NYYM Organization

New York Yearly Meeting is a fellowship of local members and meetings, an organization with staff and committees, and a gathered body that meets in busines sessions three times a year. Also on this page; NYYM people, geography, finances, communications, handbooks and bylaws, institutions, and affiliations.
NYYM Organization Chart


NYYM Organization Chart



Welcome to pages describing New York Yearly Meeting's organization.



NYYM is an organization of meetings

New York Yearly Meeting - Organizational Chart



New York Yearly Meeting is a fellowship and an organization of around 80 meetings and worship groups, gathered into nine regional meetings that are spread across the state of New York, northern New Jersey, and southwestern Connecticut.


Monthly, quarterly, and yearly meetings are so called because of how many times a year they meet to conduct business, though New York Yearly Meeting actually meets three times a year. Some regional meetings are half-yearly instead of quarterly.


Our yearly meeting, and other yearly meetings worldwide, belongs to the Quaker affiliate groups Friends General Conference, Friends United Meeting, and Friends World Committee for ConsultationSee below for the mission statements of these organizations.


NYYM is a member of:

Friends General Conference (FGC), with Divine guidance, nurtures the spiritual vitality of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) by providing programs and services for Friends, meetings, and seekers. www.fgcquaker.org


Friends United Meeting (FUM) commits itself to energize and equip Friends through the power of the Holy Spirit to gather people into fellowships where Jesus Christ is known, loved, and obeyed as Teacher and Lord. www.friendsunitedmeeting.org


Answering God’s call to universal love, Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) brings Friends of varying traditions and cultural experiences together in worship, communications and consultation, to express our common heritage and our Quaker message to the world. www.fwccamericas.org

New York Yearly Meeting is an organization

The Yearly Meeting organization includes a large number of committees organized into four sections: General Services, Ministry, and Witness. It also includes a number of staff. The Yearly Meeting also has a conference center, Powell House, located in Old Chatham, New York, and a school, Oakwood Friends School, located in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Organization chart—click the link to view a larger chart of New York Yearly Meeting's organizational structure.

New York Yearly Meeting is a gathered body when in session

At its spring, summer, and fall sessions, New York Yearly Meeting gathers as a body to conduct the business of the yearly meeting. At these times, the Friends gathered are enabled to speak and act on behalf of the yearly meeting as a whole.

Sessions Portal

Visit our Sessions Portal for more detailed information about NYYM Sessions, including web pages for past Sessions.

Summer Sessions

New York Yearly Meeting's annual sessions (Summer Sessions) are held every year for one week in late July at Silver Bay YMCA on Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains, in Silver Bay, New York.

Spring and Fall Sessions

Interim sessions are held in early April and early November. Spring and Fall Sessions are hosted by regional meetings throughout the yearly meeting on a rotating schedule.

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NYYM Handbooks and Bylaws

  • NYYM Handbook—the official document containing the charges, constitution, and financing of the yearly meeting organization's committees
  • Spring/Fall Sessions Handbook—a resource for NYYM regional meetings to use when hosting Spring and Fall Sessions
  • NYYM Bylaws—the bylaws of the yearly meeting as a corporation




New York Yearly Meeting is comprised of local and regional meetings located throughout New York State and northern New Jersey, and two meetings located in southwestern Connecticut. Click the following to vew a large-scale Google map of our meetings.


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