Annual Sessions

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, New England Yearly Meeting of Friends continue to gather annually.

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.  

We will once again be able to joyfully gather together in person and on Zoom, at Castleton University for the 364th Annual Sessions of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, August 2–7. All of us are looking forward to welcoming Friends, new-comers and oft-comers, adults, children, youth, and their families.

Our theme for this year’s Sessions is “Let us faithfully tend the seed.” Rich with imagery, our theme both calls us to act in the world in ways that give voice to the Inner Light and also to let go of our individual truth and listen for the voice of God in others.  

Registration is open!

If you are looking for information on reserving a display space at Sessions please click here.

Events Coordinator
Elizabeth Hacala