Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice


Marta Rusek
Suggestions, toolkits, and advice for successful First Day School.

Transforming Quaker Welcoming Poster for Meetings

This downloadable and printable 11x17 inch poster suggests questions and conversation starters that can build relationships across differences and contribute to a more welcoming atmosphere for all.

Welcoming Newcomers
By Marta Rusek


Updated May 2, 2017



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.

At the 2015 FGC Gathering, acclaimed author Parker J. Palmer shared his views on wholeness, a concept he defines as "embracing brokenness as an integral part of life." Friends, newcomers, and seekers of a spiritual home are invited to read the full text of Parker's address here.
Event Resource

FREE DOWNLOADABLE Activity Pages for Children 

These three sets of coloring pages, word search puzzles, criss-cross puzzles and mazes, are available for FREE download.


Experience inspiring recordings from Gathering 2015, or relive your favorite presentations anytime.

Please note that some Plenary Presentations will be available to view on this site for a limited period of time.



Video Recordings


Event Resource
Marta Rusek
Suggestions and resources for a Quaker stewardship perspective on family.
Spiritual Growth
This resource is based on a discussion from March 13th, 2015, held in the FGC-sponsored Quaker hospitality room at this year's White Privilege Conference (WPC16). We hope you will use it to generate worthwhile discussions in your meeting.
Challenging Racism
Marta Rusek
One way to welcome newcomers, seekers, and newly-relocated Friends into your meeting is to extend an invitation to them and their families - including children.
Meeting Resource