New Haven Friends Meeting

Religious Society of Friends/Quakers

You are Welcome Here

 We believe that every person is loved by Divine Spirit. Our Quaker community includes people of all ages, religious backgrounds, race, education, sexual orientation, gender identities, and classes.

You are welcome to join us as you are. Dress as you feel comfortable.  We come together in worship:

  • To listen to God;
  • To know and be known by God;
  • To grow in our faith;
  • To be changed;
  • To support each other; and 
  • To help one another do what God asks us to do.

    Our time together looks like

    • Quietly sitting together;
    • Listening to those who are moved by the Spirit to speak;
    • Children sit upstairs for the first 15 minutes.  They then may gather downstairs for a separate childrens' program until 11:30;
    • Shaking hands when worship is ended, led by a member of Ministry and Counsel;
    • Greeting those around us, followed by sharing food during fellowship downstairs.

    *Adapted from materials from Friends General Conference.

    If you have questions about our Meeting, contact the Clerk of Meeting - [email protected]

    What's New

    At its Meeting for Business on September 17, 2017 New Haven Friends approved at "minute"/commitment on working for immigration rights.  The full text in the attached PDF.

    New Haven Friends Meeting expresses its strong support for both refugees and undocumented immigrants in our community.  As Quakers, “we believe that every person is loved and can be guided by God.  Broadly speaking, we affirm that ‘there is that of God in everyone’." This is true whether or not they are carrying legal papers.  

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    A special treat! Peter Blood and Annie Patterson, authors of the popular songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again will be leading a community sing along on Saturday night, Oct. 7 as part of the weekend retreat of the CT Valley Quarterly Meeting at Woolman Hill, in Deerfield, MA.

    Other highlights:

    Saturday morning program on Islamophobia, with guest speaker Imam Sami Aziz

    Friday evening potluck and gathering for Ministry and Counsel Committee members

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    Please join us at 10:15 each Sunday before Meeting for Worship for a First Day School Circle.  In the Circle, adults and children will connect for a moment of quiet and fellowship.  We will sing songs and share rituals.  All members of our community (not just those with children) are encouraged to attend. At 10:30, children wishing to stay for the first 15 min are welcome.  Others will transition to lessons with teachers and loving child care.  We will have several teachers this year to meet the needs of different age groups.   

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    On Sunday, August 13, 2017 peace and activist organizations held events in New Haven.  The first gathering was to remember the deaths in Charlottesville, VA of Heather Heyer and two State Troopers responding to the melee in the city.  New Haven Friends brought a call for nonviolent action with FCNL's sign "#Love Thy Neighbor, No Exception".

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    CT Valley Quarterly Meeting will be meeting from Friday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 8 at Woolman Hill Retreat and Conference Center.  The full schedule is pasted below.  

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    Event Date: 
    10/06/2017 - 6:00pm to 10/08/2017 - 1:30pm

    Everyone from the Connecticut Valley Quarter of Quaker meetings (CT and Western Massachusetts) is warmly invited to attend the CT Valley Quarterly Meeting at Woolman Hill.

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    Worship with us!

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

    Meeting for Worship Sun 10:30 - 11:30am (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

    Handicap Accessible

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    To see a full page CALENDAR for this month click HERE

    New Haven Friends Google calendar
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