The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers are doing in the world.
This is the last of this series. Maybe our title should actually be joining and belonging – you come along, you are brought to Meeting, you join. You then become part of what is happening, and a sense of belonging, hopefully, can grow – depending on welcome, what is offered and then maybe, later (or sooner) you join again more formally… if asked or encouraged. Maybe there should be more freedom to talk with children about formal joining and membership. What could make it easier? This issue offers all sorts of ways into these questions and ideas.