New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

New Shapes of FDS

The search for new models for First Day School is happening in a time of great spiritual upheaval and transformation.  

Surveys tell us that, in our broader society, there is

  • a deep yearning for experiential faith,
  • a longing to live in community and
  • a desire to have a voice in matters of faith.  

All of that amidst the troubling trends of declining attendance that you may be seeing!  

We are Friends in a time of Great Spiritual Awakening.  

The literature studying these trends helps to explain why the new models appeal and speak to our condition.   These studies even offer suggestions for way forward.

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]