COVID-19 Update on Annual Sessions: In this uncertain time, we continue preparing to welcome Friends to Annual Sessions 2020, August 1-6, 2020. In parallel, we are actively considering contingencies, and will share any updates as decisions are made.
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 among the oldest "yearly meetings" 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, topical interest sessions, group singing, and shared meals. In recent years, Sessions has featured plenary addresses, Bible Half-Hours, a contra-dance, and coffeehouse.
As our next Annual Sessions—to be held August 1-6 2020—approaches, more information will be posted here.