New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

JHYM Retreat

Swimming in Cold Water: Our Annual Service Retreat


Friday, September 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 12:30pm


Friends Meetinghouse
841 Edmands Rd
Framingham , MA


Margaret Atwood wrote this great piece about how, being Canadian, she had to learn how to swim in icy, cold lakes, and that this helped her learn to plunge in and just do it even though it might hurt, might not be totally easy, might cause her to look ungraceful…. Working to make our world – within ourselves and all around us -- more just, peaceful, and sustainable requires courage and a willingness to jump in and maybe flail around.  Let’s talk about this. Let’s then go do a little service work out in the community on Saturday afternoon. Let’s start to build our community. I so hope you can join us!  Registration starts August 8, 2019.

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]