Friends General Conference

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New Haven Friends Meeting

Religious Society of Friends/Quakers

July 6, 2020 Update

Query from Sunday -  

“Character is built by action rather than by thought. Contemplation does not beget virtues. But out of the elements of the daily struggle we mold at last conceptions of justice, parity and truth and build that temple of morality which is the true seat of religion. Finally, it is only through the conflict into which his unrest urges him that man at last finds God.”  - from The Problem of Discontent, 1905 Commencement address to Hope College, in The Essays of A.J. Must.  A.J.Muste was a founder of Fellowship of Reconciliation, NYC.

We continue to gather together every Sunday morning for family circle followed by worship.  If you are not familiar with Friends' unprogrammed meeting for worship, click HERE.  All are welcome. To receive information on the Zoom link to worship, contact us at [email protected].  Be safe and be well.

See below for link to Resources from "Racial Justice Seeker Session" on July 1. 


You are Welcome Here

 We believe that every person is loved by Divine Spirit. Our Quaker faith community includes people of any age, religious background, race, education, nationality, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or economic circumstance.

You are welcome to join us as you are. We come together in worship at 10:30am:

  • To listen to promptings of the Spirit;
  • To experience a collective Presence/Wisdom;
  • To grow in our faith;
  • To be changed;
  • To support each other; and 
  • To help one another do what the inner LIght urges us to do.

    If you have questions about our Meeting, contact us at [email protected]

    Meeting Times

    Meeting for Worship Sun 9:15 - 10:15 am and 10:30 - 11:30 am (and Sept to May First Day School for children). Childcare for babies is provided year round.

    Fellowship Hour Sun 11:30 to 12:30 with light refreshments and conversation

    Third Sunday Meeting for Worship 9:15 - 10:15 am; Meeting for Business 10:30 am

    Handicap Accessible

    How to Get to the Meetinghouse

    To see a full page CALENDAR for this month click HERE

    What's New

    On July 1, 2020 New Haven Friends held a virtual Racial Justice Seeker Session, which was attended by 27 people.  Peace & Social Outreach Committee ioffered this opportunity for for considering the recent calls by local activists to ‘defund th

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    If you would like to join New Haven Friends Meeting for Sunday worship, please send a request to [email protected].  Thank you. 

    • Family Circle: Log on begins at 9:45 for the 10:00 to 10:15 gathering.  All Friends, young and old, are welcome to join.  

    • Meeting for Worship (MfW) from 10:30 to 11:30. If you joined Family Circle, just stay on Zoom.  Otherwise log on begins at 10:15.  

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    Effective JANUARY 19, 2020 our Meeting will be changing the schedule for Meeting for Business to make it easier for Friends to attend. On every THIRD Sunday -

      • Meeting for Worship 9:15 - 10:15 am 

      • Meeting for Business at 10:30. 

      • First Day School for children 10:30 - 11:30 am (Sept to May). 

      • Childcare for babies is provided year round.

      • Fellowship Hour 11:30 to 12:30 with light refreshments and conversation.

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    The theme for Sessions was Provoke One Another to Love. In the plenary session on Sunday morning we heard ministry from Lisa Graustein (Beacon Hill Meeting, MA) inviting us into “re-membering” connection—with ourselves, with one another, and with God. She helped us to remind one another that each of us are seen, forgiven, beloved, and needed in the work of growing into the Beloved Community. 

    A four-page summary of the 5 day gathering is attached.

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    “All persons deserve to pray and live without violence. Quakers (Friends) believe there is that of God in every person. This Sunday, March 17, 2019, New Haven, CT Friends are holding our Muslim communities, especially those in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the Light.”

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    Worship with us!

    (203) 468-7364
    New Haven Friends Meetinghouse
    225 East Grand Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06513
    United States
    Meeting Times: 

    Meeting for Worship Sun 9:15 - 10:15 am and 10:30 - 11:30 am (and Sept to May First Day School for children). Childcare for babies is provided year round.

    Fellowship Hour Sun 11:30 to 12:30 with light refreshments and conversation

    Third Sunday Meeting for Worship 9:15 - 10:15 am; Meeting for Business 10:30 am

    Handicap Accessible

    How to Get to the Meetinghouse

    To see a full page CALENDAR for this month click HERE

    New Haven Friends Google calendar
    NHFM is entirely dependent on financial contributions from individuals. Please consider what your experience here means to you and give as you are able.

    CLICK HERE to give online