Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

The Gathering

Taste the vibrancy and the variety that is available by immersing yourself in this community of Friends for a week. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you—in person—at Niagara University, New York, July 2-8, 2017. 

2017 Theme : Ripples start where spirit moves

Already Registered? Check out the On-Campus FAQs and read your Gathering packet, handouts, and daily bulletin online. Other Frequently Asked Questions about Gathering.

Take a look at the general schedule for the Gathering. Download the Advance Program.
The week of the Gathering is packed with programs and events, from small group morning workshops to public evening plenaries, and programs for children, teens and young adults.

Registration opens April 3, 2017 (about 10 a.m.). Register early to maximize access to workshops and financial aid. Check here for information on other registration dates and financial aid, and to learn about changes we've made to the Gathering since 2016.

As water collects from the vast North American Great Lakes watershed to flow down the mighty Niagara River, we invite you to join the energy of a thousand Quakers converging from far and wide at Niagara University for a week of worship, socializing, learning, deepening, fun and more.

Niagara University near the Canada/U.S.A. border, New York

Find information on future and previous Gatherings, audio and video recordings, as well as Gathering history.
Questions? You might find your answer here.

Need a form? Whether or not you are registered, see our Gathering Forms page to find it.

A good overview of the Gathering in video form. Directed and edited by Amala Lane. Thank you to all of the volunteer videographers!

Follow the links below to find what you are looking for:

Check out the Schedule & Handouts Page for events, handouts, and Daily Bulletins.