New Haven Friends Meeting
Religious Society of Friends/Quakers
You are Welcome Here
We believe that every person is loved by Divine Spirit. There are Quakers of all ages, religious backgrounds, race, education, sexual orientation, gender identities, and classes.
You are welcome to join us as you are. Dress as you feel comfortable.
We come together in worship:
- To listen to God;
- To know and be known by God;
- To grow in our faith;
- To be changed;
- To support each other; and
- To help one another do what God asks us to do.
Our time together looks like
- Quietly sitting together
- Listening for someone who is moved by the Spirit to speak
- Children are included and then may gather for the children's program
- Shaking hands when worship ends; and greeting those around us.
*Adapted from materials from Friends General Conference.
If you have questions about our Meeting, contact the Clerk of Meeting - [email protected]
A Memorial Meeting may be scheduled for any time after the death of a person. Ministry & Counsel Committee works with family members on the details of date, time, refreshments, etc. As is our custom in the manner of Friends, we sit quietly.
During the 19th and into the 20th century, Native American children were forced or pressured to attend Chrisian and government-run boarding schools or day schools. The purpose was to "kill the Indian and save the man".
In a difficult time, the teachers at our sister organization, Friends Center for Children, stand with those who are hurting.
We wecome and seek to provide a place of peace and sanctuary for all who come to us. This month's newsletter from New England Yearly Meeting includes a link to a letter from the New England Yearly Meeting staff after the election, a link to a video on Deepening Quaker Worship, and reports on recent and upcoming events. http://neym.org/news/november-newsletter-always-spirit-moving
The attached document is a guide for New Haven Friends Meeting Clerks and Committee on information needed by the Communication Committee for a posting
In North Dakota, the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies are struggling for the future of their land and people. Where those without worldly power stand in the Truth in the face of empire, God is at work and our faith calls us to support them.
Full text from the Clerk of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends is available below as a PDF. Also attached is a Minute from RSEJ.
Worship with us!
Meeting for Worship Sun 10:30 - 11:30am (and Sept to May First Day School for children)
Fellowship Hour Sun 11:30 to 12:30 with light refreshments and conversation