New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Junior Yearly Meeting Retreat

That Friend Speaks My Mind!


Friday, November 18, 2016 - 5:00pm to Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 1:00pm


938 Main Rd
Westport , MA


Quakers have an amazing way of making decisions (when done faithfully), but it takes practice -- and a vocabulary lesson!  What is ‘the sense of the meeting?’  Does” letting something season” mean ‘please pass the salt & pepper?’  It can be really hard to have a group of friends choose a different idea than the one you suggested.  How do we let go of what we want and listen for what the Spirit is guiding us to do as a community?  This retreat will be a fun introduction to Friends’ Meeting for Business, inspired by Wellesley Meeting Friends’ Nancy Haines’ and Anne Nydam’s wonderful new picture book entitled Approved!    Registration begins Sept. 18.

Contact Information

Junior High/Junior YM Coordinator

Gretchen Baker-Smith
Home Meeting: 
Westport Monthly Meeting

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]