Friends General Conference

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Vital Friends: March 2014 eNewsletter

FGC News

The complete March 2014 eNewsletter is visible at http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/1003307/caa1255fa0/ARCHIVE or as a PDF.  The following is the introductory text.


Dear Friends,

It's been a long, cold winter here in Philadelphia.  Just outside our office, snow is still falling.  But nevertheless, every day we see a new sign of spring.  Just like the bulbs that that have worked quietly all winter to break out into bloom now that spring is in the air, we are seeing a flowering of  ideas, projects, and ministries here at FGC.
 
Earlier this month, 65 Friends from across the branches of Quakerism gathered at Pendle Hill to talk about a common call: the need for spiritual deepening and religious education in our meetings and across the Religious Society of Friends.  More about the consultation below and at our website.

QuakerSpeak, a web video series by Quaker artist Jon Watts in collaboration with Friends Journal, launched recently.  New videos exploring the Quaker experience are posted every Thursday.
 
The New Meetings Project has a new website, providing a comprehensive resource for those looking to start a meeting or worship group in their area.
 

Spring also marks the opening of registration for the FGC Gathering of Friends.  Registration opens on Wednesday; browse more than 50 workshops now to decide which options you'll sign up for.
 
We hope you will take advantage of some of the programs and resources FGC offers to meetings.  Thank you for reading, and we wish you a happy spring!