Dallas Friends Meeting Activities and Schedule
A note on Quaker day-naming, which is not used on this public page:
Historical Friends did not use commonly recognized names for the days of the week or the months of the year. What we would call "Sunday" was called "First Day," what we would call January would be called "First Month." For the sake of clarity, our public page uses conventional naming. For more information on this subject, see Of days and dates: The Quest for Simplicity.
Our community activities take place after worship on Sunday and are generally determined by which Sunday in the month it is.
We are a small group, meeting in a small space, and do not have a robust program for children. Even so, we attempt to have sessions for children during meeting for worship and have a small space we try to make suitable to the needs of our regular attenders. The children are brought into meeting near the end of the worship period and there may be a scramble for seats and more noise than before they arrived. One of our children asked, some while back, why the people who were worshipping looked at the children when they came in rather than keeping their heads bowed. Our response is that watching them come in gives us the greatest joy and their presence is a gift of the spirit. We are then free to reflect quietly on that particular blessing. Occasionally during the announcement period (which follows introductions at the end of meeting) the children will present something from their lesson for the day.