Happenings

News Item – Organizational  Events

Several events are encouraging The Quaker Parenting Initiative to broaden its geographical scope beyond that of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. One major event was the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting laying down its working groups, which meant that QPI was no longer associated with PYM. This freed QPI to view itself as having a broader mission. Another is the fact that two of QPI’s members now live in the geographical area of other Yearly Meetings. A third event, more a fact than event, is that we have been working with other groups across the nation to provide parenting programs. Now it is time to recognize there is interest and there are needs out beyond PYM.

At the moment we are doing this expanding in two ways. We are moving into the social media. If you are reading this, you have found our web site. Check us out also on Face book.  Second, we are looking for other like minded groups with whom we can collaborate in ways that will make our work more available. One such group is the Quaker Religious Education Collaborative, members of which come from 19 yearly meetings and represent 175 monthly meeting. We are attending their meetings and searching with them for ways the two groups can work together  in our efforts to support the spiritual life of children and their parents.

Remember to look for us on Face book and check in on our web site, quakerparenting.org to keep current with what we are doing.

Upcoming Events

Parenting Creatively in a Quakerly Manner
Virtual discussion series
Time: Wednesday or Thursday (at convenience of participants)
January 10 or 11, 2018  7:30 – 9:30
Facilitator: Harriet Heath
For further information contact Harriet Heath, harriet.e.heath@gmail.com

Quaker Parenting
January 7, 14, 21 & 2018
Moorestown Meeting
Facilitators: Marty Smith & Emma Richter

Retreat: Quaker Parenting A Time to Reflect and Envision
March 9th through 11 at Woolman Hill Retreat Center
For people interested in:
Delving into what Quakerism has to offer parents on their spiritual journey;                           Reviewing current programs;
Envisioning future possibilities. Financial support available.
Facilitators: Quaker Parenting Initiative Facilitators

Training for Facilitators
January 2018 A partial online training for people interested in becoming facilitators for Parenting Creatively in a Quakerly Manner discussion series. There will be assigned readings, virtual discussion sessions, a retreat (see above) and experiences co-leading discussion groups.
Time: Adapted to the convenience of the participant.
Let us know of your interest in any of the above,

Past Events

Tri-quarter Family Weekend
Sept. 29 Medford, NJ
“One Family” Creating a Peaceful Family on behalf of Haddonfield Quarter
Facilitators:  Marty Smith

Parenting Creatively in a Quakerly Manner
Discussion series of five sessions adapted for the anchor program
August, 2017
New England Yearly Meeting Residential Sessions
Harriet Heath, Facilitator

Parenting Teens
Workshop  August, 2017
New England Yearly Meeting Residential Sessions
Harriet Heath, Facilitator

Quaker Parenting Initiative Introduction
Presentation of the work of the Quaker Parenting Initiative including a mini demonstration of a parent discussion session
February, 2017, Wellesley Monthy Meeting
Harriet Heath and Carolyn Stone, presenters
March, 2017 Cambridge Monthly Meeting
Harriet Heath Presenter

Parenting Creatively in a Quakerly Manner
Virtual discussion series
(See How to Use Our Resources for further information)
May and June 2016
Harriet Heath, facilitator

October and November, 2016
Harriet Heath, facilitator

February and March, 2017
Harriet Heath and Abigail facilitator

Quaker Parenting Initiative Introduction

Presentation of the work of the Quaker Parenting Initiative including a mini demonstration of a parent discussion session
August, 2016

New England Yearly Meeting August, 2016
Castleton Vermont University
Castleton, Vermont
Harriet Heath Presenter

Quaker Parenting Initiative Introduction
Presentation of the work of the Quaker Parenting Initiative including a mini demonstration of a parent discussion session.
June, 2016

Quaker Religious Education Collaborative Conference
Retreat Center
Richmond, IN
Harriet Heath Presenter

Quaker Parenting Initiative Introduction
Presentation of the work of the Quaker Parenting Initiative including a mini demonstration of a parent discussion session.
March, 2016

Retreat and Renewal Weekend for those in the ministry of children’s religious education in the New England Yearly Meeting.
Woolman Hill Quaker Retreat Center
Deerfield, MA
Harriet Heath Presenter

Quaker Beliefs, Values, and Practices as Guides to Our Parenting
Discussion series
Moorestown Monthly Meeting
Winter 2016
Marty Smith, Facilitator

Parenting Creatively in a Quakerly Manner
Virtural discussion series
(See How to Use Our Resources for further information)
Time: Wednesdays 7:30 to 9:30 May and June 2016
Harriet Heath, facilitator

Raising Our Children in the Light
Workshop at Residential Meeting July 2015
Marty Smith, facilitator

Quaker Beliefs, Values, and Practices as Guides to Our Parenting
Discussion series
Moorestown Monthly Meeting
Winter 2015
Marty Smith, Facilitator

A taste of Quaker Parenting Workshops

QREC at Pendle Hill 2015 (We did a second one by popular demand)
Facilitators:  Marty Smith & Fran Devine

Raising Our Children in the Light
Workshop at PYM Residential Meeting July 2015
Marty Smith, facilitator

Quaker Beliefs, Values, and Practices as Guides to Our Parenting
Discussion series
Moorestown Monthly Meeting
Winter 2015
Marty Smith, Facilitator

Parenting Creatively in a Quakerly Manner
Discussion series during a family weekend
Susquehanna Quarterly Meeting
Fall 2014
Harriet Heath, Facilitator

Parenting Creatively in a Quakerly Manner
Discussion series
Lansdowne Friends School
Winter 2014
Fran Devine and Harriet Heath, co-facilitators

Parenting Creatively in a Quakerly Manner
Discussion series during a family weekend
Quaker Center, Ben Lomond, CA
February, 2014
Harriet Heath, Facilitator

Quaker Parenting Classes
February of 2013 & 2014
Honolulu, Hawai
Facilitator: Marty Smith