“New Meetings” project to nurture new worship groups and meetings
We have exciting news to share. Friends General Conference is pleased to announce the formation of the “New Meetings” project to nurture new worship groups and meetings in the United States and Canada.
We have exciting news to share. Friends General Conference is pleased to announce the formation of the “New Meetings”* project to nurture new worship groups and meetings in the United States and Canada. The formation and launch of this project are being made possible by a generous two-year grant totaling $400,000 from the Thomas H. & Mary Williams Shoemaker Fund, which is the largest foundation gift to FGC in its history. Also, to encourage other Friends to support this work, the Shoemaker Fund is requiring that FGC raise an additional $100,000 in order to receive the full award.
The Shoemaker Fund has been the major supporter of FGC’s Quaker Quest project over the past three years and we’re pleased that this same grant is also providing continuing support for Quaker Quest . Both of these projects are part of FGC’s expanding commitment to help new and existing Quaker faith and practice communities become more visible, welcoming, and inclusive while nurturing deep and transformed spiritual lives.
In the Spirit,
Sue Regen- Presiding Clerk
Barry Crossno- General Secretary
*The New Meetings Project was active from 2012 to 2015, and helped nurture 20 new worship groups. Please note that the New Meetings Project is no longer offering direct mentoring and one-on-one support to new meetings.