Albuquerque Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Since Fall 2020, First Day School activity packets are delivered to homes of our children and youth monthly. Sunday children & youth Meetings take place twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Sundays on Zoom .
Each registered family will receive a monthly activity box including activities and suggestions for home spiritual practices for families.
Junior Young Friends are invited to help imagine, create and assemble the activity boxes. Separate Junior Young Friends meetings will also be scheduled.
Newcomers are most welcome! Please download and complete the registration and photo release forms (below) and mail to: Connie Green, 1505 Stanford, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 or SCAN and send to: email@example.com (subject: First Day School)
Friends of all ages are invited to attend FDS on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. on the 2nd & 4th Sundays (links sent out weekly on Friday).
Young Friends will share their experiences with one another at the bi-monthly Zoom events. Adult volunteers are welcome!
The Albuquerque Friends Meeting (AMM) provides weekly “First Day School” for children and youth of all ages. Curriculum coordinator, Elizabeth Freyman, a skilled teacher, has developed an appropriate curriculum for each age group. Guided by Elizabeth and adult volunteers, children engage in meaningful activities and discussion to deepen their own understandings of faith and its practice in their daily lives.
The group gathers at 10:30 to share introductions and to sing songs selected from a Quaker Song Book selected by the children. Groups based on age and interest then form for specific activities. Skilled child care is also available for infants and young toddlers. We average from 7-12 children weekly.
At approximately 11:20 AM the children and accompanying join the larger Meeting for Worship where they introduce themselves and share about their activities at the end of silent worship at 11:30.
Several times a year the Children's Committee organizes events such as Game Night or camping trips for the entire AMM community.
The Children’s Program Committee welcomes participation by members and attenders of Meeting. Adult volunteers are welcome to participate in First Day School.
For more information or to volunteer please contact First Day School teacher, Elizabeth Freyman. firstname.lastname@example.org