friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with her. However, neither of the men can pursue the relationship due to their religious beliefs: the priest cannot break his vow of celibacy and the rabbi cannot marry her since she is not Jewish.

Keeping the Faith Trailer


Upcoming movies and trailers

  • March 13 - Jesus of Montreal
  • April 10 - Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians


Chicago-Area Friends Gathering

57th Street Meeting  will be hosting a Chicago-Area Friends Gathering for worship, programming for children, and fellowship on Saturday, February 21.  The gathering will be begin at 10:00 am with a two-hour meeting for worship, during this worship time there will be programming for children and childcare for children too young to participate in the programming. The children’s program will consists of singing, a religious education program, and some freetime. Depending on the  weather, freetime may be outside so children should dress appropriately for outside play (including playing in the snow).  The children will be divided into ages groups for the religious education program.  To help in planning for supplies, groups, and childcare, please let 57th Street Meeting know if you will be bringing children for the program (include their ages)—all children are welcomed even if you did not get a chance to let the meeting know they will be attending. Send an message.

There will be a potluck lunch at noon, please bring something to share.

After lunch, for those who can stay, a movie will be shown.  The movie will be Arranged which is about a friendship that develops between an between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common—not  least of which is that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages. A movie trailer can be viewed.


Children's Religious Education

Children's Religious Education (First Day School) is held concurrent with Meeting for Worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. The children are divided into two age groups: Explorers (ages 8 and older) and Wonderers (ages 3-7). Childcare is provided for children too young to participate in the programs.


Adult Relgious Education

The Winter/Spring Adult Religious Education program will consist of discussing and reflecting upon short passages from various Quaker writers.  Adult Religous Education meetings Sundays 9:15-10:15 a.m.



Young Adult Friends Conference 2015

Join other young adult friends and young adult seekers to actively engage with the theme of Equality at the YAFCON 2015. The conference will be exploring power, privilege, injustice and identity, all at the intersection of faith and action. This 6 day conference, June 5-10, 2015, will use experiential learning to reflect on equality in personal lives, communities, in Quakerism and systemic issues in the wider world. The YAFCON 2015 program will be released soon, but applications are available now. Participation is limited to 45 young adults, so apply now.  Additional information.



Quaker Statement on Climate Change

Since the UN Climate Summit on Climate Change last Fall, Quaker Earth Witness (QEW), Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) and Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) have revised the Quaker Statement on climate change to make it non-date specific and to draw in feedback. View Statement.



Spring 2014 Among Friends

The Spring 2014 issue of ILYM's Among Friends is now available online.  This issue includes Reflections on a Lifetime of Pastoral Counseling, Listening Towards a Spirit of Inclusion, ILYM Programming Committee Update, and much more. 


January Western Work

The January issue of WYM newsletter is available (486K PDF). In additon to information about yearly meeting and monthly meeting events.
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