Quakers share a common faith, based on experience, that every human being can commune with God directly, without the need for any mediating persons or rituals, and that the worshiping community can commune directly with God, as well.

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New York Yearly Meeting is made up of Quaker congregations (called 'Meetings') who typically meet every Sunday, and often have other worship opportunities throughout the week. We practice a variety of worship styles, ranging from silent meditative worship to pastor-lead sermon services. Click here to find worship opportunities near you!


Next Yearly Meeting Session
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

Upcoming Events
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:30am

This is an ongoing experiment with extended, waiting worship designed to discern leadings and strengthen connections in the yearly meeting.



FRIDAY (for elders and clerks)
6:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30-9:00 p.m. Gathering of Elders and Clerks

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 10:00am

One-Day Mini Retreat: What is Discernment? Quaker Decision-Making in the 21st Century
Date: February 24, 2019 (Following Meeting for Discernment on Saturday)
Location: Poughkeepsie Monthly Meeting, Poughkeepsie, NY


Friday, May 3, 2019 - 5:30pm to Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 1:30pm

Residential Weekend Retreat: Clerking in the 21st Century
Date: May 3-5, 2019
Location: Powell House, Old Chatham, NY


Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 10:00am

One-Day Mini Retreat: Why Am I? An Exploration of Authenticity, Integrity, and Courage
Date: June 8, 2019
Location: Farmington Friends Meeting, Farmington, NY


Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 2:00pm

Residential Closing Celebration: What do Young Adults Need?
Date: July 20-21 (Before Summer Sessions—car pool/caravan to Silver Bay to follow)
Location: Powell House, Old Chatham, NY