Concord Quarterly Meeting
8:30-9:45 Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business
10:00-11:15 Meeting for Worship with Birmingham Meeting
11:15-11:30 Announcements and break
11:30-12:30 Intergenerational Program
Concord Quarterly Meeting & The Peace Testimony In 1777 & Now
Birmingham Township is reliving the Battle of the Brandywine on May 17 and 18 at Sandy Hollow Park, a township-owned park located near Birmingham Meeting. In response the Meeting has prepared an extraordinary program examining the impact of the battle and the war on the local Quaker community and what it means for our Peace Testimony today.
• A young person’s play about a Quaker ghost who tells tales of his experience at the battle
Bring your children and they can participate in the Play!
• A review of issues about the war from meetings’ minutes at the time.
Hear about the goings on at the time from the actual Quaker minute books.
• An historian’s account of the problems Friends faced at the time and what we face now
.Hear Quaker Historian Nancy Webster report on the Friends reaction then and how we might handle our country’s war mentality today.
12:30-1:00 Lunch (provided by Birmingham; donations to RSWR accepted)
Middle School and Children’s Program
8:30-10:00 Crafts making to support the Play
10:00-10:30 Join parents for Opening Exercises and the first 15 minutes of MFW
10:30-11:30 Preparation for the Play (based on The Riddle of Penncroft Farm)
11:30-12:30 Intergenerational Program (see above)
12:30-1:00 Lunch with parents
Note: Children and youth may join in at any time during the morning. Childcare is available for the youngest beginning at 8:30.
Directions: Located at 1245 Birmingham Rd., West Chester PA 19382. From Rte. 202 take Rte. 926 west; go left at Birmingham Rd; look for the meetinghouse on the left.