Salem Quarterly Meeting
Friends Meeting at Cambridge is a member, along with a number of other Friends meetings, of Salem Quarterly Meeting, which meets four times a year to conduct business. Salem Quarterly Meeting provides educational and financial resources for its member monthly meetings, which are:
- Acton Friends Meeting, Meets occasionally. Contact clerk for time and place: Acton@NEYM.org.
- Amesbury Monthly Meeting, 120 Friend St., Amesbury, worship Sundays 10:00 am
- Beacon Hill Monthly Meeting, Beacon Hill Friends House, 6 Chestnut Street, Boston, worship Sundays 10:30 am
- Framingham Friends Meeting, 841 Edmonds Road, Framingham, worship Sundays 10:00 am
- Fresh Pond Monthly Meeting at Cambridge Friends School, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, worship Sundays 10:00 am
- Lawrence Monthly Meeting, Forest Street Union Church, 15 Forest Street, Methuen, worship Sundays 6:30 pm
- North Shore Monthly Meeting, Glen Urquhart School, 74 Hart Street, Beverly Farms, worship Sundays 10:00 am
- South Shore Preparative Meeting. 155 Washington St. Pembroke, worship Sundays 10:00am
- Wellesley Friends Meeting, 26 Benvenue Street, Wellesley, worship Sundays 10:00 am
New England Yearly Meeting (NEYM)
New England Yearly Meeting includes 8 Quarterly Meetings in New England. It holds annual meetings for business for five days at Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island, in August. During the rest of the year, there are committee meetings and special events. Especially popular are the youth programs, which hold retreats during the year and at the annual sessions in August. NEYM is also responsible for the publication and revision of the 1985 Faith and Practice of New England Yearly Meeting. Friends Camp, South China, ME, is a co-ed, overnight summer camp for youth ages 7 to 17 under the care of NEYM. Check out the NEYM website for more information about Quakers and Yearly Meeting activities in New England.
New England Yearly Meeting is a member of two national Quaker organizations: Friends General Conference (generally more theologically liberal, unprogrammed meetings) and Friends United Meeting (more Christ-centered meetings, often with pastors), which have their own conferences, workshops, business meetings, and provide valuable resources for member yearly meetings.
Friends Committee on National Legislation
The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) fields the largest team of registered peace lobbyists in Washington, DC. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL’s multi-issue advocacy connects historic Quaker testimonies on peace, equality, simplicity, and truth with peace and social justice issues which the United States government is or should be addressing. FCNL is nonpartisan.
And Much More
A list of national and international yearly meetings, retirement homes, history, Quaker businesses, and more can be found at Quaker.org.