First Day Values and Yearnings


  • is the most important aspect of First Day, as it informs all we do in community and in education.
  • provides a grounding in the Light.
  • comes in many forms. We yearn for additional worshipful opportunities.


  • is spiritual.
  • wrestles with the value and cost of sharing announcements after worship.
  • comprises a variety of life stages (e.g. young children, senior adults, single adults, married families with and without children in attendance on First Days, new attenders through seasoned members).
  • We are challenged to serve our community of differing needs and knowledge of Quakerism.
  • lives throughout the Lehigh Valley, therefore distance from Meeting and from each other, continues to be a challenge for us.
  • values 2nd hour after worship (adult programs, business meeting, adult presence).


We cherish intentional learning but much of Quakerism is learned by practice, therefore, regular attendance and involvement in all that Meeting has to offer is the best way to learn about Quakerism and our Meeting.
Spiritual growth is an intentional process. We yearn to focus on topics in depth.