“Rejoice in the presenc
e of children and young people in your meeting and recognise the gifts they bring”
Advices and Queries 19
We have an active children’s meeting at Hammersmith, facilitated by a regular group of adults. We base our sessions around a different theme each term. In the past this has included Quaker history, the life of our meeting and stories from the Bible.
The children and young people share their sessions with the adult meeting after worship. They have also cooked meals to raise money for charity, made gifts for members of the meeting and decorated the meeting room for Easter to share their worship.
In addition to work on our vegetable garden, our summer theme is CHOCOLATE! We are studying the history of the Quaker Cadburys, their Bournville workers’ community and the current Fair Trade initiative. We are also making and eating lots of chocolate goodies.
Children’s meeting sessions take place every Sunday at 11am, including during school holidays, and the children and young people join the adult meeting for the last 10 minutes of worship.
If you would like further information about the children’s sessions please contact Ellen Marshall (convenor of children’s committee) on 0208 568 0657 or send an email.