New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Quaker Outreach

Friends are exploring new ways to be present and available in the broader culture, offering the Quaker way for a life lived in the Light and a mode of seeking that together.

Quaker outreach is a broad topic and there is a positive role for every Friend to play. 

  • See with the eyes of a newcomer.
  • Look for the details that speak of cleanliness, safety,  proper maintenance.    
  • Have pamphlets and books available for the new seeker.
  • Prepare to welcome children and families.
  • Embrace an active role in offering the Quaker way.
  • Enfold your outreach efforts in your prayer practice.

Emerging Practices in Quaker Outreach: 2016

Forty-plus Friends gathered at Woolman Hill Quaker Retreat Center, April 29-May 1, and explored:

  • Ways we can prepare and assess our readiness for outreach
  • Reaching Out
  • Welcoming In
  • Creative Programming
  • Supporting Newcomers on their own Quaker journeys.

Many of the papers and handouts are shared here.


New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]