Young Friends in Residence»
The Young Friends In Residence (YFIR) is an emerging program for New York Yearly Meeting! This is a dual program for young adults and 6th – 9th grade youth.
The young adults serve as Quaker interns living in intentional spiritual community for two years. They participate in the local meeting in addition to facilitating the youth retreats.
We facilitate youth retreats, modeled after Powell House programs, we offer 6th – 9th graders a stable and affirming space to experience Quaker spirituality and to nurture one another.
The YFIR Interns work with their host Meeting (Perry City Monthly Meeting) region and the Yearly Meeting to deepen the Spiritual life of the wider Quaker community. YFIR interns hope to travel to monthly meetings across the Yearly Meeting, actively participate in Quaker gatherings, and to serve on committees. Interns also hope to deepen their own personal callings to ministry.
The YFIR Interns are currently living in Beloved Community House in Newfield, NY and offer hospitality there. They also welcome any Friend willing to come and help make Beloved Community House a more welcoming and nurturing place. Stay tuned for upcoming work parties.