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 the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota, July 3-9, 2016. 

2016 Theme : be humble, Be Faithful, BE BOLD


Take a look at the general schedule for the Gathering. Return in January to download the Advance Program for 2016.
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, 2016. Register early to maximize access to workshops and financial aid. Check here for information on other registration dates and financial aid.

College of Saint Benedict, west of St. Cloud, Minnesota

Find information on future and previous Gatherings, audio and video recordings, as well as Gathering history.
Daily schedule, events, and handouts for Gathering participants

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