Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice


From opening worship Sunday night to closing worship Saturday morning, there are ample opportunities to worship at Gathering.  We come together in worship, sharing our ministry in ways that are humble, faithful and bold.  

We have worship in our workshops and opportunities for worship under the care of: Quaker Earthcare Witness; Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Concerns (FLGBTQC); People of Color; and Intergenerational Worship with Junior Gathering.  For those interested, we have been invited to join in worship with the Sisters of St. Benedict at their adjacent monastery.  

Use the Silent Place for personal reflection or to engage in artwork, journal, read, meditate or pray.  Walk the nearby labyrinth.

A list of all of the organized worship activities will be at registration. We welcome everyone, including children, at any worship opportunity.

May these many opportunities for worship at the Gathering enrich your life, refresh your spirit, and nurture you so that you may be transformed as you return to your daily life.

Bible Half-Hour with Linda Hall

Through daily Bible readings we will consider male and female prophets and their faith journeys to respond to God's call for them to be humble, be faithful, be bold.

Linda Hall, Northern Yearly Meeting, became a Quaker when she attended her first Meeting for Worship finding a faith community with a spiritual practice respecting Christian tradition but grounded in continuing revelation.  Biblical references are always near as she pursues her Quaker faith.  Her formal biblical studies were at Alma College and McCormick Theological Seminary.

The Bible Half-Hour takes place Monday-Friday 8-8:30 am.