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.

Patsy Arnold Martin has served as a teacher, a radio DJ, a public librarian, and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia. Her role as Junior Gathering Coordinator was one she felt compelled to do from the moment she was interviewed at FGC, and one she still sees as vital, fulfilling work.
| January 2nd 2017
In January 2016, FGC's ministry dedicated to helping couples grow together in their Quaker faith and practice became its own entity, Friends Couple Enrichment. Learn about the latest developments for Friends Couple Enrichment, plus updates from Pendle Hill, AFSC, and Friends Journal! 
Quaker News | December 23rd 2016
In this issue, Ellen Michaud reviews Philip Gulley's latest venture into Hope. Plus - inspirational gifts to deepen your loved one's spiritual journey this holiday season and our bestsellers of 2016!
FGC News | December 9th 2016
This month, Friends are invited to register for the Spiritual Deepening program's e-learning course beginning in January 2017. Plus - register for the Friends Council on Learning's upcoming Faith and Play™ workshop, and learn more about a new opportunity for Quaker religious educators through the Quaker Religious Education Collaborative.
| December 1st 2016
Meet Rachel Ernst Stahlhut, FGC's Program Coordinator for the Spiritual Deepening program!
| December 1st 2016
Grass Valley Friends Meeting became a Monthly Meeting of the College Park Quarterly Meeting and Pacific Yearly Meeting in 1966. Founded initially as a worship group in 1962, the nucleus group that formed the meeting included 6 individuals who were members of a Methodist adult Sunday school class. While none of the founding members were Quakers, most were pacifists.
| December 1st 2016


Vital Friends is FGC's monthly eNewsletter that shares news, resources, and announcements with Friends. Below is the introductory text and table of contents.

FGC News | November 30th 2016
As our governing board, Central Committee members have the joyous and demanding responsibility of gathering with other Friends from across the US and Canada to discern how FGC faithfully can serve its member yearly and monthly meetings with vitality and spiritual depth.
| November 17th 2016
In this issue, author Brian Drayton reviews Douglas Gwyn's The Anti-War, we're offering our two bestselling Fall books together for $20, and QuakerBooks wants YOU to become a Bookista!
| November 8th 2016
In this issue, we are featuring a profile of Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting, an essay from our new Communications Manager, a resource on welcoming visitors to your meeting, and an exciting opportunity for Friends called to serve the ministry of QuakerBooks.
FGC News | November 8th 2016

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