Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Events

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 3, 2016 - 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 3, 2016 - 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 3, 2016 - 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 3, 2016 - 2:00pm

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

Children and Teens | Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 2:00pm
Opportunities abound for families to spend time together at Gathering.

Children and Teens | Monday, July 4, 2016 - 1:30pm
Rex Ambler is a prolific Quaker author who has written about the inward teachings of George Fox (Truth of the Heart) and is perhaps best known for making the wisdom of early Friends accessible to Friends today. Rex asks the question, “What is really going on when Quakers sit in silence?” His books spiral out from his personal experiences and influences, which include Gandhi’s work with the poor and oppressed, personal change in the face of crisis, and the value of meditation.
Evening Programs | Monday, July 4, 2016 - 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 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
Smithsonian Folkways Recording Artist, activist, community-builder and troubadour, Larry Long, brings his popular American Roots Revue to the FGC Gathering. Joining Larry will be Midewiwin Native Life Ways Singer & Keeper of the Song, Waubanewquay Day, and Tonia Hughes, an independent Gospel Artist and actress from the Twin Cities. American Roots Revue works from the core of America’s richest musical traditions of First Nation, gospel, blues, and folk.
Evening Programs | Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds is an award-winning professor of law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and the founding Director of the Community Justice Project, a civil rights legal clinic. Dr. Levy-Pounds is a nationally recognized expert on issues at the intersections of race, public policy, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice, and the criminal justice system. She has a heart for the people and works toward achieving justice for those whose voices are often unheard within society.
Evening Programs | Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 7:00pm