Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Welcoming Friends: Ease the Way for Newcomers Into the Meeting Community

Welcoming Friends serve as a gateway for newcomers into a Quaker community, offering spiritual hospitality, helping build relationships, and attending to the varying needs of newcomers.  Being drawn into the life of the community promotes spiritual growth and increases the likelihood that newcomers will remain active within the Quaker faith.

Words by Friends: Edith Maxwell

Author Edith Maxwell
Edith Maxwell is an Agatha-nominated and national best-selling author who is the writer of not one but four mystery series who receives inspiration for her written work from her spiritual background as Quaker, as well as her Quaker community in New England. Get to know Edith in this month's Words by Friends.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Database Associate

The FGC Database Associate serves as the Salesforce CRM Administrator for the organization, with support from an outside consultant. This is an entry-level position, with opportunities for training and expanded responsibility. This position includes routine customization and cleaning of the FGC Salesforce instance. It also includes regular data import and some data entry. The Associate is responsible for managing day-to-day relationships with technology consultants, and for writing checks within QuickBooks. This position will be based in FGC's main office in Philadelphia.

Gathering 2017: Ripples Start Where Spirit Moves


The annual FGC Gathering is a week of Quaker worship, workshops, and community for all ages. This year's Gathering will take place at Niagara University, and theme is Ripples Start Where Spirit Moves. 

Whether you're joining us at Niagara University or following the excitement from home, consider this your guide to all things Gathering!

Watch the Monday and Friday evening plenary presentations live online at 7:00pm EST here.



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