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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

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


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.


Ministry and Counsel Committee is asking everyone to take the time to look over the 'queries' (questions) for 2017 in the attached document.  Please answer the ones that 'speak to you' about our New Haven Friends Meeting community and your own spiritual journey.

 Each year the responses are compiled to create the "state of society" report.  It will be is shared with our meeting and the wider Quaker community -  quarterly meeting and New England Yearly Meeting.


Quaker author Michael Birkel felt that we aren't hearing the whole truth about Islam.  So he went out to discover it for himself.


Although originally published several years ago, this essay may still speak to your condition in this "time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage ....

Full text posted HERE.  The author, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, is an American poet, post-trauma specialist and Jungian psychoanalyst.