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.

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.

| October 4th 2017

We’ve been listening to you, our customers, about how you want QuakerBooks to be of service and what kind of customer service you’d like. We are pleased to announce some important changes that will help QuakerBooks focus on our core services.

| September 26th 2017

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.

| September 24th 2017

Explore FGC's September 2017 issues of Vital Friends and BookMusings.

Vital Friends, September 2017: Change |

BookMusings, September 2017: Arts & Culture

| September 11th 2017


Quaker News | August 30th 2017

FGC is pleased to welcome Audrey Greenhall to its bookstore, QuakerBooks & More!

FGC News | August 14th 2017

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.

| July 31st 2017


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. 

FGC News | June 29th 2017