How Shall I Use My Time in Meeting for Worship?

by Chip Poston, George School

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Love, Admiration, Respect: Meeting for Worship in the Classroom

(Download) By Christie Duncan-Tessmer, excerpted from Tuning In: Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning, available for purchase from the Friends Council on Education.

Meeting for Worship as Reflective Practice

(Download) By Irene McHenry, excerpted from Tuning In: Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning, available for purchase from the Friends Council on Education

Meeting for Worship at AFS

Abington Friends School

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Meeting for Worship with Preschoolers

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Meeting for Worship, Schoolchildren, and You

(Download) By Mark Franek
This piece originally appeared in the William Penn Charter School’s internal document for faculty and staff called P.C.P.D. (Penn Charter Professional Development), September 2007, vol. 15, no. 1.

Meeting for Worship: readings

Available for purchase from the Friends Council on Education
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Meeting for Worship: Should I Speak in Meeting for Worship?

(Download) A "flow chart" examining the considerations that may lead to vocal ministry in meeting for worship.

Middle School Meeting for Worship: A How-to Guide by 6th Graders

(Download) Written by 6th grade students of Westtown School.

New "Assembling" Brings New Energy

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Quaker Meeting for Worship - reflections from Irene McHenry

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Queries and Spiritual Life at Stratford Friends

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Every morning at Stratford Friends School the day begins with Meeting for Worship. On some days it is silent and the sun streams through the window and the only sounds are the birds and the traffic outside. On other days Teacher Julia, the music teacher, plays the piano or harp. About once a week we have a query. Queries are questions written by a group of the oldest students in the school. The Query Committee meets once a month to write queries and to decide on a schedule of closing meeting. By being the ones to close meeting, ask for announcements and dismiss teams, the students take ownership of the Meeting for Worship time. Click title to read more....

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Reflection on Sidwell Friends School’s new meetinghouse

By Richard Brady (44kb)

Reflections on Meeting for Worship

By Michael DeHart, former head of Thornton Friends School (58kb PDF)

Seeking the Light: How We Value Worshipping Together in Meeting for Worship


Friends Select School - Lower School students reflect on their individual experiences in our worshipping community, on preparation for Meeting for Worship, what it means to be present in Meeting and what we take away from Meeting for Worship
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Themes for Worship and Exploration

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We're Going to Meeting!

Written and illustrated by Stacey Currie, preschool teacher, Haddonfield Friends School
A beautiful picture book for young children, available and downloadable online. Click here to view.


Worship Sharing Guidelines

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Worship Sharing with Shiny Stones

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