“We planned together, made music together, and shared snacks together. Our time together may have been short, but it will not be soon forgotten.” from the Children’s Epistle, Annual Sessions 2012
What We’ll Do
We have a lot of great plans in the works to encourage children to share their Quaker faith, grow spiritually, and have fun at the same time. Children will spend part of each day in their age specific program and will join the whole community for multigenerational programs and parts of Meetings for Worship for Business. (The FUN parts, of course!) Children will join their families for meals and afternoon time.
Where We’ll Be
Muhlenberg College, the Sessions 2013 location, has plenty of dorm space for a Family Neighborhood, where families may choose to stay with others with children. The Family Neighborhood provides a place to hang out, play with friends, and (for parents!) keep the conversation going after bedtime!
Age Based Groups
Children’s Sessions for Infants through fifth graders will meet at the same time as Meetings for Business. Similar age children are grouped together so that programs can be tailored to their needs. Each group will conduct business through their own discernment in peer groups and in the annual Children’s Summit where they will create their own Epistle. Each day when we join the larger community in Meeting for Worship for Business, we’ll share what we have experienced in our age specific groups and learn what the other groups have been doing. There will be other opportunities as well for all ages join together to reflect, discern, and learn and play together.
The contact for Children’s Sessions is:
Children’s Spiritual Life Coordinator
To learn about all PYM Children’s Programs: