Our Meeting takes great care in including and appreciating each individual, including children. Quakers have a long tradition of including children in the contributions and decisions for the Meeting community. While children receive guidance from adults in the Meeting, each child is a minister and is encouraged to participate in the Meeting to his or her fullest ability.
From September through May, there is a children’s First Day school program for every age, at 9:45 a.m.
At 11:00 a.m. during the time for meeting for worship, we have childcare and developmentally appropriate opportunities for our children and teens to participate in worship.
In addition to regular First Day School programming each Sunday, there are special events throughout the year for children and intergenerational events in which children play a key role.
There are also many opportunities for children and teenagers at Bucks Quarterly Meeting and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
Following are links to get more information on youth programming in the wider Quaker community.
For Bucks Quarter, go to www.quakersbucks.org where you can view the latest issue of Quakerphernelia that will list all the upcoming activities.
For Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Children’s Religious Life Program (grades K – 5) www.pym.org/children/
For PYM Middle School Friends (grades 6 – 8) www.pym.org/middle-school-friends/
For PYM Young Friends (high school ages) www.pym.org/young-friends/
For PYM Young Adult Friends (ages 18 – 35ish) www.pym.org/young-adult-friends/