Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends


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.

Good things are happening here at FGC! Keep reading to learn about new resources, events, and updates about FGC programs for April 2019.

FGC News | April 8th 2019

Vital Friends is FGC's monthly eNewsletter that shares news, resources, and announcements with Friends. Below is the introductory text and table of contents. Our April 2019 issue is about making Quaker faith and practice accessible for everyone.

FGC News | April 4th 2019

The Institutional Assessment Working Group has continued its work as a Naming body for the assessment's Implementation Group that was created at the last FGC Central Committee meeting.

| April 3rd 2019

The Spiritual Deepening Library: Spiritual Deepening as you are led.

Access to the Library is free beginning in April, and will be available to use any time!

| March 18th 2019

Last month, FGC's Vital Friends eNewsletter reported the winter Executive Committee approval of Friends to serve on the Implementation Group. Once the final two remaining positions are filled, assuring a diversity of race, age, gender and geographic representation of Friends across North America, all the names will be shared widely. Executive Committee also approved a budget for the implementation of the assessment.

| February 20th 2019

FGC needs your feedback! Help us improve the annual FGC Gathering by sharing your input through a 15-minute survey online. Even if you have never attended a Gathering, we would like your input about it.

| February 20th 2019

Our #QuakerValentines social media cards are back! Send one of ours, or make one of your own.

| February 14th 2019

When you're the only Friend in town, the nearest meetinghouse is too far away, or physical limitations prevent participation in the life of your Quaker community in-person, opportunities for virtual Meeting for Worship and Spiritual Deepening eRetreats can be a lifeline to faith. In honor of Telecommuter Appreciation Week (February 25th to March 3rd, 2019), we're sharing tools to foster community online! Grab your computer (and your phone, as needed), and connect with Friends virtually today.

| January 25th 2019

Guest contributor Katharine Richman of Friends Couple Enrichment talks about a small expression of love to share with your partner, just in time for Valentine's Day!

| January 25th 2019

How One Meeting’s Unexpected Welcoming Practice Encouraged A Newcomer to Stay (And They Only Learned By Asking)!

| January 25th 2019