Sunday, October 21
We will go pick up materials like leaves and sticks outside in Longfellow Park to make a mandala, our annual fall activity.

Coming up, Sunday, October 27
We will go to the Hanson’s Farm for fun in a pumpkin patch, hay rides, and a corn maze. We can eat a picnic lunch there.

Sunday, October 13
First Day School made lunches for Liam’s Lunches of Love and sandwiches for people who will go deliver them around Harvard Square and Central Square afterwards.


Greg Woods
Youth Ministries and Education Coordinator He/His/Him

Attached is the schedule for the 2019-2020 First Day School year.”

And here is the FDS Curriculum for 2019-2020.

Meeting Outing to Pumpkin Patch/Corn Maze
Sunday, October 27. Leaving FMC around 12 noon. Join us for this fun, intergenerational fall event. We will go to Hanson’s Farm at 20 Nixon Road in Framingham, MA. Carpooling will be available.

RSVP to Greg Woods


Mei Ming Cornue-Hollander is the new Nursery Assistant. Here is her bio:

Mei Cornue-Hollander was introduced to the FMC community by Pearl Kerber, former Nursery Coordinator. Mei currently lives in Brookline where she also works as a paraprofessional in the RISE program at the Runkle School. She completed her undergraduate degree at Brandeis University in sociology and elementary education in 2013. She received her elementary education license during her undergraduate studies. She is in the final year of her graduate studies at Boston University for moderate and severe disabilities. She looks forward to continuing her work with all different families and children.


Invitation to Join a Virtual Quaker Parent Discussion Group

As Quakers have you ever wondered:
How your Quaker faith can give support and guidance to your parenting?
How your parenting is part of your spiritual journey?
What guidance does Quakerism give to knowing how to deal with behavior challenges, from toddlers to teens?

The Quaker Parenting Initiative, with support from New England and New York yearly meetings, is offering an opportunity to explore these questions in a 5-week online series starting on September 25.

See Attached Flyer for more information!

Something that come up at the Parents’ Meeting is a desire for parents to be able to communicate with each other as a group. To facilitate this, I have set up a listserv through Google. If you have an Google account, you can request access. If you don’t have an Google account,please let me know and I can add you.

Volunteers Are Still Needed to Help with Childcare
Our nursery is booming with children and they are wonderful. Several of our regular teen workers and regular volunteers cannot work as much as they used to and there is more of a demand for weekday evening volunteers while parents are in various FMC meetings.

Helping with childcare is one way to contribute towards the meeting community in order to alleviate childcare costs for the meeting and keep our children in a safe, loving environment. Plus our little children at meeting are pretty adorable.

If you are interested, please let me know. The process to get screened is pretty simple and easy. Please contact Greg Woods at or 413-251-6512.

Greg Woods Greg Woods, Youth Ministries & Education Coordinator or 413-251-6512