NYYM Publications

A review of New York Yearly Meeting's publications.

New York Yearly Meeting (NYYM) publishes the following publications. Fuller descriptions of these publications appear below the list of links.


Spark—the print newsletter of New York Yearly Meeting. See below for an introduction.

InfoShare—NYYM's digital newsletter. See below for an introduction.

Yearbooks—annual books of record for NYYM. See below for an introduction.

Handbooks—guides for the yearly meeting's committees and operations.

  • The Handbook of the yearly meeting, comprised of the charge, constitution, and financing of the yearly meeting's committees.
  • The Spring/Fall Sessions Handbook (pdf), which regional meetings use to guide their hosting of the yearly meeting's Spring and Fall Sessions when held in their region.

Documents of the yearly meeting

Faith & Practice—New York Yearly Meeting's book-length statement of faith and guidelines for corporate practice.



Spark is New York Yearly Meeting's print newsletter published five times a year and sent to our regular mailing list in January, March, May, September, and November; we also publish a digital version here.

We publish artices by members of the yearly Meeting, usually around a theme. The March, May, and September issues also include registration and other information in preparation for Spring, Summer, and Fall Sessions respectively.

Deadlines for submission of news and articles: the 7th of the month preceeding the month of publication.


InfoShare is our digital newsletter, published six times a year between issues of Spark: in February, April, June, Summer (on Friday of Summer Sessions), October, and December. We publish InfoShare on the Yearly Meeting website and distribute an email to our email list with links to the InfoShare web page and to its individual items.

Deadlines for submission of news items: the first of the month of publication.


Each year after Summer Sessions in October, we publish a Yearbook in both print and online formats comprising the official record of the yearly meeting's business for the year. The Yearbooks include:

  • the minutes of its sessions;
  • the annual reports of its committees;
  • the annual budget, the treasurer's report for the year, and reports from the Trustees on the funds they manage;
  • the annual statistical report;
  • the Friends under appointment to yearly meeting committees by committee;
  • officers and contact information for the local meetings and worship groups in the yearly meeting; and
  • a directory of all the Friends under appointment to yearly meeting committees; note that this directory is not published online.

NYYM Handbook

The Handbook describes the charge and other particulars for alll the committees of the Yearly Meeting.

Handbook—Spring & Fall Sessions

This document describes everything a regional meeting's host committee needs to know to host Spring or Fall Sessions.

Faith and Practice

Faith and Practice is New York Yearly Meeting's basic guide to our beliefs and practices. It also the structure of the Yearly Meeting and provides some history and other resources related to Quakers and New York Yearly Meeting.

Marrying under the Care of a Meeting

This pamphlet-sized document provides guidelines for both meetings and couples considering marriage under the care of the meeting.

Recording Gifts in Ministry

This a pamphlet-sized document provides guidelines for recording a Friends gifts in ministry.