Friends of all ages are welcome to join the action at Berks on Saturday, March 23, as well as the alternative multigenerational program at Reading Meeting that morning, from 10am-Noon.
At Reading Meeting that morning, we will welcome Friends who are not participating in the action at Berks and would also like to participate in a morning program focused on community and witness. Youth Programs staff Amy Connelly and Melinda Wenner Bradley will be present to facilitate a multigenerational program that includes fellowship, worship, and an exploration of welcoming the stranger and loving our neighbors.
Like the action at Berks, the morning at Reading Meeting will be grounded in semi-programmed worship for all ages together. Following a Faith & Play -style story and worship, all ages will participate in a workshop on how we welcome one another in our homes, schools and work, meeting communities, and PYM. There will also be an activity to write letters to Governor Wolf and make cards for children held in detention centers.
In addition to the all-ages program at the meetinghouse, child care for our youngest Friends will be available there throughout the whole day, beginning at 9:30am. Parents are welcome to drop off children at Reading Meeting and proceed to Berks for the morning action there.
Children and youth of all ages are also welcome to participant at the Berks action. Children in 5th Grade and younger should be in the care of their family; the Children and Families program Facilitator Kimani Keaton will be present with families. Middle School Friends and Young Friends (high school) will gather with their Youth Programs staff on site at Berks: Elizabeth Croce and Colleen Hayes with MSF, and Lori Sinitzky and Aeryn Luminkith with Young Friends.
Children and youth will convene at Reading Meeting for lunch, and in the afternoon Kindergarten-12th Grade will gather for a “one room schoolhouse” activity to debrief their participation at the Berks action or the morning program at the meetinghouse before spending time with their program age-group. For more information about Youth Programs in the afternoon at Reading Meeting visit the Youth at Continuing Sessions event page.
Let us know you’re coming by filling out the Registration for Continuing Sessions and clicking “Going” to RSVP on Facebook!