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]
Ministry and Counsel Committee is sponsoring its second "Q&A about Quakerism" at 12:30 pm, after fellowship. It is intended as a place where anyone can ask questions about Quakerism.
On September 16, 2016 Ruah Swennerfelt, a Quaker activist, homesteader, and author of the book, Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith, spoke at New Haven Friends Meeting.
Form is posted as a PDF file and also pasted at this link
Deadline for registration is September 26.
CONNECTICUT VALLEY QUARTERLY MEETING AT WOOLMAN HILL
This regional meeting of Quakers from CT and western Mass gathers each fall at Woolman Hill, a beautiful retreat center in Deerfield. MA.
First Day school has begun its Fall 2016 session for the children in our meeting.
The presence of our children is an important part of New Haven Friends. Children are with their parents for the first 15 minutes of Meeting for Worship; then they may join First Day School classes or remain in Meeting for Worship. Parents play a central role in First Day School, and along with other experienced adults from Meeting, provide a safe and nurturing environment for children.
Annual Sessions 2016 Talking Points / Summary is attached.
2016 Faith & Practice Membership Working Page also attached.
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