- The Vitality of Now
In considering a theme our upcoming 2022 Impact Report, FGC reflected on what the past year looked like. Amid the challenges, we kept seeing vitality emerge. We saw it in the Gathering Anew focus groups, the Quakers Uprooting Racism Cohort, Young Adult and Youth Programming, outreach to newcomers, and meeting collaborations. We saw The Vitality…
- Finding Quaker Community
Colby was raised Quaker, and attended different meetings through high school and college. He found “it hard to invest deeply as one of only a few young Friends there.”
- Growing through the Gathering
Susan Taylor, Yearly Meeting Visitor, listened intently as a Young Adult Friend shared their Gathering experiences during Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s annual session. Susan could relate to their story. FGC and the Gathering have inspired many transformations in her own life. Susan first attended the Gathering in Cape May, New Jersey when she was nine years…
- Giving Tuesday Challenge
Giving Tuesday started 10 years ago as a movement to celebrate the generosity in each of us. Whether a gift of time, money, or talent, we all have something to give. This Giving Tuesday, Friends are honoring the spiritual gifts young clerks bring to their meetings through a $1500 Donor DOUBLE Match Challenge. In the…
- What it Means to be Quaker
Ella Frey grew up going to meeting for worship with her family and attending Quaker school. Being Quaker was Ella’s identity but it didn’t hold personal meaning for her until she engaged with the wider community of young Friends. There she found a deeper connection to what it means to be a Quaker in the…
- $15,000 Donor Match Challenge
Your contribution will go further in FGC’s $15,000 Donor Match Challenge thanks to generous Friends. These Friends will MATCH your one-time gift and DOUBLE the annual amount of your new or increased monthly recurring donation. For example, they will add $360 to a $15 monthly recurring gift. This is a great time to make a…
- FGC Impact Report 2021
The FGC Impact Report 2021 explores the spiritual journey to Right Relationship. Over the last year, FGC has created spaces for Friends, meetings, and seekers to enter this reparative work. FGC has been reflecting on our programs, volunteers, and the evolving needs of Friends. How do we continue to steward this precious gift of Quaker…
- Strengthening Quaker Meetings
“Many meetings don’t realize what is available through FGC,” Kit explains. “Situations arise that would benefit from eldership. Vocal ministry is one example.”
- Ellie Rosenberg
Ellie Rosenberg of Ithaca Friends Meeting first attended the FGC Gathering as a child with her parents—just as her mother did and her grandparents before her.
- Donna Eisenhower
When Donna signed up for Spiritual Deepening eRetreats in early 2020, she expected to continue in her self-paced exploration into Quaker thought. What she didn’t anticipate was the community she would discover during the early days of the pandemic.
- Ellie Greenler
It’s hard to imagine my life without FGC!
- FGC Impact Report 2019
Listening Deeply, Living Faithfully The FGC Impact Report 2019 is a story of deep listening. Friends shared in person and through survey thoughts on the Gathering, on becoming an anti-racist faith community, on nurturing spiritual vitality. The Impact Report chronicles how as a community we are creating a vital future for the Religious Society of…
- Ida Trisolini
Ida Trisolini attended her first FGC Gathering with her children in 2008.
- Anne Pomeroy
As a member of both FGC’s Executive Committee (governing body) and Development Committee, Anne is frequently invited to run workshops to strengthen spiritual friendships and elder relationships.
- Gretchen Morse
Gretchen “found God at the top of my to-do-list” following a family tragedy.