Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice


Upcoming events offered by FGC, including workshops, trainings, retreats and other opportunities.

High School Program participants live together creating community through a multitude of activities during the week. An intense and amazing, fun-packed Quaker experience.

Children and Teens | Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

Taking workshops in the morning, sharing in small groups, and participating in a variety of recreational activities in the evening - that's what our Seventh through Ninth Graders do in Junior Gathering.

Children and Teens | Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

Working on projects, singing, worshiping, playing and learning - that's what our first through sixth graders do in Junior Gathering.

Children and Teens | Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

Water play, ball play, and riding tricycles, cars, fire engines, singing songs, listening to stories, and making crafts - these are some of the activities our Preschoolers do in Junior Gathering... all with abundant staffing.

Children and Teens | Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

Infants and Toddlers spend their mornings pretty much as they would if they were at home . . .

Children and Teens | Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
Opportunities abound for families to spend time together at Gathering.

Children and Teens | Monday, July 3, 2017 - 1:30pm
Kenneth Deer has been active in promoting and defending the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the UN system for thirty years. He participated in the Working Group on Indigenous Populations, which drafted the original text of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and in the Working Group on the Draft Declaration, which elaborated and edited the Declaration prior to its adoption by the UN General Assembly in 2007. He continues to be engaged at the UN in the role of Chief Executive Officer of Indigenous World Association, an NGO that has consultative status with the United Nations and has participated in sessions of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. He also has a long history of partnership with the Canadian Friends Service Committee, working with them both domestically and internationally for the rights of Indigenous peoples.
Evening Programs | Monday, July 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

These small-group sessions often spark new leadings and insights. On Tuesday, choose from varied topics likely to include peace and justice issues, education, economics, spirituality, and other Quaker concerns.

Evening Programs | Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
Come listen, play, sing, move, dance, and make a joyful noise as we lift up the creative spirit of Friends young and old to perform an original spontaeous composition that reminds us that beauty, joy, peace, and love are the true antidotes to our turbulent times. Join us as we move into an evening of collaborative improvisation for all ages led by Vonn New and her team and, as we're led, by all of us!
Evening Programs | Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
An evening to celebrate AFSC's Centennial! What does it mean to live under occupation? What does it mean to be cast in the role of occupier? How does Spirit guide resistance and liberation, awakening and struggle? Sa'ed Atshan and Sandra Tamari are Palestinian Quakers. Dalit Baum is an Israeli Jew. Together they will tell stories of living in the context of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, what moved them to begin resisting the occupation and militarism in that context and how the Spirit informs their struggle. They will draw connections between Palestine/Israel and other struggles such as Black Lives Matter and the need to push back against toxic masculinity. AFSC has worked in Palestine/Israel since 1948 and continues to work on the ground in the region and in the United States to shift policy there.
Evening Programs | Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 7:00pm