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 2018 FGC Gathering!

2018 Location: University of Toledo, OH

2018 Date: July 1-7, 2018

2018 Theme: The Power of Truth

Get more information about the 2018 Gathering here, including where to view the livestream of select evening plenary speakers!

You can sign-up to attend just the Thursday evening plenary with Rev. Dr. William Barber, II.

Already Registered for the Gathering? Learn how to make a payment or change your workshop. Other Frequently Asked Questions about Gathering.

Take a look at the general schedule for the 2018 Gathering.
Download the Advance Program.
Read the schedule and handouts

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.

Registration opens April 2, 2018 (about 10 am) - register early to maximize access to workshops and financial aid. Check here for information on other registration dates and financial aid, and to learn about changes we've made to the Gathering.

We look forward to experiencing the power of truth with you this summer in the midwestern port city of Toledo. Early Friends greeted one another by asking, “How does the truth prosper among you?” The Gathering offers a time and place for us to seek and share examples of the many ways truth prospers in our lives and communities.

The University of Toledo, in Toledo, OH, on Lake Erie.

Read more about the campus, field trips, and points of interest in the Great Lakes 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

2018 Forms

Gathering Contact Form