Sunday, September 23, 2018
Start of Religious Education Series
Quakers and Indigenous Peoples:
9:30 – 10:30 am Meeting for Worship
10:45 – 11:45 am First Session of Five
Location: London Grove Friends Meeting
500 West Street Road and Newark Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Each session in the series offers a few brief stories, related information from past and present, and open time for questioning/sharing/seeking. Interested youth, approximately 9 and up, are welcome to join with adults at the sessions. Child care available for younger ages.
The five sessions:
September 23: Exploring Ceremony
November 18: Principal Chief Dennis Coker
November 26: Sustainability
February 17: Stories and Culture
March 17: Education
May 25: Healing
Note: The November 18th session is special – we welcome Chief Dennis Coker, Principal Chief of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware to speak. This is the 200th Anniversary of First Day 11/18/1818, when Quarterly Meeting was held for the FIRST time in the new, large London Grove Meetinghouse whose construction was supported across Western Quarter. Bring your ears, hearts and friends.
These sessions come out of the experiences of Gail Newbold, a participant in the workshop “Indigenous and Quakers as Allies,” at Friends General Conference Gathering (July 2018), and the interests of Susanna Davison and Karen-Lee Brofee, attendees of Pendle Hill Conference “Truth and Healing” (May 2018).
Session contact & questions: Gail Newbold firstname.lastname@example.org 610-869-3455