Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Resources

Welcoming Friends serve as a gateway for newcomers into a Quaker community, offering spiritual hospitality, helping build relationships, and attending to the varying needs of newcomers.

Meeting Resource

Welcoming Friends help newcomers learn how to encounter and go deeper into Quaker practice and faith and serve as a person of whom a newcomer might ask questions and from whom they might seek spiritual nurture.  

Meeting Resource
Marta Rusek, FGC's (Non-Quaker) Communications Manager
FGC's (non-Quaker) Communications Manager shares her tips on attending the Gathering as a "friends of Friends." "The Gathering is much more than 'Quaker summer camp.' It's a week of Quaker worship, workshops, and community for all ages...and attenders of all backgrounds. That's right - you don't have to be a Quaker to enjoy the FGC Gathering!"
Event Resource

Experience inspiring recordings from Gathering 2016, or relive your favorite presentations anytime.

 

 

Video Recordings

 

Monday, July 4th: Rex Ambler

 

Event Resource

Meeting mentors received training to help them "walk alongside" a meeting over an extended period as it works on its challenges and opportunities. It is a process that includes prayer, worship, on-going dialogue, questioning, research, learning and reflection.

Outreach

The Friends listed here have traveled across the United States and Canada helping meetings through programs designed to assist meetings in becoming welcoming, deep, and warm.

Outreach

The Friends listed here have been part of the Traveling Ministries Program which connected Friends with the gifts of Ministry to Quaker meetings requesting spiritual support.

Outreach
Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle, Michael Long
Bayard Rustin: The Invisible Activist Gives an in-depth and engaging biography of Bayard Rustin for middle school ages and up.
QuakerPress Publication
QuakerPress Publication
For many years Friends General Conference provided The Directory for Traveling Friends for the United States and Canada, a list information about people who were open to hosting traveling Friends in their homes. The last revised and updated edition was published in September 2013. The Directory is no longer being published and there are no plans to reinstitute it.
Meeting Resource

"If you have come to help me, you are are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." 

Challenging Racism