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 Report from the 2020 Central Committee Meeting

Central Committee, the governing body of FGC, gathered virtually from October 16th to 18th, 2020.

Pacific Yearly Meeting is affiliated with FGC!

In October 2019, Executive Committee joyously approved Pacific Yearly Meeting’s request to affiliate with Friends General Conference.

Central Committee 2019 Update

Members of FGC’s Central Committee met to share reports of our organization’s accomplishments over the past 12 months.

Central Committee 2017 Update

The unrelenting focus on FGC’s future direction all funneled into intense discussions and worship until the body arrived at unity around direction for the way forward.

Central Committee 2016 Highlights

Here are some highlights of the governing board’s time together in worship, fellowship, and discernment.

Central Committee October 2015 Update

FGC’s Central Committee, our governance group, meet October 22-25, 2015 at Pearlstone Center outside of Reisterstown, Maryland.

Epistle from 2014 Central Committee

We send you greetings from the Friends General Conference Central Committee, meeting Tenth Month 16-19, 2014 at Pearlstone Retreat Center in Reisterstown, Maryland.

Highlights from Central Committee 2014

Central Committee is the governing body of FGC and guides our organization’s work. Committee members came together in Maryland from October 16th to 19th to reflect and move forward on key initiatives.

Epistle from 2013 Central Committee

As one Friend said: “There is a deep and powerful stream flowing here, and we are invited to plunge in.”

FGC Central Committee Minute Affirming LGBTQ Friends

Our experience has been that spiritual gifts are not distributed with regard to sexual orientation or gender identity.

FGC Service

By Laura Dixson The summer I turned sixteen, I was a teenager secure in my life, antsy for my independence (and drivers license), and annoyed because I was single. Then, I was nominated by Northern Yearly Meeting to be a representative to Friends General Conference, and attend Central Committee. At the time, I was struggling…

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