three Quakerism classes were all developed as courses for monthly meetings in
the Philadelphia region and taught repeatedly over the years, usually as a 6-7
week class series under the auspices of the Adult Relgious Education
Committee. At that time the ARE
coordinator published and updated a list of traveling teachers and would help
connect meetings with teachers.
Quakerism 101 is an introduction to Quakerism. The six classes are
on early Quaker history, the Inward Light, Meeting for Worship, Meeting for
Business, Quaker testimonies & the meeting as a community.
This Is Our Testimony to the
("Quakerism 201") is a course in the Quaker testimonies of integrity,
simplicity, equality, peace and stewardship of the earth. It focuses especially
on how each social testimony springs from central facets of Quaker faith.
Gospel Order ("Quakerism 301") offers a more advanced
exploration of issues that many meetings wrestle with in the "beloved
community" of the meeting family. Topics include ways of deepening the
spirit-led vocal ministry, experiencing business meeting as worship,
encouraging the spiritual gifts of members and engaging each other lovingly in
mutual spiritual accountability. Downloadable version of this course:
Gospel Order Course.pdf
readings for all three of the above courses are the excerpts in the 1997 Faith & Practice of Philadelphia Yearly
High School Religion
taught religion during the 2001-2002 acsdemic year at Westtown School. The
following are the handouts used in the three courses I taught that year to high
school sophomores. Each of the following includes a weekly handout with
information on the topic and self-reflection queries.
Bible (Genesis & Exodus, Psalms,
New Testament (mainly Luke)
New Testament course.doc
First Day School series on Early Friends
the spring of 2011 I taught an eight week class series on the first generation
of Friends and what impact they can have on our own faith and lives today as
Friends. This included a series of skits that were combined into a play
that we presented to the meeting. Lots of fun stuff that appealed to our
attenders who ranged in age from 6 to 80! [materials to be added]
materials for course on Early Friends
Jeapordy & a fun quiz on Fox
Play (combines skits from several classes)
are welcome to use these curricula, although I would appreciate being credited
with creating them. I will be happy to email you a printable file of these
curricula if you wish. You can contact me at peter's email.