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Children are in the Heart of our Meeting

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The First Day School Committee and Wilton Quaker Meeting are delighted to let you know that we are offering a new place for children, appropriately, in the heart of meeting for worship.

Any children attending Meeting or First Day School (Sunday School) can now choose to sit on a rug on the floor in front of the fireplace. Other children, as well as one friendly adult, will be there too! 

As is our custom at Wilton Meeting, on the fifth Sunday of each month, we will have no first day school program. Child care will be provided, but no program. We refer to this as Family First Day, when children are encouraged to remain in Meeting for the entire hour with their family or, if they prefer, with the other children in front of the fireplace. When our whole community is together it is sometimes known as Community Worship, and is the best!

On other Sundays, we look forward as always to having the children with us in worship for the first fifteen minutes of meeting for worship, after which they can go into the Children's area for Sunday School. Children now can sit with their young friends for those precious times too.

In Wilton, children are in the heart of Friends Meeting.