Celebrating Christmas During the Pandemic . . .
Conversation Circles are an opportunity to bring together the wisdom of our PYM religious education and youth work community of practice. Join in listening and discussion with others carrying a concern for children and youth programs in meetings.
Meetings are seeking to create meaningful Christmas programs that keep Friends connected while also being safe. Bring your ideas and questions! This is the same conversation topic both times listed. Register by clicking date below:
Monday, November 30, 1:00-2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00-8:30 PM
Advent begins on December 1, and while Quakers do not traditionally follow the liturgical calendar and observances like Advent and Lent, these may be personal practices for some individuals and families, and Advent can be a way to slow down and focus the time before Christmas on the Nativity story and also on giving.
This "Reverse Advent" activity for familiesincludes suggestions for giving to local food cupboard or shelter, and holding neighbors in the Light during the weeks leading to Christmas.
QREC: Seeking Wonder and Light in the Spirit of this Season includes many ideas and resources for Friends!
"Nativity for the Modern Age" created by Kennett Meeting in 2016 is still remarkably relevant, and three other Plays for the Christmas Holidays (shared by Nancy Pickering of Middletown Friends Meeting) are also linked. A costumed-at-home performance might be quite fun on Zoom!
Illustrated Ministry created teaching materials for this Christmas season focused on the theme, "Do Not Be Afraid."
Books! There are so many wonderful choices for this season . . . Come to one of the Conversation Circles to hear more about these titles!
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