Adult Religious Education (ARE)

The Adult Religious Education (ARE) Committee schedules classes on a variety of topics. Anyone is welcome to attend! They are usually held 1-2 times a month at 9:30 a.m. in the basement (music) room of the SAM building (Science, Arts, Music building) of Sidwell Friends Lower School campus.  

Please look below or check our calendar or current newsletter for an up-to-date schedule. The typical dates are the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.
Below is a list of some previous and upcoming events. Please click on the title for additional information. 

**June 30, 2019, 9:30 in the Music Room:  Spiritual Journeys Series: Lauren Brownlee

Please join us to hear Lauren talk about the influences on and sources of her spiritual unfolding, and what have been the fruits of her spiritual journey.

If you'd like child care through Grade 6 while attending, please contact Marion Harrell (see Directory) 10 days in advance.

PREVIOUS (Please contact the ARE committee clerk if you would like them to repeat a class.)
  • May 15, 2019: Joan Maxwell on “Soul Support: Providing Emotional and Spiritual Support to the Dying” (inspired by her memoir, Soul Support: Spiritual Encounters at Life’s End)
  • April 14, 2019, 9:30: Deborah Haines on "William Penn and Equality."
  • March 24, 2019: "The Burning One-ness Binding Everything: A Spiritual Journey" by Bruce Birchard. Discussion of a Pendle Hill Pamphlet. For discussion questions click here.
  • Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, and Mar 10, 2019:  Six sessions of "An Introduction to Quaker Faith and Practice," using the book Letters to a Fellow Seeker, by Steve Chase. 
  • January 13, 2019:
    "William Penn and Equality" (Postponed until April 2019) 
  • October & November 2016: Exploring Quakerism: A 6-part series for newcomers as well as more recent and long-time Friends. Series summary.