What we're about

Are you trying to raise children who live ethical, Spirit-led lives? Let's see what we can learn from each other.

If you're a Quaker, or you're curious to learn more about Quakers and parenting, there don't seem to be many opportunities to meet other parents and caregivers in Chicago, beyond a few excellent but scattered Quaker Meetings. So this meetup is simply an opportunity to meet with others who are trying to raise their children thoughtfully and with spiritual depth, building on Quaker testimonies and leadings.

As a new group, we'll see where things go. We can share resources with each other (books like "Paths to Quaker Parenting"), thoughts on talking with kids about religion and testimonies like peace, equality, and simplicity, and swap stories and lessons.

Anyone is welcome who is raising kids and is interested in Quaker tradition and insight. For those who are Quaker, all "branches" are welcome - whether that be FUM, FGC, Conservative, EFCI or other. Also, anyone with kids aged 0-18 are welcome.

Past events (7)

Family Day at Oak Park Friends Meeting

Oak Park Art League

Illinois Yearly Meeting: Annual Sessions

ILYM Campground

Peace in a time of Conflict

Steve and Alexia

Quaker Retreat: Blue River Quarterly Meeting