Monthly Meeting – Quarterly Meeting – Yearly Meeting

Westerly Friends – Monthly Meeting – First Days (Sundays) at 10:30 AM

Officers and Committees for Westerly Monthly Meeting 2024

Clerk: Ann Watkins; Recording Clerk: David Madden; Treasure & Recorder: Carol Baker
Book and Tract: John Back, Ann Watkins
Buildings and Grounds: John Schneider, Kurt Hanson, James Morren, Dan French
Burial Grounds: Carol Baker, Clarkson Collins, Edie Morren
Communications Committee: John Back, David Madden, Tom Morton, James Morren
Finance Committee: Kurt Hansen, Carol Baker, Ruth Tureckova, Mary Kay Long
First Day School: Melissa French, Edie Morren, Laura Jackson, Lilly Meadows, John Back, Emily Hakkinen
First Day School Helpers: Jana Noyes-Dakota, James Morren
Housekeeping: Mary Kay Long, Beth Hanson, Jana Noyes-Dakota
Ministry and Counsel: Ann Watkins, Edie Morren, Laura Jackson, David Madden, John Schneider
Nominating Committee: Tom Morton, Jessie Stratton
Outreach Committee: Ruth Tureckova, Cynthia Morren-Griffin, Barbara Dakota, Jana Noyes-Dakota, Ann Watkins
Peace and Justice: David Madden, John Back, Edie Morren, Emily Hakkinen, John Fletcher, Gail Fletcher

Southeast Quarter – Quarterly Meeting – Third First Day of March, June, and October

Monthly Meetings of: Providence RI, Smithfield RI, Westerly RI, Worcester MA, and Conanicut Friends Worship Group Jamestown/Providence RI

New England Yearly Meeting – Yearly Meeting – Annual Sessions August 2, 2024

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

Aging Resources Consultation and Help – New England Yearly Meeting

The Aging Resources Consultation and Help (ARCH) Program provides support for Friends in our journey of growing older as a community, grounded in care for one another and mutual accompaniment. We do this through our network of volunteers and staff who form a community of practice spanning across New England and New York Yearly Meetings. Continue Reading

Religious Society of Friends – Organizations

Friends Committee on National Legislation – FCNL.ORG

The Friends Committee on National Legislation is a national, nonpartisan Quaker organization that lobbies Congress and the administration to advance peace, justice, and environmental stewardship. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL fields an expert team of lobbyists on Capitol Hill and works with a grassroots network of tens of thousands of people across the country to advance policies and priorities established by our governing General Committee. Issues We Work On

The World We Seek: Statement of Legislative Policy – This statement of policy embodies our convictions and provides the foundation for our work. It derives from careful discernment by Friends throughout the nation who have identified the fundamental vision that underlies our legislative actions. Continue Reading

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) 

The American Friends Service Committee is a Religious Society of Friends founded organization working for peace and social justice in the United States and around the world. AFSC was founded in 1917 as a combined effort by American members of the Religious Society of Friends to assist civilian victims of World War I.

AFSC works for a just, peaceful, and sustainable world free of violence, inequality, and oppression. We join with people and partners worldwide to meet urgent community needs, challenge injustice, and build peace.

Organizations Westerly Friends Supports:

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.

Organizations Supported by Quakers

Alternatives to Violence (AVP)

AVP was initiated by US Quakers in 1975, in response to requests for help from inmates in Greenhaven Prison, New York. It is now an international movement independent from Quakers, though many Friends are actively involved in AVP groups in many countries. Although it began in a prison context, it soon became evident that its approach was applicable to conflict situations in many other settings. Basic to the AVP philosophy is the idea that there is something good in everyone, which we should affirm as a first step in strengthening self-respect. Learning to communicate feelings without creating a negative response is a valuable skill in handling conflict, whether at home, at work, in prison or in the community at large. The ability to listen to what the parties in a conflict are trying to say goes beyond simply hearing the words they use. It requires close attention, empathy, patience and courage. Quakers In The World

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