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 community includes people 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 to those who are moved by the Spirit to speak;
- Children sit upstairs for the first 15 minutes. They then may gather downstairs for a separate childrens' program until 11:30;
- Shaking hands when worship is ended by a member of Ministry and Counsel;
- Greeting those around us and sharing food in fellowship downstairs.
*Adapted from materials from Friends General Conference.
If you have questions about our Meeting, contact the Clerk of Meeting - [email protected]
The attached pamphlet, prepared from notes years ago by Jan Hoffman, Mt. Toby Meeting, has provided helpful guidance to Ministry and Counsel Committees for many years.
Passage from March 22, 2017 reading in Habakkuk, Ch 2:1-3 (NRSV)
and station myself on the rampart;
The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) released a new briefing paper to help Friends better understand migrant and refugee issues. The paper is titled ‘Protecting refugees and migrants under the New York Declaration: challenges and opportunities at the UN level,’ and you can download it as a PDF below.
Worship with us!
Meeting for Worship Sun 10:30 - 11:30am (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