Reach Out and Welcome

We’re all responsible for welcoming newcomers. It's a committee of everybody.

Angela Hopkins, Northampton (MA) Friends Meeting

How do Quaker meetings do outreach and welcome?

Does your meeting have something special to share? Quakers find joy and transformation in reaching out to their neighbors and offering a warm invitation into our worship and community experiences.

Below you will find resources to let newcomers know who you are and to prepare your meeting to receive and welcome them as active participants.

File Downloads

Weaving Vital Multi-age Faith Communities

A two-page colorful pamphlet for with tips and queries for meetings seeking to welcome newcomers

Resources for Church Outreach: Social Media and More

A list of books and websites about outreach and welcome, recommended by NEYM’s Social Media Coordinator Kathleen Wooten

Something More

A twenty-two-page pamphlet by Casper ter Kuile and Angie Thurston unpacking what attracts Millennials to certain communities over others

Outreach for Small Meetings

This seven-page packet includes reflections and sample materials from one local meeting.

Resources for Welcoming Families

This is a nine-page collection of reflections, best practices, and sample materials for outreach geared towards families with young children.

Questions? Didn’t find what you were looking for?

Contact Nia Thomas, Program Director, to begin a conversation.

We have something precious to offer the world.

Leslie Manning, Durham (ME) Friends Meeting