Spring Sessions 2023

Friday, April 14, 2023 - 7:00pm to Sunday, April 16, 2023 - 1:15pm


Spring Sessions will be held at Oakwood Friends School on April 14-16

Spring Sessions 2023 will be a ‘hybrid’ gathering, both online via Zoom and in person at Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, NY. 


Message from the Clerk of NYYM


Dear Friends -


Please come to Spring Sessions. We are planning a hybrid meeting, with some of us on Zoom and some of us in-person at Oakwood Friends School. We had to cancel the Spring meeting in 2020, which we intended to hold there, so this meeting feels like it has been a long time coming and I am really looking forward to being there.


We will have a report from the Task Group on Financial Sustainability, as we approved at Fall Sessions. I hope the task group recommendations will be a useful step in thinking through changes that can make us more healthy financially but also that they will help us serve and respond to the monthly meetings with a fuller sense of community. I am expecting that there will be much for us to mull over and to bring forward for discernment.


Worship and social times are still being planned and updates will be coming; stay tuned!


I hope to see you—in person or on the screen—for good times together.


Love, Elaine


(Elaine Learnard, Clerk of NYYM)


What is Spring Sessions?

This is one of the three times a year that members of the NYYM community gather to worship, conduct business, and have fellowship together. They are open to anyone who is interested in Quakerism and the Quaker meetings in NY state and nearby CT and NJ.


How do I register?

Registration details are being finalized and will be available soon. The opening of registration will be announced to the NYYM email list—visit nyym.org/subscribe to join this list. You can also call the NYYM office at 212-673-5750 for more information and for help with registration.


We hope to see you there, in person or online!


Spring Sessions Schedule

April 14-16, 2023 Online & at Oakwood Friends School


Friday evening, April 14

7:00-9:00 p.m. — Gathering 

7:00-9:00 p.m. — Informal gathering of Friends on campus


Saturday, April 15

8:30-9:30 a.m. — Meeting for Worship

9:45-11:45 a.m. — Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business

12:00-1:00 p.m. — Meals with Meaning 

1:15-2:45 p.m. — Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business

3:00-4:00 p.m. — Worship Sharing

4:15-5:45 p.m. — Coordinating Committees

6:00 p.m. — Dinner 

7:00-9:00 p.m. — Fellowship. Singing. Conversation 


Sunday, April 16

10:00-11:00 a.m. — Meeting for Worship

11:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m. — Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business 

12:30-1:15 p.m. — Lunch & Departure