Here you will find news items of interest about FGC. We will also feature news items from other Quaker Organizations in the United States and Canada at their request.
FGC and Pendle Hill are very happy to announce an experimental collaboration bringing QuakerBooks of FGC to Pendle Hill. For at least the next six months, QuakerBooks will operate from the site of the current Pendle Hill bookstore. Pendle Hill will now have in excess of a thousand new titles to serve over 4,500 annual campus visitors. Likewise, FGC will be able to better serve Friends living in and visiting the Philadelphia region with a convenient walk-in bookstore, ample parking and the beauty and serenity of the Pendle Hill campus.
This month, FGC has a number of exciting program updates.
To celebrate the release of his new book "Finding God in the Verbs: Crafting a Fresh Language of Prayer," FGC's own J. Brent Bill is partnering with QuakerBooks to present a Virtual Book Signing. On Thursday, March 19th, 2015, Brent will autograph copies of his latest book, along with his critically-acclaimed works "Holy Silence," "Sacred Compass," "Awaken Your Senses," and "Imagination and Spirit."
Ruth Reber attended her first FGC Gathering of Friends when she was just three years old. Since then, she has attended more Gatherings than she can count, and even served as the Gathering Assistant at FGC for two years beginning in 2000.
FGC is committed to pioneering new initiatives that share Quaker faith and practice with newcomers as well as new meetings and worship groups through methods that will both deepen the spiritual lives of Friends and allow them to share meaningful journeys together. This commitment is evident in the work being done through two of our newest programs: Spiritual Deepening and the New Meetings Project.
It's not always easy to find the words to express your feelings when it comes to love and romance. This year, FGC is here to lend a hand with #QuakerValentines, a social media-based campaign to share love and a good sense of humor this Valentine's Day.
It’s hard to believe that it has been almost ten years since a first Godly Play® training with Quakers was hosted by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. That weekend, we spent time unpacking the word “liturgy,” which literally means “work of the people.” That conversation acknowledged that we all – whoever we are – “work” to identify and come up with the “work” that we do to experience God.
We have exciting news! After an extensive search and interviews with a number of very skilled candidates, Traci Hjelt Sullivan has been appointed to the position of Associate Secretary of Development for FGC effective March 1st.
We send you greetings from the Friends General Conference Central Committee, meeting Tenth Month 16-19, 2014 at Pearlstone Retreat Center in Reisterstown, Maryland. We have felt blessed in our work and worship together, as we sought to be faithful to where the Spirit is leading us.
FGC is pleased to announce this year’s Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) Volunteer, Sonali Kumar. She will support the efforts of FGC’s Ministry on Racism for the duration of one year. Sonali is the second QVS Volunteer to be placed with FGC since the organization opened its Philadelphia house in 2013.
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