Adult Religious Education

ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION at Homewood Friends Meeting occurs at 9:15 a.m, on most Sundays (First Days) except the first Sunday of each month.

Click here for the Spring 2017 A.R.E. schedule

General information:

  • On the first First Day (Sunday) of the month we do not have Adult Religious Education because we have our monthly business meeting after worship and lunch.
  • On the second First Day we have Quaker Book Club, in which we discuss books about topics of interest to Friends. Although it is helpful for most to have read the book passage in advance, it is not a requirement. People are encouraged to come, listen in, and contribute their thoughts on the topic.
  • On the third First Day of the month, a convener leads a small group to discuss a topic related to Quakerism, the meeting, or issues related to peace and social justice. Often, information is shared along with personal experience. Topics have included “Peace Priorities,” “Understanding the Meeting’s Assets,” “The Future of Our Meetinghouse,” and studying the work of exemplary Friends such as John Woolman.
  • At announced times, we have Experiment with Light, which is a guided Quaker meditation based on a reconstruction of the worship experience of the early Quakers.

Adult education programs are often held in the Library, but some, such as the Quaker Book Club, meet in the dining room downstairs because we serve coffee, tea, and breakfast snacks.

For materials used in previous A.R.E. sessions, please click here.

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