Spring Sessions 2021
NYYM Spring Sessions
April 9-11, 2021
Come be with Friends at Spring Sessions. Come to worship, come to work, come to visit over a virtual meal. Hear from the committees that help to keep NYYM running, make Quaker witness visible, and support vital ministry. Hugs and handshakes will be possible again, but until then, we are united in work and love and worship and we will use the shared virtual space to its fullest. Please let me know if there is something you want the yearly meeting to address and you don’t know how to bring it forward. Email me at [email protected]. More details of the agenda will come as they are available. I look forward to seeing you.
—Elaine Learnard, Clerk of NYYM
The yearly meeting will gather online on April 9-11 for business and for worship. Friends are invited to attend any or all of the events on the schedule. Meet other NY/NJ/CT-area Quakers and experience Quaker practice in action! In addition to meetings for worship and business, there will be "social meals"—meal-time meetings either focused on a particular topic or open for socializing.
Registration for Spring Sessions is free. You must register in order to receive the Zoom links. If you want to receive the advance documents for business meeting in printed form, please call the NYYM office at 212-673-5750 or email [email protected].
Friday Night Community and Conversation
Facilitated by Marissa Badgley, Young Adult Field Secretary
Friends are invited to a sacred session devoted to building and strengthening our beloved community through the power of human connection, love, and joy. Grounded in Spirit and through structured activities, we will get to know each other, laugh together, process emotions from the last year, and build meaningful bridges between the beautiful humans that comprise New York Yearly Meeting. This will not be a space for forced gratitude or artificial positivity. We welcome you to come with your grief and your pain, your celebrations and your joy, your worries and your wonderings. Together, we will create a loving container for all the complex human emotions arising from these complex times, and create powerful community space that so many of us have been missing throughout this year. Please join us.
In addition to meetings for worship and business, there will be “social meals”—meal-time meetings either focused on a particular topic or open for socializing. Volunteers are needed to facilitate Social Meals.
The Agenda for our time together in Meetings for Worship with a Concern for Business contains links to each Supporting Document, so that you can find supporting documents according to their respective Business Items. You can also find the Supporting Documents below.