Opportunities for Extended Worship

October 5, 2024
November 10, 2024
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


In earlier times, Friends would often worship for hours fully expectant and deeply patient for the Living Presence to do its work in the gathered body of Friends.  These extended and gathered experiences were core to Quaker convincement, personal transformation, and prophetic challenges to their society. Modeled on a 25-year practice in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, NEYM Friends are invited to experience a full day of Quaker worship and sharing.  We gather for three hours or so of expectant waiting worship.  Three hours may sound like a long time, but Friends who practice this extended worship are often surprised how quickly it seems to go by.  Friends are free to get up and move around, to lie down on the benches, to use the bathroom, to take a walk outside and rejoin the worship as led.  Following the worship we eat our brown-bag lunches sociably, and then return to the meeting room for worship sharing about our experiences of the morning.  We usually gather at 9, and finish by 2:30 or 3:00.  Friends are welcome to come for the whole day or any part of it. 


June 22, 2024, Hartford Meeting, Hartford, CT 
October 5, 2024, Vassalboro Meeting, Vassalboro, ME 
November 2, 2024, Providence Meeting, Providence, RI 

See the attached flyer for more details.