“How do meeting communities prepare and engage in active invitation to families and children? When a family walks through the door of a meeting, there are three sets of needs we should be prepared to support: the spiritual formation of their children, the spiritual journey of the adults as individual seekers drawn to Quakerism, and the family unit as they search for a spiritual community for their family to grow and contribute in…”
Meetings that are focused on engaging families will find useful guidance in this thoughtful piece from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
Related links and resources
A Friendly Welcome to Families: Spoken and Unspoken Messages of Our Meeting Spaces
Exploring Vocal Ministry with Young People
Let love (and welcome, inclusion, knowledge, and action) be the first motion!
Author: Melinda Wenner Bradley
Publisher: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
Age Group: Adults, Young Adult Friends (YAFs)
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Topics: Community, Families, Welcoming, Parenting, Welcoming