Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

In Appreciation: Brent Bill

Image credit: Marta Rusek
How do you say good-bye to a faithful Friend who identifies himself as a “Bad Quaker”? We’ll find out later this month when Brent Bill, Associate Secretary for Communications, Publications, and Outreach, retires from FGC to devote more time to his family and to his ministry as an author and speaker.

Words by Friends: Emily Provance

Emily Provance
For this edition of Word by Friends, Marta Rusek asks Emily Provance, Interim Young Adult Field Secretary for New York Yearly Meeting, about outreach tools for Quaker meetings and her experiences using Facebook ads, and why the most effective outreach strategy for welcoming newcomers and seekers requires a holistic approach.

Update on Quakers and Hurricane Harvey

Image credit: Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund website


On August 29th, 2017, we received a message from Liz Yeats, the Clerk of South Central Yearly Meeting (SCYM), regarding Friends and Quaker meetings that are located in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. She writes: “So far Friends in SCYM affected by Harvey are in safe places, no one has suffered injury and are working hard to take care of one another and others…no meeting houses have been harmed. Coastal Bend Friends meet in rented space.”


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