New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Upcoming JYM Retreats

Toys, clothes, stuff, friends, food, money, safety, control, time, love…. When is "enough," well, enough?
A wise young Quaker from Tennessee wrote this to me many years ago.
The Inner Light, the still, small voice, the presence of God, why there is suffering – there is so much that we don’t understand!  If you could...

Past Retreats

Based on a song created by Magpie, from a quote by Ella Baker, this retreat will explore how each of us can make a difference, one friendship...
This Bill Harley song is a wonderful description of how we try to be in JYM.  We discover we can be friends even if we don’t like or do the...
We're sorry to have had to cancel this retreat, due to the weather forecast. 
What if we thought of ourselves as living instruments that, with the breath of God, create music wherever we are?   What kind of music does...
Quakers have an amazing way of making decisions (when done faithfully), but it takes practice -- and a vocabulary lesson!  What is ‘the sense...
We assure our JYM children that no matter what time they wake up in the middle of the night, all they have to do is tap a staffer on the...
Laughter is seriously important in our lives! Did you know that even Buddhist monks are known to laugh after being in deep meditation together?
Friends call it Silence, Waiting Worship, Unprogrammed Worship, Meeting for Worship…What’s going on inside us as we sit there? Are some of us...
We all have days like Judith Viorst’s character Alexander when we just feel mad inside. Have you ever worried that you can’t be a Quaker if you...
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE MOVED TO A WAITING LIST FOR THIS RETREAT AS OF 9/2/15.  

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]