You are invited to NYYM Spring Sessions
April 5-7, 2024
At Oakwood Friends School and Online
Registration is now OPEN
Register early if you intend to stay on campus.

A Welcome From the Clerk

Friends, Attenders and Seekers, welcome to Spring Sessions, 2024. As we gather together, to journey through this new year, let’s uphold each other in the spirit of “Faith, Hope and Love.” Allow these virtues to form the essential ingredients that will characterize our lives and lived experiences from now and beyond.

Please come and join our hybrid Sessions from April 5-7, 2024, at Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie. Since this will be our first meeting together as a Faith Community, we will encourage each other in prayers and thanksgiving, with the hope of being covered in unfathomable peace.

Again, in the spirit of unwavering faith, hope and love, we welcome everyone to 2024 Spring Sessions!

Gloria Thompson, Clerk, New York Yearly Meeting

Spring Sessions

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

Events at Spring Sessions

Join us as we engage in:

Meetings for Worship

Before we meet for business we gather in worship to help us spiritually center ourselves together. This worship is mostly unprogrammed (silent, unless someone is moved to speak) but can also include readings, singing and playing music.

Meetings for Worship with a Concern for Business

At business meetings the clerk leads us through an agenda of items, including the hearing of reports and the discernment of issues that require an action on the behalf of the gathered body of Friends.

Meeting for Remembrance

A memorial meeting for remembrance will focus on NYYM Friends who passed between Summer 2022 and Summer 2023.

Coordinating Committee Meetings

Coordinating committees help groups of NYYM committees collaborate and get things done. Attending a coordinating committee meeting is a good way to learn about the work of NYYM committees.

Meals and Fellowship

Friends attending on campus will have opportunities for fellowship at meals and in the evenings, with games, singing, discussions, and whatever else Friends want to do.

Registration is OPEN – Click Here.

Please register by March 20 if you’re attending in person. Rooms on campus are first-come, first-served.