Resources

Quaker Speak Videos

These short videos produced by Friends Journal present Quakers talking about their beliefs, their worship and how being a Quaker inspires their lives. The last of the five changes weekly.

Quaker Organizations

Newsletters

NEYM Faith and Practice

This is the resource book that we and all meetings in New England Yearly Meeting (NEYM) use for guidance and inspiration on our Quaker faith as well as practical guidance on processes and procedures.

Membership

If you have been attending PFM, built connections in our community, and are feeling led to explore becoming a member of the Society of Friends (Quaker) please reach out. You can read about membership and the process for becoming a member of PFM in the NEYM Faith and Practice chapter on Membership.

The Co-clerks of Ministry and Counsel Committee or Co-clerks of the Meeting (see newsletter for current listing) would welcome a conversation.

Clearness Committees

Quakers use a process of small group discernment called clearness to test leadings of the Spirit. Clearness is used by the Ministry and Counsel Committee (M&C) for decisions on ministry, membership, and marriage. This link to NEYM Faith and Practice which gives a detailed overview of the process in section 8B. 

Ministry: Clearness committees are used by Ministry and Counsel for discernment on leadings to different types of ministry from spiritual gifts used in our community to traveling with a concern. This link provides a full description of types with processes from NEYM Faith and Practice.

Personal Discernment: In addition, many community members find clearness to be a useful process to get clarity about other life decisions such as job-related choices, moves, or even difficulty with a friend. Co-clerks of Ministry and Counsel are glad to talk with you to see if a clearness committee might be useful and to discuss whether an informal process or a meeting under the care of M&C would be best.

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