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What is New England Yearly Meeting?
New England Yearly Meeting is a community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England. We’re called a “Yearly Meeting” because we meet annually to worship together and conduct our business.
New England Yearly Meeting is:
We are the more than 5,000 members and attenders of Quaker meetings in our region: the “People of God called Friends” in New England — a web of life-changing spiritual friendships and connections.
A Network of Meetings
We are the more than 90 local meetings (congregations) across all six New England states, encompassing diverse ways of worship, sizes and theological perspectives.
We are our Annual Sessions, among the largest annual Quaker gatherings in North America.
A Structure for Service
We are the committees, boards and working groups doing work on behalf of Quakers in New England — from socially responsible investing to responding to climate change.
An Organization Empowering Ministry
We are an organization with staff, programs and services to support and strengthen the Quaker movement in New England.