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]
Q & A About Quakerism
As of October 2016, an updated Directory and a revised Committee list for 2016-2017 have been posted on the password protected section of the website. Because these files contain addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of New Haven Friends, they cannot be posted on the public portion of the website. You must have created an account to log in to the website to get them. A printed copy is also available from the Clerk. Contact a member of the Communications Committee if you need help logging into the website.
Jon Gorham will present his fifth and final climate change talk on Sunday, November 6. The public is invited for this free talk. What attendees will learn:
This month's newsletter from Noah Merrill, Secretary of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, covers several timely topics. A message has been received from Friends in Cuba about Hurricane Matthew. Friends in Worcester, MA participated in an interfaith public healing service, organized by the local NAACP. Click on the link below for the full text.
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.
The Fall 2016 session of First Day School is underway for the children in our meeting.
The presence of our children is an important part of New Haven Friends. Each Sunday, 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.
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