Concord Quarterly Meeting
Goshen Monthly Meeting
8:30-9:30 Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business
9:45-10:45 Program on Goshen Meeting’s Question based Discussion technique
10:45-11:45 Meeting for Worship with Goshen Meeting
12:00 -1:00 Fellowship with Lunch provided by Goshen Meeting
Questions in a Hat
During our time together at Quarterly Meeting, we would like to share a practice we have been using in Adult Meeting for Learning at Goshen for several years now. It is simple. We gather every first First Day of the month. We have a collection of questions written by those who come to these sessions, including any new ones added that day. None of the questions is signed. We place all questions in a hat and draw one at random for discussion in a relaxed, worship sharing mode. Our intent is to have sufficient structure to proceed and sufficient flexibility to allow all who attend the opportunity to participate in a similar session under the leading of Spirit.
Special Children’s Program: Gender Equality in the U.S. & Abroad
The Children's Program will explore gender equality with age appropriate activities. The very young will enjoy songs, stories and art activities during childcare. Older children will watch a selected clip from the documentary Girls Rising about the struggles that girls face around the world. Afterwards, elementary aged children will share their thoughts and process their feelings through wondering questions, group games, and art response. Middle schoolers and young Friends will also watch an interview with Malala Yousafzai, the girl who just won the Nobel Peace Prize. Her interview speaks strongly of Quaker principles. These video clips will be used to help inspire questions the older children might ask about equality of the sexes. Like the adults, those questions will be put in a hat and drawn for discussion.
Note: Childcare is available beginning at 8:30.
Directions: Rte. 3 to Rte. 352; north on 352; just before Paoli Pike, enter the school drive on the right and follow to meetinghouse. Or take Paoli Pike to Rte. 352 south; pass meetinghouse and enter at school drive. From Delaware take Rte. 202 north to the Paoli Pike exit toward Paoli; go right on Rte 352 south, pass the meetinghouse and enter at the school.