Here you will find news items of interest about FGC. We will also feature news items from other Quaker Organizations in the United States and Canada at their request.
Connect with Friends and go deeper in your spiritual experience with these upcoming virtual events in April, presented by Piedmont Friends Fellowship & Yearly Meeting, Friends Couple Enrichment, and more. You're also invited to FGC's ongoing worship opportunities.
Quaker authors have been a transformational presence in the Religious Society of Friends since its founding in the 17th century. Friends were originally referred to as the "Publishers of Truth," and the writers featured here are living into this title with their contributions to the world of literature.
Here are five Quaker authors whose work we're blessed to follow.
Since 2017, Audrey Greenhall has nurtured FGC's ministry of the word through our online bookstore, QuakerBooks. She is also the Editor of QuakerPress, FGC's publishing division guided by the Publications and Distribution committee. Here, she shares her experiences as an editor, as well as tips for aspiring authors in the Quaker community.
On March 16th, a gunman attacked multiple spas and massage parlors in Atlanta, GA. His violent attacks took the lives of eight people, including six Asian American women who were the likely targets of the shootings. As Quakers, our testimonies guide us to feel our connections to one another and dismantle racism so that we may honor that of God in everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic did not create anti-Asian hatred and violence, but many people are now learning more deeply about the roots of racism against people of Asian descent. In the midst of growing threats to our community members and people we love, we are compelled to act.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, fraud in the form of phishing has increased substantially. Attackers are impersonating representatives of many different nonprofit organizations and churches, and unfortunately that has included FGC. Here's how you can protect yourself and your meeting online.
Connect with Friends and go deeper in your spiritual experience with these upcoming virtual events in March, presented by Baltimore Yearly Meeting, Quaker Voluntary Service, and more. You're also invited to FGC's ongoing worship opportunities.
Each month, FGC distributes digital newsletters to share updates and information about FGC and its programs. Check out the introductory text and links to the newsletters and updates we shared in February 2021, including Vital Friends, Book Musings, and the FGC Gathering Update.
In this reflection, Regina Renee Ward (who is currently clerk of the Committee for Nurthing Ministries and co-clerk of the Institutional Assessment Implementation Committee) lifts up her thoughts on the nature of Quaker clerkship and how it has shaped her experience of Quaker spirituality and community.
For the March 2021 Clerking issue of Vital Friends, FGC's Communications Manager caught up with Steve Mohlke, a celebrated faciliator on clerking workshops.
In this month's update, we have questions for you.