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]
Peace & Social Outreach Committee has prepared information on the local, regional, national and international organizations that New Haven Friends supports with donations. Each year's donation budget is set at 10% of the income received in the previous year, but not less than $5,000.
We also support local nonprofit and community groups by making available the use of the Meetinghouse. To request use of the property, review the Request Form.
A Memorial Meeting may be scheduled for any time after the death of a person. Ministry & Counsel Committee works with family members on the details of date, time, refreshments, etc. As is our custom in the manner of Friends, we sit quietly.
During the 19th and into the 20th century, Native American children were forced or pressured to attend Chrisian and government-run boarding schools or day schools. The purpose was to "kill the Indian and save the man".
In a difficult time, the teachers at our sister organization, Friends Center for Children, stand with those who are hurting.
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