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.

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
Register for a workshop on planning and realizing a moral economy, check out a new podcast from Salem Quarterly Meeting, and read an Epistle from the recent Quaker Women in Public Ministry Unconference in North Andover, MA.
Quaker News | November 4th 2016
New business hours, an exciting new opportunity for Friends who are called to the ministry of supporting independent bookstores, and a new reading list for Friends and their loved ones as they prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.
FGC News | November 1st 2016
The roots of Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting date back to the 19th century, but this yearly meeting is still evolving and eager to revitalize and reflect on the role it plays in the lives of Friends in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.
Quaker News | November 1st 2016


| October 28th 2016
When Marta Rusek first came to FGC as a Communications Fellow in 2014, she had never worked with Quakers before. Today, she considers her time working with Friends and Quaker meetings as one of the highlights of her Communications career.
| October 25th 2016

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