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Religious Education/First Day School


Our First Day School program for children ages 5-13 provides an opportunity to learn about Quakerism, explore their understanding and beliefs about God, and connect with each other and the Meeting community. Children sit for the first 20 minutes in meeting for worship and then go to their First Day School classes. Their class time typically involves a story for younger children or lesson for older children and then discussion and a game or craft activity. Classes conclude at the same time as worship. There are two age groups of approximately ages 5-8 and ages 9-13.

Child Care

The Meeting provides child care for children under five years of age during meeting for worship. Parents are welcome to bring young children into meeting for worship, along with the older children, for the first 20 minutes or to take them directly to child care. Parents should be assured that gentle sounds from young children are welcomed as ministry by the worshiping group.