Monthly Meeting – Westerly Friends Meeting
Meetings weekly on Sunday (First Day) at 10:30 AM
Quarterly Meeting – Southeast Quarter
Includes: Providence, Smithfield, Westerly and Worcester Monthly Meeting and Conanicut Friends Worship Group
Meetings the third Sunday of March, June, and October
New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (NEYM)
Who We Are
Over 5,000 people living our faith in the Quaker tradition across the six New England states
More than 90 local Quaker congregations where the practice of this faith is encouraged
An organization providing programs and services to liberate ministry and strengthen the Quaker movement
What We Believe
At the core of the Quaker faith is our trust that all people can have direct, inward experience of divine love, healing and guidance. We have learned that through responding to this guidance, we can be changed—even transformed—coming to live lives reflecting the Light and Love of God. This is the hope, the invitation and the promise that gathers us as the people called “Friends.”
We look forward to seeing you in August 2024 to celebrate 364 years of journeying together as a community of faith and witness. Annual Sessions provides many opportunities to connect with Friends old and new: vibrant youth programs, adult small groups for interpersonal connection, encouragement, and spiritual exploration, discernment of how Quakers in New England are led by the Spirit to act and serve, and guest speakers offering explorations of the Bible and sharing ministry responding to our condition and the challenges of our times.
WARM Center – Westerly Area Rest Meals
The mission statement at inception was; “Westerly Area Rest/Meals Shelter, Inc. offers each guest three basic expressions of hospitality: a warm meal, a warm bed and a warm welcome as well as related social services and advocacy.” throughout southern Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut.
Westerly Monthly Meeting has been supporting the WARM Center for the past 35 years. The Meeting donates 50 dinner meals each month cooked by members of the Meeting.
Each Christmas season the Meeting adopts a family and provides Christmas presents for the children.