Annual Sessions

This Years Theme

The theme for the 2018 Annual Sessions is, “How Our Lives Speak.” We trace this idea–that one’s life can be an expression of one’s values–back to the journal of George Fox, a co-founder of Quakerism. In multi-generational worship, programs for children, families and youth, learning, listening and conducting the business of our busy yearly meeting, we share stories and witness to each other.

Location, Parking & Public Transportation

July 25- 29, 2018
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ08628-0718


The General Fund covers almost half of the cost for each person attending Annual Sessions. A full-time adult will pay only $360 but the true cost is $550.  Please help us support the cost for all attendees by giving more than $360 if you can.

Financial Aid is available so all Friends can attend regardless of ability to pay. 


We are currently accepting proposals for exhibits for the 2018 Annual Sessions. Submission deadline is June 3oth, 2018. Submit your exhibit proposals.

Please review exhibit guidelines before submitting your application.

Spiritual Formation Pre-Sessions Retreat

The Spiritual Formation Collaborative will sponsor a twenty-four hours pre-Annual Sessions Retreat for all interested Friends at TCNJ. The Pre-Sessions Retreat will be an opportunity to ground the work before us in Spirit through recreation and renewal exploring the themes of Reflection, Reigniting and Reconnecting. Learn more.