New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

New England Friend: June 2014

CONTENTS 

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  1. Your Invitation to the 2014 NEYM Sessions
  2. About this year's Sessions 
  3. Special Online Content
  4. A New Approach to Sessions Fees
  5. More Sessions News
  6. Around the Yearly Meeting

You are invited to NEYM's 2014 Annual Sessions!

For the first time in our 354 years, New England Yearly Meeting of Friends will gather for our Annual Sessions in Vermont!  We hope you’ll join us on the beautiful campus of Castleton State College in Castleton, VT

Theme: You Are My Witnesses

“Do not fear, or be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? You are my witnesses! Is there any god besides me? There is no other rock; I know not one.” —Isaiah 44:8 NRSV

Dates: Saturday, August 2 through Thursday, August 7

Location: Castleton State College in Castleton, Vermont

Invited Guests:

  • Thomas Gates, Bible Half-Hour Presenter
  • Niyonu Spann, Plenary Speaker
  • Jon Watts, Tuesday Night Concert


Around the Yearly Meeting (June 2014)

  • Quakers march holding a banner for Northampton Friends Meeting

    P&SC has sent an epistle to New England Friends meetings, inviting local meetings, as a first step, to get a meeting banner and display it during public witness.

  • Celebrating the 350th anniversary of Dartmouth, Mass., Smith Neck and Allen’s Neck Friends will together hold a three-day open house at the Apponegansett Meetinghouse, Friday June 20 to Sunday, June 22.

  • Friends Meeting at Cambridge seeks a First Day School Coordinator, a 20 hr/week paid position coordinating and facilitating the religious education of FMC’s youth. Application deadline: June 15. More details available at fmcquaker.org or email FD[email protected] (Link above goes to job description)


About the 2014 NEYM Annual Sessions


A New Approach to Sessions Fees

  • This year, we are led to try a new approach to Sessions fees that offers greater simplicity and flexibility, allowing Friends to prayerfully consider both the cost of Sessions and their financial situation.

  • Our new, simpler approach to Sessions fees means the Equalization Fund is more important than ever.


More Sessions News

  • For Readers… This year we plan to have two large and lively bookstores.  At the Jeffords Science Center we will be selling Quaker books, Pendle Hill Pamphlets, books on the Sessions theme, fiction, history, theology and more, as well as consignment goods. 

  • A group of young Quakers gathers around a colorful parachute spread out on the grass, ready for a fun game.

    Sessions Youth programs offer robust and grounded communities of peers for younger Friends, from infants in Childcare to Young Adult Friends.

  • Announcements about the Family Neighborhood, Quaker Quorus & the Meeting Poster Fair!


Special Online Content

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

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