Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

The Gathering

Taste the vibrancy and the variety that is available by immersing yourself in this community of Friends for a week. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you — in person — to the 2019 FGC Gathering! And this year there are NO program fees for children and teens!

2019 Location: Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA

2019 Date: June 30-July 6, 2019


2019 Theme: Peace in Our Hearts, Justice in the World

Take a look at the general schedule for the 2019 Gathering.

The week of the Gathering is packed with programs and events, from small group morning workshops to public evening plenaries, and programs for children, teens and young adults.

We invite you to join us in America’s heartland to create Peace in our Hearts, the first step toward Justice in the World. Be part of a week of opportunities for transformational growth. Connect to the inner peace that flows from the Spirit through joy in movement, worship, study and conversation with old and new friends.

Standard Registration re-opens April 20, 2019 (about 10 am)- Check here for information on other registration dates, financial aid, and transportation.

The 2019 Gathering will be held at Grinnell College, in Grinnell, IA

Learn more about the campus, field trips, and points of interest in the region.

Find information on future and previous Gatherings, audio and video recordings, as well as Gathering history.

Questions? You might find your answer here.

Need a form? Whether or not you are registered, see our Gathering Forms page to find it.

A good overview of the Gathering in video form. Directed and edited by Amala Lane. Thank you to all of the volunteer videographers!

Follow the links below to find what you are looking for

2019 Forms

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