Pre-Gathering retreats give participants a chance to connect in a deeper way before the Gathering week begins. Most years there are pre-Gathering retreats for People of Color & their Families, Adult Young Friends, and Quakers & Business.
- Retreat for People of Color and their Families
An opportunity for People of Color and multiracial families to come together to share their Quaker experience and create a supportive community in preparation for and throughout the Gathering. (Friday, July 1 – Sunday, July 3, 2022) Open only to Friends attending the Gathering.
- Adult Young Friends
Adult Young Friends (age 18-35) will have programming at both online at the Virtual Gathering and in-person at YAY Gathering, but will not hold a pre-Gathering retreat in 2022.
- Quakers and Business Conference
Early Quakers created support networks to support each other and their businesses. Today we follow their examples as we build community, connection and open to spirit. in our work endeavors.
In 2022, the Quakers and Business Conference will be held separately from the Gathering.
Pre-Gathering Events and Children: Due to the virtual format of 2022 Pre-Gathering events, FGC is unable to offer childcare for these events. The Retreat for People of Color and their Families is an all-ages event.