First Day School Program
Sundays, concurrent with Meeting for Worship (Sept-June)
Programs on the first and third Sundays will be part of the Godly Play and Faith & Play series. On second Sundays there will be a Junior Meeting for Worship for children over 5 and a story-based program for younger children (2-4). On fourth Sundays, the younger children will have a program that makes use of Dr. Seuss stories to related to Quaker themes and/or testimonies, and the older children will be learning about and discussing Quaker faith through playing the The Quaker 1652 Country Game. Programs on fifth Sundays will be reflections, explorations and activities related to the seasons of Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.
May 26: The Quaker 1652 Country Game/Yertle the Turtle
June 2: Mary Fisher
June 16: Listening for God
1st First Day Program
First Sunday of the month after potluck dinner
June 2: TBA
July 7: Sophia Community Reunion Picnic
Adult Religious Education Program
Sundays, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Summer Program May-August: The Spiritual Gospel will focus on explorations and discussions of the Gospel of John, as presented in Illuminate, a Friends Bible Study series by Barclay Press.
6/16 & 23: Jesus: the Way, the Truth, the Life (John 14:1-7)
6/30: Community Breakfast
7/7 & 14: "I Am the Vine" (John 15:1-16)
7/21 & 28: The Holy Spirit (John 16:5-16)
8/4 & 11: Preparing the Disciples (John 16:19-24, 31-33)
8/18 & 25: A Prayer for Disciples (John 17:1-5, 15-23)
Spiritual Seekers Information and Discussion Program
Fifth Sundays, 12:30 to 3:30 pm.: Jun 30
People come to Friends meetings for various reasons, many visit as part of a personal spiritual journey of seeking out a religious tradition that speaks to their condition. The Spiritual Seekers Information and Discussion Program is a way to find out more about Quaker faith and practice as well as an opportunity to explore how Quaker faith and practice relates to your own personal spiritual journey. Childcare is available as requested.
The Religious Education Committee offers Quakerism 101 in four consecutive weekly sessions. Quakerism 101 is a structured course that includes content on Friends’ faith and practice, discussion, and worship. The program is especially oriented toward those new to Friends, persons exploring potential spiritual communities, and those who may simply be curious. Experienced Friends are also welcome to participate. Reading materials will be provided. Each session begins with a simple meal at 6:00 p.m.; the session begins promptly at 6:30 and runs until about 8:00. Previous sessions of Quakerism 101 have been well attended and received.