We are a group of young adults, roughly aged 18-35, who gather for potlucks, programs, discussions, outings, and social activities. Recently, we sponsored a wildly successful evening coffeehouse in which friends of varied ages shared poems and readings.
New England Yearly Meeting (NEYM) — the community of Quakers of New England — gathers together once a year for our ‘business.’ This upcoming year some of that business involves: discussing white supremacy and how it shows up in our religious / spiritual communities; Friends’ responsibility around climate change; hearing about Quakers’ work on the Poor People’s Campaign; hearing a “Minute” (statement of belief) that was approved by Boston-area Friends about the criminal (in)justice system; and talking about the long-term financial plans for NEYM (and approving the budget for the organization).
In ADDITION to all that, there are YAF fun-times! We’ll have some young adult Friend specific programming / workshops, some activities we do with the high school group, and a dorm that YAFs stay in (if they want to) so folks stay up and play games and tell stories and the like. Plus a trip to a nearby lake, and participation in the coffee house. Oh, and (optional evening) affinity groups.
Registration is here. I hope you’ll consider attending! If you want to hear more about it, send me an email.
In Peace, Hilary Hilary Burgin firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 978-760-0116 Pronouns: she/her/hers Young Adult Engagement Coordinator New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (Quakers)