New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Sessions

359th Annual Sessions
AugUST 3-8, 2019 
Castleton University
Castleton, Vermont

 

What are the "Annual Sessions" of New England Yearly Meeting?

Each August, more than 600 Friends come together for worship, fellowship and seeking how God will guide us in meeting for business. Having first gathered in 1661, New England Yearly Meeting of Friends is the oldest "yearly meeting" in the Quaker world.

While this gathering is large—among the largest Quaker events in North America—there are many opportunities to connect with Friends old and new: vibrant youth programs, adult small groups, variety shows, topical interest sessions and shared meals. In recent years, Sessions has featured plenary addresses, Bible Half-Hours, a contra-dance, and coffeehouse.

Our 2019 theme is “Provoke one another to Love.”

Read about the Bible Half-Hour and Plenary speakers for 2019.

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    New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

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