Friends General Conference

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Fall and Spring Retreats for Friends of Color

2019 Spring Retreat for Friends of Color in Ben Lomond, CA.
2017 Fall Retreat for Friends of Color in Stony Point, NY.

Each year, FGC’s Ministry on Racism Program sponsors opportunities in the Spring and Fall for Friends of Color and their families to come together to build multigenerational community through:

  • Mutual support and sharing
  • Worship
  • Exploring our Faith
  • Sharing what brought us to Friends
  • Identifying ways to support each other

Previous retreats have been held in upstate New York, the Philadelphia area, Washington DC, Chicago, and California.

The Ministry on Racism will host two Virtual Retreats for Friends of Color this fall, which will be open to Friends of Color all over the world. Our virtual programming on Zoom with Friends of Color has shown us the importance of bringing together Friends from different regions. We will offer two virtual retreats with the same program on October 30-November 1, 2020 and November 13-15, 2020. There will also be a one-day family-friendly retreat on October 10, 2020. Stay tuned and check this page for further details!

This year's in-person Spring retreat has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak. We are  planning to hold an in-person retreat at Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center outside of Portland, OR once it is safe to do so. Find out more here.

This year's in-person Fall retreat, planned to be held in North Carolina in November of 2020, has also been postponed due to COVID. 

For further information, contact:

Vanessa Julye

Youth & Ministry on Racsim Coordinator

215-561-1700, ext. 3022

[email protected]