173 North Prospect St.
Burlington, VT 05401
Burlington Friends Meeting Committees




Quakers in the Wider World

We are connected to the following Friends organizations:



Northwest Quarterly Meeting (NWQM)
Is one of eight quarterly Meetings in New England Yearly Meeting.  It has eleven Monthly Meetings (seven in Vermont and two in southwestern New Hampshire) and seven worship groups.   NWQM meets during the first weekends of December and March at one of the Monthly Meetings.  Farm & Wilderness Camp in Plymouth, VT, hosts NWQM’s June and September weekend gatherings. See the "events" page for specific dates and locations of upcoming quarterly meetings. The current clerk of NWQ is Penny Wright, northwestqm@neym.org.
New England Yearly Meeting (NEYM)
Has been holding sessions for 350 years and offers many other programs and services to New England Friends. It has connected Friends in Burlington and Banes, Cuba, through its Puente de Amigos program.
901 Pleasant St., Worcester, MA 01602-1908
Tel: 508-754-6760; email: neym@neym.org; web: www.neym.org
Friends General Conference (FGC)
Puts on the annual FGC Gathering and offers regional conferences, workshops, and publications. 1216 Arch St. 2-B, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: 215-561-1700; email: friends@fgcquaker.org; web: www.fgcquaker.org
Friends United Meeting (FUM)
Supports the Friends School at Ramallah in Palestine/Israel, works closely with Cuba Yearly Meeting on Quaker church restoration in Cuba, and facilitates hospitals and missions in Kenya and other countries.
101 Quaker Hill Drive, Richmond, IN 47374
Tel: 765-962-7573; email: info@fum.org; www.fum.org
Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)
Provides a unified voice for Quaker organizations as it lobbies Congress on issues of justice, peace and the environment.
World Office, 4 Byng Pl., London WC1E 7JH, England 
email: world@fwcc.quaker.org; web: http://fwccworld.org
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Has been in the forefront of Quaker work for peace and justice. Its regional offices in Montpelier, Vt., recently had to revert to an all-volunteer operation because of the current economic downturn.
National Office, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19102 
Tel: 215-241-7000; email: afscinfo@afsc.org; web: www.afsc.org
Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
Provides the various branches of Quakers a united voice for world peace and friendship. As a lobbying organization that weighs in on policy matters, it is a channel for bringing Quaker values to bear on national issues.
245 Second St. NE, Washington, DC 2002 
Tel: 202-547-6000; email: fcnl@fcnl.org; web: www.fcnl.org
Quaker Earthcare Witness
Headquartered in Burlington, is a strong Quaker voice for peace, justice, and ecological concerns from a spiritual perspective. It supports a sustainability project in Costa Rica. Burlington Monthly Meeting First Day School has raised funds for the farm families living there.
173-B N. Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401 
Tel: 802-658-0308; email: info@quakerearthcare.org; web: www.quakerearthcare.org 
Other Resources:



FAITH AND PRACTICE of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, 1985
The book of discipline adopted by New England Yearly Meeting containing "descriptions of the faith understandings and accepted practices in and of New England Yearly Meeting," as well as "a set of queries, which are questions designed to help individuals and groups reflect on their faithfulness." (from Quakerinfo.com)
web: www.neym.org
Friends Journal
Published by Friends Publishing Corporation, "to serve the Quaker community and the wider community of spiritual seekers through the publication of articles, poetry, letters, art, and news that convey the contemporary experience of Friends."
1216 Arch Street 2A, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2835
Tel: 215-563-8629; www.friendsjournal.org.
QuakerSpeak

A Youtube channel produced by Friends Journal. "We interview Friends of all different backgrounds and ask them the core questions of our faith. QuakerSpeak interviews are personal and intimate. We seek to give viewers worldwide an experience that is entertaining, informative, inspiring, challenging, inviting, unifying and collaborative." Quakerspeak.com

Here is an excellent Quakerspeak video for newcomers to Quaker Meeting:


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Quaker Life
Published by Friends United Meeting (FUM) to "equip and inform Friends. ... Regular features include a Bible study column, true stories of God's transforming presence in Friends' lives, news from around the Quaker world as well as stories of FUM ministries, reader's essays, reviews, classified advertising, a meeting directory, and, of course, letters to the editor."
101 Quaker Hill Drive, Richmond, IN 47374-1980
Tel: 765-962-7573; www.fum.org/QL
www.quaker.org
A cornucopia of links to give you access to just about every aspect of life among Quakers. www.quaker.org
www.quakerinfo.com
Endeavors to present the Religious Society of Friends generally, not just from the perspective of any particular group of Friends or any particular point on the Quaker spectrum. Much of the material is written with a view to meeting informational needs of people with little or no experience with Friends, who want to learn about Friends. www.quakerinfo.com
Woolman Hill Quaker Conference Center
Deerfield, MA, Woolman Hill, a Quaker retreat and conference center situated on 110 ridge-top acres of meadows and woodlands in western Massachusetts, is dedicated to fostering, developing and strengthening the testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends.
107 Keets Road, Deerfield, MA 01342  
Tel: 413-774-3431; www.woolmanhill.org
The Meeting School
Rindge, N.H., provides an enriched residential high-school educational program guided by Quaker values, in a farm setting.
120 Thomas Rd., Rindge, NH 03461
Tel:603-899-6216; www.meetingschool.org
Pendle Hill Quaker Conference and Retreat Center
Wallingford, Pa., provides conference facilities, regular workshops, and extended study programs. It also publishes Pendle Hill Pamphlets and has a new ecological sustainability program.
338 Plush Mill Rd., Wallingford, PA 19086-6023
Tel:610-566-4507; www.pendlehill.org
Earlham School of Religion
In Richmond, IN, provides degree and non-degree programs in religious studies from a Quaker perspective.
228 College Ave., Richmond, IN 47374
Tel: 800-432-1377; esr.earlham.edu
Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)
In New York City and Geneva, Switzerland, keeps tabs on international negotiations from a peace and justice perspective.
777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
Tel:212-682-2745; www.quno.org
Friends Camp
In China, Maine, is a wholesome and affordable summer program for many New England Quaker families.
729 Lakeview Dr. South China, ME 04358-4301
Tel:207-445-23611; www.friendscamp.org
Friends Music Camp
At Olney Friends School in Chicago, offers an intersection of Quakerism and music, valuing Quaker ideals of community, equality, integrity, peace, and simplicity, and musical growth and development.
P.O. Box 59311 Chicago, IL 60659-0311
Tel: 773-573-9181; www.friendsmusiccamp.org/quakerism.htm
The Wider Quaker Fellowship
A program of Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), helps isolated Friends who want to maintain their Quaker identities and connections.
1506 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19102-1498
Tel: 215-241-7250; www.quaker.org/fwcc/Americas/wqf.html
Quaker House
Offers draft counseling and other services to U.S. military personnel at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina.
223 Hillside Ave Fayetteville, NC 28301
Tel:877-447-4487 or 919-663-7122; www.quakerhouse.org
Powell House
Offers conference facilities and regular workshops.
524 Pitt Hall Rd., Old Chatham, NY 12136-3410
Tel:518-794-8811; http://www.powellhouse.org
Farm and Wilderness
Provides summer camps and year-round programs.
263 Farm & Wilderness Rd, Plymouth, VT 05056
Tel:802-422-3761; www.farmandwilderness.org