Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

The Gathering

Taste the vibrancy and the variety that is available by immersing yourself in this community of Friends for a week. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you—in person—at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, July 5-11, 2015. 

2015 Theme : Seeking Wholeness

Take a look at the general schedule for the Gathering.
The week of the Gathering is packed with programs and events, from small group morning workshops to public evening plenaries, and programs for children, teens and young adults.

Registration opens April 1, 2015. Register early to maximize access to workshops and financial aid. Check here for information on other registration dates and financial aid.

Western Carolina University, southwest of Asheville. The beautiful Tuckasegee River flows by the Western Carolina campus, about an hour west of Asheville, North Carolina.

For those wanting to explore Western North Carolina
before, during, or after the Gathering!
(You can also take a field trip during Gathering.)

Find information on future and previous Gatherings, audio and video recordings, as well as Gathering history.

A good overview of the Gathering in video form. Directed and edited by Amala Lane. Thank you to all of the volunteer videographers!