Friends General Conference

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Friends Meetings in the North Central U.S.

News & Announcements

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Registration is now open for a special offering of FGC’s eRetreat on Understanding and Healing from White Supremacy that is available only to folks associated with NYM. The first group session will be Saturday, February 13th at 3 pm CT and these will occur weekly through March 6th.


Here is a preview of the upcoming issue of the NYM Journal. With Election Day less than 100 days away, this is a valuable message from a Friend who works on the front lines of challenging the way we think about our voting rights. (PDF below)

So You Want to be a White Ally?

Gerri Williams
Duluth-Superior Friends Monthly Meeting


Northern Yearly Meeting 2020 Annual Session Update


Dear Friends,

After much consultation and deliberation, we have decided to conduct NYM's interim remotely with videoconferencing technology to avoid putting people at risk. If this is your first news of this, we apologize -- it has been a scramble to get all our ducks in a row and reach out to folks on short notice. PLEASE help us get the word out -- forward this message on to anyone you know who might have been planning on attending -- and people who weren't but now perhaps can!


This summer, gather with Friends from June 28 th to July 4 th at FGC Gathering 2020: Way Will Open!

This annual week of workshops, worship, and community for all ages from FGC will take place at Radford University in Radford, VA. Baltimore Yearly Meeting is sponsoring this year’s
Gathering, and we are delighted to have Patsy Arnold Martin and Tony Martin as Co-Clerks.


This year the El Salvador Committee hosted two official visitors from El Salvador Yearly Meeting at Northern Yearly Meeting Annual Session at the Lion’s Camp near Rosholt, Wisconsin May 24-27. Representatives Juan Miguel Rodriguez and Vilma Posada de Ochoa presented NYM with a plaque commemorating our many years of friendship and our support of their Friends Schools in Soyapango and San Ignacio. Our visitors also traveled to the Twin Cities and Ripon Wisconsin during their stay.