7 ways to welcome children and families to your Quaker meeting
27 January 2020 by Mel Cook
Leaflets for newcomers, enquirers and Quaker communities.
Free resources that can be downloaded or ordered from firstname.lastname@example.org or requested by phone 020 7663 1125 or 020 7663 1030.
Leaflets most helpful for those new to meeting. These can be ordered or some can also be downloaded below and printed.
Quaker view on (order only)
These leaflets are also available as videos at www.quaker.org.uk/journeys
Attractive introductions to four contrasting areas of Quaker activity: Quakers (available in Welsh and English), worship, children and young people, and Quaker Peace & Social Witness.
This young people's outreach leaflet offers a brief history of Quakerism and thoughts from young Quakers on their faith, explores Quaker testimonies and gives examples of how beliefs might lead to action.
An information pack request card for enquirers, new attenders and those interested in finding out more about Quakers. Information packs can also be ordered online.
Local meetings can request six ready-prepared packs to give away to newcomers.
These cards give six answers to the question 'What do Quakers say?' as well as providing details of how to obtain a free information pack. Also available in Welsh.
There are two different exhibitions for hire. Three identical sets based on the concertina leaflet 'Quakers', these are a full set of 18 square panels on foam board, 30cm x 30cm, available to buy for £100 or hire for £22 (plus return postage). There is also a set of 22 picture panels based on quotes from Quaker Faith and Practice which are approximately 47cm by 32cm landscape and portrait and can be hired for £22 (plus return postage).
These leaflets are no longer available to order but can be downloaded and printed locally.
A4 Quaker Week 2018 'Room for More
Main Quaker Week 2017 poster - In turbulent times be a Quaker
Four series posters: Sustainability, Truth, Equality and Peace in A4 and A3
'This is not a migrant crisis...' poster (PDF)
Out of print
A4 Quaker Week 2016 'Inspired by Faith' Posters
A5 Quaker Week 2016 'Inspired by Faith' Posters
A3 Quaker Week 2015 'Beginning with Stillness..' Posters
A4 Quaker Week 2014 'Finding God in Everyone' Posters
A3 Quaker Week 2013 'Stillness, Reflection, Connection' Posters
There are four manuals, two available to order from the Quaker Centre Bookshop and all four for download.
This resource is for Quaker meetings interested in running events for enquirers and new attenders. It offers a simple framework for what the day might include, ideas for sessions and guidance on how to use the space you have.
A day with Friends [PDF] will help meetings run open and creative enquirers' events where everyone can share their stories and insights and explore the riches of the Quaker way together.
The resource is packed with ideas and inspiration and is available (free while stocks last) from the Quaker Centre Bookshop,
email@example.com, 020 7663 1030.
Sharing meeting stories is a piece of work that Quaker Life carried out in 2013. Quaker Life Network members were asked to visit meetings and have conversations with Friends to help understand the story of the meeting.
The findings of the project have been published as the Sharing meeting stories [PDF] booklet and form part of what led to the Being Friends Together project in partnership with Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre (offsite link).
A collection of ideas, stories, insights and experience of things that have worked for Friends and meetings as they have sought ways to do outreach and also become outreaching communities. The Outreach handbook [PDF] is available to download.
For meetings interested in being a more creative community; who are open to exploring new ways of being a Quaker community [PDF]; and who are seeking radical or fresh ways of engaging with local communities outside their meeting house door.
Only available for download.
There are two different exhibitions for hire. Three identical sets based on the concertina leaflet 'Quakers', these are a full set of 18 square panels on foam board, 30 cm2, available to buy for £100 or hire for £22 (plus return postage). There is also a set of 22 picture panels based on quotes from Quaker Faith and Practice which are approximately 47cm by 32cm landscape and portrait and can be hired for £22 (plus return postage).
Order early for Quaker Week - limited stock. To hire contact the Quaker Centre Bookshop, firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7663 1030.
This is a guide of how to set up a Facebook page for your meeting:
So you are thinking of setting up a Facebook page (PDF)
Join the Social Media Cluster of the Quaker Life Network for on going support (Facebook group)
A guide for children to Quaker meeting for worship.
This booklet is intended to help children find a way into Quaker meeting for worship. Images from a garden are to illustrate different aspects of what is happening in meeting for worship.
It can be used as a starting point for conversation between children and adults, and also as a focus to help children settle and centre during meeting for worship.
A guide for children about Quaker testimonies.
Both booklets available from the Quaker Centre Bookshop, email@example.com, 020 7663 1030.
Order for burial, interment or scattering of ashes (PDF) See chapter 17 of Quaker faith & practice (offsite link) for information on Quaker funerals and memorial meetings.
Badges are low key way of being open about your faith, starting a conversation or to identify Quakers at outreach events.
Quakers for Peace badges are currently out of stock and 'I'm a Quaker – ask me why' pin badges and plain magnetic Q badges are no longer available.
Becoming Friends: Living and learning with Quakers is an innovative learning project from Woodbrooke and Quaker Life which aims to nurture and support those who are new to Friends. It helps newcomers develop an understanding of Quakerism, while exploring their own journey. It uses flexible learning materials, on-line discussion groups and support from a network of 'companions' in local meetings.
The Becoming Friends course is now available online and in paper format. You can find out more online by visiting Becoming Friends on the Woodbrooke website.
Meetings can get ready to support newcomers by using the Becoming Friends materials. You might also enquire about sending Friends on a Becoming Friends companion course.
A5 study guide for living out our Quaker faith, download 'Being Quaker, doing Quaker' [PDF]
A5 study guide for sharing our experience of worship, download 'What do you do in meeting for worship?' [PDF]
Information leaflets to support Quakers in using Quaker Business Methods. Available to download or can be ordered from firstname.lastname@example.org or requested by phone 020 7663 1125 or 020 7663 1030.
'Membership: Principles & Processes'
'Holding Quaker business meetings by Teleconference'
'Maintaining safe communities'
'Principles and testimonies: Nominations'
'How Quaker meetings take decisions'(no longer in print, available to download only)
If your meeting would like help improving it's presence on Facebook we can help you! We'll support meetings in setting up Facebook pages, improving existing pages and increasing reach. The best way to get started is to join the Quaker Life Network Social Media Cluster
facebook.com/groups/QLNSocialMediaCluster. If you are interested in this work please email email@example.com.
27 January 2020 by Mel Cook
020 7663 1030