Friends General Conference

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New Haven Friends Meeting

Religious Society of Friends/Quakers

April 4, 2020 Update

All gatherings/use of the Meetinghouse are cancelled for the foreseeable future during the pandemic.  Updates will be posted here.  

On Sunday, April 5 Meeting for Worship will be available online thru the Zoom app.  All are welcomed to participate.  Details are available below under "What's New".

If you have questions about our Meeting, contact us at [email protected]


You are Welcome Here

 We believe that every person is loved by Divine Spirit. Our Quaker faith community includes people of any age, religious background, race, education, nationality, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or economic circumstance.

You are welcome to join us as you are. Dress as you feel comfortable.  We come together in worship:

  • To listen to promptings of the Spirit;
  • To experience a collective Presence/Wisdom;
  • To grow in our faith;
  • To be changed;
  • To support each other; and 
  • To help one another do what the inner LIght urges us to do.

    Our time together looks like this:

    • Children and adults gathering together at 10:15 am for family circle, in the Meeting Room, with songs and stories.  All are welcome in the family circle. Children then go downstairs for their own programs.  Family circle does not meet during July and August.
    • During Meeting for Worship upstairs, sitting quietly together; a message, song or poem may arise and be shared.
    • Listening to those who are moved by the Spirit to speak or sing (during the 10:30 worship time we use a hand held microphone so all can hear clearly);
    • Shaking hands when worship is ended;
    • Greeting those around us;
    • Sharing food during 11:30 am fellowship downstairs.  The current Fellowship Volunteer list is HERE.

    If you have questions about our Meeting, contact us at [email protected]

    Meeting Times

    Meeting for Worship Sun 9:15 - 10:15 am and 10:30 - 11:30 am (and Sept to May First Day School for children). Childcare for babies is provided year round.

    Fellowship Hour Sun 11:30 to 12:30 with light refreshments and conversation

    Third Sunday Meeting for Worship 9:15 - 10:15 am; Meeting for Business 10:30 am

    Handicap Accessible

    How to Get to the Meetinghouse

    To see a full page CALENDAR for this month click HERE

    What's New

    If you would like to join New Haven Friends Meeting for Sunday worship, please send a request to [email protected].  Thank you. 

    • Family Circle: Log on begins at 9:45 for the 10:00 to 10:15 gathering.  All Friends, young and old, are welcome to join.  

    • Meeting for Worship (MfW) from 10:30 to 11:30. If you joined Family Circle, just stay on Zoom.  Otherwise log on begins at 10:15.  

    Public

    Effective JANUARY 19, 2020 our Meeting will be changing the schedule for Meeting for Business to make it easier for Friends to attend. On every THIRD Sunday -

      • Meeting for Worship 9:15 - 10:15 am 

      • Meeting for Business at 10:30. 

      • First Day School for children 10:30 - 11:30 am (Sept to May). 

      • Childcare for babies is provided year round.

      • Fellowship Hour 11:30 to 12:30 with light refreshments and conversation.

    Public

    The theme for Sessions was Provoke One Another to Love. In the plenary session on Sunday morning we heard ministry from Lisa Graustein (Beacon Hill Meeting, MA) inviting us into “re-membering” connection—with ourselves, with one another, and with God. She helped us to remind one another that each of us are seen, forgiven, beloved, and needed in the work of growing into the Beloved Community. 

    A four-page summary of the 5 day gathering is attached.

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    “All persons deserve to pray and live without violence. Quakers (Friends) believe there is that of God in every person. This Sunday, March 17, 2019, New Haven, CT Friends are holding our Muslim communities, especially those in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the Light.”

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    Amelia Kgan, Legislative Director of Domestic Policy at Friends Committee on Legislation, shares words of perserverance and hope.

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    The attached Practice for NHFM committees and representatives to schedule an event at the Meetinghouse was approved at the April 2019 Meeting for Business.

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    Worship with us!

    (203) 468-7364
    New Haven Friends Meetinghouse
    225 East Grand Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06513
    United States
    Meeting Times: 

    Meeting for Worship Sun 9:15 - 10:15 am and 10:30 - 11:30 am (and Sept to May First Day School for children). Childcare for babies is provided year round.

    Fellowship Hour Sun 11:30 to 12:30 with light refreshments and conversation

    Third Sunday Meeting for Worship 9:15 - 10:15 am; Meeting for Business 10:30 am

    Handicap Accessible

    How to Get to the Meetinghouse

    To see a full page CALENDAR for this month click HERE

    New Haven Friends Google calendar
    NHFM is entirely dependent on financial contributions from individuals. Please consider what your experience here means to you and give as you are able.

    CLICK HERE to give online