New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

JYM Retreats

Speaking truth, as best we know and understand it, is a central aspect of Friends.
There are so many mysteries of life, God, time, nature, and even what is in the meatloaf they are serving in the school cafeteria!  Being...

Past Retreats

Where is God when you stub your toe?  Does God love mosquitoes?  It can be hard to recognize and feel God during difficult times!  We’ll ponder...
Every time we have a JYM Retreat at Woolman Hill, the subtheme is always THE TREES!  It seems time to give them center stage.  Join us as we...
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...
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.
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...

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]