What are the "Annual Sessions" of New England Yearly Meeting?
Each year, hundreds of Quakers from across New England and beyond join together for worship, fellowship and seeking how God will guide us in meeting for business. Having first gathered in 1661, in 2021 New England Yearly Meeting of Friends celebrates 361 years of journeying together as a community of faith and witness.
Annual Sessions provides many opportunities to connect with Friends old and new: vibrant youth programs, adult small groups for interpersonal connection, encouragement, and spiritual exploration, discernment of how Quakers in New England are led by the Spirit to act and serve, and guest speakers offering explorations of the Bible and sharing ministry responding to our condition and the challenges of our times.
Plans for this year's Annual Sessions are being finalized. Events will be held primarily through the use of video conferencing and are scheduled to begin on Saturday August 7.
Please read the Sessions Update and Invitation to In-Person Gatherings posted below in File Downloads.
Watch for more information coming in your email and on this website.