New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

JHYM Retreats

Our culture is so quick to blame – the other person, the company, the system – for what’s wrong.  Instead of shame and judgement, what happens...
For 20 years, JYM and JHYM jointly offered a special retreat for 6th graders entitled Bodyworks.  This is a revamped version that will talk...
I have fallen in love with the poetry and writing of Naomi Shihab Nye.  (If you don’t know her – check her out!) From her, I have been...

Past Retreats

This theme is the title of a song by John Gorka, proclaiming the power of speaking out, making noise, and being heard.
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What do spiritual leaders like Jesus, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, John Woolman, and others have to say about love on a...
Going to high school and Young Friends in the fall is a major transition to honor and celebrate.  We’ll eat delicious food, sing, laugh, enjoy...
I so love this quote, by Brother David Steindl-Rast.  (Look him up if you want to be truly inspired.)   What is prayer?  More than definitions...
Honesty is one of the cornerstones of relationships and community.  Sometimes “bending the truth” is the kinder thing to do.  How does wanting t
Based on a quote by Rumi, this theme feels like an excellent way to explain what JHYM means by “soul music!”  What music helps illuminate the...
In a world of war, torture, poverty, and ignorance, it requires a real leap of faith to create and embrace places of Sanctuary.
What does it mean to be spiritual?  How can nurturing it be such a positive thing if there is so much war and strife in the world done in the...
Going to high school and Young Friends in the fall is a major transition to honoring and celebrate.  We’ll eat delicious food, sing, laugh,...

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

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