Gathering FAQ

The 2022 Virtual Gathering is Pay as Led. Pay as Led is a method of offering sliding scale pricing so that the virtual Gathering is more accessible for people with a wide range of abilities to pay.

For information about Financial Aid at the YAY Gathering, visit the FGC website.

Financial assistance of up to half the basic cost is available from FGC for Friends from FGC’s member yearly meetings. Also, there are workgrant positions that would cover a greater percent of your costs, provided such work is compatible with your committee responsibilities. As well, many monthly meetings have funds for just these type of events.

Gathering Committee

Each Gathering Committee is responsible for planning the program of one particular Gathering and providing care for that Gathering when it meets. A new committee is constituted for each Gathering. Friends serving on the committee are asked to serve on one of several subcommittees. The Committee usually first meets as a whole in the spring of the year prior to its Gathering (however the 2022 Gathering Committee will first meet in the fall of 2021.) Read more about Gathering Committee.

How do I join the FGC Gathering Committee?  If you’re interested in serving on the 2022 Gathering Committee, please complete this Sign Up Form.   There are also many opportunities to volunteer when you register for Gathering. If you’re interested in other committee service with FGC, see our Volunteer Interest Form.

What is Friends General Conference (i.e. FGC)? FGC is an association of sixteen yearly meetings and regional groups and ten directly-affiliated monthly meetings that serves Quakers with a vast array of programs and services.

Absolutely. While it’s helpful to have some committee members with prior experience, all sorts of skills and experience are helpful in planning the Gathering.

Financial assistance is certainly available to those who need it. However, there is not assistance for the costs of travelling to the Gathering itself. Limited travel assistance to meetings is only available from locations in the US and Canada.

Please ask the Gathering Office staff 215-561-1700 ext 3200, or email Gathering Staff.  

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