Religious Education


First Day (Sunday) programs – September through May:

Adult First Day School takes place from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The format is varied, and includes speakers, forums, and discussions that seek to enrich the Quaker experience.

First Day Activities 2015  following Meeting for Worship

First Day Activities: Quakers Today                                   January 2015-May 2015

Adult First Day School programs are held following the Rise of Meeting and Refreshments. Children’s First Day School activities are held during the second half of Meeting for Worship, during Child Care. j Denotes an intergenerational activity, held after the Rise of Meeting.

 

Date Adult First Day School Children’s First Day School*
January 4 j Worship Sharing:
Being a Quaker in 2015

Facilitator: Lois Hinski

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January 11 Meeting for Worship for Business
January 18 Covered Dish The HMM Labyrinth

Presenter: Pam Anderson

Equality

Adult Lead: Elena Lahr-Vivaz

Adult Assist: Rob McDevitt

January 25 j Rise Up Singing

Song Leader: Deedy Roberts

j
February 1 j Worship Sharing:
Spiritual Practices

Facilitator: Mary Noland

Peace

Adult Lead: Dayna Sharp

Adult Assist: Rob McDevitt

February 8 Meeting for Worship for Business Integrity

Adult Lead: Dayna Sharp

Adult Assist: Rob McDevitt

February 15 Covered Dish

President’s Day Weekend

 

Stereotypes and Misperceptions

Presenter: Linda Shockley, Lawnside Historical Society

Equality

Adult Lead: Caitlin Murphy Grace

Adult Assist: Rob McDevitt

February 22 Haddonfield Quarter (Newton)

 

 

 

March 1 Worship Sharing: Writing as a Spiritual Practice
Facilitator: Ceil McFadden
Simplicity

Adult Lead: Caitlin Murphy Grace

Adult Assist: Rob McDevitt

March 8 Meeting for Worship for Business Stewardship

Adult Lead: Dayna Sharp

Adult Assist: Rob McDevitt

March 15 Covered Dish j Spiritual Awareness

Presenter: Deb Whiting

j
March 22 Extended Hospitality Quakers and Easter

Adult Lead: Inspira Williams

Adult Assist: Rob McDevitt

March 29  j Rise Up Singing

Song Leader: Rose Ketterer

j
April 5 Easter j Peace Egg Hunt j
April 12 Meeting for Worship for Business
April 19 Covered Dish j j
April 26 Haddonfield Quarter

(location tbd)

Gifts from the Heart

Adult Lead: Elena Lahr-Vivaz

Adult Assist: Rob McDevitt

May 3 Meeting for Worship for Business “A Tisket, a Tasket”

Adult Lead: Elena Lahr-Vivaz

Adult Assist: Rob McDevitt

May 10 Mother’s Day

Extended Hospitality

j Rise Up Singing

Song Leader: Jake McGlaughlin

 Mother’s Day Cards

Adult Lead: Elena Lahr-Vivaz

Adult Assist: Rob McDevitt

May 17 Covered Dish j Spring Clean-Up j
May 24 Memorial Day Weekend

Extended Hospitality

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May 31 j End-of-Year Celebration and Garden Party j

 

2012 programs (concluded) 

DATE

General activities

Topic for

Adult First Day Program

Presenter/Facilitator

April 1

Meeting for Worship for Business

xxx

April 8

Easter

Extended Hospitality

Egg/peace hunt intergenerational

April 15

Covered Dish

Intergenerational activity – making prayer flags

Dave Austin

April 22

Living in Harmony with the Testimony on Integrity

Priscilla Adams and Jake McGlaughlin will share several stories about people living according to their beliefs, followed by worship sharing about hard decisions we have made in our lives.

April 29

Dealing with Complex Situations

Rose Ketterer will present several situations that have arisen in various Quaker communities, and the group will discuss various approaches based on Quaker processes and traditions.

May 6

Meeting for Worship for Business

xxx

May 13

MOTHER’S DAY

Extended Hospitality

xxx

May 20

CLEANUP

Covered Dish

xxx

May 27

Memorial Day weekend – Extended hospitality

xxx

June 3

FDS closing ceremonies and multi-generational activity


The themes for the next four years – affecting children, youth and adult programming:
2011-12 – Quaker Testimonies
2012-13 – Old Testament
2013-14 – New Testament
2014-15  — Quaker History

2010 – 11 programs (concluded):

Date

Program

September 19

Sharing our Stories with Mary Anne Gaffney (Worship Sharing)

September 26

AFSC activities in Africa with Dereje Wordofa

October 3

Chanting and Singing, with Deedy Roberts (Intergenerational Activity)

October 17

Worship and Ministry, led by Maria Shivers

October 31

One Book, One Yearly Meeting led by David Austin

November 7

One Book, One Yearly Meeting, led by David Austin

November 28

Chanting with Deedy Roberts (Intergenerational Activity)

December 5

Simple Gifts (Intergenerational Activity)

December 19

Christmas Carols

January 2

Queries for the New Year(Worship Sharing)

January 16

Quakers in Action:Camden, with Kitty Taylor Mizuno and Justin Loughery

January 23

Quakers in Action:Women -Mothers of Congo, with Elsie McKee

January 30

Exploring Worship with Bob and Connie Brookes for Worship and Ministry

February 6

Religious Education for Our Children and Youth, with Greta Rech, PYM staff

February 20

Quakers in Action: Quakers and Listening with Ceil McFadden and Mary Noland (Worship Sharing)

March 6

Aging and Spirituality led by Ruth Podolin(Worship Sharing)

March 20

Quakers in Action: Raising our Children with Karriem and Veronica Salaam

March 27

Memorial Service and Graveyard presentation with Pam Anderson and Bob Brookes

April 3

Quakers in Action: Worker Justice, with Kitty Taylor Mizuno, Kandy Lippincott, David Austin, and Linda Lotz

April 17

Saying Yes when we mean Yes, and No when we mean NO led by Judy Owens, Maria Shivers, and Linda Lotz, for Worship & Ministry (Worship Sharing)

May 22

Feminism and its Quaker Roots, led by Rose Ketterer (Intergenerational Activity)

June 5

Visit to Paulsdale, the Alice Paul House (Intergenerational Activity)

A Questionnaire for Adult Religious Education – 2010-11 is currently being circulated to evaluate this year’s Adult First Day programs and request suggestions for next  year.We would especially appreciate suggestions on how to draw on expertise from within the Meeting and how to increase attendance.

Programming offered in addition to First Day School:

Quakerism 101 is a short evening course offered by the Meeting to provide a background on our distinctive identity as Quakers and on our distinctive faith. The course is usually held once every other year, and is open to new and old members and attenders.

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