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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Our #QuakerValentines social media cards are back! Send one of ours, or make one of your own.
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.
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!
How One Meeting’s Unexpected Welcoming Practice Encouraged A Newcomer to Stay (And They Only Learned By Asking)!
Wonderful news to share - discounts and reduced fees are coming to the 2019 FGC Gathering! Children and high schoolers will have zero program fees, and young adults will have reduced program fees.