New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

USFW Meeting


Sunday, June 10, 2018 (All day)


532 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd
Durham , ME


USFW was started over one hundred years ago and its first clerk was Phoebe Aydelott from Swansea Friends Meeting in Massachusetts. Membership in USFW International is usually done through a Yearly Meeting group.

In our New England branch, we have only one active local USFW group: Durham, Maine. There has been lack of people willing to lead USFW in New England in the last few years.

Should we only have one meeting at year at YM sessions or another time? Or reinvent what we need in order to cover the needs of women in our Yearly Meeting?

In the past, we held Spring and Fall Gatherings, usually once in southern New England and once in the north and held a panel of women at each Yearly Meeting session to give the women’s point of view of the year’s theme. We also had a newsletter where women of New England shared about their ministries and challenges they faced that was sent out several times a year.  

Should we disband?

If so what happens to the one local group? What happens to those who are active internationally?

You are invited to a meeting to discuss these issues 

9:30 -   Adult Bible Study

10:30 - Worship with Durham Friends

11:40-12:40 - Lunch, provided by Durham Friends Women

12:45 - USFW meets.

If you cannot attend this meeting, feel free to send your suggestions for the future of USFW-New England to: Suzy Kleinberndt, Karen Sargent, Ann Armstrong, or Marian Baker

Contact Information

USFW Clerk

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]