Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice


Inreach is about meeting the spiritual needs of the people who are already part of our meeting communities.
Meeting Resource
How does one define the concept of eldership in the Quaker Way? This web guide from FGC offers a definition and resources for further reading.
Meeting Resource
Marta Rusek


Is your Quaker meeting interested in engaging its youngest attenders? Whether your meeting has thought about starting a First Day School program or wants to jump-start its curriculum with new ideas and activities, the First Day School Tool Kit can help.


Transforming Quaker Welcoming Poster for Meetings

This downloadable and printable 11x17 inch poster suggests questions and conversation starters that can build relationships across differences and contribute to a more welcoming atmosphere for all.

Welcoming Newcomers


Enjoy past issues of Vital Friends, FGC's eNewsletter for programs, and eNewsletters from QuakerBooks of FGC. Issues are organized from most recent to earliest sent. 

At the 2015 FGC Gathering, acclaimed author Parker J. Palmer shared his views on wholeness, a concept he defines as "embracing brokenness as an integral part of life." Friends, newcomers, and seekers of a spiritual home are invited to read the full text of Parker's address here.
Event Resource

FREE DOWNLOADABLE Activity Pages for Children 

These three sets of coloring pages, word search puzzles, criss-cross puzzles and mazes, are available for FREE download.


Experience inspiring recordings from Gathering 2015, or relive your favorite presentations anytime.

Please note that some Plenary Presentations will be available to view on this site for a limited period of time.



Video Recordings


Event Resource
Marta Rusek


In the age of instant gratification, technological dependency, and mottos like "bigger is better," a question arises that becomes more urgent with each passing moment:

How, right now, can we live more sustainable lives?

Spiritual Growth