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.

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

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. 

| January 25th 2019

In the middle of the vast cornfields of Iowa, the 2019 FGC Gathering will be taking place on the campus of Grinnell College, located within the “Jewel of the Prairie” Grinnell, Iowa, approximately 50 miles east of Des Moin

FGC News | January 14th 2019

When our beloved Junior Gathering Coordinator Patsy Arnold Martin announced her retirement in 2018, FGC launched an extensive and thoughtful search for a Friend who shared the same passion for nurturing the spiritual lives of children as Patsy. As we begin a new year, we are happy to announce that Marian Dalke will be joining our staff in the newly-renamed role of Gathering Youth Coordinator!

FGC News | January 7th 2019

Ready to ignite the Quaker fire within in 2019? We can help.

| January 3rd 2019