Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice


Workshops offer Gathering attenders the opportunity to be immersed in a topic with other interested Friends. Attenders stay in the same workshop throughout the week, helping form a mini-community within the Gathering. Each workshop meets from 9:00-11:45 AM each weekday. Most workshops include worship or worship-sharing each day.

2015 Workshop Descriptions

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You are invited to experience living more from the center, grounded in God, listening to the Spirit, and present in the moment while challenged by the busyness of the Gathering. We will practice together spiritual disciplines that encourage contemplative living: worship, walking meditation, contemplative scripture reading, worship sharing, active silence.

Workshop Number 43 | Patty Levering | Jan Blodgett

Discover how digital photography can help you see the world around you more clearly and experience it more deeply. Explore a variety of practices that will open new ways of seeing, grow your Quaker faith, and connect you more closely with yourself, your environment, and your community.

Workshop Number 44 | Peter West Nutting

Talking about the end of life makes many of us uneasy, even though we know we should make these important decisions.  We will discuss the decisions that need to be made, how our Quaker values can help guide us, and the impact of our past experiences.  This will be experiential and fun. 

Workshop Number 45 | Anita Paul | Barbara Spring

Sharing our spiritual stories is one of the most important ways we have to build the beloved community. The stories help us discover how we struggle throughout life to translate faith into practice. This workshop will help you tell your story and listen deeply to the stories of others.

Workshop Number 48 | Mary Ann Downey | Bill Holland