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Children's Program - Toledo Worship Group
|Toledo Worship Group has a multi-age program for children during meeting for worship. (The other worship groups do not have programs, though some have children.) Parents are asked to bring their children to the kitchen before worship begins to introduce them to the adults leading the program...|
The program starts with a sharing time and then goes to the lesson for the week. Recent topics have included stories of the Bible and the Quaker Testimonies...
When worship concludes, the children join the adults and share the lesson.
In the spring of 2007, the children in the First Day School (members of the Children's Program) wrote an Epistle (a letter) to describe their experiences. Here it is.
Dear Friends Everywhere,
We are the young Friends of Toledo Friends Meeting. We love cats, drawing, computer games, komodo dragons, Webkinz, and yo-yo's. Our youngest Friend is 3 years old and he likes his paint box.
We meet at the 577. The parents join us too. The 577 is a community garden where people can garden for free. You can take many classes and most classes are about art. Two of us are taking a pottery class.
In First Day School we share about our week. We go outside and play in the gardens. We play lots of tag and soccer. We visit the koi in the biodome. We like the outdoor music garden. We learn about Quakers from a long time ago. We learn about George Fox. We learned about Moses. We went to the river and acted out the story. We are making our own songbook. Two of us have written songs for our book.
After we're done with First Day School we go talk to the parents and other adults about what we did. Sometimes the adults come and share stories with us.
Young Friends of Toledo Friends Meeting