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Enjoy past issues of Vital Friends, FGC's eNewsletter for programs, and eNewsletters from QuakerBooks of FGC. Issues are organized from most recent to earliest sent in two sections first for Vital Friends, and second for QuakerBooks' BookMusings.

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Vital Friends eNewsletters

October 2016: Vital Friends

In this issue: 
  • ­ FGC Friends: Northern Yearly Meeting
  • ­ Program Spotlight: Friends Meeting House Fund
  • ­ Meet Your Staff: Vanessa Julye
  • ­ Moral Day of Action ­ Reflection by Lena Glickman
  • ­ FGC Revises its Privacy Policy
  • ­ Resources for your Meeting
  • ­ QuakerBooks Featured Title
  • ­ Among Friends: Upcoming Events

 

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September 2016: Vital Friends

In this issue: 
  • FGC Friends: Southeastern Yearly Meeting
  • Program Spotlight: Spiritual Deepening
  • Welcoming New QuakerBooks Bookstore Manager
  • Resource for Building Inter-generational Community
  • Among Friends: Book Event Pendle Hill

 

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August 2016: Vital Friends

In this issue: 
  • Program Spotlight: 2016 FGC Gathering
  • FGC Friends: Piedmont Friends Fellowship & Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting
  • New to FGC Staff: Lena Glickman
  • 2016 Gathering Bible Half Hour Recordings
  • Gathering Plenary Recordings on YouTube
  • Best Selling Books from 2016 FGC Gathering
  • AFSC Seeks General Secretary
  • Among Friends: NYM Fall Gathering and LEYM Fall Interim Session

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July 2016: Vital Friends

In this issue: 
  • FGC Friends: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
  • Introducing our Interim Bookstore Manager
  • Resource: Raising Concientious Objector Conciousness
  • QuakerBooks: Authors at Gathering
  • Quaker Events: Quaker Women in Public Ministry
  • Program Spotlight: AYF HS Clerks training

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June 2016: Vital Friends

In this issue: 
  • FGC Friends: Illinois Yearly Meeting
  • New to FGC: Fiscal and Property Manager
  • Program Spotlight: QuakerPress
  • Taking it back to our meetings
  • QuakerBooks News
  • Job Opportunties
  • Book List
  • NEYM Hosts Outreach Weekend

 

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May 2016: Vital Friends

In this issue: 

 

  • FGC Friends: New York Yearly Meeting
  • White Privilege Conference
  • Seeking Online Communications Fellow
  • Program Spotlight: Yearly Meeting Visitors Program
  • Resource: Using the Web to Bring Seekers to Your Meeting
  • Children's and Young Adult Recommendations Book List
  • "Instilling Quaker Identity through Religious Education"
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April 2016: Vital Friends

In this issue: 

  • FGC Friends: New England Yearly Meeting
  • New to FGC: Rachel
  • QuakerBooks: Graham's Study Group Suggestions Promo
  • Program Spotlight: 2016 Summer Gathering

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March 2016: Vital Friends

In this issue: 

  • FGC Friends: Lake Erie Yearly Meeting
  • Program Spotlight: Couple Enrichment
  • QuakerBooks Book List: Expanded Perspectives
  • Announcing QuakerGifts
  • FGC Staff Retreat

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February 2016: Vital Friends

In this issue: 

  • FGC Friends: Intermountain Yearly Meeting
  • Hard Work for White Privilege Conference
  • FGC Resource
  • Black History Month Book Bundle QuakerBooks Promotion
  • Christian Interfaith Relations Committee

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January 2016: Vital Friends

In this issue: 

  • FGC Friends: Canadian Yearly Meeting
  • Faith and Play
  • Barry's New Year's Message
  • QuakerBooks Book Groups Promotion
  • Program Spotlight: Gathering 2016 Workshops

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December 2015: Vital Friends

In this issue: 

  • FGC Friends: Baltimore Yearly Meeting
  • QuakerBooks Winter Reading List
  • Meet FGC's New Online Communications Fellow!
  • QuakerCloud for the Holidays
  • Program Spotlight: Friends Meeting House Fund

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November 2015: Vital Friends

In this issue:

    •    News from Central Committee
    •    Grow Our Meetings is now online!
    •    FGC Friends: Alaska Friends Conference
    •    Receive Updates for Gathering 2016!
    •    November Reading List
    •    Program Spotlight: Ministry on Racism

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October 2015: Growing the spiritual life of your Quaker community

In this issue:

  • Thank you, Deborah!
  • Ideas for your Fall Reading List
  • Featured Resource: Spiritual Growth Tools for Quaker Meetings
  • Meet FGC's New QVS Fellow!

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August 2015: Sharing Stories with Friends

In this issue:

  • What's New at QuakerBooks
  • Workshop Proposals for FGC16
  • Featured Resource: Transforming Quaker Welcoming
  • First Day School Tool Kit

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July 2015: Connect with Friends, Newcomers, and Seekers with help from FGC

In this issue:

  • Explore 'Seeking Wholeness' Online
  • Opportunities to Connect
  • Featured Resource: Connect with Friends on Social Media
  • FGC Program Updates

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June 2015: Get ready for the Gathering

In this issue:

  • FGC Program Updates
  • Explore This Year's Program Offerings
  • Seeking Wholeness Reading List
  • Featured Resource: Gathering 2015 FAQs

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May 2015: FGC wants you to go green this summer

In this issue:

  • FGC Program Updates
  • QuakerBooks News
  • Ideas Worth Sharing: Nurturing a Sustainable Family
  • Featured Resource: Summer Reading 2015

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April 2015: A new direction for QuakerBooks, a resource to build your meeting, and thoughts from the White Privilege Conference 

In this issue:

  • QuakerBooks News
  • FGC Program Updates
  • Ideas Worth Sharing: How Do We Bring This Back to our Meeting?
  • Featured Resource: Building a Friends Meeting

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Spring 2015, Volume 1: All are welcome

In this issue:

  • FGC Program Updates
  • Ideas Worth Sharing: Welcome Children to Your Meeting
  • Knitting Newcomers into the Community
  • Pre-Gathering Workshop for Couples

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Winter 2015: FGC announces its new Associate Secretary of Development and shares program updates for the Spiritual Deepening program and the New Meetings Project

In this issue:

  • FGC Program Updates
  • What's New at QuakerBooks
  • Grow Our Meetings
  • For Couples: Pre-Gathering Workshop

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Fall 2014: Gathering 2015 Plenary Speakers Announcement 

In this issue:

  • The New, Improved QuakerBooks.org is here
  • Exploring a Path Toward Spiritual Deepening
  • Highlights from Central Committee
  • Development News

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August 2014: Gathering 2014 Recap, QuakerBooks.org Launch

In this issue:

  • Rebuilt Quakerbooks.org to launch soon
  • Let Love Be the First Motion: Gathering 2014
  • Why is everyone in our meeting over 50?
  • New staff at FGC

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March 2014: Spiritual Deepening Consultation Report, Gathering 2014 Registration Announcement

In this issue:

  • News from the FGC Consultation on Spiritual Deepening
  • QuakerSpeak: Interviews with Modern Friends
  • Gathering Registration Opens April 2 - Browse Workshops Online
  • New Meetings Project Launches New Website 

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December 2013: A Message from Barry Crossno, Updates from New Meetings Project and Friends Meeting House Fund

In this issue:

  • Barry Crossno: Sharing a Nurturing and Transformative Faith
  • Green Meeting House Fund Open for Carbon Offsets
  • Profile of a New Meeting: Quakers Put Down Roots in New Places
  • 5 Tips for Building a Strong Meeting Website

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September 2013: Reflections on Gathering 2013, Welcome to FGC's Quaker Voluntary Service Volunteer

In this issue:

  • FGC Welcomes Our New Quaker Voluntary Service Volunteer
  • Quakers' Reflections on the White Privilege Conference
  • FGC Gathering 2013
  • New QuakerBridge Book: The Snake Fence

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Spring 2012: Gathering 2012 Registration Announcement, Reflections on the White Privilege Conference from Attendees

In this issue:

  • Exciting Pre-Gathering Events
  • A Quaker's Experience at The White Privilege Conference
  • New Quaker Quest Blog
  • Tips for You and Your Meeting

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QuakerBooks eNewsletters

 

BookMusings: September 2016

In This Issue:

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  • Ellen's Review Corner: Le Flambeau School of Driving
  • Friends Journal Suggests: September 2016
  • On Sale: Face to Face
  • Reading List: Books on Education to Start the Fall
  • Quaker Classic

 

BookMusings: August 2016

In This Issue:

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  • Ellen's Review Corner: Holy Nation
  • Among Friends: Book Event
  • Friends Journal Suggests
  • Bestsellers: Top 5 best selling books from Gathering 2016 on Sale!
  • Children's Books on African American Experience
  • Quaker Classics: Quaker Writings An Anthology: 1650-1920

BookMusings: July 2016

In This Issue:

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  • Ellen's Review Corner
  • Updated QuakerBooks Website
  • Books from Past Gathering Plenary Speakers
  • New: Worship in Song is back!
  • Friends Journal Suggests
  • Quaker Classics

 

BookMusings: June 2016

In This Issue:

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  • Ellen's Review Corner
  • Authors at Gathering
  • Friends Journal Suggests
  • Seeking Bookstore Manager
  • Volunteer Opportunity
  • Quaker Classics

 

BookMusings: May 2016

In This Issue:

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  • Ellen's Review Corner
  • QuakerBooks News, May 2016
  • Growth and Fruits
  • Douglas Gwyn Combo Sale
  • Friends Journal Suggests
  • Quaker Classics Recommendations of the Month

 

BookMusings: April 2016

In This Issue:

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  • Ellen's Review Corner
  • April Reading List
  • Promotion: Graham's Book Club Suggestions
  • Friends Journal Suggests

 

BookMusings: March 2016

In This Issue:

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  • Ellen's Review Corner
  • March Reading List
  • Friends Journal Suggests
  • Promotion: The return of 20 Books for 20 Bucks

 

BookMusings: February 2016

In This Issue:

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  • Ellen's Review Corner
  • February Reading List
  • Announcing: Quaker Gifts
  • Friends Journal Suggests
  • Black History Month Book Bundle

 

BookMusings: January 2016

In This Issue:

  • Ellen's Review Corner
  • Graham's Reading List
  • Black History Month Book Bundle

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Winter 2015: BookMusings December 2015

In This Issue:

  • Ellen's Review Corner
  • Other Books by Brent Bill
  • Holiday Cheer Book Picks
  • Book Study Groups for the New Year

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Fall 2015:  Ideas for your fall reading list, and 20 Books for 20 Bucks

In this issue:

  • Ideas for Your Fall Reading List
  • New to QuakerBooks
  • Quaker Book Spotlight: Just Mercy
  • 20 Books for 20 Bucks

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Summer 2015: Discover a new dimension to your spiritual journey with QuakerBooks

In this issue:

  • Summer Reading Picks by Graham Garner
  • New Store Hours
  • Quaker Book Spotlight: A True Friend to China
  • Visit us at the FGC Gathering! 

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April 2015: QuakerBooks at Pendle Hill

In this issue: A special announcement regarding QuakerBooks of FGC's new partnership with Pendle Hill

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Winter 2015: New Releases for Winter and Remembering Bayard Rustin

In this issue:

  • New Book Picks by Graham Garner
  • Celebrating the "Invisible Activist"
  • Wisdom from the Benches
  • Bargain Books

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Summer 2014: Self-Published Books and the Reader 

In this issue:

  • Self-Published Books
  • NEW: A Sustainable Life
  • QuakerBooks new website is on the way!

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Spring 2014: Word from the melting drifts of snow

In this issue:

  • NEW!
  • An Easter Story for Friends
  • Remembering Rebecca Henderson

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December 2013: Happy Holidays from QuakerBooks

In this issue:

  • Books to give (to others or to yourself)!
  • Staff Pick: Quakers by Peter Furtado
  • Important information about our new policy for billing meetings

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November 2013: New in November

In this issue:

  • New in November
  • 10% off The Last Runaway - now in paperback
  • Important information about new policy for billing meetings

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October 2013: New in October

In this issue:

  • October New Books
  • Opening Doors to Quaker Worship is back!
  • The Snake Fence movie trailer!

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September 2013: New in September

In this issue:

  • New in September
  • Traveling Directory
  • Will You Volunteer with Us?

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August 2013: Top Ten Book List from FGC Gathering

In this issue:

  • 10 Most Popular Titles
  • Bayard Rustin - Sale on Black Fire
  • Closed Aug. 26-31

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June 2013: New at QuakerBooks

In this issue: 

  • New in June
  • Sale on best  underdiscovered title
  • Book events at the Gathering

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May 2013: Book Musings - Helping Children Learn to Cope with Hard Issues

In this issue:

  • Helping Children Cope
  • Pre-Order Sparkling Still

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April 2013: Book Musings - The Memoir Conundrum (By Chel Avery)

In this issue:

  • The Memoir Conundrum
  • Sale: Mary Rose O'Reilley
  • Sale: A Girl Named Zippy

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April 2013: New at QuakerBooks April 2013 (By Graham Garner)

In this issue:

  • New this Month
  • Books by Brent Bill
  • Gathering Registration Opens Wednesday

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March 2013: Book Musings - Can Books Change People?

In this issue:

  • Do Books Change People?
  • Jerimy nominates a Pendle Hill pamphlet
  • Nicole nominates a young adult novel

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February 2013: New at Quaker Books in February

In this issue:

  • New in February
  • Plain Adornment
  • From Dictatorship to Democracy

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