NYYM Events and Publications
Important Dates on the NYYM calendar
(The following dates are for 2019. These events are usually scheduled for the same time every year, but please check first.)
January 25–27: Coordinating Committee weekend. Members of coordinating committees, and other interested Friends, hold meetings for business during a weekend at Powell House. Open to everyone.
February 22-24: Meeting for Discernment. All are invited to attend this extended meeting for worship, focused on a set of queries, at a different meetinghouse each year (Poughkeepsie in 2019).
April 5–7: Spring Sessions. The yearly meeting gathers for a weekend of business, committee meetings, and fellowship, hosted by regional meetings on a rotating schedule (Nine Partners in 2019).
July 21-27: Summer Sessions. A week of worship, meetings for business, and fellowship. At the Silver Bay YMCA conference center.
October TBA: Budget Saturday. A daylong meeting on the yearly meeting budget with the treasurer, clerk, and other stakeholders.
November 1–3: Fall Sessions. The yearly meeting gathers for a weekend of business, committee meetings, and fellowship, hosted by regional meetings on a rotating schedule.
The Publications of NYYM
You can find copies of these at your local meeting, or online at nyym.org (click on the “Resources & Publications” tab). All are updated regularly.
Faith and Practice is our book of “discipline.” It describes our testimonies and beliefs and contains guidance on conducting business.
The Handbook describes the structure of the yearly meeting and its committees, with details on responsibilities, terms of service, etc.
The Yearbook is published every fall and contains information for all Friends, but especially for those conducting business with the yearly meeting. It includes minutes from recent Sessions, committee reports, the budget, the meeting directory, a list of committee appointments, and contact information for those Friends “under appointment“ (serving on a YM committee.)