Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

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 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 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 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.
    *Adapted from materials from Friends General Conference.

    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

    Handicap Accessible

    How to Get to the Meetinghouse

    To see a full page CALENDAR for this month click HERE

    What's New

    In the Light newsletter introduces the new Sunday childcare provider : Maria Teresa Anez Moronta.  She has just graduated with a master’s degree in clinical social work at Southern CT State University.  Her story is HERE.

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    Parents with young children are seeking input on shared norms for children at Meeting.  At their last parent meeting, they report having a great conversation about the joys and challenges of bringing their children to Meeting.  Those present discussed and agreed to the following norms.  They invite parents and non-parents alike to give them feedback on these ideas.  It's important to them that everyone feel comfortable in the space. 

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    With Our Whole Hearts

    I hope the stories of faithful living and opportunities for engagement featured in this month's newsletter will bring you encouragement and nourish your spirit. My prayer is that in these turbulent days, each of us might find space—even if only for a few moments—for the refuge, rest, and renewal that will allow us to be who we are called to be.                  Noah Merrill, Secretary, NEYM

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    The full text of the letter from Fritz Weiss, Presiding Clerk of New England Yearly Meeting and Noah Merrill, Secretary is attached.

    The Love That Overcomes

     November 3, 2018

              For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God –Romans 8:38-39

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    Beginning in autumn 2018 and continuing into spring 2019, New Haven religious and spiritual communities are:

    • visting each other's sacred spaces,
    • learning about other religious,
    • extending hospitality,
    • equipping themselve with some of the tools of interfaith dialogue and
    • building an interfaith community 

    Through these visits to spaces where people pray, worship, engage in religious practices and celebrate life's events, participants are invited to listen, learn and connect with one another.

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    Every year in August, at the conclusion of the gathering of Friends from around New England ("NEYM"), an "Epistle" is prepared to send to Friends everywhere.  This epistle/letter/communication seeks to capture both the practical and spiritual nature of the gathering.  Attached is the most recent epistle from NEYM and one from Cuban Quakers.

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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

    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.

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