Finding Quaker Community

Photos: Mike Goren

“When I attended my first FGC Gathering in high school, I felt like I had found my Quaker community,” shares Colby Abazs.

Raised Quaker, Colby attended different meetings throughout high school and college. “It hard to invest deeply as one of only a few young Friends there.” Through the Gathering, he met a community of peers who “welcomed, challenged, and helped me to grow in my Quaker faith.”

The friends I have made at Gathering are who I reach out to share joys and for support and healing.

In looking ahead, Colby feels “excited for the future of FGC, and eager to be part of our transformation.”


The Gathering in today’s changed and changing world.

Friends are looking at new ways to create opportunities to connect with Spirit, each other, and our families through Gathering Anew. Read more about our focus groups and the queries that are helping re-imagine the Gathering.

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