. . . to New York Yearly Meeting, the gathering of Quaker meetings (congregations) in New York State, northern New Jersey, and southwestern Connecticut.

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Reception to benefit NYYM—September 17

  • You are invited! Please join us at the home of a New York Quarter Friend to hear about, celebrate, and support our Yearly Meeting's efforts to deepen the lives of our meetings and reach out to the world more effectively—the Outreach Roundtable, the Youth Institute, and the larger movement of the Spirit among North American Friends.
    When & where: 6:00–9:00 pm, 323 W. 96th St., PH 9, NYC.
    Good food, good fellowship, and an opportunity to support the growing edges of our Yearly Meeting.
    Download a flyer to learn more.
  • RSVP office@nyym.org.

The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code—September 16 & 23

  • A new movie narrated by Buffy St. Marie premiers in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 7:30. NYYM has taken two formal stands against the Doctrine of Discovery.

Integrating Children into the Spiritual Life of our Meetings—September 19

  • Brooklyn Meeting, 9 am – 4 pm
  • Download the registration form.
  • How can our meetings better integrate our children into the spiritual life of our Meeting? How can we give them a voice in their experience of Quakerism and an awareness of Quaker process? Participants will leave with new energy, new ideas, and new tools to implement these ideas.
        Sessions will explore both the worship and the community aspects of Quakerism, including children in the circle of meeting life: joys and challenges; supporting children's spiritual development; and hands-on approaches to teaching children Quaker process. Some parts of the day will be multigenerational and childcare will also be provided.
        Facilitators: Mary Harpster and Melinda Wenner Bradley.
        Download the workshop brochure.

Outreach Roundtable—October 10

  • Shrewsbury Meetinghouse, 9:30–3:30
  • Download the Roundtable flyer
    An opportunity for meetings in New York Yearly Meeting to explore together resources, ideas, and experience in Quaker outreach. The morning program features talks by Friends with outreach experience; we will spend the afternoon sharing ideas and exploring next steps.

Conflict Transformation DVDs Available

  • Conflict Transformation Committee's movie of their workshop Conflict in Quaker Meetings: Crisis or Opportunity? is now available as a DVD. To order one, contact the Yearly Meeting office. You can pay by check, or by credit card on our online payment page. If you pay online, enter "Conflict Transformation DVD" in the field labeled "This payment is for:" just below the Calculate Total button. The cost is $15 including shipping. Remember that you can also watch the video on our website.