Adult Forum
Friends may join us in the parlor, or on Zoom. Zoom links will continue to go out with Religious Education updates and information.

October 9: New Garden’s own version of “heART journaling”. Art supplies (paper, markers, crayons, scissors, etc.) will be provided for Friends joining in person, but you are welcome to bring your own. We will continue working with the theme of grief and will begin with a blessing or query, and reflection before moving into journaling and intention setting. While Friends are welcome to share their art, there is no pressure to do so. Read more about art journaling in the article linked below.

The Religious Education Committee is currently looking for Adult Forum facilitators, childcare volunteers, and Friends who are interested in leading Intergenerational First Day school lessons. We especially need childcare volunteers.

All of our Religious Education programming at New Garden Friends Meeting is meant to be a cooperative community effort. We need you!

Please email Karin Heller ([email protected]) if you would like more information about volunteering.

Children are Welcome at Meeting for Worship
All children are invited and encouraged to join us for Meeting for Worship. Crayons and activity packets are available in the foyer outside the Worship room.

Childcare is available for children 0-4 years of age beginning at 10:30 a.m. until the rise of Meeting for Worship. Please contact Karin Heller if you plan to use childcare to ensure coverage. [email protected]

Quaker Parent Mutual Support Groups
The Quaker parent mutual support groups are a supportive forum for multiple yearly meetings, in which Quaker parents can talk about their parenting in their faith. It’s open to any Friend currently raising children under age 19. FREE, online, facilitated in English on Zoom. The groups meet for an hour every other week, twelve gatherings total, between November 2022 and April 2023.

Groups are open to anyone from anywhere and are assigned according to age of children and availability adjusting for time zones. In past years, participants have ranged from Korea and the Philippines across the western hemisphere and all the way over to Scandinavia! There are 90 registrations already this year!

Register by November 1st- we could ALL use a little support! Registration link below.

Join Us Next First Day!

October 9, 4-5 p.m. Intergenerational First Day School (Fellowship Hall): Friends are invited to join us for fellowship and games! Bring your own reusable carry out containers and take home a delicious, vegetarian friendly dinner for the family.

October 9, 4-6 p.m. Young Friends (Fellowship Hall): We’ll get started in Fellowship Hall for Intergenerational First Day School, and move outdoors for a vegetarian friendly meal together at 5 p.m.