Published Aug. 25, 2023
The new school year is an opportune time to welcome children and youth. Families are emerging from the isolation of the past three years and are seeking to connect with an intergenerational spiritual community. To be truly welcoming, Friends meetings and churches need to come to clearness on intention, preparedness, ministry, and physical space for children and families.
Join this conversation to explore preparations needed to grow and sustain your meeting's ministry with families and children. Speak with Friends who have deep experience in welcoming, including, respecting and learning from children and families.
• Andrew Wright, Youth and Children's Ministries Coordinator,
Durham Friends Meeting, NCYMC
• Sita Diehl, Madison Friends Meeting, Northern YM
from Beth Collea, Quaker Religious Education Collaborative