New Haven Friends Meeting
Religious Society of Friends/Quakers
You are Welcome Here
We believe that every person is loved by Divine Spirit. Our Quaker community includes people 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 to those who are moved by the Spirit to speak;
- Children sit upstairs for the first 15 minutes. They then may gather downstairs for a separate childrens' program until 11:30;
- Shaking hands when worship is ended by a member of Ministry and Counsel;
- Greeting those around us and sharing food in fellowship downstairs.
*Adapted from materials from Friends General Conference.
If you have questions about our Meeting, contact the Clerk of Meeting - [email protected]
The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) released a new briefing paper to help Friends better understand migrant and refugee issues. The paper is titled ‘Protecting refugees and migrants under the New York Declaration: challenges and opportunities at the UN level,’ and you can download it as a PDF below.
How are Friends within New England Yearly Meeting being led to address climate change? You are invited to a day-long consultation on Saturday April 22, 2017, at Friends Meeting at Cambridge (MA) to share what has risen during this year and to discern together where the Yearly Meeting is being led.
The attached document includes the program's timeline and how to arrange for a place to stay overnight or childcare.
Registration will open soon.
Registration Now Open for the April 8 Living Faith Gathering in Providence, RI. Sponsored by New England Yearly Meeting, a similar event in Portland, ME quickly filled. Consider now whether a day with other New England Quakers would benefit your spirit and support your concerns. There is a sliding scale for the modest registration fee.
To register online, click HERE.
The New Haven Friends Meetinghouse Art Project (MAP) is an art initiative that invites NHFM members and attenders to exhibit their works of art. The current artist is Anne Hall Higgins who graduated in 1943 from Smith College with a major in art. She then became one of the first women to graduate from Yale Divinity School. Anne's long-standing critique of the American power structure has often been the inspiration for her art.
Worship with us!
Meeting for Worship Sun 10:30 - 11:30am (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