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News & Announcements

Calling all those with connections to Yale! Northampton Friends Vicki Elson and Tim Wallis have initiated a campaign for Yale to divest from companies manufacturing nuclear weapons and to become compliant with the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. To get a list of the relevant addresses and a model letter, contact [email protected]. For more infomation on the Treaty, the urgency of the issue, and the campaign for compliance, go to http://www.nuclearban.us 

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New Year Message from New England Yearly Meeting:

Dear Friends,

Before something new begins, it's important to pause to give thanks.

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In the Light newsletter introduces the new Sunday childcare provider : Maria Teresa Anez Moronta.  She has just graduated with a master’s degree in clinical social work at Southern CT State University.  Her story is HERE.

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Parents with young children are seeking input on shared norms for children at Meeting.  At their last parent meeting, they report having a great conversation about the joys and challenges of bringing their children to Meeting.  Those present discussed and agreed to the following norms.  They invite parents and non-parents alike to give them feedback on these ideas.  It's important to them that everyone feel comfortable in the space. 

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With Our Whole Hearts

I hope the stories of faithful living and opportunities for engagement featured in this month's newsletter will bring you encouragement and nourish your spirit. My prayer is that in these turbulent days, each of us might find space—even if only for a few moments—for the refuge, rest, and renewal that will allow us to be who we are called to be.                  Noah Merrill, Secretary, NEYM

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