Growing In The Light – Grades 6-8
BY BARBARA CALDWELL AND DOROTHY REICHARDT
PYM 1994 Looseleaf
Content: Covers Meeting for Worship, Meeting for Business, architecture, Meeting Structure, and the first four Queries: community, equality, harmony and simplicity. Focuses on understanding Quaker beliefs and practices. Content includes:
Chapter 1 Enter in the Meetinghouse – Meeting for Worship, Part I
Chapter 2 Special Silence – Meeting for Worship, Part II
Chapter 3 When Two or Three Are Gathered Together – Meeting for Business
Chapter 4 The Seekers of the Light Are One – Membership
Chapter 5 Do Unto Others – The Testimony of Community
Chapter 6 In His Image – The Testimony of Equality
Chapter 7 The World in Tune – The Testimony of Harmony
Chapter 8 ‘Tis a Gift to Be Simple – The Testimony of Simplicity
Chapter 9 A Quaker Is… – Closing Celebration
Age Range: 11 – 13 years.
Preparation Time: 30 minutes; need advance time to gather supplies.
Number of Lessons: Nine; one each week. Could stretch some lessons into two weeks with service projects.
Activities: Games, songs, arts and crafts, writing and journaling, play acting, discussion, and service projects.
Supplies/Equipment: Books, records or tapes, art and craft supplies, and journaling supplies (pencils and paper), a hymnal or song book, and a Bible.