Finding Quaker Community

Colby was raised Quaker, and attended different meetings through high school and college. He found “it hard to invest deeply as one of only a few young Friends there.”

FGC Welcomes Kody Hersh

Friends General Conference warmly welcomes Kody Hersh to the role of Young Adult & Youth Coordinator.

Hanae Togami Begins at FGC

Friends General Conference is pleased to announce the hiring of Hanae Togami in the Ministry on Racism Program.

Growing through the Gathering

Susan Taylor, Yearly Meeting Visitor, listened intently as a Young Adult Friend shared their Gathering experiences during Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s annual session. Susan could relate to their story. FGC and the Gathering have inspired many transformations in her own life. Susan first attended the Gathering in Cape May, New Jersey when she was nine years…

Giving Tuesday Challenge

Giving Tuesday started 10 years ago as a movement to celebrate the generosity in each of us. Whether a gift of time, money, or talent, we all have something to give. This Giving Tuesday, Friends are honoring the spiritual gifts young clerks bring to their meetings through a $1500 Donor DOUBLE Match Challenge. In the…

What it Means to be Quaker

Ella Frey grew up going to meeting for worship with her family and attending Quaker school. Being Quaker was Ella’s identity but it didn’t hold personal meaning for her until she engaged with the wider community of young Friends. There she found a deeper connection to what it means to be a Quaker in the…

Donor Match Challenge Update

As the minutes ticked toward midnight, September 30, we edged closer and closer toward our $15,000 Donor Match Challenge goal. We wondered in such a financially challenging year would we make it? We did–thanks to the generosity of so many Friends. FGC is profoundly grateful to everyone who donated and continues to support our ministries….

YAY Gathering: Celebrating Quaker Community

As FGC’s 2022 YAY (Young Adults and Youth) Gathering unfolded it was clear it was a celebration of friendship and Quaker community. The YAY Gathering drew 114 excited Friends to Radford University’s campus in Virginia. “It was like a reunion,” Adult Young Friend Aurelio Anderson observed. “As somebody who’s been on [Gathering] high school staff…

An Appeal for Volunteers

Marvin Barnes, Presiding Clerk of Friends General Conference, discusses the importance of volunteers to the ongoing success and health of the community.

A Message about Quaker Cloud (June 2022)

Dear Friends, I have been immensely enjoying my time as the Friends General Conference Communications Manager.  I consider engagement to be a ministry—one that I take seriously.  

FGC Impact Report 2021

The FGC Impact Report 2021 explores the spiritual journey to Right Relationship. Over the last year, FGC has created spaces for Friends, meetings, and seekers to enter this reparative work. FGC has been reflecting on our programs, volunteers, and the evolving needs of Friends. How do we continue to steward this precious gift of Quaker…

Financial and Estate Planning through the lens of Quaker values

Perhaps you’re new to investing or looking to align Quaker faith into the investing you’re already doing. Either way, investing is an important way to make a difference in our lives and the lives of others now and into the future. In this workshop, we’ll look at how Quaker values can inform many of the…

Pagination

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