Spring Sessions 2022
New York Yearly Meeting is gathering for Spring Sessions online April 1-3 for business and worship.
An invitation from the clerk:
Please come to Spring Sessions.
We will be fully remote, with meetings for worship and for business, and social meals to get to visit. We will have a Friday evening program to celebrate being together, and Saturday morning worship for Ukraine. There will be a few items for action, if the body is so moved, reports that will help us prepare for our Summer Sessions, and updates from committees to let us know about the work being done on our behalf by many Friends.
Spring Sessions is a time we can check in about how we are doing with the practical matters we hope to address this year and to connect with one another and share how our spiritual journeys prosper.
I hope you will come and spend some time with Friends.
— Elaine Learnard, Clerk of NYYM
Spring Sessions is an opportunity to build community and experience Quaker practice in action! Updated information about Spring Sessions will appear here and will be announced to the NYYM email list. If you would like to be added to the list or if you are not sure you receive these emails from NYYM, please send your name and email address to [email protected].
Plans for Spring Sessions include a community-building event on Friday evening that will likely include some music and playfulness, giving us the chance to celebrate that we are together. On Saturday morning there will be a Meeting for Worship dedicated to Holding the People of Ukraine and Russia in the Light. Our meetings for business will be preceded by an hour of worship. Please note that there will not be time set aside for committees to meet during the weekend. Yearly meeting committees should schedule a time to meet before their next coordinating committee's meeting. If a committee has business it wants to bring to the yearly meeting as a whole, it should bring it to their coordinating committee first.
Friday Evening Program
Columbine, Martha, and Yana invite you to join us for an evening of worship and options for community building in different Zoom “rooms” offering games, music, and conversations sharing your personal Quaker faith in a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere. There will be Friends who can help you navigate between the various rooms. Feel free to visit different rooms as you feel led during the program time. We invite you to join us in a celebration of being together as a community!
Spring Sessions Schedule
Online - April 1-3, 2022
Friday, April 1
7:00-9:00 p.m. Evening Program
Saturday, April 2
8:45-9:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship
9:45-11:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business
12:00-1:00 p.m. Social Meal - Saturday Lunch on Nonviolence. Join Tish Prenot in an exploration of the topic of nonviolence, including a sharing of the introduction from the book "The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature" and a discussion of some inspirational passages from Gandhi.
1:30-2:30 p.m. Meeting for Worship
2:30-4:30 p.m. Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business
5:00-6:30 p.m. Social Meal - Saturday Social Dinner. Join a social meet and greet, eat and meet, chat and touch base dinner hosted by Martha Gurvich.
Sunday, April 3
(Morning off so that folks can join the worship of their choice. If your meeting is not hosting a virtual meeting, please visit nyym.org/NYYM-online-worship-opportunities)
1:30-2:30 p.m. Meeting for Worship
2:30-4:30 p.m. Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business, if needed
Closing at discretion of clerk as she determines that all business has been addressed.
The Agenda (below) has links to supporting documents that will help Friends prepare for our time together in Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business.
Resources for this Session