Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice


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.

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

Thanks to you, and to the support of thousands of other Friends and seekers, hundreds of me

| April 25th 2017
Vital Friends April 2017: FGC goes green with the Friends Meeting House Fund, an Earth Day-themed reading list from QuakerBooks & More, a resource for parents promoting sustainability in their families, and an interview with upcoming Gathering plenary speaker and clerk of New York Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Working Group Pamela Boyce Simms.
FGC News | April 11th 2017