NYYM is an organization of meetings
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 Consultation. See 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