Friends General Conference

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News & Announcements

Attached is the Epistle from Young Friends which was shared at the conclusion of this year's annual gathering of New England Yearly Meeting.  We recommend their guiding like to those of all ages.


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.  


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.


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.


“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.”


Calling all those with connections to Yale! Northampton Friends Vicki Elson and Tim Wallis have initiated a campaign for Yale to divest from companies manufacturing nuclear weapons and to become compliant with the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. To get a list of the relevant addresses and a model letter, contact [email protected]. For more infomation on the Treaty, the urgency of the issue, and the campaign for compliance, go to